Fine offerings throughout the sale ensured another successful day for vendors and buyers at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s monthly auction at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

It also provided a boost for MacMillan Cancer Support as the auctioneers hosted coffee mornings throughout the sale week to raise funds for the charity.

While Britain has basked in great summer temperatures in the saleroom it has been Rolex that has dominated proceedings.

This month followed a familiar pattern. The Rolex name was enough to persuade three phone bidders, plus internet interest to bid for the watch.

It was not in perfect condition, but this did not dampen demand. Indeed an online bidder opened proceedings with a bid of £3,500. Brisk bidding saw the hammer fall at £9,255 with one of the phone lines emerging as the new owner.

A three stone diamond ring was among a significant jewellery section. Again a phone bidder took the prize with a bid of £3,455.

An early Georg Jensen Labradorite necklace, which featured on the front of the auction catalogue, was one of the highlights of the jewellery section.

This delicate floral design had marks for 1915-1919 and featured 13 flower heads alternating with batons set with cabochon. Two phone bidders were among the interested parties vying for ownership, but an internet bid proved the strongest. It sold online for £1,650.

The ceramic section enjoyed a range of good prices. Of particular note was a group of assorted tiles, including Delft and Sadler types. This sold to an online bidder for a robust £1,140.

An 18th Century English Delft plate dated 1764, together with a Chinese export octagonal plate with comparable pattern made a pleasing £700.

A strong Oriental ceramics and works of art section was well supported. A satsuma vase of globular form, finely painted with pheasants and other birds amongst blossoming foliage was the top attraction. It sold for £8000 to a phone line.

Two 19th Century Indian School watercolours led the picture section. The unsigned pair sold for £1,015.

The silver section saw a matched William IV silver three piece tea service by Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II, 1835 and 1836 fetch £825.

In the furniture section an early 20th Century bergere three piece suite went to a room bidder for £800. This stylish set had been bought from the estate sale at Brancepeth Castle in the earl 1990s and had previously been housed at Great Windsor Park.