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Highest price over estimate

Mallams, Cheltenham, February 2

Two Georgian seals, one silver, the other gilded.

Estimate £60-80

Hammer £5400

Andrew Smith & Son, Itchen Stoke, February 7

Pale celadon blue bowl with six-character Guangxu mark, 9½in (24cm) wide.

Estimate £50-100

Hammer £5400

Amersham Auction Rooms, Bucks, February 2

Letter seal in a gilt metal mount, bloodstone handle.

Estimate £50-100

Hammer £2100

Top selling lots

Lawrences, Crewkerne, February 3

Koran, in Nashki script, c.1830, approx 380 leaves, provenance to H Kevorkian Collection.

Estimate £500-800

Hammer £9200

Warren & Wignall, Leyland, February 8

Sidney Richard Perry (1821-86), Stickle Tarn Westmorland, oil on canvas, signed, plus another untitled, both 14½ x 9½in (37 x 24cm).

Estimate £500-1000

Hammer £5100

Bellmans, Billingshurst, February 7

Follower of Gordon Walters (1918-95), Korn III, acrylic on canvas, signed and dated 1963, 15 x 11½in (39 x 29cm).

Estimate £200-300

Hammer £5000

Most registered online bidders

Canterbury Auction Galleries, February 7-8, 1071 bidders

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for February 2-8, 2017.

‘Highest price over estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders on

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on