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Marked for Robert Barbedour (c.1677-1704), a French Huguenot refugee who worked in both Guernsey and Jersey following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, it is engraved with the armorial of the Dumaresq family of Jersey and carries the name Edouard Dumaresq to the base.

The motto, translating as An Intrepid Courage Merits Recompense replaces the usual mottoes associated with the Dumaresq family and probably refers to the role of a family member in the Battle of La Hogue (or Barfleur) in 1692. It is possible that the British government or States of Jersey felt that an act which assisted in averting the threat of French invasion was worthy of considerable thanks.

The bowl was previously sold at Christie's in London in June 1975. Last month it reappeared with an estimate of £22,000-25,000 but was bid on the phone to £45,000, thought to be a record for Channel Islands silver.