The sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver on 7th
April saw a very buoyant sale, with keen private buyers eager for strong lots of affordable jewellery, silver and watches. Throughout the sale, pieces of early 20th
century and modern design were particularly sought after, along with collectable vintage watches of the period.
The sale opened with the Jewellery, amongst which examples of Art Deco and Art Nouveau sold particularly well. Highlights included an Art Deco Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, which sold for £1,400 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £300-500 and an Edwardian Peridot and Amethyst Pendant Necklace, which sold for £420 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £150-200. Also popular were 20th
century designer pieces, such as an unusual deer and squirrel brooch designed by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen, which sold for £650 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £100-150.
The market for Arts & Crafts silver is a real area of growth at present, as evidenced by the sale of a silver dish by Charles Robert Ashbee, one of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement, for £2,000 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £300-500. Also selling very strongly were lots of modern designer silver by the likes of Stuart Devlin, Frances Loyen and Gerald Benney. Highlights included a Gerald Benney Silver Pepper Mill, London, 1974, which sold for £800 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £200-300, and a Frances Loyen Pair of Silver and Plique-a-Jour Enamel Sherry Goblets, London, 1982, which sold for £750 (plus buyer’s premium) against an estimate of £300-500.
century vintage collectors watches continued to sell strongly, with a c.1950 Gold Chronograph Wristwatch made by Chronographe, Switzerland, selling for £700 (plus buyer’s premium), and a c.1970 Stainless Steel Aviator Sea Diver Chronograph Wristwatch by Nivada, selling for £850 (plus buyer’s premium). On the more tradition end of the sale, unusual pocket watches saw good prices too: a Continental Gild Metal Enamel Pocket Watch c.1820 sold for £550 (plus buyer’s premium), and an unusual Gilt Metal Automata Musical alarm Pocket Watch, signed Reuge, c.1860 featuring a hidden erotic scene sold for £650 (plus buyer’s premium).
We are currently accepting lots for the next sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver on 8th
September, please contact us on 01969 623780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Results available HERE