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Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, January 10

John Burne (1940-2023), Child with Spotted Dog, oil on canvas, 2ft 5in x 3ft 4in (74cm x 1.01m).

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £10,000

McTear’s, Glasgow, timed online sale ended January 4

Rolex GMT Master Pepsi, Ref 1675, made in 1966 with service paperwork dated 1983 and 2022.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £7500

Auctioneum, Bristol, online sale ended January 9

Gold, ruby, emerald and enamel wax seal in the form of parrot on a perch, with carnelian seal bearing the crest and monogram for the Rothschild family.

Estimate: £6000-7000

Hammer: £6000


Thomson Roddick, Dumfries, January 4

Miller and Adie of Edinburgh theodolite and surveyor’s level in original wooden case.

Estimate: £25-40

Hammer: £1200

Dreweatts, Newbury, January 9

Pair of 18th century Sheffield plated figural candlesticks, unmarked, 11½in (29cm) high.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1500

Chalkwell Auctions, Southend, January 10

Carved and burr walnut veneered cocktail cabinet with mirrored interior and cocktail slide by Berick Furniture.

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £1000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 4-10, 2024.

‘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