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TOP SELLING LOTS

Dawson’s, London, April 7

Stepan Dmitrievich (Nefyodov) Erzia (1876-1959), Head of a Woman, quebracho wood, signed S Erzia, 22in (54cm) high.

Estimate: £30,000-50,000

Hammer: £31,500

Bellmans, Billingshurst, April 5

19th century Continental school, Figures on a jetty, oil on canvas, indistinctly signed, 23in x 2ft 8in (57 x 86cm).

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £22,000

Canterbury Auction Galleries, April 10

A fine Japanese cloisonné enamel vase, 7¼in (18.5cm) high, signed Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927).

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £29,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, April 4

French school, oil on paper laid on canvas, half-length portrait of a boy, unsigned, 16 x 13in (40 x 32cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £15,600

Duke’s, Dorchester, April 9

Health At Home, a report by Buckinghamshire County Council inscribed To Mrs Mackay, with Florence Nightingale’s best wishes… December 15th 1893.

Estimate: £40-80

Hammer: £2200

Stroud Auctions, April, 3

Attributed to George Frederick Watts, Red chalk sketch study for Chaos, 6 x 13in (14 x 33cm), with J Leger & Son label dated July 1959.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £2200

Source: Bid Barometer a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 4-10, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top 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