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Illustrated here, a 13in (33cm), 34.5oz wine jug by Richard Hennell, London 1873 led the section at £670. An elegant, 28oz early George III hot water pot could be had for 30 per cent less as could a 69oz Victorian four-piece tea service.

Of pear form with a cast shell and leaf-decorated spout, and a domed lid with reeded knop finial, the pot by William Shaw and William Priest, London 1760, sold at £440.

The early Victorian tea service of segmented melon design with panels engraved in rococo taste, by London makers Joseph and Albert Savoury, made £460.

Top price of the day was the £1400 which secured a George III and later mahogany longcase eight-day clock by Robert Holmes of Dublin.