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Elmwood’s, London, December 5

Victorian diamond, yellow gold and silver tiara with old and rose cut stones of 11.0-12.0 carats, convertible to a necklace.

Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Hammer: £24,000

Wimbledon Auctions, London, December 4

Late 16th century Spanish School oil on leather miniature of Princess Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633) or her sister Princess Catalina Micaela (1567-97) in a painted and gilt tabernacle frame.

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £16,000

Kinsky, Vienna, November 30

Silver and black onyx ring designed by Josef Hoffmann, with designer’s monogram, Wiener Werkstätte and Vienna Diana hallmark, c.1912-20.

Estimate: €12,000-20,000

Hammer: €16,000 (£14,000)


Arthur Johnson & Sons, Nottingham, December 2

Late 19th century American Wanzer Lamp Company silver plated oil lamp with opaque glass shade.

Estimate: £70-100

Hammer: £1900

Gorringe’s, Lewes, December 4

Ocean liner scrap book including White Star Line menus for the Olympic.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £6500

Laidlaw, Carlisle, December 2

Late Edo or early Meiji octagonal blue and white porcelain landscape bowl.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £2100

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for November 30-December 6, 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