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Jewellry expert Marielle Whiting with the saucy item.
An embarrassed vendor turned 50 shades of red after revealing his rather racy family heirloom to a Salisbury auction house.
The pair of saucy handcuffs made from solid gold and encrusted with precious stones are expected to fetch over £10,000 at auction.
The handcuffs were commissioned by an anonymous man for his wife, and they were specially produced by Kutchinsky jewellers.
The beautiful restraints are made up of two horse-shoe shapes that are joined up by cylindrical bars, embellished with rings of sparkling gems.
They are joined together by a gold chain and can be unlocked with a small key.
The rather embarrased private vendor, son of the original owners, is now selling the racy items at a Woolley and Wallis auction in Salisbury.
Marielle Whiting, from the jewellery department, said: "A man had these handcuffs made for his wife by Kutchinsky in the 1960s.
"They would have been made for this lady as a unusual present from her husband and I would have thought they would have been for the bedroom.
The auction is on May 1.