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JS Fine Art, Banbury, December 15

Pair of 19th century French bronze busts emblematic of America and Africa, supported on gilt socles and square plinths, 16in (41cm) high.

Estimate: N/a

Hammer: £15,000

Forum Auctions, London, December 14

Bridget Riley (b.1931), Untitled (Elongated Triangles 4), screenprint in colours, 1971, from the edition of 75, 3ft 4in (1m 4cm) high.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £13,000

Finarte, Rome, December 14

Silvered bronze okimono of an egret with shakudo and gilt decoration, 2ft 4in (70cm), resting on a natural wood base; signed Masatsune chū.

Estimate: €2000-3000

Hammer: €13,000 (£12,300)

Bonhams, London, December 13

Sealed half size ‘onion’ wine bottle, with seal dated 1688 attributed to Anne and William Morrell of the Crown tavern on Cornmarket Street in Oxford.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £11,000


Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, December 15

Edgar Wood (1860-1935) pastel harbour scene with figures, signed and dated 1926.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3000

Mitchells, Cockermouth, December 14

Late 19th century Copeland porcelain New Milk basin.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £900

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