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TOP SELLING LOTS

Silverstone Auctions, Leamington Spa, May 23

1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 ‘Oscar India’ in Salisbury Blue coachwork with warranted 10,550 mileage.

Estimate: £160,000-180,000

Hammer: £145,000

Penrith Farmers & Kidd, Cumbria, May 22

A Qianlong mark and period bronze mirror cast with three panels of verse, 2ft 6in (74cm), later hung as a gong.

Estimate: £2000-4000

Hammer: £21,400

Bamfords, Derby, May 20,

Probably 17th century Continental School oil on canvas of a lady with pearl necklace and gold coins, 2ft 10in x 2ft 5in (86 x 73cm).

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £18,000

Hermann Historica, Munich, May 25

Large 19th century Meissen chinoiserie model after Johann Joachim Kaendler, 15in (36cm), some restoration.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: €10,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Franklin Brown, Edinburgh, May 23

Rare Kangxi powder-blue and underglaze-red saucer dish decorated with a seated lohan.

Estimate: £50-70

Hammer: £7850

Flints, Thatcham, May 21

A microscope slide with label for the mineral ‘Kenyte’ and Shackleton Antarctic Expdtn No G579, Gregory, Bottley, London.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 21-27, 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