Bergen peg tankard, £11,200 at Bowler and Binnie.

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This 8in (21cm) Norwegian example, pictured above, with three standing lion feet provided the top lot at the sale at Bowler and Binnie (20% buyer’s premium) in Dunfermline on March 31.

Estimated at £2000-3000, it took £11,200 following a battle between dealers and collectors.

The general form is typical of many vessels from the late 17th century and it has town marks for Bergen. However, it has some uncommon features such as the elephant thumbpiece and the engraved decoration of tulips and other blooms against a tooled ground.

The band of text to the rim is a presentation inscription dated July 16, 1716 while to the lid are the words Bager laugs kande – bakers guild jug.