TOP SELLING LOTS
Philip Serrell, Malvern, January 16
Lucie Rie white porcelain footed bowl decorated with concentric blue lines, 9in (22cm) diameter, purchased from Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1983, some small firing faults.
Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, January 21
18th century English provincial school portrait of the jester Black John of Tetcott House, Devon, oil on canvas, 3ft 4in x 2ft 1in (1.03m x 62cm).
Chiswick Auctions, London, January 21
19th century French musical automaton of a musician playing the violin beneath a tree filled with singing and hopping birds, 2ft 5in (75cm) high, by Blaize Bonems, Paris.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Franklin Browns, Edinburgh, January 18
Oval portrait of a Western sea captain or merchant, 17 x 13in (42 x 34cm), in the manner of Spoilum of Canton (fl.1785-1810).
Bamfords, Derby, January 17
A cabinet card portrait of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
Gildings, Market Harborough, January 21
Meissen porcelain group of swans and cygnets, incised number G168, 10in (26cm) wide.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 16-22, 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 thesaleroom.com
‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com