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Bertolami Fine Art, Rome, November 23

Still life with strawberries, mushrooms, pears and figs, Lombardy School, 17th century, oil on canvas, 18 x 22in (44 x 56cm).

Estimate: €1800-2800

Hammer: €17,000 (£14,800)

Ketterer Kunst, Hamburg, November 27

Orbis maritimus ofte Zee by Frederick de Witt, Amsterdam c.1680 with 26 double-page engraved maps in old colour.

Estimate: €15,000

Hammer: €18,000 (£15,700)

Cheffins, Cambridge, November 23

Georgian topaz cased parure, c.1820, in a fitted case, the rivière necklace set with 30 graduated foil backed pink topaz.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £13,000


Ramsay Cornish, Edinburgh, November 24

Tyrconnell Whisky conical form stoneware bottle (Grosvenor Pottery, Glasgow) together with a Cruiskeen Lawn Irish Whisky stoneware bottle (Woland Pottery, Liverpool).

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1000

Hawley’s, Beverley, November 26

Large quantity of Edwardian theatre postcards picturing music hall and seaside entertainers.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3000

Auctioneum, Bristol, timed online sale ended November 27

Probably Kangxi blue and white baluster vase painted with a narrative scene with apocryphal Chenghua mark to the base.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3100

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for November 23-29, 2023.

‘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