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Auktionshaus Mehlis, Plauen, August 22

Antonio Sminck van Pitloo (1791-1837), a rural scene near Naples, oil on canvas, 16 x 20in (39 x 50cm), relined and areas of retouching.

Estimate: €2800

Hammer: €9000

Dawson’s, Maidenhead, August 24

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) signed print, The Cart, Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp, 21 x 16in (52 x 40cm).

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £6600

Huntly, Turriff, August 27

Militia 1756 pattern flintlock muzzle-loading musket marked Grice 1759 and 1/74 to both butt and bayonet.

Estimate: £1200-1600

Hammer: £5200


Auktionshaus Mehlis, Plauen, August 22

Samuel Prout (1783-1852), View of The Doge’s Palace Venice, watercolour, 10 x 16½in (26 x 42cm), label for The Fine Art Society dated April 1965.

Estimate: €100

Hammer: €2200

Aldridges, Bath, August 27

Newton’s New Game of Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished for the Amusement of Youth of Both Sexes, published by William Darton of London, 1818, with original sleeve.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £1300


Hyperion, St Ives, August 24

Nineteenthth century Indo-Persian jambiya dagger with silver mounts, scabbard and belt.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £1600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 22-28, 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