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Highest price over estimate

Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, March 9

Mid-18th century Staffordshire pottery arbour group depicting a romantic couple, 6¼in (16cm) high.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £5000

C&T Auctioneers, Tunbridge Wells, March 15

Two ‘Blitz’ paintings on card, signed and dated W.H.Parsonage 1941. One depicts Cheapside (left) in 1940, the other is titled Burning Docks Sep. 1940, 20 x 14in (50 x 35cm).

Estimate £80-100

Hammer £2600

Franklin Browns, Edinburgh, March 11

Russian porcelain Gardner type figures: water carrier, 10¾in (27cm) high, and gent with a dog at his feet, 6½in (16cm) high.

Estimate £80-100

Hammer: £5150

Top selling lots

Fellows, Birmingham, March 9

Tiffany vivid yellow diamond single-stone ring, 2.67cts, with maker’s case.

Estimate £20,000-30,000

Hammer £43,000

Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, March 9

Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935), highland landscape, oil on canvas, signed, 2ft 6in x 3ft 5in (75 x 1m).

Estimate £4000-6000

Hammer £12,000

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, March 14

Circle of Bartholomeus Van Der Helst (Dutch, 1613-70), portrait of a young lady, oil on panel, 21½in x 2ft 3in (54 x 68cm). Provenance: probably Lord Croft, Croft Castle, Herefordshire.

Estimate £2000-3000

Hammer £6200

1177 Most registered online bidders

Lawrences of Bletchingly, March 14-15


Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales onthesaleroom.comfor March 9-15, 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

* Part of a three-day sale, data up to March 15