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Cartier gold, enamel and ruby dachshund brooch, £16,000 at Bonhams.

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Cartier designs, ranging across the animal kingdom from insects to amphibians, were created specifically for daytime wearing, raising a smile with the use of vibrant colours and cartoon-like forms. There are as popular today as they were then.

This whimsical Cartier gold, enamel and ruby dachshund brooch, assuming a playful semi-abstract form, dates from around 1965. The legs are articulated so as to move left and right with the motion of the wearer.

The perfect adornment for a sausage dog owner, it took a punchy £16,000 (estimate £2000-3000) at the Bonhams Knightsbridge Jewels sale on September 8.