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TOP SELLING LOTS

Hansons, Etwall, May 7

Victoria Golden Jubilee 1887 full 11 coin proof set in original case.

Estimate: £2500-3000

Hammer: £11,000

Chiswick Auctions, London, May 10

Chinese celadon glazed ‘three rams head’ vase in the Yongzheng style, 13in (32cm).

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £10,000

Bonhams, London, May 12

Woman in Black, an oil on canvas by Christopher Wood (1901-30) painted in 1924, 2ft x 20in (61 x 50cm).

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £9500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Brettells, Newport, May 12

Ottoman faturan and silver prayer bead tassel in the manner of Iskender, 9in (22cm).

Estimate: £20-40

Hammer: £1700

John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, May 13

Death of the Virgin, an engraving after Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), together with other prints after Rembrandt and Dürer.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £2000

Semley, Shaftesbury, May 9

Lieutenant William Haviland Parkinson, 2nd battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, a portrait miniature on ivory by his mother Florence H Parkinson (fl.1890-1918) dated December 1911.

Estimate: £50-100

Hammer: £2500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 7-13, 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