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The Auction Room London, Twickenham, January 31

Chinese blue and white ‘lotus’ bowl with Yongzheng mark in double blue circle, 3½in (9cm) diameter.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £43,000

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.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £20,500

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.

Estimate: £4000-6000

Hammer: £14,500


Goldfield Auctions, Luxembourg, January 29

Guangxu mark and period famille rose and turquoise ground ‘wisteria’ teapot.

Estimate: €200-400

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.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £4800

Piers Motley, Exmouth, January 30

Pair of late 19th century Palissy-style vases decorated with snakes and lizards, unmarked, 17in (43cm) high.

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £4100

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