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TOP SELLING LOTS

Bonhams, London, December 18

Monumental Victorian Scottish silver ewer by Marshall & Sons, Edinburgh 1883 embossed and chased with a classical battle scene, 208oz.

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £13,000

Amersham Auction Rooms, December 17

Chinese bronze censer and stand, 11in (27cm) diameter with apocryphal Xuende mark.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: £8500

Dominic Winter, South Cerney, December 17

Propeller of a Heinkel He III shot down over Skegness 15 March 1941 by Guy Gibson VC, DFC (1918-44). On a bespoke stand.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £9000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, December 16

Wedgwood creamware teapot decorated with John Wesley and a further creamware teapot, possibly Leeds, titled Beware of the Fox, damages and repair.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1200

Stride & Son, Chichester, December 18

Two Qing mutton fat carved and pierced celadon jade plaques, the larger decorated with birds and stylised flowers, 4in (10.5cm) wide.

Estimate: £150-250

Hammer: £3200

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle, December 17

Fry’s Milk Chocolate ‘Five Boys’ enamel advertising sign, 18 x 12in (44 x 30cm).

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £2800

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 17-22,2020. ‘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.comTop selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com