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Bonhams, London, December 7

Diamond cross fleury brooch and surmount c.1840, approximately 9.30ct in fitted case by J Parkes, 1 Burlington Gardens, London. With provenance to Emerald Joyce Henrietta Brittain-Jones née Wallach (1902-74), longtime partner of George II of Greece (1890-1947).

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £20,000

Clevedon Salerooms, Bristol, December 7

Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois, oil on canvas, 20½in x 2ft 6in (52 x 75cm).

Estimate: £5000-7000

Hammer: £21,000

Cheffins, Cambridge, December 7

Marble bust of Lord Nelson after Franz Thaller and Matthias Ranson, a fine 19th century copy of the original in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Hammer: £22,000


Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton, December 7

George V Five-Pound note dated September 8, 1919, number T25 81927 signed by chief cashier E Harvey.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £1400

Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester, December 7

Second World War study of members of the Civil Defence Ambulance unit, inscribed lower centre Gledstaff, oil on canvas, 2ft x 2in (60 x 50cm).

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £6500

Ewbank’s, Woking, December 8

Four Yixing teapots, three with character marks.

Estimate: £60-120

Hammer: £7500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for December 7-13, 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