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The March 7 sale at Batemans in Stamford includes an oil on canvas signed for Sadanand Bakre (1920- 2007), a founder of the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group who lived and worked in Britain from 1951-75.

Titled Landscape 63 to the reverse alongside the artist’s London address, this canvas was recently bought by the vendor at a market in south-east England.

It is estimated at £3000-5000.

This enamel, sapphire and diamond brooch above, set to the centre with the profile of Queen Victoria in polychrome enamel, is engraved to the reverse: To Annie Duchess of Roxburghe from her affectionate Victoria R. J. 1885.

Anne Emily Innes-Ker (née Spencer-Churchill), Duchess of Roxburghe (1854- 1923), was the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and an aunt of Winston Churchill.

She served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria between 1883-85 and the brooch commemorates the final year of this role.

It is estimated at £3000-5000 in Bonhams’ Knightsbridge Jewels auction in London on March 11. or see this item on