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Its strength lay with the 101-lot jewellery section that boasted a 92 per cent take-up. It included a late Victorian diamond star brooch at £1400, a Victorian oval brooch with cabochon garnets and diamonds at £1050, and an Art Deco diamond lapel clip at £950.

Among the novelty silver, a London, 1880 silver and tortoiseshell match-strike in the form of a tortoise, quadrupled its estimate selling at £880.

An 18ct gold Cartier wristwatch was the most expensive lot of the day at £4000.