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TOP SELLING LOTS

Canterbury Auction Galleries, August 7

Two Kangxi style blue and white porcelain jars and covers, 11in (33cm) high, plus a famille verte bowl enamelled with figures on a terrace and sacred objects with a seal mark to the base.

Estimate: £150-250

Hammer: £12,000

David Lay, Penzance, August 13

A three-quarter dollar Amoy consular stamp from an extensive collection of stamps issued from Hong Kong and other treaty ports.

Estimate: £5000-5500

Hammer: £10,500

Fellows, Birmingham, August 13

Rolex Oyster Perpetual day-date watch c.1977 with 18ct yellow gold case and bracelet (afterset diamonds to the dial).

Estimate: £4800-5800

Hammer: £7100

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Spicers, Driffield, August 9

Meiji period Satsuma vase by Kinkozan of Kyoto with temple and cavalry scenes to dark blue and gilt ground, 4½in (11.5cm).

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £3600

Mendip, Somerset, August 10

Qing dragon-carved pale celadon jade and hardwood brush stand, 7in (17cm).

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3600

Rogers Jones, Cardiff, August 9

Three Victorian ceramic architectural portrait roundels, probably Minton, each 2ft (34cm) across, from collection of Cardiff stonemason and structural engineer W Clarke.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £2500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 7-14,20ig.

‘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