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TOP SELLING LOTS

Forum Auctions, London, January 28

Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes by François Péron and Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet, five volumes, revised second edition, Paris, 1824.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £15,000

Quinn’s, Falls Church, Virginia, January 30

Large late Ming or Qing three-piece gilt bronze and hardstone inlaid Guanyin, 2ft 8in (80cm).

Estimate: $8000-12,000

Hammer: $45,000

Special Auction Services, Newbury, February 2

Late Qing huanghuali horseshoe-back folding armchair with carved and pierced back splat.

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £13,500

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Great Western Auctions, Glasgow, January 27

George II alphabet sampler by Ameila Cove, 1752, in later cheval style stand, 18 x 9in (39 x 22cm).

Estimate: £40-80

Hammer: £3500

Quinn’s, Falls Church, Virginia, January 30

Pair of large late 19th century neoclassical spelter figures, 3ft 5in (1.02m) high.

Estimate: $300-500

Hammer $21,000

Ewbank’s, Woking, January 29

Gallery, a pen and cut-out paper and card sign by Tony Hart (1925-2009), 10 x 18in (26 x 46cm).

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 28-February 3, 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