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Top selling lots

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, October 9

Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson oak refectory table carved with the Horlick arms c.1930, from the Horlicks collection.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £28,000

Canterbury Auction Galleries, October 4

Qing gilt metal model of a tree, 3in (7cm) high, mounted on Victorian white marble oval base inscribed Taken from the Emperor’s Summer Palace, Pekin, Oct. 1860.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £26,000

Dominic Winter, South Carney, October 4

Alice and the Fairies, July, 1917, the first in the series of five Cottingley Fairies photographs.

Estimate: £700-1000

Hammer: £15,000

Highest price over estimate

Gorringe’s, Lewes, October 8

Two Qing carved bamboo brush pots, the tallest 8in (20cm) high.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £5800

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, October 10

CRW Nevinson (1889-1946), The Pool, etching, signed and dated 1919, 10 x 7in (25cm x 17cm).

Estimate: £250-400

Hammer: £6000

Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, October 6

A pair of pen and ink silhouettes in gilt metal frames, one inscribed P. Wheeler, Profilest to to ye princesses, Pound St Windsor, August 6th 1795.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £1000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 4-11, 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