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TOP SELLING LOTS

Sworders, Essex, January 15

Bronze of a golden eagle by Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-93), 4in (10cm) high, numbered 1/9.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £14,500

Sworders, Essex, January 15

Exotic Fruits and Orchids, a 22 x 2ft 5in (55 x 75cm) watercolour signed and dated 1992 by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder (b.1931).

Estimate: £3500-5000

Hammer: £13,000

Goldberg, Los Angeles, January 8

Silver tetradrachm or sela struck in the year 134-135AD during the Bar Kokhba or the Third Jewish Revolt.

Estimate: $5000

Hammer: $17,500

HIGHEST PRICE OVER ESTIMATE

Stroud Auction Rooms, Stroud, January 9

A British Antarctic Expedition, 1910, receipt signed by Captain Robert Falcon Scott with a handwritten note.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £3500

Tennants, Leyburn, January 12

Sèvres basket and cover, c.1770. 7in (17cm) wide, with damages.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £2100

Rogers Jones, Cardiff, January 11

Clarice Cliff Wilkinson plate with stylised fruit, small paint loss and chip.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £850

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 8-16, 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