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TOP SELLING LOTS

Gorringe’s, Lewes, October 1

Republican famille rose porcelain and hongmu table screen, 2ft (60cm) high, painted with two of the Eight Immortals and seal mark for Wang Qi (1884-1937), with provenance.

Estimate: £1500-2000

Hammer: £26,000

Elmwood’s, London, October 2

Retro French gold and mystery set sapphire cuff bracelet.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £17,000

Dreweatts, Newbury, October 2

George II brass, shagreen, and lignum vitae double-reflecting compound microscope by Edmund Culpeper, London, c.1730, in original unrestored condition with accessories.

Estimate: £7000-10,000

Hammer: £13,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Adam Partridge, Liverpool, October 2

Qing bamboo root carving of a boat transporting deities, 2ft (60cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1400

Boldon Auction Galleries, Tyne and Wear, October 2

Monart table lamp base with acid etched frieze of trees, 8in (20cm), paper trade label to base Monart Glass, Moncrieff Scotland, VII, P/23.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1300

Gorringe’s, Lewes, October 1

Tongzhi (1862-74) mark and period famille rose brush pot painted with the Four Beauties and an attendant examining a scroll, calligraphic inscription, 5in (13cm)

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £3000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 26- October 2, 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.