TOP SELLING LOTS
Stroud Auctions, August 5
Pair of James Purdey & Sons 12-bore self-opening sidelock side by side ejector shotguns, built for Lord Ramsey and presented to him on July 25, 1925.
John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, August 5
Gold mounted ivory toothpick box by Stephany and Dresch with micro carved naval battle scene titled The Mediterranean Campaign of 1778.
Elmwood’s, London, August 5
Emerald cut and step cut aquamarine and round cut diamond ‘bib’ necklace in 18ct white gold, no assay marks.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Amersham Auction Rooms, August 5
George III mahogany veneered and gilt metal sarcophagus form tea casket.
Gorringe’s, Lewes, August 9
English oak linenfold panel coffer, probably 16th century.
Hotlotz, Singapore, online sale ending August 8
Qing or later white jade censer and cover on carved hardwood stand, 6in (14cm) wide.
Hammer: Sin$15,000 (£8000)
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 5-11, 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