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TOP SELLING LOTS

Hansons, London, October 14

Qing doucai porcelain bitong decorated with scholars on a terrace.

Estimate: £15,000-25,000

Hammer: £58,000

Tennants, Leyburn, October 12

Llanrhwydrys, an oil on canvas by Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006), 2ft x 2ft 8in (59 x 79cm), provenance to Thackery Gallery, London.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £18,000

Lawrences, Crewkerne, October 10

Qing carved bamboo bitong carved with lotus, palms, a maiden by a screen and a dragon by a table, 6½in (16.5cm).

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £13,000

Halls, Shrewsbury, October 16

WSPU Exhibition Suffragette tea service by HM Williamson, Longton, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst c.1909.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £6500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s, Cumbria, October 16

Chinese Transitional period blue and white water pot, large chip on inner rim.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £3600

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, October 15

Qing blue and white faceted baluster vase decorated with five-clawed dragons holding symbols of longevity, 18in (44cm) high, reduced neck.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £8500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 10-16, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 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 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com