On a more mundane level, while modern dentistry has almost rendered the toothpick obsolete, a 24-carat-gold toothpick holder makes a delightful pendant (€900-€1,200).
To add discreet touches of ‘gold’ to an interior, nothing beats the 18th-century favourite, ormolu, a gold- coloured alloy of copper, zinc and sometimes tin, cast into shapes and often gilded. The sale has a number of good 19th-century pieces, notably an ormolu mounted kingwood and cross-banded bureau plate (€2,200-€2,800),...
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