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TOP SELLING LOTS

Chiswick Auctions, March 30

Rolex ‘Double Red Date’ Sea-Dweller Mark II, Ref 1665 with box and papers, c.1971.

Estimate: £28,000-48,000

Hammer: £27,000

Eppli, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, March 28

Qing 50 tael square silver sychee ingot, 1796-1821, 1875g.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: €14,000 (£12,000)

Pax Romana, London, March 29

Life-size Gandhara schist head of a bodhisattva, c.300AD, 18in (45cm), acquired in the 1980s.

Estimate: £6000-9000

Hammer: £7500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Aldridges of Bath, March 31

Kangxi famille verte ‘double-decorated’ dragon and peaches and pomegranates dish, 14in (35cm) across, broken.

Estimate: £150-250

Hammer: £4800

Denhams, Horsham, March 25

Kangxi plate decorated with a figure from the Water Margins plus two other blue and white dishes, with some damages.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £3200

Keys, Aylsham, March 25

Possibly 17th century bronze of a lion attacking a stallion, 12in (30cm) wide after model by Giambologna (1529-1608).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £3300

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 26-April 1.

‘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