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Pax Romana, London, January 10

Gandharan schist figure of a bodhisattva c.100-300AD, 22in (54cm), from a collection acquired on the UK art market in the 1970s-80s.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £18,000

Charterhouse, Sherborne, January 7

Pen and ink drawing of a landscape attributed to Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591-1666), 9 x 13in (23 x 34cm), with Agnews label verso.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £16,000

Rogers Jones, Colwyn Bay, January 12

Louis XVI-style kingwood, marquetry and ormoul mounted writing desk in the manner of Paul Sormani.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £4800


Halls, Shrewsbury, January 13

Nineteenth century English School portrait of a young lady wearing a blue dress and a red shawl, oil on canvas, 3ft x 2ft 4in (91 x 71cm), relined.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £2300

Reeman Dansie, Colchester, January 13

Handwritten First World War diaries of the British military nurse Sister Lillian CA Robison, 1915-18.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1400

Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, January 9

Waller Hugh Paton (Scottish 1828-1895), The Falls of Tummel, watercolour, signed and dated September 6, 1877.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £1050

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 7-13, 2021. ‘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