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TOP SELLING LOTS

Sheppard’s, Durrow, Co Laois, April 29

Six bentwood chairs and glasstopped dining table by Joseph Walsh (b.1979), purchased from the artist’s studio in 2001.

Estimate: €40,000-60,000

Hammer: €60,000 (£51,200)

Charterhouse, Sherborne, May 5

Late Victorian shepherd’s hut of traditional design on metal wheels, for full restoration.

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £13,000

Dawsons, Maidenhead, April 29

Tiffany & Co glass and gilt bronze mounted standard lamp stamped Tiffany Studios, New York, 1927.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £9800

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Hotlotz, Singapore, timed sale ended May 2

Republican-era blue and white porcelain landscape plaque in the manner of Wang Bu, 16 x 12in (45 x 30cm) in hardwood frame.

Estimate: Sin$300-500

Hammer: Sin$200,000 (£108,700)

Hannam’s, Selborne, Hampshire, May 4

Daoguang period famille rose porcelain plaque with temple scene, 20 x 14in (50 x 36cm) in a hongmu frame.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £17,000

East Bristol Auctions, May 4

Star Wars ‘prototype’ lightsaber for Darth Vader by Microflash Micro Precision Products, from the estate of Dave Prowse.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £9000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 29-May 5, 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