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TOP SELLING LOTS

Parker Gallery, West Sussex, timed auction closed April 29

Pantomime at anchor off the Squadron headquarters, with Colonel Markham approaching in a longboat, 1867, by Arthur Wellington Fowles (1815-83), oil on canvas, 20in x 2ft 6in (51 x 76cm).

Estimate: £30,000-40,000

Hammer: £30,000

Clowes Nash Auctions, Attleborough, timed auction closed April 27

Rolex Day-Date President in 18ct gold with box and papers and additional gem-set bezel and champagne dial.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £12,000

Hannam’s, Selborne, April 28

Meiji iron and gold inlaid miniature cabinet in the manner of Komai Otojiro (1842-1917), 6in (15cm) high.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £11,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Chiswick Auctions, London, April 28

Large 19th century Gothic revival carved oak figure of an angel, 4ft 8in (1.38m) high

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £6500

Hannam’s, Selborne, April 28

Iznik ‘Golden Horn’ style albarello decorated with scrolling flowers, 10in (24cm) high, possibly 16th century.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £7500

Richard Winterton, Lichfield, April 27

Pair of 18th century brass taper sticks with domed swirl bases, c.1755, 5in (13cm) high.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £1500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 23-29,2020

‘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