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Top selling lots

Chiswick Auctions, London, September 5

Qing rhino horn ‘pine tree’ libation cup carved in high relief with a continuous riverscape, 6in (15cm) diameter.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £17,000

Gildings, Market Harborough, September 5

Victorian taxidermy case of two grey crested cranes, 4ft 5in (1.36m) high, with partial label for Henry Shaw of Shrewsbury.

Estimate: £2000-2500

Hammer: £6000

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, September 5

George VI (1936-52) proof set, 1937, five pounds, two pounds, sovereign, half sovereign in case of issue.

Estimate: £7000-9000

Hammer: £8650

Highest price over estimate

Durrants, Beccles, August 31

A Victorian porcelain doll in original case.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1100

Hartleys, Ilkley, September 6

Qing padouk throne chair c.1900 with pierced and carved decoration.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1100

Fieldings, Stourbridge, September 2

A 19th century oak nutcracker in 17th century style stamped Copy of original now rotten with age pray preserve this 1874.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £1200

988 Most registered online bidders

Bellmans, West Sussex, September 5-7

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for August 31-September 6, 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