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TOP SELLING LOTS

Roseberys, London, June 16

Manuscript of Qasida al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle) copied in 1010AH (1601-02) by Sadiq bin Yusuf of Sian, in restored Chinese morocco binding.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £16,000

Bloomsbury, London, June 12

Contemporary manuscript copy of Al-Rihla al-Wustd (a travel journal documenting al-Nabulsi's journey to Palestine, Jerusalem and Hebron), probably c.1101AH (1690).

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £15,000

Dreweatts 1759, Newbury, June 17

Chinese export silver gilt and enamelled 'Eight Immortals' circular box for the Thai market, mark of Hui Yuan, Canton, c.1850, 6½in (16cm) diameter.

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £14,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Wotton, Wotton-Under-Edge, June 16

Grand Tour sienna marble models of the temples of Castor and Pollux and Vespasian, 12in (31cm) high, some losses.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £4000

HRD Auction Rooms, Brading, June 17

Tlingit beaded red and black cloth ‘octopus’ bag.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £1500

Lacy Scott & Knight, Bury St Edmunds, June 17

Victoria 1841 gold full sovereign with young head and crown shield design on the reverse, light surface scratches.

Estimate: £250-300

Hammer: £8000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for June 11-17, 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.