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Bellmans, Wisborough Green, October 14

Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover, both elements signed and dated November 1899, 9in (23cm) high including ebonised wood base, good condition

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £38,000

Hansons, Etwall, Derbyshire, October 14

Place de la Republique du Crepuscule, oil on canvas, 9 x 12½in (23 x 32cm), by Edouard Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)

Estimate: £7500-8500

Hammer: £15,000

Gorringe’s, Lewes, October 19

First edition, first impression copy of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit or There and Back Again with dust jacket, London, 1937.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £19,000

Lawrences, Crewkerne, October 15

Chinese hardwood occasional table, the circular top inset with a porcelain plaque 2ft 5in wide x 2ft 7in high (74 x 79cm).

Estimate £500-700

Hammer: £10,000


Andrew Smith & Son, Alresford, October 13

Qing or later pale grey jade carving of a bird perched on rockwork, 7in (17cm), small chips.

Estimate £80-120

Hammer £6000

Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, October 19

Original 1968 British Quad poster for Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

Estimate £40-60

Hammer £2200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 30-October 6, 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