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