Rare enamel by Ernestine Evans Mills, £2050 at Sworders.

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She is known today as an artist, metalworker and enameller in the Arts & Crafts tradition but also for her links to the Suffragettes. As a friend of Emmeline Pankhurst and a champion of women’s rights, she was seen as an integral part of the movement.

Three pieces of jewellery made by Mills during this period, including a Votes for Women brooch, can be found in the Museum of London plus a commemorative plaque for the Brackenbury women: Hilda, Georgina, and Marie.

This 5 x 4½in (12 x 11cm) panel of an urn of flowers in an artist-painted frame was guided at £300-400 but took £2050.