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Bertolami Fine Art, Rome, May 14

17th century Italian school allegory of painting or self-portrait of a female artist in the manner of Artemisia Gentileschi, oil on canvas, 3ft x 10in x 3ft (1.14m x 90cm).

Estimate: €3600-4400

Hammer: €167,500 (£145,300)

Duke’s, Wormington Grange, May 14

Bronze of Major General James Wolfe by Robert Tait McKenzie (Canadian 1867-1938), inscribed and dated 1929, 3ft 3in (97cm) high.

Estimate: £1000-2000

Hammer: £36,000

Parker Fine Art, Farnham, May 13

Capel Soar by Kyffin Williams (1918-2006), oil on canvas, 20in x 3ft 8in (51 x 1.12m) together with a letter from the artist dated December 1980

Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Hammer: £32,000


Gorringe’s, Lewes, May 17

Chinese famille rose and yellow ground porcelain censer, 4in (10cm) with six character Yongzheng mark.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £4400

Dreweatts, Newbury, online sale closing May 13

Gold and silver embroidered panel worked with verses from the Qur’an, 7ft x 6ft 2in (2.11 x 1.85m) and a similar Kabbah cover with stylised flowerhead decoration.

Estimate: £400-600

Hammer: £15,000

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, May 18

A Pair of Koels, Calcutta School c.1800, pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, 19 x 13in (47 x 32cm).

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £16,000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on
thesaleroom.com for May 13-19, 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