TOP SELLING LOTS
Morphets, Harrogate, October 29
First edition of Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, six volumes, 1776-88.
Roseberys, London, November 4
Untitled group of bronze figures standing on a circular slate plinth by Rowan Gillespie (b.1953), signed and dated 1990, 19in (48cm) high, inscribed Bank of Ireland R.T.E.
Rob Michiels Auctions, Bruges, November 1
A polychrome Dutch maiolica dish with a fruit tazza, dating from the first half of the 17th century, 10¼in (26cm) in diameter. A related example is in Museum Rotterdam.
Hammer: €13,500 (£12,230)
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, November 31
Nineteenth century oak double bedstead, part of a complete bridal suite (other sections offered as separate lots), heavily carved throughout including foliate details with barley-twist columns.
Bonhams, London, November 2
A famille verte square-section tapering ‘landscape’ vase catalogued as Kangxi and with provenance, 19in (48cm) high.
Auction Antiques, Exeter, October 29
A set of early 20th century bagpipes with original chanter and sterling silver mounts. Maker’s mark PH for Peter Henderson, Glasgow 1909.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for October 29 to November 4, 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