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Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, October 4

The Garden by Mary Fedden (1915- 2012), dated 1955, oil on canvas, 2ft x 20in (61 x 50cm), from the estate of Sir Jack and Lady Baer

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £26,000

Dreweatts, Newbury, October 3

One of a pair of 20th century composition stone sphinxes after the model by Guelphi and Cheere.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £11,000

Canterbury Auction Galleries, October 1

John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), halflength portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, oil on canvas, 3ft x 2ft 4in (90 x 70cm), by family descent.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £10,000


Elstob & Elstob, Ripon, October 4

Russian naval sword, 1855 pattern, in good condition.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £6500

Clarke & Simpson, Framlingham, October 5

Late 18th century cut glass baluster sweetmeat jar and cover, probably Irish, 13in (35cm) high.

Estimate: £30-60

Hammer: £1800

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, October 5

Renaissance-style embossed steel and gilded parade shield with a depiction of Hercules killing Lichas after Canova, 2ft (60cm) diameter, Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918) provenance.

Estimate: £800-1200

Hammer: £11,000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for July 14-20, 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