Number of lots double for March Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale
Our next specialist Jeweller, Watches & Silver Sale on Saturday 20 March promises to be truly spectacular and there are almost twice as many lots as at the previous jewellery event, with over 700 consignments
These include antique, vintage and contemporary pieces, featuring big names such as Tiffany, Bulgari and Rolex, as well as unique and unusual objects of interest. Price estimates range from many thousands to tens of pounds so there is something to suit all tastes and pockets.
We have many superb pieces on offer but no doubt many eyes will be on some of the stunning pieces of jewellery, including a most beautiful sapphire and diamond cluster ring that carries a guide price of £8,000-£10,000. Of interest to historians and collectors will be a Roman carnelian intaglio ring, valued at £1,600-£1,800, which is the oldest piece in our sale.
Watch lovers are also in for a treat. We have a magnificent early 19th century enamel and seed pearl pendant watch in the shape of a lyre, expected to achieve a hammer price in the region of £2,000-£3,000 and an elegant lady's 18 carat gold Ernest Borel bangle watch decorated with floral enamel panels that is valued between £800-£1,000.
Those intrigued by unusual objects should look out for a George III silver mounted coconut cup by John Hutson, London 1793 (pictured). One side is carved with the arms of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl Of Berkeley, the other depicts a palm tree flanked by a house to either side. It is supported by three silver dolphins issuing from a triform platform base and is valued at £2,000-£3,000.
There is also a Queen Anne Britannia standard silver lidded tankard by Humphrey Payne, London 1704, which has a guide price of £4,000-£6,000; and a striking chinoiserie cocktail set, comprising shaker, eight cups with sleeves, ice bucket with tongs and circular tray, which is estimated to reach £2,000-£3,000.
This is the inaugural sale of our new jewellery specialist Melanie Saleem who brings to the collection her great expertise and flair. Like all of our experts, Melanie is happy to offer friendly and professional advice to our clients and is on-hand to discuss individual lots before the sale.