Stylish pieces from the last century came under the spotlight at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s recent specialist sale.

One of the top sellers was a trio of Stuart Devlin parcel gilt silver champagne flutes, which were bought by a net bidder for £700.

The vendor had plenty of reasons to raise a glass to their success as the flutes had originally been dropped off at Sedgemoor for the general sale where items are sold without reserve and are often snapped up at bargain prices.

However valuer Simon Rayner, who oversees the 20th Century sale, spotted their provenance and potential and consigned them to the specialist auction instead.

A large handpainted ‘head’ vase and cover by Danish ceramist Bjorn Winblad was another star performer. A room bidder paid £520 for the delightful piece.

The timeless appeal of Ercol continues - with an attractive nest of three “Pebble” occasional tables going to a room bid for £430.

Other makers from the period were also well represented with a number of items included from G-Plan. In the ‘60s they employed a Danish designer to tap into the demand for Scandinavian design and the G-Plan Danish range was born.

Designer Ib Kofod Larsen was the force behind the Danish range. His pieces are comparatively rare as they were significantly more expensive at the time than other G-Plan furniture.

A Langport vendor consigned a large sideboard from the Danish range into the sale, which was bought by a room bidder for £300.

A smart black and white coffee set by Scottie Wilson for Royal Worcester captivated a room bidder who paid £240 for the set.

The next similar sale takes place in January 2019 but items are now being accepted for the auction. Please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.