TOP SELLING LOTS
The Auction Room London, Twickenham, January 31
Chinese blue and white ‘lotus’ bowl with Yongzheng mark in double blue circle, 3½in (9cm) diameter.
Acreman Street Antiques Auction, Sherborne, January 26
Two bleu de Huế porcelain dishes made in China for the Vietnamese market, the larger at 4in (11cm) with four-character mark in blue and two incised characters.
Hansons, Teddington, January 28
Late Victorian oak ‘country house’ post box with a provenance to Carisbrooke Castle, summer home of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter Princess Beatrice.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Goldfield Auctions, Luxembourg, January 29
Guangxu mark and period famille rose and turquoise ground ‘wisteria’ teapot.
Hammer: €11,000 (£9750)
Stamford Auction Rooms, January 28
Red chalk drawing of Albert Einstein by Ivan Opffer (1897-1980), 21 x 16in (53 x 39cm), signed and dated 1933 and dedicated For Louba Hambourg with Kindest Regards Ivan Opffer.
Piers Motley, Exmouth, January 30
Pair of late 19th century Palissy-style vases decorated with snakes and lizards, unmarked, 17in (43cm) high.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for January 26-February 1, 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