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Top selling lots

Taylor & Fletcher, Bourton-on-the- Water, February 22

Pair of Chinese Republic hardwood framed porcelain plaques, 21 x 15in (53 x 38cm), each with label dated October 1939.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £70,000

Hansons, Etwall, February 21

Cats on a Table with Pineapple, gouache and watercolour by Mary Fedden (1915-2012), signed and dated 1981, 21in x 2ft 5in (53 x 75cm).

Estimate: £2000-4000

Hammer: £14,000

David Stanley, Coalville, February 23

Very rare steel Norris No 11 mitre plane with rosewood infill.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £6000

Highest price over estimate

Cottees, Poole, February 24

Framed Arts & Crafts embroidery of a lady, 15 x 10in (39 x 25cm), possibly Scottish.

Estimate: £10-15

Hammer: £2000

Watsons, Heathfield, February 22

Four late 19th century coral and blue and white bowls bearing Kangxi marks, 5in (11cm) diameter.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £7100

Holloway’s, Banbury, February 27

Vintage black French silk top hat, by Locke & Co of London bearing the monogram L, from the estate of the late Lady Lucan.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £2200

1334 Most registered online bidders

Adam Partridge, Cheshire, February 22-23

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 22-28, 2018.

‘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