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TOP SELLING LOTS

Gorringe’s, Lewes, June 25

Johannes Kirchring the Younger, a calligraphic manuscript on vellum and paper psalter dedicated to Princess Juliana of Hesse-Darmstadt in contemporary green velvet with silver clasps, Oldenburg 1634.

Estimate: £5000-10,000

Hammer: £28,000

Bellmans, West Sussex, June 19

The Venus Fountain, a limited edition bronze by Enzo Maria Plazzotta (1921-81) with Mariani foundry mark, 4ft 7in (1.4m) wide.

Estimate: £1500-2500

Hammer: £19,500

Charterhouse, Sherborne, June 21

Italian gilt bronze mounted pietra dura and ebonised casket, attributed to the Grand Ducal workshops, Florence c.1720, 12in (30cm) wide.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £18,000

David Lay, Penzance, June 20

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner wristwatch c.1962 with later ownership inscription

Estimate: £2500-3500

Hammer: £16,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Toovey’s, West Sussex, June 21

Early 19th century French bone maritime diorama finely carved with a three-masted gunship, in a 10in (25cm) gilt composition frame.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £4200

David Lay, Penzance, June 20

Late 19th century Gien pottery faience charger signed for Léon Gauffre, 18in (45cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1150

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for 19-26 June, 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