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Lay’s, Penzance, August 17

Painted and carved pine ship’s figurehead of Princess Alexandra Rose commissioned from Charles Moore, c.1970.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £10,000

Mander, Sudbury, August 18

A 1950s Cartier trembleuse gold brooch in the form of a flower, set with ruby, diamond, sapphire and emerald stamen.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £5800

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, August 22

Edwardian carved and painted half block model of a trout inscribed 18lbs Blue Stone Pool River Spey. Aug. 23. 1910, in the manner of John Tully, Fochabers.

Estimate: £500-600

Hammer: £6500


Keys, Aylsham, August 22

Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior: a 1950s faux turquoise necklace

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1300

Griffin’s, Warwick, August 17

The City of London Imperial Volunteers notepaper holder presented to Major FJ McDonnell, the youngest of the British troops to go to the Boer War.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £660

Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, August 22

Pair of Victorian opaque glass vases and covers with bird and floral decoration, 18in (41cm), one damaged.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for August 17-23, 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