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Leading the day at £3600 was this pair of 51/2in (14cm) high Derby figures, right, of musicians of c.1756.
They had quite a bit of damage repairs and deficiencies to the extremities, and the auctioneers thought some of the decoration might have been later, prompting a modest £700-900 estimate.

However, the quality of their modelling overcame their condition. Following at a double-estimate £3000 was the mid-18th century delft dish, right, painted with a tall industrial-looking building by a bridge, which had been catalogued as possibly Liverpool. Overall the sale realised just over £80,000 with 68 per cent sold by lot and 79 by value.