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Top selling lots

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, September 19

Maori nephrite hei-tiki pendant with red sealing wax, 19th century, 4in (10cm) high

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £20,000

Semley, Shaftesbury, September 15

George III yew, satinwood and floral marquetry bombé secretaire cabinet, c.1770, attributed to Mayhew & Ince, 3ft 6in (1.07m) high

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £15,000

Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey, September 18

Possibly 17th century Armenian illuminated Gospels in tooled calf binding, 6in x 3in (16 x 7cm)

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £8000

Highest price over estimate

Ewbank’s, Woking, September 12

Qing carved jade and pink tourmaline pendant, 3in (7cm), sold with a coral bead necklace

Estimate: £120-160

Hammer: £7000

Trevanion & Dean, Whitchurch, September 15

The Colosseum, Rome, a late 18th or early 19th century pencil and watercolour in the manner of William Pars, 2ft x 3ft 1in (61x 96cm)

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £3800

Barsby, Sydney, September 15

1956 Melbourne Olympiad torch life membership award with dedication dated 1977 on wood base. Height 17in (44cm)

Estimate: Aus$40-80

Hammer: Aus$6500 (£3300)

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 13-19, 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