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Topping the 333 lots was a Prattware plaque advertising Crosse and Blackwell’s pickles and sauces. Decorated in black and white with a central coat-of-arms and a floral border, the plaque measured 10 by 8in (26 x 20cm) and had a small chip to the rim.

“This was an unusual and attractive piece in nice clean condition,” said specialist-in-charge Lucy Lanning of the plaque which, against hopes of up to £80, was contested to £820 by a dealer.

Another notable success was a James King’s Sunflower Pomatum jar decorated with a domed sunflower cover with a marbled rim and marbled base.

Despite some rather poor restoration, this was a rare and decorative piece and against a £60-80 estimate it brought £620.