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TOP SELLING LOTS

Fellows, Birmingham, January 30

Cushion-shape 4.01ct diamond ring, G colour, VS2 clarity.

Estimate: £28,000-35,000

Hammer: £28,000

Fellows, Birmingham, January 30

Cushion-shape 4.01ct diamond ring, G colour, VS2 clarity.

Estimate: £28,000-35,000

Hammer: £28,000

Batemans, Stamford, February 1

Large Meiji period satsuma figure of a bijin by Kinkozan, 18in (45cm) high.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £7000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Mallams, Oxford, January 30

Copies of the Old and New Testament of the Rheims-Douai Bible, dated 1582 and 1609, in later tooled calf bindings.

Estimate: £50-150

Hammer: £6200

Bridport Auctions, Dorset, January 31

A pair of oils of Sri Lanka by Russian émigré artist Alexander Sofronoff (1901-48).

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £2600

Lawrences, Bletchingley, February 4

Chinese carved white jade belt clasp adapted for use as a magnifying glass handle.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1400

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 30-February 5, 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