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Dreweatts, Newbury, April 24

Indian teak and poplar model of the Qutb Minar in Delhi, 8ft 2in (2.51m) high, original 19th century base with the final three tiers recently made, formerly owned by Christopher Gibbs.

Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Hammer: £60,000

Bonhams, London, online sale ended April 18

Rooster c.1925-26 by Simon Albert Bussy (1870-1954), oil on hessian, 2ft 8in x 2ft 2in (81 x 66cm).

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £14,000

Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey, April 23

Three-quarter length portrait of James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (1655-1745) attributed to Michael Dahl (1659-1743), oil on canvas, 4ft 1in x 3ft 3in (1.23m x 99cm).

Estimate: £6000-8000

Hammer: £11,000


Mander Auctioneers, Sudbury, April 19

Early 20th century brass ship’s oil lamp engraved White Star Line insignia.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £1850

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, April 18

William IV silk on linen needlework sampler c.1835, probably Scottish, signed Euphemia Scott Aged 14.

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £6000

W&H Peacock, Bedford, April 19

Chinese cast bronze ‘mirror’, relief decorated with figures and characters in the Tang dynasty style, from the collection of Phillip Allen (1938-2022).

Estimate: £50-80

Hammer: £2600

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 18-24, 2024.

‘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