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TOP SELLING LOTS

Sworders, London, November 8

Large famille rose charger with six-character Yongzheng mark, 20in (51cm), together with a carved wood dragon stand.

Estimate: £1500-2000

Hammer: £72,000

Dukeʼs, Dorchester, November 11

Late-17th or early-18th century Ceylonese ivory-veneered table cabinet with foliate engraved metal mounts, on a later giltwood stand, 19in (49cm) wide.

Estimate: £5000-10,000

Hammer: £50,000

Auction Team Breker, Köln, November 9

Rare Stollwerck lithographed tin toy gramophone in red c.1903 with original box and chocolate disc.

Estimate: €10,000-12,000

Hammer: €18,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

De Zwaaan, Amsterdam, November 6

Three gilt bronze statues of Buddha in Tang dynasty style, the largest 6½in (16cm), from an Amsterdam collection.

Estimate: €400-800

Hammer: €50,500

Hannamʼs, Selborne, November 12

Qianlong period cloisonné enamel hu vase decorated with taotie mask heads, 7in (17cm) high.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £22,000

Antony Cribb, Abingdon, November 12

Probably 17th century Ceylonese ivory handled ceremonial ladle (kinissa) with copper bowl, 18in (46cm) long.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £17,000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for November 6-13, 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