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Rob Michiels, Bruges, February 25

English bronze 80mm cannon monogrammed CR and dated 1665, recovered by a fisherman in the North Sea in 1966, on later oak carriage.

Estimate: €10,000-20,000

Hammer: €18,000

Rotherbaum, Hamburg, February 25

Tiffany Studios Dragonfly bronze and favrile glass lamp designed by Clara Driscoll c.1906, 22in (56cm) high.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €36,000

Dawsons, Maidenhead, February 23

Gardner porcelain figure of a city guard, 1820s, from the Magic Lantern series, 6in (16cm) high, professional restoration.

Estimate: £1200-1800

Hammer: £8700

Bishop & Miller, Stowmarket, February 23

Life-size carved and polychrome-decorated tobacconist’s figure of a Scottish highlander taking snuff c.1820.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £7800


Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, February 25

Qing hardwood vase stand modelled as a lily pad emerging from scrolling waves and water lilies, 9in (22cm) wide.

Estimate: £120-180

Hammer: £3500

Laidlaw, Carlisle, February 24

Two cabinet cards and a carte de visite of Lieutenant Henry Havelock who was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions during the Indian Mutiny at Cawnpore, July 16, 1857.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1300

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 23-March 1, 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