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Lempertz, Cologne, June 11

An 18th century lacquered and painted hinoki wood netsuke of a sage, 3½in (9cm) high, signed with the pottery seal for Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747).

Estimate: €4000-6000

Hammer: €42,000 (£35,700)

Dobritz Art and Auction, Frankfurt, June 11

Torso, a bronze dated 1976 by Baltasar Lobo (1910-93), numbered 4/8, case by Susse Fondeur Paris, 21in (52cm).

Estimate: €18,000

Hammer: €29,000 (£24,650)

Clevedon Auctions, Bristol, June 9

Cased pair of gold inlaid French percussion duelling pistols by Geerinckx, Paris, with presentation inscription to Colonel HT Siborne, Delegate of his Britannic Majesty to the European Commission of the Danube January 1879.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £15,000


Eastbourne Auctions, June 10

Artur Lakatos (Hungarian, 1880-1968) Tuscan pointillist oil on canvas, signed and inscribed 1916 – Portoferraio, Elba, 2ft 8in (79cm) square.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £16,600

Clarke’s, Shaftesbury, Dorset, June 10

Australian school, oval portrait sketch of an Aboriginal man, oil on canvas, framed and glazed, 8 x 10in (19 x 24cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3400

John Rolfe, Tetbury, June 11

Hollywood Music Festival 1970 poster designed by Brian Plews, pin holes and one tear, 2ft 6in (75cm) high.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £1000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 17-23, 2022.

‘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