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A 1960s example in smoky brown, right, led the sale list at £720 and a 1950s vase in smoky pewter grey came in third at £630.

Splitting the bricklayers in price terms was an example of increasingly collectable Poole pottery. A large comport raised on a pedestal foot with printed marks to the base and decorated in aqua and brown glazes, it was estimated at up to £200 but sold at £660.

Best of the glass was, unsurprisingly, an 11 3/4in(30cm) diameter Lalique Peruches dish with raised fish in a swirling pattern which sold a little below hopes at £530.

Elsewhere, two idiosyncratic pieces of furniture caught the eye. One was an early 20th century Arts and Crafts oak settee with shaped back rail and supports which trebled the mid-estimate at £365.

The other was a French Art Nouveau double bed after Louis Majorelle, With a mahogany frame and the headboard and footboard inlaid with foliage on a bird’s eye maple ground, the bed went at £325.