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TOP SELLING LOTS

Antiquorum, Geneva, May 12

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 18ct yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch c.2000, box and papers.

Estimate: Sfr40,000-60,000

Hammer: Sfr44,000

Galerie Zacke, Vienna, May 11

Ink on gold paper fan signed for Ming dynasty calligrapher Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) with ivory and tortoiseshell mounts.

Estimate: €3000

Hammer: €28,000

Hansons, Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, May 9

One of a series of progressive and finished designs for Maltese stamps, 1926, from the Leonard Fryer archive of stamp designs.

Estimate: £4000-4500

Hammer: £22,100

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, May 15

Beswick Rearing Horse (model 1014) in rare white colourway.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1300

Stroud Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire, May 8

Complete pack of 52 William Wheeler playing cards c.1821.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1200

Babuino Casa d’Aste, Rome, May 9

North European 18th century oil and canvas depicting Chinese terrace scene, 15 x 20in (38 x 51cm).

Estimate: €150-250

Hammer: €7000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 8-15, 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