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Items sold from landmark property

2 April 09 15:48 GMT

Precious items recovered from one of Guernsey's landmark properties have raised more than £125,000 at auction.

More than 400 lots from Belvedere House went under the hammer including an oil painting by Dutch artist Abraham Hulk which raised £7,400.

The painting, which dated back to the 1820s, featured a seascape with boats.

However, there were a number of less expensive items, including a number of silver spoons, which were auctioned for about £40 each.

According to Norman Wilkinson, director of Martel Maides auctioneers in St Peter Port, there was a lot of interest in the sale with a number of phone bids from the UK.

It took the auctioneers six hours to get through the lots which featured a range of paintings, silverware and furniture.

Formerly owned by the States, Belvedere House in Fort George raised £5m at auction last June.

The property is known for its views of St Peter Port and the Little Russel waterway between Guernsey and Herm.

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