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A pair of Company School watercolours c.1820 copies the famous pietra dura work at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Each measuring 2ft 4in (72cm) high, they carry an estimate of £2500-3500 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on March 4.

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A collection of Shelley ceramics comes for sale at Potteries Auctions in Newcastle under Lyme on March 14. The large offering spans the life of the factory from the Wileman & Co Art Nouveau wares, through the Deco ranges to the post-war tea wares.

Top estimate at £1200-2400 goes to this Wileman & Co (Foley) Intarsio jardiniere and matching pedestal designed by Frederick Rhead who was art director at the factory between 1895-1905.

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The Design sale at Roseberys London on March 3 includes a pair of 10in (25cm) Mettlach Die Nacht and Der Tag vases c.1898.

Designed by Hans Christiansen (1866-1948) and numbered 2424 and 2425 respectively, one depicts an Art Nouveau maiden with dark brown hair and poppies representing Night, the other a maiden with light brown hair and irises and representing Day.

Estimate £2000-3000.

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The new-format Fine & Classic Interiors auction at Peter Wilson in Nantwich on March 12 includes this Queen Anne silver bowl.

Made in the higher-grade Britannia standard silver (introduced 1696-1720 in an attempt to prevent the clipping of silver coinage), it has marks for the London silversmith Anthony Nelme. Its sole decoration is the engraved crest, the order of the garter and initials, suggesting that it was a royal commission.

Estimate £1500-2500.

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