TOP SELLING LOTS
Nagel, Stuttgart, December 10
River landscape with a view to Leiden and the Hooglandse Kerk, 10 x 17in (26 x 43cm), by Jan van Goyen (1596- 1656) monogrammed and dated 1643.
Hansons, Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, December 11
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling, first edition, first issue, 1997, lacking front free endpaper and half-title, binding badly worn.
Wilkinsons, Doncaster, December 13
Nineteenth century tableau of 22 peg dolls dressed as academics in gowns and mortarboards housed in a mahogany case, 18in (45cm) wide.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Lawrences of Bletchingley, December 10
Eighteenth century carved pine figure of a classical female warrior, possibly ship’s figurehead, 4ft 1in (1.25m).
Chilcotts, Honiton, December 12
Civil MBE awarded to Flight Captain Joan Lily Amelia Hughes (1918-93).
Windsor Auctions, Berkshire, December 12
Arts & Crafts copper charger, 20in (51cm) signed J Pearson 1895.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 10-16, 2020. ‘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