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TOP SELLING LOTS

Chorley’s, Gloucester, April 16

Lucie Rie stoneware footed bowl with emerald green and bronzed manganese glaze, c.1980, 6½in (16.5cm).

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £20,000

Lawrences, Crewkerne, April 12

George II mahogany side table with grey fossil marble top.

Estimate: £1500-2500

Hammer: £15,000

Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, April 11

Le balet comique de la royne by Baltasar de Beavioyevlx, 1582 first edition bound in 18th century blue paper wrappers.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £15,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Hansons, Teddington, April 15

A Meiji period gold inlaid iron koro and cover with fruit finial, 5in (12cm) high.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £5400

Stride & Son, Chichester, April 11

A rare 180-page Hardy Brothers catalogue in original cloth backed card covers.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1450

Ewbank’s, Woking, April 11

Chinese yellow ground bowl with green medallions of dragons between clouds, underglaze blue six-character Kangxi mark, 6in (15cm), chip to rim.

Estimate: £250-350

Hammer: £4800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 11-17, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top 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