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Stephan Welz, Cape Town, February 25

Warships taking on Supplies by Abraham Storck (Dutch 1635- 1710), oil on panel, 13 x 17in (32 x 42cm) with label from the National Gallery of South Africa adhered to the reverse.

Estimate: Zar30,000-50,000

Hammer: Zar600,000 (£31,500)

Auktionshaus Stahl, Hamburg, February 22

Late Ming cloisonné bowl decorated with chrysanthemum blooms on a turquoise ground, 12in (30cm).

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: €36,000

Bonhams, London, February 26

A Picturesque Voyage to India by the Way of China, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates within wash borders by Thomas and William Daniell, watermarked 1808-17.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £11,000


Wallis & Wallis, Lewes, February 25

Badges ‘from the helmet of John Donkin, Sergeant of the Prudhoe Company of the Duke of Northumberland’s Volunteers’ at the Battle of Waterloo.

Estimate: £50-70

Hammer: £2100

Great Western, Glasgow, February 22

Large 1960s Poole pottery studio charger signed by Tony Morris, 16in (41cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1300

Charles Ross, Woburn, timed sale ending February 24

A creamware mug marking a bareknuckle bout between Humphreys and Mendoza, c.1790, and a pearlware jug for Spring versus Langan, c.1825.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £2050

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 20-26, 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