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The Blue Chintz pattern is not the most stylish of Clarice Cliff designs but a conical sugar sifter in this decoration was contested to £440 while a Moorcroft McIntyre fluted bowl, 8in (20cm) diameter, with the characteristic swags of pink roses and forget-me-nots of the Eighteenth Century pattern c.1908 took £390.

Estimated at a modest £80-120, a Minton majolica candlestick modelled with three putti as fissherman and hunters, 11in (28cm) high, sold at £440 but by far the surprise of the section was a large Troika slab vase with typical geometric decoration, 14in (35cm) high. This classic Newlyn period design sold in the saleroom against a telephone bidder at £800.

A sell-out section of militaria included a group of 19th century pressed copper and brass powder and shot flasks. Most were commonly-encountered designs but a novel flask modelled as a rifle butt sold for £220.

An 18th century oak longcase by Ross of Hull sold for £1800 but the top price of the day went to a fine Victorian mahogany wind-out dining table offered together with an open cabinet containing the extra leaves. Such functional favourites still find a market and this one sold at £3400.