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Tennants, Leyburn, April 20

Cased recreation of a Dodo by taxidermist Carl Church, Pickering c.2014.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £17,000

Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, April 14

16th century German two-handed sword, 4ft 6in (1.34m), with bladesmith’s marks of cross-and-orb attributed to Ulrich Diefstetter of Munich (fl c.1560-1600).

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £6500

Setdart Subastas, Barcelona, April 19

Pair of large Japanese Edo period blue and white porcelain vases and covers, second quarter of the 19th century, 3ft 2in (95cm) high.

Estimate: €11,000-12,000

Hammer: €14,000 (£12,000)


Ewbanks, Woking, April 14

Chinese blue and white baluster vase decorated with lotus blossom and leafy scrolls between bands of banana leaves and ruyi, 7in (18cm) high.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £6000

Cheffins, Cambridge, April 14 

A Victorian porcelain head doll, with blonde wig, blue glass eyes, leather body, in period dress 15in (37cm) tall.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £2000

Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh April 16

Victorian oil on canvas depicting steam ships on the Thames near Wapping, probably by Edward Henry Eugene Fletcher (1857-1945).

Estimate: £200-400

Hammer: £4500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for March 17-23, 2022.

‘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