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Rogers Jones, Cardiff, April 27

Ynys Môn (Anglesey), a coastal scene with flowers and path in the foreground by Sir Kyffin Williams, with Thackeray Gallery label with purchase date May 16, 1989, 20in x 2ft 6in (50 x 75cm).

Estimate: £18,000-25,000

Hammer: £34,000

Auctioneum, Bristol, timed online sale closed April 30

An early work contract for 17-year-old Diana Spencer dated May 22nd, 1979 for Solve Your Problem Ltd of Kensington Church Street, London.

Estimate: £5000-8000

Hammer: £7000

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, April 25

Early 20th century Fabergé bowenite and demantoid carving modelled as a stylised kingfisher with eyes of circular-cut demantoid garnets.

Estimate: £1500-2000

Hammer: £10,000


Leighton Hall Auctions, Staffordshire, April 25

Late 19th century bisque head doll with pierced ears, mohair wig and paperweight eyes, unmarked but probably Bru, 21in (52cm) high.

Estimate: £60-120

Hammer: £15,500

Bourne End Auctions, Buckinghamshire, May 1

A set of three Guangxu period famille rose ‘dragon and phoenix’ bowls, 7in (18cm) diameter.

Estimate: £100-150

Hammer: £5500

Boldon Auction Galleries, East Boldon, May 1

Two Qing jade bowls including large white jade marriage bowl with ring handles and a celadon cup with chilong handle.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £14,000

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for April 25-May 1, 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