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TOP SELLING LOTS

Silverstone Auctions, Kenilworth, May 22

Triumph X-75 Hurricane, 1973, one of 1152 produced, same owner for last 26 years.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £26,500

Hermann Historica, Munich, May 26

Longquan brush washer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 7½in (19cm) diameter.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: €30,000 (£26,000)

Bonhams, London, May 25

Silver and stainless steel flatware service for 12 designed by Carlo Scarpa and produced by Cleto Munari, Vicenza, c.1977, 72 pieces each with facsimile signature.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £22,000

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, May 20

Seventeenth century French school half-length portrait of a lady as Diana, oil on canvas, 2ft 10in x 2ft 2in, (87 x 66cm). Property of a Scottish Borders family.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £22,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Peter Francis, Carmarthen, May 26

Pair of oak hall chairs with Art Nouveau ivory inlaid roundels, c.1890.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £2400

Aldridges, Bath, May 25

Margaret Rose Preston (Australian, 1875-1963), a rural landscape, woodcut, 7½in (19cm) square, signed in pencil lower margin.

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £2700

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 20-26, 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 onthesaleroom.com