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TOP SELLING LOTS

Wyles Hardy & Co, Hemel Hempstead, July 11

Miniature silver replica Renshaw Cup (Wakely & Wheeler, London, 1987), 7in (17cm) high, awarded to Boris Becker as Wimbledon champion.

Estimate: N/A

Hammer: £40,250

Philip Serrell, Malvern, July 11

Incomplete 18th century marble fireplace including neoclassical tablet and frieze, 6ft 3in (1.9m) across.

Estimate: £3000-5000

Hammer: £19,000

Barbara Kirk, Penzance, July 16

Patinated bronze and ivory Art Deco figure Spring Awakening by Ferdinand Preiss, 13in (33cm), missing ivory hands.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £13,400

Catherine Southon, Selsdon, Surrey, July 17

Golden Ticket and Wonka bar used as a prop in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, with provenance.

Estimate: £8000-12,000

Hammer: £13,000

HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE

Dickins, Middle Claydon, July 12

Qing blue and white lotus bowl, 8in (20cm) diameter with six-character Daoguang (1821-50) marks.

Estimate: £40-60

Hammer: £3400

Amersham Auction Rooms, July 11

Silver hallmarked petrol lighter incorporating a timepiece in the style of Dunhill or Cartier.

Estimate: £100-120

Hammer: £5200

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for July 11-17, 2019.

‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 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 15 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com