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Bonhams, London, February 10

The Mosque of Aurangzeb, Benares, as seen from the Ganges, c.1863, by Richard Robert Drabble (1859-85), oil on canvas, 2ft x 3ft (60 x 91cm).

Estimate: 6000-8000

Hammer: £20,000

Elmwood’s, London, February 9

Early 19th century diamond and enamel ring set with old mine cut stone of 2.49 carats, later French import assay marks.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £11,000

Stride & Son, Chichester, February 10

Fishing boat with figures on shore, indistinctly signed and dated 1885 with label reading Sea Piece. Lagolio, Russian, oil on canvas, (42 x 69cm).

Estimate: £250-350

Hammer: £9000


Criterion, London, February 9

Two Qing bronze censers with apocryphal six-character Xuande reign marks.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £5800

Swan Fine Art, Tetsworth, February 4

Taxidermy and hallmarked silver ‘claw and ball’ lamp by Rowland Ward, London 1907, 14in (35cm) high.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £1400

Taylors, Montrose, February 8

A Catalogue of the Fasque [Castle] Library, 1820, handwritten inventory in marbled boards.

Estimate: £20-30

Hammer: £1800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for February 4-10, 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