German Renaissance-style charger – £13,000 at Dreweatts.

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At Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) on May 19 a 2ft 6in (75cm) wide German Renaissance-style charger carved with mythological scenes, c.1870, sold at £13,000 (estimate £3000-5000).

It came from the estate of Betty Suenson-Taylor, the eldest child of Littlewoods founder Sir John Moores (1896-1993).

Merry cupids


Augsburg tankard – £7000 at John Nicholson’s.

Leading the John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Fernhurst, West Sussex, on June 25 was a 13in (33cm) Augsburg tankard, c.1700, carved to the body with a chariot scene of merry-making cupids.

Mounted in silver and set to the lid with semi-precious stones and a carved ivory eagle, it sold at £7000.