Hajj scroll
A North African illuminated paper Hajj scroll, dated 1137AH (for 1725AD), estimated at £10,000-15,000, that sold at £26,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions.

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TOP SELLING LOTS

Bloomsbury, London, April 30

North African illuminated paper Hajj scroll, dated 1137AH (for 1725AD), presented to a woman named Fatemeh bint Abdullah Al-Hussaynieh (detail shown).

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £26,000

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A 19th century or earlier Ottoman brass bowl, part of a mixed lot at Cheffins that sold for £9500.

Cheffins, Cambridge, April 25

Mixed lot including a 19th century or earlier Ottoman brass bowl.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £9500

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A near pair of mid-18th century north Italian walnut and olivewood serpentine side tables with Tyntesfield House provenance, estimated at £5000-8000 at Dreweatts, that sold at £8500.

Dreweatts 1759, Newbury, May 1

A near pair of mid-18th century north Italian walnut and olivewood serpentine side tables with Tyntesfield House provenance.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £8500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

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A trio of Qing relief carved jade discs, estimated at £100-150 at Tennants, that sold at £7200.

Tennants, Leyburn, April 27

A trio of Qing relief carved jade discs, the largest 2½in (6cm) diameter, two with stands.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £7200

Cheffins, Cambridge, April 25

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'Nue Assise', a lithograph c.1924 by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), estimated at £70-100, that sold at £3200 at Cheffins.

Nue Assise, a lithograph c.1924 by Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), 13 x 11in (34 x 27cm).

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £3200

Wilkinson's, Doncaster, April 28

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A Medieval-style carved sandstone head, estimated at £100-200, that sold at £5600 at Wilkinson's.

Medieval-style carved sandstone head, 10½in (26 cm) high.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £5600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 25-May 2, 2019.

‘Highest multiple 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