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Bentley’s, Cranbrook, January 4

Collioure, a 21 x 19in (54 x 48cm) oil on board by Donald McIntyre (1923-2009), two labels verso for the Collect Art Gallery, Lymm.

Estimate: £5000-6000

Hammer: £5700

Special Auction Services, Newbury, January 7

Pair of Chinese export oil on canvas portraits of ladies in traditional costume attributed to Lam Qua (1801- 60), 33 x 17in (58 x 44cm).

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £4600

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, January 8

Late-18th or early 19th century strap and rivet-decorated iron safe with complex locking mechanism and an interior with a wooden shelf, probably French or German, 3ft (90cm) high.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £4000


Hannam’s, Selborne, January 6

Four from a collection of 255 German carved and painted wood folk art Noah’s ark figures, probably Erzgebirge, 19th century.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £2200

Hannam’s, Selborne, January 6

Copy of the ‘Pearl Bible’ printed by John Field, 1658 in a (probably later) binding with engraved silver mounts.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £1600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 2-8,2019 ‘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