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It sold at the Birmingham rooms of Biddle & Webb (12.5% buyer’s premium) on November 23. Bearing marks for Chester 1911, and decorated to the front with blue and green enamel this ideal Christmas present took £110 against hopes of up to £70.

Another Horner pendant with blue/green enamel suspended on a belcher chain, Chester 1908, doubled the lower estimate to make £150.

Leading the 778-lot dispersal of
silver and jewellery was a white gold
multi-stone diamond and sapphire bracelet comprising 17 bow-shaped sections which took £1040.

Best of the silver proper was a pair of Sheffield-marked squat Victorian candlesticks decorated with fans rising from fluted bodies which took £450, and a seasonal muffin dish with shell border and fluted lid, by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1933, sold at £320.