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1818 Auctioneers, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, timed online sale ended September 24

Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981), oil on board, Blue Hyacinths In A Winter Landscape, c.1960, 2ft 1in x 2ft 6in (63 x 74cm).

Estimate: £7000-10,000

Hammer: £48,000

Eppli Auktionshalle, Leinfelden- Echterdingen, September 23

Russian officer’s dress sabre c.1889 marked PA Fokin, St Petersburg with provenance to Georg Karl Wilhelm Otto von Transehe Roseneck, lieutenant general in the Imperial Russian Army.

Estimate: €300-500

Hammer: €32,000 (£27,840)

Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, September 26

Marius Bauer (Dutch, 1867-1932), A servant on the steps of a Balinese temple, watercolour and body colour, 2ft 5in x 21in (74 x 52cm).

Estimate: ££2000-3000

Hammer: £17,000


Wallis & Wallis, Lewes, September 26

Oak four-panel folding table screen, panels containing eight Simkin illustrations of grenadier guardsmen in uniforms from c.1740-1880, each panel 6½ x 13½in (16 x 34cm).

Estimate: £80-120

Hammer: £3500

Chilcotts, Honiton, Devon, September 23

Qing bronze tripod censer with apocryphal impressed Xuande mark to base, 6in (14cm).

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £3400

Wimbledon Auctions, London, September 25

Persian gold and enamel brooch decorated with a crown and flowers, housed inside a box labelled within Abdallah Hasso Baghdad.

Estimate: £60-80

Hammer: £3000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for September 21-27, 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