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Svend Hammershøi silver vase (left) – £600. Gustavsberg Argenta ware vase (right) – £340. Both lots sold at at Burstow & Hewett.

In 1925 Hammershøi and the Copenhagen craftsman Holger Kyster (1872-1944) were awarded a gold medal at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris for silverware.

This 5in (12cm) high heavy gauge silver vase, c.1920, is marked SH for S Hammershøi and H Kyster.

It formed part of a timed online sale of Scandinavian silver, jewellery and ceramics held on thesaleroom.com by Burstow & Hewett (20% buyer’s premium) in Battle, East Sussex.

Closing on May 8, it had reached its low estimate of £600.

More active competition emerged for a good example of Gustavsberg’s silver overlaid Argenta ware.

This 8in (20in high lantern form vase was decorated to a design by factory designer Wilhem Kage (18891960) with a double-tailed mermaid. Pitched at £200-300, it took £340.