A SUPERB single vendor collection of silver Teutonic knights and a Lady of Innsbruck are among the highlights at today’s (Thursday) antiques sale at Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The auctioneers are anticipating a busy day as more than 500 lots go under the hammer at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton.

The sale includes a map and book section plus a number of select items from a local private museum.

A single owner collection of silver models based on originals in the Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria, are sure to attract attention from buyers.

A total of 10 of these figures are going under the hammer including a German silver model of Duke Ernst Der Eisern of Austria in armour. Duke Ernst 'The Iron' is depicted wearing a coronet. There is a mark of Neresheimer & Sohn,Hannau, and with import marks for Berthold Muller, London 1924. It has a pre-sale guide of £1,000-£1,500.

A similar estimate has been placed on a German silver model of a Teutonic knight in armour with a stag horns and coronet helmet. This also has import marks for Berthold Muller, London 1924.

Figures of Ferdinand of Portugal and King Rudolf I of Habsburg are also guided at £1,000-£1,500.

In the furniture section a walnut chest on chest with feather banded inlay is a particularly fine piece. It comprises molded cornice above two short and three long drawers, the base with three long graduated drawers on bracket feet. It has a pre-sale estimate of £400-£600.

The Oriental section is graced with a hexagonal Chinese Canton garden seat decorated in the Famille Verte palette with scenes of figures in court setting, gilt highlights and raised roundel and pierced

Decoration. It has been converted into a lamp, but without damage to the ceramic. It is guided at £200-£300.

A pretty early Royal Doulton figure “The Curtsey” is another notable entry. It also has a pre-sale estimate of £200-£300. The sale gets underway at 10am today, with viewing from 8.30am.