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Pictured: Associate Director and European Ceramics Specialist Clare Durham holding a Pratt ware jug of a bear hugging a miniature Napoleon to his chest, depicted as the Corsican Monkey and wearing a hat titled ‘Boney’, from 1813.<br />
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A former civil servant's remarkable lifetime collection of over 550 rare ceramics pieces has emerged for sale for £300,000.<br />
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Robin Simpson filled his Westminster apartment with colourful pottery, porcelain, enamels and prints dating from the late 17th century to the late Victorian era.<br />
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He purchased them at auction fairs around the world and displayed them on specially-made 10ft tall cabinets.