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The highlight was a beaker on a stepped foot by the Jersey silversmith Thomas Cartault, c.1725-1736. The 3 1/2in (9cm) high vessel fetched £2900.

Two further Jersey beakers, one by Thomas Mauger, c.1730-1796, and the other by George Mauger, c.1776-1823, fetched £2600 and £2700 respectively while a local collector went to £1700 for a Guernsey silver christening mug by Pierre Mainguy, c.1739-1776.

However, the most expensive entry was a Danish silver five-piece tea service by Georg Jensen.

It was contested on the telephone from the £4000 mark by a Danish bidder and the London trade. It sold to the latter at a punchy £7200.