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Charterhouse, Sherborne, July 22

Kangxi period blue and white rouleau vase decorated with a man breathing fire with a dragon and other figures, 16in (40cm) high, crack to the interior and small chip to base.

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £26,000

Ewbank’s, Woking, July 24

Underglaze blue and famille rose enamel vase with Qianlong mark but later, 22in (55cm) high.

Estimate: £2000-4000

Hammer: £23,000

Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, July 23

South-east Asian bronze bodhisattva with black patination, 6in (15cm) high.

Estimate: £50-70

Hammer: £22,000


Huntly Auctions, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, July 28

Tribal art carved wood spoon, 15in (37cm), probably Dan (Ivory Coast and Liberia) ceremonial ladle or wakemia.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £8800

Roseberys, London, July 28

Early 20th century Chinese paktong ink box incised with inscription and a scholar in a landscape, 5in (12.5cm) wide. Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £6000

Peter Francis, Carmarthen, July 22

Early 18th century walnut tallboy of small size in distressed condition, 5ft 7in high x 3ft 2in wide (1.7m x 95cm).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £3800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for July 16-29,2020.

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