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Van Ham, Cologne, May 15

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique, rose gold, 1995.

Estimate: €100,000-150,000

Hammer: €110,000 (£94,100)

Dreweatts, Newbury, May 14

Grande Tensione Verticale by Toni Fabris (Italian 1915-89), originally purchased directly from the artist in 1960, Ken Bolan collection.

Estimate: £40,000-60,000

Hammer: £88,000

Mallams, Cheltenham, May 9

Meiji period metalwork miniature kodansu (incense cabinet) formed as a Buddhistic shrine on dragon carved wooden base, signed in both standard script and Sosho for Dai Nihon Kyoto.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £12,000


British Bespoke Auctions, Broadway, Worcestershire, May 9

Large Victorian sampler, worked by Elizabeth McCormick in ‘Misses Barr’s School’, November 11, 1846, 21 x 20in (53 x 50).

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £2400

Special Auction Services, Newbury, May 14

Late 19th century dissecting microscope by Carl Zeiss, marked Jena no 467, with fitted case, complete with three additional objectives.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1800

Catherine Southon, Farleigh, Surrey, May 15

Early 20th century salesman album of colour printed sample branded trade labels printed by James Upton Ltd, Birmingham.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £6200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 9-15, 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