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Michael Zeller, Lindau, October 21

Two late 19th century ‘devant-de-corsage’ trembleuse diamond brooches with French hallmarks in a case for Morel & Cie, Paris, dated 1897.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €24,500 (£22,000)

Lockdales, Ipswich, October 26

Rolex Oyster ‘pre Daytona’ chronograph Ref 6234 with cream dial, later bracelet.

Estimate: £10,000-12,000

Hammer: £19,000

Bonhams, Paris, October 25

An 18th or 19th century Tibetan wool rug woven with a realistic orange and black pelt of a tiger, 4ft 5in (1.35m).

Estimate: €2000-3000

Hammer: €13,000 (£11,700)


Criterion, London, timed online sale ending October 26

A Regency mahogany occasional table, 2ft 4in (71cm) high, the square top with rounded corners, on a fluted stem, over a tri-form base with bun feet.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £480

Chiswick Auctions, London, October 26

Pair of Zsolnay Pecs iridescent bird trays in the shape of abstracted birds, both glazed in an iridescent green glaze and marked MADE IN HUNGARY to underside.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1000

Rogers Jones, Cardiff, October 21

Fine Victorian woolwork sampler, 19in (58cm), probably Welsh, by Fanny Johns, aged 15, dated November 23, 1868.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £2000

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