TOP SELLING LOTS
East Bristol Auctions, March 18
Two pairs of 1940s gold plated circular rimmed spectacles, by repute owned and worn by Mahatma Gandhi.
Charterfields, London, March 24
A single-page job application from 1973 signed by Steve Jobs three years before he founded Apple in 1976.
Dominic Winter, South Cerney, March 24
Four 19th century Chinese circular porcelain panels, polychrome painted with immortals in a cloudy sky, each 11in (27cm) diameter, one cracked, with provenance to Abel William Bahr (1877-1959).
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Stephan Welz, Johannesburg, March 23
An 18th or 19th century Continental school portrait of a man, pastel and chalk on paper, 16 x 10in (39 x 26cm).
Hammer: Zar650,000 (£30,875)
Hotlotz, Singapore, March 21
Yellow ground and green ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowl with Kangxi six-character mark, 5in (12cm) diameter, purchased in Hong Kong in the 1980s.
Hammer: Sin$60,000 (£32,335)
Criterion Auctions, London, March 19
Three Egyptian glazed faience ushabti along with a Roman clay oil lamp, the tallest 4in (11cm).
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 18-24, 2021. ‘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