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TOP SELLING LOTS

Bonhams, London, November 17

Omega Speedmaster Reference 2998-2, c.1960, with tropical dial.

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £17,000

Tennants, Leyburn, November 14

James Webb (1825-95), View of Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, Jersey, oil on canvas, 2ft 6in x 4ft 2in (75cm by 1.26m).

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £15,000

Dreweatts 1759, Newbury, November 12

Parcel gilt bronze Meiji figure of a fisherman signed on a gilt plaque Miya-O tsukuru, 17in (43cm) high on lacquered stand.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £11,000

Claydon Auctioneers, Middle Claydon, November 16

A Victorian beach scene with women and children, boats and bathing machines, oil on canvas, indistinctly signed and dated 1899.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £4000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, November 14

The School Master, a copperplate etching by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85), c.1644.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1900

East Bristol Auctions, Bristol, November 13

Twentieth century Punu Lumbo (Gabon) carved wooden mask, 13in (32cm).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1700

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for November 12-18, 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