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Top selling lots

Adam’s, Dublin, December 12

A set of four (one shown) English school oil on copper portraits of ladies in 17th century costume, 9 x 6in (22 x 16cm).

Estimate: €1000-1500

Hammer: €22,000

Ketterer Kunst, Munich, December 7

Joan Miro, Les Deux Amis 1969, a 1983 colour etching and aquatint from an edition of 75 copies, 2ft 4in x 3ft 6in (72cm x 1.06m).

Estimate: €9000-11,000

Hammer: €17,000

Morton & Eden, London, December 7

Extremely rare Edward VI (1547-53) silver shilling, 1547.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £10,000

Highest price over estimate

London Auctions, London, December 11

An early 20th century Chinese silver and cloisonné enamel bowl, mark of Zee Wo, Shanghai, 45oz.

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £8700

Laidlaw, Carlisle, December 9

A pair of Meiji bronze and mixed metal vases decorated with finches on a prunus bough, 8in (20cm) tall.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3400

Jones & Jacob, Watlington, December 13

A Qing bronze censer base with lion mask ring handles and scroll feet, 3in (7.5cm) wide.

Estimate: £50-70

Hammer: £4000

1112 Most registered online bidders

Reeman Dansie, Colchester, December 12-13

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 7-13, 2017.

‘Highest price over estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 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 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com