1. Catalogued as Indian but considered Sino-Tibetan, this 14in (35cm) tall bronze of an immortal sitting on a grotesque beast had suffered damage and losses. However, against a £200-250 estimate, it went to a Chinese phone bidder at Chorley’s at £5000.
2. From the Sir Frederick Richmond needlework collection sold at Bonhams in 2011, this c.1660 English mirror was pitched at £8000-12,000 at Chorley’s July sale. The plate is set within stumpwork embroidery embellished with seed pearls, depicting the four continents and in a later 19 x 21in (49 x 54cm) frame. With some losses and reworking, it was a UK trade buy at £18,000.
3. A Regency terrestrial 21in (53cm) library globe by J&W Cary offered at Chorley’s. With ‘fairly primitive’ restoration (the South Pole gores are wrongly placed) and on a mahogany stand with condition issues, it was estimated at £2000-3000 but sold to the UK trade at £9500.
4. A 5in (14cm) c.1700 stoneware mug made by Westerwald potters commemorating Europe’s Protestant champion at the time. With a bust portrait of William III and inscribed Wilhelmus III D.G. MAG. Brit. France.et Hib Rex, it took a 10-times-estimate £3800 at Tennants.
5. Oriental stars at Tennants were a pair of 18in (46cm) tall 19th century porcelain fishbowls enamelled with an emperor, dignitaries and attendants. Part of the 1947 Lowther Castle sale, the bowls had only minor surface wear and quadrupled the 2018 estimate at £13,500.
6. A 10in (26cm) German late 19th century silver-mounted ivory tankard carved with Bacchus and Bacchanalian sales in late 17th century style. Sold to London collector at an above-estimate £3800 at Tennants.