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TOP SELLING LOTS

Gorringe’s, Lewes, September 1

Eighteenth century Chinese gold splashed bronze censer with apocryphal Xuande seal mark, 8in (20cm) high, on hardwood stand.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £32,000

TimeLine Auctions, Harwich, September 1

Eastern Wei 6th century carved sandstone architectural panel of a robed Buddha in an aureole of flying deva figures, 2ft 10in (87cm) high.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £18,500

Hotlotz, Singapore, timed online sale closing August 30

Qing underglaze blue and red celadon ground dragon vase, 2ft 1in (63cm), one handle restored.

Estimate: Sin$1000-1500

Hammer: Sin$33,000 (£18,150)

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Hotlotz, Singapore, timed online sale closing August 30

Southern Song or Yuan period Qingbai dish, 7in (18cm) with moulded decoration of prunus and a crescent moon in clouds.

Estimate: Sin$500-800

Hammer: Sin$29,000 (£16,000)

Gorringe’s, Lewes, September 1

Pair of 12in (30cm) silver royal presentation photograph frames with portraits signed Elizabeth R and George R VI and dated 1940.

Estimate: £500-800

Hammer: £9500

Brighton & Hove Auctions, August 28

Eighteenth century rococo mirror with japanned decoration, probably Venetian.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3300

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 27-September 2, 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.