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TOP SELLING LOTS

Aldridges, Bath, January 28

Gold, natural pearl and diamond brooch including two pearls with a pale gold orient of approx 14.5mm.

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £36,000

Elmwood’s, London, January 29

Nineteenth century Cantonese pierced and carved ivory cockade fan and case.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £7500

Thimbleby Shorland, Reading, January 25

Large early-20th century Louis Vuitton cabin trunk covered in monogram canvas in original condition with stamped metalwork, 3ft 4in (1.01m) across.

Estimate: £4500-5500

Hammer: £5500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Chorley’s, Cheltenham, January 28

Plaster and terracotta relief of The Last Supper in 17th century style, 3ft 8in (1.1m) from the cellar of Spetchley Park.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £6000

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle upon Tyne, January 23

Two oil on canvas still-lifes c.1940 by Lucy Harwood (1893-1972), 20 x 15in (50 x 40cm).

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £4500

Semley, Shaftesbury, January 25

Nineteenth century carved and turned boxwood and macassar ebony chess set, the kings 3¾in (9.5cm) high.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 23-29, 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