A Cellini style silver gilt ewer, made by James Hunt of London in 1888, profusely decorated and offered by Highland Antiques of Aberdeen for £3990.

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Around 40 exhibitors stand at the event, held in the ballroom and carriage suite of the venue. Among them is 18th and 19th century British pottery dealer Roger de Ville, Billy Rae bringing jewellery, silver specialist Jack Shaw and furniture dealer Lancaster House Antiques.

It is the first of 15 Galloway Antiques Fairs planned for next year, including events at Duncombe Park, Scone Palace and Arley Hall.