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Noonans, London, March 13

Second World War Merchant Navy British Empire Medal and Scott’s First Antarctic Expedition group of 10, plus Russian awards for Thomas Kennar, petty officer on the Discovery between 1901-04.

Estimate: £30,000-40,000

Hammer: £26,000

Dobritz Kunst und Aucktionhaus, Frankfurt, March 9

Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze and semi-precious stone inlaid bodhisattva, 9in (22cm) high.

Estimate: €2800

Hammer: €24,000 (£20,500)

Dreweatts, Newbury, March 7

Late 19th century Japoniste jade, ruby, diamond, pearl and enamel crane pendant by Fontenay.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £17,000


Morphets, Harrogate, March 7

The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, oil on canvas, catalogued as 19th century after Andrea Schiavone (1510- 63), 3ft 3in x 2ft 6in (97 x 76cm).

Estimate: £250-350

Hammer: £32,000

Potteries Auctions, Stoke-On-Trent, March 9

Oil on canvas after the Madonna of the Rosary by Giovanni Battista Salvi di Sassoferrato (1609-85), 8ft 2in (2.5m) high x 4ft 10in (1.48m) wide.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £4900

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, March 12

Two late 19th century, Omani steel jambiya with horn hilts and white-metal-mounted scabbards.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £4000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 29-March 6, 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