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Highest price over estimate

Mallams, Oxford, January 18

18th century ebony and ivory inlaid casket, 8in (20cm)

Estimate £150-200

Hammer £2200

Cheffins, Cambridge, January 12

Circle of Konstantin Andreyevich Somov (1869-1939) landscape, unframed oil on board 11 x 9in (27 x 22cm) signed in Cyrillic and dated 29.

Estimate £200-300

Hammer £7000

Bamfords, Derby, January 17

A 19th century Staffordshire recumbent greyhound, with oval base applied with rabbit, 11in (27cm)

Estimate £80-100

Hammer £1100

Top selling lots

Loeckx, Ghent, January 17

Four large polychrome pottery worshippers, Ming dynasty, 2ft 9in (83cm)


Hammer €39,000 (£29,600)

Fellows, Birmingham, January 12

A late Victorian silver and gold tiara comprising seven old-cut diamond clusters with estimated total weight of 18 to 19cts in case marked D&J Wellby Ltd. Garrick St, London.

Estimate £14,000-18,000

Hammer £16,000

Lawrences, Crewkerne, January 17

Late 18th century Armenian silver and enamel saucer made for Catholicos Ghoukas Carnets in Turkey, 6in (15cm) diameter

Estimate £900-1200

Hammer £5000

Most registered online bidders

Bamfords, January 17-20, 1241 bidders

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales onthesaleroom.com for January 12-18, 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 onthesaleroom.com

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders onthesaleroom.com