A DOG owner whose pooch nibbled bits off a large antique wasn't too upset when they came to sell it.

The metre-tall 19th Century artist's lay figure was in a good condition - apart from the loss of part of a little finger and a few nibbled toes.

But it still managed to fetch £7,000 when it went up for auction at Greenslade Taylor Hunt's first antiques sale of 2022 at the Octagon Salerooms, in Taunton.

Also sold at the auction was a limited edition Damien Hurst coloured etching signed in pencil originally owned by a Somerset gallery.

It was secured by an internet bid of £8,500, slightly higher than the pre-sale estimate.

Among the 20th Century lots was a limited edition signed screen print, Swimming by Howard Hodgkin, which attracted £2,600.

A Victorian rose cut diamond and blud enamel serpent, cross and heart brooch went for £2,400, while a gent’s Omega Seamaster stainless steel Chronometer wristwatch sold for £1,600.

An emerald and old cut diamond 18ct gold ring sold for £1,550, while some wonderful Ladderax made £1,200.

The next antiques sale takes place on Thursday, February 3. For more information and to consign items please contact the salerooms on 01823 332525.