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Bloomfield Auctions, Belfast, April 25

Art Deco Colombian cabochon emerald and platinum bracelet and ring with provenance to Esther McCreery of Hillsboro, California.

Estimate: £25,000-35,000

Hammer: £42,000

Truro Auction Centre, Redruth, Cornwall, April 20

A 1958 Gibson Les Paul electric guitar No 83134, requiring restoration, cased.

Estimate: £1000-1500

Hammer: £38,000

Nagel, Stuttgart, April 20

Book of Hours, Flanders region, c.1420, with 10 large gold heightened miniatures, 6 x 4in (15 x 10cm).

Estimate: €20,000-45,000

Hammer: €36,000 (£31,700)


Criterion, London, April 26

Oil on board study of three racing horses in the style of Alfred Munnings (1878-1959), signed and framed, 22in x 2ft 4in (56 x 70cm).

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £2200

Claydon Auctioneers, Middle Claydon, April 23

Kakiemon ovoid form jar decorated with a lake scene, 9in (22cm), probably 17th century.

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £5500

Lindsay Burns, Perth, April 26

Transitional style blue and white bottle vase decorated with figures in a fenced garden of pine trees, 15in (36cm) high.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £15,500

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for April 20-26, 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