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TOP SELLING LOTS

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, May 21

Late Ming or early Qing rhinoceros horn tripod form libation cup carved with chilongs, 4in (12cm) high, with pre-war provenance.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £23,000

Duke’s, Dorchester, May 20

White jade tripod censer and cover, 7in (18cm) high, late Qing or Republic period.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £16,000

Chiswick Auctions, London, May 20

Pair of Yongzheng period ruby back Canton enamel ‘butterfly’ dishes, 8in (21cm).

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £12,000

Fieldings, Stourbridge, May 18

Pulcini olive glass bird c.1964 designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 8in (21cm).

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £8100

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Busby, Bridport, May 16

Hughes Cake & Biscuits tinplate delivery van plus an early 20th century tinplate clockwork flatbed truck.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £1140

Dreweatts 1759, Newbury, May 22

Pair of Meiji period Arita models of a cockerel and a hen, c.1900, the largest 12in (29cm) high.

Estimate: £300-400

Hammer: £7000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 16-22,2019.

‘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