You’re so vane: 10 weird and wonderful things to buy at TW Gaze in Diss

The TW Gaze auction rooms. picture SABRINA JOHNSON

The TW Gaze auction rooms. picture SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

A host of weird and wonderful items can be found at the TW Gaze auction rooms and sale meadow at Diss. Here are just a few picks from the sale meadow.

An Anvil in the TW Gaze auction meadow. picture SABRINA JOHNSON

An Anvil in the TW Gaze auction meadow. picture SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Great for metaphorical references - if you want to take up ironmongery or fancy a garden ornament with a difference this could be the purchase for you.

A Bronze bell on an iron bracket. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A Bronze bell on an iron bracket. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

This rather lovely bronze bell with an iron bracket is pricey at an estimated £400-£600 but would make a lovely addition to any clock tower.

A pair of part painted figural head keystones. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A pair of part painted figural head keystones. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Figurines often pop up in the sale meadow, but this pair of figural head keystones look like they could tell a story or two and probably do with a lick of paint at the same time.

A york stone spiral staircase. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A york stone spiral staircase. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Have you ever wanted a stone spiral staircase? You could pick up this York Stone spiral staircase for a somewhere in the range of £2,000, although good luck getting it home.

A georgian iron pestle and mortaor. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A georgian iron pestle and mortaor. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant


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The kitchen probably is not the place for this monumental iron Georgian pestle and mortar, but it would make a lovely feature in the herb garden.

A cast iron chatwood safe, with key. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A cast iron chatwood safe, with key. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

There are several safes in the TW Gaze sale meadow. This cast iron Chatwood safe is unusual in that it comes with a key, which is quite useful for a safe.

A bronze standing figure of a young stag, 58" tall. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A bronze standing figure of a young stag, 58" tall. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

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Perhaps a deer park is unfeasible, after all they do need rather a lot of space and attention but you could settle for a bronze stag, complete with antlers instead.

A portable cast iron champion blower forge . picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A portable cast iron champion blower forge . picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

If the standalone anvil wasn't mobile enough, take your forging on the road with this cast iron champion portable forge. Although it may need a little TLC first.

A Georgian decorative hob grate. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON

A Georgian decorative hob grate. picture: SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Returned to its former glory this Georgian hob grate is one of a couple of grates in the sale meadow and would be lovely feature over any fireplace or stove.

A late 19th Century weathervane depicting a hunting scene. picture SABRINA JOHNSON

A late 19th Century weathervane depicting a hunting scene. picture SABRINA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Restored by Mary Moore and Brandeston and Peggs in Aldeburgh this late 19th century weather vane depicts a fun hunting scene with the fox making a sneaky escape.

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