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Marked for Chester, 1909, the creature’s articulated head and tail struck a chord with bidders, one of whom took it at £1750.

More familiar silver, but with an extra selling factor, was a pair of salts made to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 which brought a winning £1000 bid.
Furniture, however, provided the highest price among the 1333 lots generally aimed at buyers on budget.This was a pair of Edwardian Sheraton Revival demi lune side tables inlaid with panels of satinwood and neoclassical marquetry which sold at £3600.