Novelty silver scent bottle sold for £900 at Chiswick Auctions.

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By Walter Thornhill, London 1886, the 3in (7cm) long scent bottle with screw top and gilt lining was modelled as a paint tube and enamelled with an imitation paper label reading Vandyke Brown, Walter Thornhill & Co, 144 New Bond St.

Estimated at £250-350 at the June 17 sale, it sold at £900.