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Jewellery made the most significant contribution to the £106,00 hammer total – a brooch with a central emerald surrounded by eight smaller emeralds with roser-cut diamond borders doubled expectations at £5100 – but silver also played its part. A pair of 5in (12.5cm) silver-mounted rock crystal sweetmeat vases marked for William Comyns, London 1901 doubled expectations at £1900, and the Scottish bandwagon rolled on with a set of 11 c.1810 table forks marked for Charles Fowler, Elgin, making £1000.