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This was part of a consignment of 19th century jewellery from a local family.

A Victorian diamond-set triple crescent brooch with screw base fittings for attaching to a pendant or clip sold at £5800, while a pair of 19th century French diamond tear-drop pendant earrings took £9000.

There was particular interest in a Victorian gold bracelet set with a series of stained shell cameos of dancing nudes. Pitched at £250-400, it made £3400.

Bidding from the UK trade across seven phones dominated the jewellery sale, but it was a caller from the Czech Republic who snared a George III two-colour gold metal and micro-mosaic snuff box.

The finely set scene of Cupid chained to a rock with a mountainous landscape and the sea in the background was after Giovanni Pickley, while the inside of the lid carried an engraved family crest and the initials TEW. It sold in a fitted case for £12,500.