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Kinghams, Moreton-in-Marsh, December 10

Robert Wallace Martin for Martin Brothers, a characterful ‘portly monk’ bird jar and cover, 1895, 13in (33cm) high.

Estimate: £30,000-40,000

Hammer: £30,000

Dreweatts, Newbury, December 14

Samuel Henry Alken (1810-94), Drags of the Four-in-Hand Club passing Five Bells Tavern, New Cross, oil on canvas, 15in x 2ft (39 x 60cm).

Estimate: £1200-1800

Hammer: £20,000

Duke’s, Dorchester, December 9

White jade censer and cover with elephant head loose ring handles and a dragon finial, Qing or later, 8in (20cm) wide.

Estimate: £6000-10,000

Hammer: £18,000


Duke’s, Dorchester, December 9

Beijing white and ruby overlaid glass vase, engraved with four character Qianlong mark enclosed by a square, 7in (18cm) high.

Estimate: £500-800

Hammer: £17,000

Stride & Son, Chichester, December 14

Henry Williamson, The Beautiful Years, 1921 first edition, the author’s own copy, with his manuscript revisions and notes throughout.

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £4800

Southams, Bedford, December 8

Meiji wakizashi and bronze tsuba in fish skin scabbard.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £6200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for December 8-14, 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