A circa 1907-1918 Saxon Guard cavalry regiment parade helmet (Lot 778 ) adorned with a lion and lobster tail back sold for $10,000, while an 18-carat solid two-tone gold cigarette case (Lot 1190 ) brought $11,000.
A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) pottery male statue (Lot 575 ) accompanied an Oxford Authenticity thermoluminescence certificate sold for $9500, the same price as that reached for a 19th century paisley shawl (Lot 511 ).
Georgian sterling silver cutlery brought good results with lot 115 featuring (circa 1808) 65 armorial crests forks and spoons by London firm William Eley, William Fearn and William Chawner selling for $8500.
The flag standard of Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach - Queen of Prussia (German Empress) wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I (Lot 785 ) was a $5000 return – the same result as that achieved for a stunning early 20th century art deco platinum oval brooch (Lot 1089 ).
The brooch originally belonged to Louisa (LuLu) Nathan, owners of Melbourne’s Rippon Lea mansion, which is now part of the National Trust.
Other silver items also were popular including an impressive 19th/20th century export silver jewellery casket (Lot 14 ) that brought $4400 – the same as a rare circa 1950 Dunhill “Aquarium” table cigar lighter (Lot 1239 ).