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TOP SELLING LOTS

Reeman Dansie, Colchester, March 9

Qing pale celedon jade brush washer in the form of a lotus leaf with chilong, crab and fish.

Estimate: £500-700

Hammer: £17,000

Loeckx, Ghent, March 9

Pair of 3ft 8in (1.1m) Orientalist bronzes by Émile Guillemin, c.1872, cast by the Barbedienne foundry.

Estimate: €5000-7000

Hammer: €24,000 (£20,800)

Hutchinson Scott, Skipton, March 6

George I silver mounted and ebonised bracket clock with pull repeat signed Daniel Quare, London, 18in (40cm) high.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £20,200

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Thimbleby & Shorland, Reading, timed online sale ended March 7

Nineteenth century French gilt brass mystery clock in the style of Robert-Houdin.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £6300

Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, March 6

Scottish 19th century steel fire insert.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £4100

Veilinghuis de Jager, Goes, Netherlands, March 4

Qing blue and white plates decorated with the Eight Immortals, 11in (27cm) diameter, possibly Kangxi.

Estimate:180-360

Hammer: €7500 (£6500)

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 4-10, 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