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Charterhouse, Sherborne, April 17

17th century Utrecht school, circle of Jan Van Bijlert, The Penitent Magdalene, oil on canvas, 2ft 6in x 2ft 1in (75 x 62cm).

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £13,000

Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, April 16

A first edition 1917 copy of Cain by Friedrich Koffka in a geometric gilt morocco binding by Otto Dorfner.

Estimate: €1500

Hammer: €9500

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, April 18

Two views of a Queen Anne gold and black enamel memento mori ring engraved ET obt 29 Aug 1712 aet 45.

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £7000


Ma San, Bath, April 23

Late Qing white jade carving of joined dragon ring with early 1970s purchase history, 3in (7.5cm) high.

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £6500

Semley, Shaftesbury, April 20

Large 2in (5cm) oval shell cameo brooch depicting an angel, in unmarked gold rope twist frame.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £4400

Toovey’s, Washington, April 23

18th century carved yew nutcracker, the top modelled naively as a man’s head and incised with initials AT.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £4400

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for April 18-24, 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

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on