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Top selling lots

Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg, May 22

Harry Roskolenko, Paris Poems, 1950, deluxe edition numbered 1/15 including original watercolour drawing and the additional suite of plates signed by the artist and the author.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: €42,000

Chiswick Auctions, London, May 24

18th century Indo-Portuguese (Goanese) hardwood, ivory and inlaid tabernacle, 2ft (60cm) high.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £30,000

TimeLine Auctions, London, May 23

A restrung set of 4th century BC Greek gold elements with beaded wire, filigree and granule detailing, ex the Mansees collection; formed 1950s-early 1990s.

Estimate: £10,000-12,000

Hammer: £10,000

Highest price over estimate

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, May 18

An 18th century Indo-Portuguese tabletop cabinet with bone inlay, poor condition.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £6600

Matthew Barton, London, May 24

An early Arabic folio from a dispersed manuscript of Al-Jauhari’s dictionary of the Arabic language, late Abbasid, probably Baghdad, 13th century with later alterations.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3000

Anthemion, Cardiff, May 24

An 18th century salt glazed stoneware mug decorated with flower heads and leaves, 5½in (14cm) high, together with a later loving cup applied with figures in a tavern.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £1500

1196 Most registered online bidders

Hansons, Etwall, Derbyshire May 18-23

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for May 18-24, 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