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La Suite Subastas, Barcelona, July 7

The annunciation to the shepherds, 16th century Venetian school, manner of Bassano, oil on canvas, 2ft 6in x 3ft 6in (76cm x 1.05m).

Estimate: €3000-4000

Hammer: €35,000 (£30,200)

Elmwood’s, London, July 12

Blackened gold, yellow sapphire, diamond and ruby ‘panther’ collar necklace, the yellow sapphires all totalling 30-35ct.

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Hammer: £14,000

Holts, Wolferton, Norfolk, July 11

Baker pattern 1805 flintlock service rifle marked for the 1st Battalion 95th Rifle Regiment, together with set of original Baker implements.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £11,000


Potteries Auctions, Silverdale, Stoke-on-Trent, July 7

Royal Doulton prototype figure Mrs Bunnykins.

Estimate: £300-600

Hammer: £8600

Duggleby Stephenson, York, July 7

Two small Chinese jades, one carved as two frogs and another as a fox on a rock.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £3900

Ramsay & Cornish, Edinburgh, July 9

Eight-key rosewood and white metal flute by Rudall & Rose, 15 Plaza, Covent Garden in its original box.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £3100

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