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TOP SELLING LOTS

Mallams, Oxford, December 5

Cycladic stoneware pot by Hans Coper (1920-81), 6in (15cm) high, from the collection of Peter Dingley.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £23,000

Carlo Bonte Auctions, Bruges, December 6

Fishing boats in the harbour signed Sadji (Sha Qi, Sha Yinnian, 1914-2005) and dated (19)93, oil on canvas, 2ft 5in x 3ft 4in (72cm x 1.01m).

Estimate: €6000-10,000

Hammer: €22,000

Rowley’s, Ely, December 7

Unmarked gold and diamond necklace in original case inscribed for D&J Wellby Ltd, Garrick St., London, provenance to Lady Blanche Cobbold, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £15,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Railtons, Northumberland, December 7

Anglo-Indian carved hardwood figure of a camel, c.1900, 2ft 5in (73cm), some damage.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £1900

Amersham Auction Rooms, Buckinghamshire, December 5

Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva wearing a crown, 10½in (26cm) high.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £5200

Cuttlestones, Wolverhampton, December 6

Two watercolours of New Zealand subjects signed for John Skinner Prout and dated 1850, the largest 7 x 4½in (17 x 11cm).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £3500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales onthesaleroom.comfor December 5-11, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders onthesaleroom.com

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders onthesaleroom.com