TOP SELLING LOTS
Christian Hesse Auktionen, Hamburg, May 29
Elegies from the Castle of Duino by Rainer Maria Rilke, 1931, translated from the German.
Hammer: €42,000 (£36,400)
Wannenes Art Auctions, Genoa, May 28
French tortoiseshell wood bureau, first quarter 18th century.
Hammer: €22,000 (£19,100)
Hotlotz, Singapore, timed online sale ending May 30
Art deco-style 38ct emerald single-stone ring.
Hammer: Sin$60,000 (£32,600)
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Halls, Shrewsbury, June 2
Signal Book for the Ships of War, 1794. Printed book with manuscript notes and hand-coloured flags.
Toovey’s, Washington, West Sussex, May 27
George III needlework sampler by M Rudrum, dated 1804.
Hannam’s, Selborne, Hampshire, May 26
Seventeenth century boxwood nutcracker inscribed with a poem, 2½ x 2in (6.5 x 5cm).
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for May 26-June 2, 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