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Sworders, Elveden Hall, September 14

Sir Thomas Farrell (1827-1900), white marble portrait bust of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun (1840-1915) on socle base, 3ft (89cm) high.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £30,000

Harper Field, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, September 14

Cartier Art Deco 18ct gold, platinum and diamond lady’s wristwatch in original box with provenance to the actress Marie Dainton (1881-1938).

Estimate: £4000-8000

Hammer: £17,500

David Duggleby, Scarborough, September 16

Italian 19th century micro mosaic plaque depicting Heracles and the Cretan bull, 3in (7cm).

Estimate: £600-800

Hammer: £12,000


Great Western Auctions, Glasgow, September 15

Polynesian hardwood ceremonial staff with faceted and tapering with carved grip, 5ft 3in (1.6m) long and a New Caledonia-type hardwood bird-shaped club, 2ft (61cm) long.

Estimate: £100-200

Hammer: £5500

Sheffield Auction Gallery, September 15

Pair of Louis XVI period Sèvres fluted oval form dishes painted with pink roses within laurel leaf borders, 11in (27cm), marks for 1775.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £1550

Brighton & Hove Auctions, September 14

Cizhou ware black-glazed ribbed jar, 9in (22cm) high, probably Northern Song Dynasty.

Estimate: £30-40

Hammer: £1000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on 
thesaleroom.com for September 14-20, 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