ESTIMATES ARE ALWAYS going to be a rough guide for people – but this painting proves just how wrong they can be.
The estimate for this painting of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns was estimated to sell for €500-€800.
But the auctioneer at Adam’s Auctioneers thought it might go for higher as there was increasing interest: with buyers over the phone and online lining up beforehand.
So he started the bidding at €500.
We haven't had a 'sleeper' in years but certainly had one today with €120k being paid for this copper panel against an estimate of €800