TOP SELLING LOTS
Lay’s, Penzance, August 17
Painted and carved pine ship’s figurehead of Princess Alexandra Rose commissioned from Charles Moore, c.1970.
Mander, Sudbury, August 18
A 1950s Cartier trembleuse gold brooch in the form of a flower, set with ruby, diamond, sapphire and emerald stamen.
Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, August 22
Edwardian carved and painted half block model of a trout inscribed 18lbs Blue Stone Pool River Spey. Aug. 23. 1910, in the manner of John Tully, Fochabers.
HIGHEST PRICE OVER ESTIMATE
Keys, Aylsham, August 22
Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior: a 1950s faux turquoise necklace
Griffin’s, Warwick, August 17
The City of London Imperial Volunteers notepaper holder presented to Major FJ McDonnell, the youngest of the British troops to go to the Boer War.
Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, August 22
Pair of Victorian opaque glass vases and covers with bird and floral decoration, 18in (41cm), one damaged.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for August 17-23, 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