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TOP SELLING LOTS

Cheffins, Cambridge, August 1

Carl Bucherer lady’s diamond-set evening clutch bag, c.1965, of closed basket weave design, 6½in (17cm) long, opening with piano hinge to reveal a mirror. Total diamond weight approximately 4.20cts, gross weight 390g.

Estimate: £7000-9000

Hammer: £8000

Bushey Auctions, Hertfordshire, August 1

John Bellany (1942-2013) framed oil on canvas of a lady with a puffin with Bass Rock in the background, signed bottom right, 2ft 6in x 2ft (76 x 61cm).

Estimate: £2500-3500

Hammer: £5500

Antikbar, London, August 3

Original vintage travel advertising poster published for the Venezia Graphic Design Conference and used by the Italian Tourist Office (ENIT) to promote Venice. Design by Cassandre, pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron (1901-68).

Estimate: £1200-2400

Hammer: £4800

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Adam Partridge, Liverpool, August 7

Photograph album titled The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937 Shanghai, the front cover with silvered depictions of warfare including bombs, planes, bullets, tanks and warships, the interior containing 110 photographs.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1150

1818 Auctioneers, Milnthorpe, August 3

A bound collection of 18th and 19th century newspaper cuttings, illustrations, cartoons (some coloured) and adverts/ flyers. Contents include natural curiosities, the human form, balloon flights, personal adverts and many other oddities.

Estimate: £200-250

Hammer: £3400

Bellmans, West Sussex, August 3

Friedrich Feigl (1884-1965), Montmartre, oil on canvas, signed, 2ft 3in x 23in (68 x 58.5cm).

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 1-7, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 15 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