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Highest price over estimate

Franklin Browns, Edinburgh, April 22

A Chinese blue and white moon flask with scroll handles, 10in (25cm) high.

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £56,000

Wotton Auction Rooms, Wotton-under-Edge, April 25

A Victorian cotton quilt decorated with exotic birds and bouquets amid bands of foliage.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £3900

Top selling lots

Oriental Art Auctions, Hattem, Netherlands

Coral carving of a lady immortal marked Shui Jin, 20th century, 11in (27cm) high.

Estimate: €7000-10,000

Hammer: €34,000

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, April 25

A rare Victorian Irish silver ‘castle-top’ card case depicting Dun Laoghaire harbour, by John Schriber, Dublin 1863.

Estimate: £3000-4000

Hammer: £8800

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, April 25

George V (1910-36) proof set, 1911, in case of issue.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £13,000

Mallams Cheltenham, April 26

A Chinese Transitional blue and white porcelain ovoid jar c.1650 decorated with a gathering of figures and a calligraphic inscription, 11in (27cm) high.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £36,000

1418 Most registered online bidders

Hansons, Etwall, April 20-25

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 20-26, 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