The 230 lots included furniture – a Chippendale period carved giltwood overmantel mirror at £5600 – but more typical was the wealth of disparate small items including scent bottles, magnifying glasses, silver wine labels and Meiji okimono often offered in multiple lots.
Best of more than 90 scent bottles, vinaigrettes and cologne bottles was this teardrop-shaped yellow cameo glass scent bottle, above, by Stourbidge company Thomas Webb.
Measuring 4in (10cm) and with a hinged silver gilt cover, marked for Sampson Mordan, London 1884, it doubled the mid-estimate, selling to a local private buyer at £920.
More than 60 of Comery’s silver wine labels were offered in 13 lots. Popular, but affordable, collector’s pieces, the best-seller was an 18th century guglet pair by Hester Bateman marked Madeira and Sherry, each engraved with a crest. Sold with two other labels, the pair went within estimate at £380.