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Top selling lots

Graham Budd, London, May 15

The boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in the World Heavyweight Championship bout against Joe Bugner in Kuala Lumpur, June 30, 1975.

Estimate: £40,000-60,000

Hammer: £46,000

Semley, Shaftesbury, May 13

A pair of imperial Qianlong yellow ground bowls, each 7½in (19cm), with labels for the collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), the Fonthill Heirlooms, sold in 1965.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £44,000

Kidson Trigg, Highworth, May 16

Jade panel of figures in a forest landscape and the reverse illustrating Chinese calligraphy, set in a carved lotus wood frame, 9in (23cm) square.

Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Hammer: £40,500

Highest price over estimate

Fellows, Birmingham, May 11

A single-strand necklace of 83 natural saltwater graduated pearls, measuring 9.1 to 3.5mm.

Estimate: £500-700

Hammer: £20,000

Chiswick Auctions, London, May 15

A Qing bronze barrel form censer and cover decorated with lotus flower, 5in (13cm) high.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £7000

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, May 17

A marble and grape shot commemorative for The Siege of Lucknow, 6½in (16cm) high.

Estimate: £80-100

Hammer: £1550

Most registered online bidders


Dominic Winter, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, May 11

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 11-17, 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