Featured below are a selection of lots sold at Bainbridges of Ruislip sales held this year. Purely for amusement, try to guess the hammer price (pre-27% commission & VAT) at which they were sold. Answers at the end.
A 9ct gold and three-stone brooch, a green stone single-stone ring and one earring, and a shell cameo yellow metal brooch.
A vintage Hit Japanese sub-miniature camera in pigskin case, with three packs of Amoa Panchro film and loose films (not pictured).
A charming reproduction silver cow creamer, mark of R&S Ltd, 4.2in high, London 1962, 5.1ozt.
A small book: Epinomia Parochorum by Ferdinand Hauck, Munich 1665, in apparently original vellum binding with brass clasps, 13.5cm high.
A vintage locomotive number plate in cast iron, no. 47670, 5.9 x 21.6in, ex-LMS 0-6-0 tank locomotive, originally built for the Somerset & Dorset Railway.
A Murano blue glass unicorn head signed by Archimede Seguso, 14cm
high, and a pair of tall opaline
glass jugs (not pictured).
A large modern Moorcroft squat vase decorated with birds, pomegranates and grapes, 8in high.
An early 19th century mahogany mantel clock, the painted dial signed James Murray, Royal Exchange, London, repeated to the engraved back plate, hour-striking on a bell, the case with lacquered brass mounts and similar ball feet, 19in high.
Twelve Continental figurines (three pictured) of combative leaders incl. Napoleon and Exelmans.
Brooch etc. = £140
Camera = £30
Cow creamer = £280
Book = £100
Number plate = £240
Unicorn = £100
Moorcroft vase = £110
Clock = £900
Figures = £90