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Hansons, Etwall, Derbyshire, December 7

Qianlong (1735-1799) copper-red and underglaze blue ‘deer’ lantern vase, 18in (46cm) high, broken and reglued in six parts.

Estimate: £15,000-25,000

Hammer: £200,000

Hampel, Munich, December 3

Large Limoges enamel on copper plaque depicting the Crucifixion, c.1550, 14 x 11in (35 x 28cm).

Estimate: €25,000-35,000

Hammer: €55,000

Holts, Wolverton, Norfolk, December 8

Pair of 16-bore ‘Royal’ self-opening hand detachable sidelock ejectors by Holland & Holland.

Estimate: £30,000-35,000

Hammer: £30,000


Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, December 7

Stella Bowen (1893-1947, Australian), study of a classical statue stood on a plinth, signed, oil on board, 2ft x 20in (61 x 50cm).

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £7000

Gorringe’s, Lewes, December 7

Rose Mary Barton (1856-1929, Irish) watercolour of a Dublin street scene with horse-drawn carriages, signed, 10 x 6in (24 x 16cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3600

Keys, Aylsham, December 8

Chinese porcelain bottle vase with underglaze copper red decoration of dragons and a rat, 6in (15cm) high.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £8200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on for December 3-9, 2020. ‘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

'Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on