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Fellows, Birmingham, November 24

Rectangular-shape diamond ‘Lia’ ring, by Cartier, 4.57cts, D colour, internally flawless clarity with maker’s case.

Estimate: £100,000-150,000

Hammer: £96,000

Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg, November 28

Fine copy of the Worms Bible, the first complete Protestant Bible in German, published by Peter Schöffe, 1529, with woodcuts by Anton Woensam in contemporary pigskin.

Estimate: €20,000

Hammer: €43,000 (£37,000)

Veritas, Lisbon, November 30

Pair of blue and white Three Friends of Winter dishes with Tongzhi (1862-74) six-character marks and of the period, 7in (17cm).

Estimate: €3000-5000

Hammer: €18,000 (£15,500)


Barbara Kirk, Penzance, November 29

Georgian or earlier agate fob in the form of a scarab with an intaglio of a Greek warrior.

Estimate: £10-20

Hammer: £8200

Lawrences, Crewkerne, November 25

George III sampler embroidered with animals and flowers marked Ann Coman, 1798, 13 x 12½in (33 x 32cm).

Estimate: 150-250

Hammer: £8000

Antony Cribb, Newbury, November 29

Fine Ottoman 18-bore miquelet lock long gun decorated in gold, silver and coral.

Estimate: £6000-9000

Hammer: £14,000

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