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Fonsie Mealy, Castlecomer, July 15

First edition of Questiones subtilissme Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis by Duns Scotus and Maurice O’Fihely, Venice, 1497.

Estimate: €8000-12,000

Hammer: €20,000

Andreas Thies, Kirchheim Unter Teck, July 11

Gold merit medal of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy presented to the African explorer and colonialist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) with engraved dedication dated 1877, 56mm.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: €19,000

Roseberys London, July 15

Sir Sidney Nolan (1917-92), Ned Kelly, mixed media on paper, signed and dated December 30, 1957, 12 x 10in (30 x 25cm), a gift from Nolan’s wife to the vendor.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £10,000


Franklin Browns, Edinburgh, July 11

Continental school oil on panel profile portrait of a young woman in 15th century style, 5 x 7in (12 x 18cm) in an ornate giltwood frame.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £2600

Piers Motley, Exmouth, July 13

Early 18th century doll pin cushion with painted wooden head and jointed arms, 5in (12cm).

Estimate: £60-100

Hammer: £1700

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, July 10

Late 19th century silver plated antoniophone with engraved inscriptions, retailed by S Arthur Chappell, London, cased.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1600

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