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The Art Deco silver-mounted and enamel dressing set for a lady was complete with all pieces – a hand mirror, hair and clothes brush, scent bottle, two cream jars and a tortoiseshell comb – housed in its original cream pigskin and green silk upholstered travelling case with the initials G.E.S.

What really impressed bidders, however, was the manner in which the pieces had been mounted, each with a bar of green jade and marcasite on a cream sunburst enamel ground. Bearing the (unidentified) maker’s initials W.G.S.Ltd and hallmarked London 1936, the dressing set sold to the trade at £620.