TOP SELLING LOTS
Auction Team Breker, Cologne, September 25
Malling-Hansen ‘writing ball’, c.1867, with wide paper holder, round base and bell, one of four known, serial no 25:
Hammer: €135,000 (£115,750)
Auktionhaus Kloss, Berlin, September 23
Chinese porcelain celadon brush washer in the Song style, 5½in (14cm), old hairline crack.
Hammer: €42,000 (£36,000)
Hampel Fine Art Auctions, Munich, September 24
Portrait of Caterina Cornaro (1454-1510), the last Queen of Cyprus, after Titian, oil on canvas, 2ft 10in x 2ft 3in (85 x 69cm), with provenance to Thomas Agnew & Son, Manchester, and the collection of John Brandon, Glasgow, 1919.
Hammer: €40,000 (£34,300)
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Taylors, Montrose, September 23
Pair of Chinese white metal dishes set with Republic silver dollars, each 4in (10cm) across.
Lockdales, Ipswich, September 24
Indian tulwar style sword with damascened hilt, probably 18th century.
Reeman Dansie, Colchester, September 22
17th century school oil on canvas portrait of a lady (Agatha Bas) after Rembrandt, 21 x 17in (53 x 42cm).
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 22-29, 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