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Top selling lots

Gorringes, Lewes, September 25

Children and goats on a cliff top by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955), oil on canvas, 2ft 8in x 2ft 4in (81 x 70cm), from the collection of the artist’s niece

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £36,000

Lots Road, London, September 23

South American school portrait of a lady with attendant tasting slices of watermelon, oil on canvas, 22½in x 2ft 7in (57 x 79cm)

Estimate: £2000-4000

Hammer: £16,000

Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, September 19

French Napoleonic army general officer’s coat with provenance to the imperial baggage train of Joseph Bonaparte, 1813

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £17,000

Highest price over estimate

Tennants, Leyburn, September 21

A pair of Dutch Delft figures of seated hounds, the oval bases inscribed 17 TI 68, 5½in (14cm) high, some damage

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £6000

Brighton General Auctions, Brighton, September 21

Victorian ebonised Aesthetic movement cabinet with inset allegorical painting. In the manner of Henry William Batley (1846-1932).

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: £9100

Gorringes, Lewes, September 25

Archaic bronze fanghu, Xuande mark but deemed 17th or 18th century, 6in (15cm) high

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £28,500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 20-26, 2018.

‘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