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TOP SELLING LOTS

Hansons, Staffordshire, December 20

The Accident by Theodore Gerard (1829-95), signed and dated 1867, oil on panel, 2ft 4in x 21in (70 x 54cm).

Estimate: £10,000-12,000

Hammer: £9600

Dickins, Middle Clayton, December 30

Eighteenth century Nottingham salt-glazed stoneware bear jug, 10½in (26cm) high.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £2800

Wotton Auction Rooms, December 28

Abstract 1936 by Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), coloured lithograph and signature verso, with inscribed number 12, 2ft 3in x 2ft 8in (67 x 80cm).

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £3000

HIGHEST PRICE OVER ESTIMATE

Hansons, Staffordshire, December 19

Liverpool delft commemorative soup bowl, c.1745, painted with the Battle of Portobello, 9in (22cm), broken and restored.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £900

Dickins, Middle Clayton, December 30

Three pairs of Minton, Hollings & Co Aesthetic movement tiles (one shown) decorated with birds and flowers.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £650

East Bristol Auctions, December 28

1968 lenticular hologram poster for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, 13 x 10in (34 x 26cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £620

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 19-January 2, 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