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TOP SELLING LOTS

Fonsie Mealy, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, timed sale ended May 5

A collection of All-Ireland medals and related ephemera relating to Galway hurling player Leonard McGrath (1899-1949).

Estimate: €15,000-20,000

Hammer: €28,500 (£24,800)

Ewbank’s, Send, Surrey, April 30

Underglaze blue and famille rose vase with landscape vignettes, 22in (55cm) high, with Qianlong six-character mark but later.

Estimate: £500-1000

Hammer: £20,000

Czerny, Sarzana, Italy, May 1

Russian empire silver mounted and niello work shasqua, c.1900, with monogram NII to the pommel, in wood and leather scabbard with silver mounts.

Estimate: €5000-7500

Hammer: €9800 (£8550)

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Ewbank’s, Send, Surrey, April 30

Part service of 13 famille rose ‘phoenix’ plates with Guangxu six-character marks, some damages.

Estimate: £80-150

Hammer: £8500

Mullock’s, Ludlow, timed online closing May 3

Original British quad poster for a ‘3 in 1’ showing of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £500

Burstow Hewett, Battle, timed online closed May 5

A Roman bridge on the Appian Way by Carlo Labruzzi (1748-1817), pencil and watercolour, 15 x 21in (38 x 53cm).

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £2400

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 30- May 6, 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