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Top selling lots

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, April 27

A pair of diamond cluster earrings, the principal two old round brilliant-cut stones weighing approximately 5cts in total.

Estimate: £12,000-15,000

Hammer: £13,000

Chiswick Auctions, London, May 2

A 1960s GJ Bow chair designed by Grete Jalk and produced by Poul Jerppesen Mobelfabrik, Denmark.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £6500

Charles Miller, London, May 2

A 2ft 7in (80cm) long builder’s model for the general purpose cargo vessel SS The President & The Earl, built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Troon & Ayr, for John Hay & Sons, Glasgow.

Estimate: £2000-2500

Hammer: £4600

Highest price over estimate

Rendells, Newton Abbot, April 27

A Chinese bronze censer with lion mask handles and 12-character mark to the base, 9in (22in).

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £3100

Paul Beighton, Thurcroft, April 30

An oak Arts & Crafts ladder back armchair.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £950

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle, May 3

Londinum Urbs Praecipua Regniangliae, a view of London from Southwark cathedral, c.1600, probably 18th century.

Estimate: £20-25

Hammer: £650

466 Most registered online bidders

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, May 3

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 27- May 3, 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 thesaleroom.com

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