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East Bristol Auctions, March 18

Two pairs of 1940s gold plated circular rimmed spectacles, by repute owned and worn by Mahatma Gandhi.

Estimate: £50,000-80,000

Hammer: £55,000

Charterfields, London, March 24

A single-page job application from 1973 signed by Steve Jobs three years before he founded Apple in 1976.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: £162,000

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).

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £60,000


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).

Estimate: Zar2000-3000

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.

Estimate: Sin$500-800

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).

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £3800

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