Barnebys first pick from the sale is a gold-mounted jasper and agate cup and saucer, made in Germany circa 1880. Refined and delicate, this piece has a carved hunting scene etched on the dark green and brown surface.

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A similar teapot, appeared for the first time in the inventory of the palace of Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild in Vienna in 1906, and was sold in London in July 1999.

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One of the most striking objects in the sale is this German shoemaker's guild cup, from around 1565. A very rare piece indeed, this is the first time in twenty years a piece like this has come to the market. Only four similar models, now kept in private collections, are known to exist.

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Finally, this silver lacquered chocolate-pot by Tiffany circa 1880 is an absolute delight. Finished in a Japanese style, the design features cacao-tree foliage and fruit patterns.

The sale also features silverware by Tiffany & Co., a charming tortoiseshell two singing bird box and an ivory elephant with gold, precious and semi-precious gems and pearls from the 20th century.

Check out Sotheby's on Barnebys here.

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