One of two silver table candlesticks with no visible hallmarks but probably Dutch and late 17th century in date – €19,400 (£16,450) at Carlo Bonte.

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Much admired at Carlo Bonte (25% buyer’s premium) in Bruges on December 6, the pair, standing just under 12in (30cm) high, sold for €19,400 (£16,450) against an estimate of €2000-4000.