One of a pair of verre eglomisé pictures by Jonas Zeuner - £13,000 at Tennants.

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Dated 1786, one picture depicted a townscape with frozen river and figures skating and sledging, and the second more unusual scene (above) depicted an ice-bound landscape with fur-clad figures, a dog sled and bears.

Zeuner is regarded as one of the foremost practitioners of back-painting glass, combining oil paint with engraved gold and silver leaf.

Topographical scenes of Dutch cities were his stock in trade (and he also appears to have lived in England from 1802-06) but winter scenes appear rarely in his work, and this Arctic scene may be a one-off.

The pair sold comfortably over estimate at £13,000 at the sale on November 14.