Dragon dish
Tennants sold this Kangxi (1661-1722) mark and period green and aubergine dragon dish at £28,000 on March 23 against an estimate of £10,000-15,000.

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TOP SELLING LOTS

Tennants, Leyburn, March 23

Kangxi (1661-1722) mark and period green and aubergine dragon dish, 13in (32cm), good condition.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £28,000

Clock

Schuler sold this George III mahogany striking bracket clock at SwF19,000 (£14,400) on March 20 against an estimate of SwF1500-2000.

Schuler, Zurich, March 20

George III mahogany striking bracket clock signed for Thomas Mudge and William Dutton, London, c.1780, 15in (37cm) high.

Estimate: SwF1500-2000

Hammer: SwF19,000 (£14,400)

Picasso dish

Lyon & Turnbull sold this Pablo Picasso Tête de chèvre de profil dish at £11,000 on March 27 against an estimate of £8000-12,000.

Lyon & Turnbull, London, March 27

Tête de chèvre de profil, from edition of 100 by Pablo Picasso for Madoura Pottery, 1952, 16in (40cm).

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £11,000

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Beads

Gerrards in Lytham St Annes sold these amber beads at £5400, against a £40-60 estimate on March 21.

Gerrards, Lytham St Annes, March 21

Long strand of amber beads, 3ft 4in (1.02m) long.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £5400

Bowl

This blue and white hundred boys’ bowl sold at Andrew Smith, Winchester on March 26 at £9000, against an estimate of £150-180.

Andrew Smith, Winchester, March 26

Blue and white hundred boys’ bowl, 9in (22cm) in the Chenghua (1464-87) style.

Estimate: £150-180

Hammer: £9000

Shabti figure

Clevedon Salerooms in Bristol sold this Egyptian pharaonic shabti figure on March 21 at £1800, against an estimate of £15-25.

Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, March 21

Egyptian pharaonic shabti figure.

Estimate: £15-25

Hammer: £1800

Source Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 21-27, 2019.

‘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