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Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, January 24

A George III diamond-set lower head brooch pendant, c.1790.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £28,000

Duke’s, Dorset, January 24

Italian ebonised and hardstone mounted cabinet-on-stand of 17th century design.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £18,000

Forum, London, January 30

Pen and black ink over pencil illustration titled When Adam Delved and Eve Span prepared at the Kelmscott Press as a frontispiece to A Dream of John Ball.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £8500


Babuino, Rome, January 22

Unascribed early 20th century Russian oil on canvas, 11 x 18in (27 x 45cm), signed and dated 1908.

Estimate: €200-300

Hammer: €11,000

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, January 29

Chinese crackle glazed mallow form brush washer in Song Dynasty style, 5in (12cm) diameter.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £12,500

Toovey’s, West Sussex, January 25

A group of 18th and 19th century textile fragments including a section of woven silk, tied with a piece of paper inscribed Piece of old Queen Charlotte train 1770.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £2000


Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 24-30, 2019.

‘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