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TOP SELLING LOTS

Dreweatts 1759, Newbury, September 11

Pair of late 19th century Meissen blue-ground and gilt vases decorated in the Renaissance Limoges enamel style, each 14in (35cm) high.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £22,000

Holloway’s, Banbury, September 10

Our Lady of Kazan icon with jewelled and cloisonné enamel oklad (cover) with Moscow marks for 1908-26 and maker’s mark EA, 13 x 11in (33 x 28cm).

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £16,000

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, September 11

Sri Lankan gilt bronze figure of Buddha, probably 18th century, 17in (44cm) high.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £9600

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Rowley’s, Ely, September 7

Doulton Lambeth stoneware Old King Cole character mug, perhaps by Leslie Harradine.

Estimate: £50-100

Hammer: £3800

Piers Motley, Exmouth, September 9

Official’s medal for the 1948 Summer Olympics with ribbon for the Torquay Organising Committee where sailing events were held.

Estimate: £40-75

Hammer: £2000

Mitchells, Cockermouth, September 4

French 18th century soft-paste porcelain cachepot decorated with buildings and floral sprays, 4½in (11cm) with interlaced L marks, probably Vincennes.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 5-11, 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