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TOP SELLING LOTS

Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, May 19

A Ceylonese ebony and specimen wood inlaid circular centre table, second quarter 19th century, 4ft 1in (1.22m) diameter.

Estimate: £5000-10,000

Hammer: £15,000

Auction Team Breker, Cologne, May 16

Automatic disc-changing musical box by Polyphon, Leipzig, c.1900, playing 20in (50cm) discs, fully restored.

Estimate: €18,000-22,000

Hammer: €16,000 (£14,400)

Chris Rudd, Aylsham, timed auction closing May 17

Gold stater named for Tincomarus, king of the Atrebates in southern central Britain c.25BC-10AD, one of 12 recorded.

Estimate: £7500

Hammer: £14,000

Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, May 19

Louis XV kingwood, tulipwood and gilt metal mounted bureau plat, c.1770, 5ft 10in (1.78m) wide.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £12,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Smiths, Newent, May 15

Chinese yellow glazed porcelain charger painted with auspicious symbols, Qianlong mark, 18in (40cm) diameter.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1600

Keys, Aylsham, May 19

Single bottle of Krug 1952 Champagne.

Estimate: £50-60

Hammer: £760

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 14-20, 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