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Richard Edmonds, Chippenham, October 18

Dominion Motor Spirit Co glass petrol pump globe, in exceptional condition.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £13,000

Morgan O’Driscoll, Dublin, October 21

Bridget Riley (b.1931) British Serpentine Study 3, Group A, gouache signed, titled and dated ‘99, 15½ x 15in (39 x 38cm).

Estimate: €40,000-60,000

Hammer: €50,000

Galerie Bassange, Berlin-Grunewald, October 17

Cranach Press copy of Virgil’s Eclogues with 43 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol and 17 initials by Eric Gill, a special edition of eight copies on parchment in cream and gilt binding, 1926.

Estimate: €12,000

Hammer: €80,000


Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, October 22

The Grey Village, a 18in x 3ft (45 x 92cm) ink and watercolour on paper with character and seal marks for Cheong Soo Pieng (Singapore, 1917-83).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £10,000

Barsby Auctions, Sydney, October 19

Rococo style silver plated samovar, probably Russian, c.1850.

Estimate: Aus$80-200

Hammer: Aus$4200

Pippa Deeley Auctions, Bodiam, East Sussex, October 19

Eighteenth century banded agate ring with possibly Roman intaglio.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £2700

Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 17-23, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 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 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com