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Burgersdijk & Niermans, Leiden, May 10

Complete copy of Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods by Jan Christiaan Sepp (1762-1860), one of the most important Dutch works on lepidoptera, with 610 hand-coloured plates.

Estimate: €5000-6500

Hammer: €12,000 (£10,200)

Gildings, Market Harborough, May 10

Elkington & Co bronze of Queen Victoria after Joseph Edgar Boehm with presentation inscription dated July 1895, 22in (56cm) high.

Estimate: £1500-2000

Hammer: £13,000

Olympia Auctions, London, May 11

Cantonese reverse painted mirror with bucolic river scene, 17in x 2ft 3in (43 x 67cm), later frame.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £8000


Catherine Southon, Warlingham, Surrey, May 11

Tekke Bokhara carpet, 10ft 7in x 6ft 10in (3.23 x 2.04m), Turkmenistan, early 20th century.

Estimate: £200-400

Hammer: £10,000

Bamfords, Derby, May 6

Late Qing pale nephrite plaque carved with a boy holding a box, 3½in (8cm) wide.

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £4800

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle upon Tyne, timed online sale ending May 9

Pair of unsigned 18th century Dutch School still-life studies, oil on canvas, 17 x 13in (42 x 33cm), in gilt frames.

Estimate: £150-250

Hammer: £7400

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