TOP SELLING LOTS
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).
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).
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.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Eastbourne Auctions, June 10
Artur Lakatos (Hungarian, 1880-1968) Tuscan pointillist oil on canvas, signed and inscribed 1916 – Portoferraio, Elba, 2ft 8in (79cm) square.
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).
John Rolfe, Tetbury, June 11
Hollywood Music Festival 1970 poster designed by Brian Plews, pin holes and one tear, 2ft 6in (75cm) high.
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