TOP SELLING LOTS
Deutsch Auctioneers, Vienna, May 23
Fabius Brest (1823-1900), Shipping on the Bosphorus at sunrise, oil on canvas, 14in x 2ft (34 x 60cm).
Hammer: €16,000 (£14,200)
Roseberys, London, May 24
Russian icon of Christ Pantocrator on silver-gilt cloisonné and champlevé enamelled oklad, by Ivan Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1886.
Bonhams, London, May 23
European 20th century 18ct gold cigarette case with Safavid style decoration, from the collection of Princess Soraya (1932-2001).
Philip Serrell, Malvern, May 18
Near pair of Kangxi (1662-1720) blue and white canister vases, two differing square marks to base, 11in (28cm).
HIGHEST PRICE OVER ESTIMATE
Kinghams, Moreton-in-Marsh, May 19
A View of the Landing the New England Forces in ye Expedition against Cape Breton, 1745, published by John Bowles at the Black Horse, London, August 1747.
Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, May 19
Indian bronze bodhisattva in Pala style, 5½in (14cm) high.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 18-24, 2023.
‘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