TOP SELLING LOTS
Bellmans, Wisborough Green, October 14
Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover, both elements signed and dated November 1899, 9in (23cm) high including ebonised wood base, good condition
Hansons, Etwall, Derbyshire, October 14
Place de la Republique du Crepuscule, oil on canvas, 9 x 12½in (23 x 32cm), by Edouard Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)
Gorringe’s, Lewes, October 19
First edition, first impression copy of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit or There and Back Again with dust jacket, London, 1937.
Lawrences, Crewkerne, October 15
Chinese hardwood occasional table, the circular top inset with a porcelain plaque 2ft 5in wide x 2ft 7in high (74 x 79cm).
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Andrew Smith & Son, Alresford, October 13
Qing or later pale grey jade carving of a bird perched on rockwork, 7in (17cm), small chips.
Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, October 19
Original 1968 British Quad poster for Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 30-October 6, 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