The sales kicked off with an Oriental jardinière with 18th century famille vert porcelain panels, which had a final hammer price of £21 000.

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An 18th century Chinese enamelled tea caddy and tray, which was formerly owned by the late Hons. Mrs Nellie Ionides , a key collector in the first half of the 20th  century for Chinese art. Due to its impressive provenance the piece exceeded its £2 000 - 3 000 pre sale estimation and fetched £12 000.

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A South East Asian bronze figure of Putai, which had spent its time before the auction in a shed with a donkey for company, was a favourite amongst bidders as it sold for £7 000, an incredible feat as it had been estimated to sell for £600-800.

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A beautiful Meissen 'trompe l'oeil' circa 1765-1770 was purchased by an online bidder for £7 000.

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Finally, a step away from Oriental pieces and porcelain, a Faberge gem set lorgnette sold for £6 000, proving the renowned name is still highly sought after.

Check out Chorley's current sale here.