Tennants Auctioneers’ Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale on 14th November took place live online, as part of the North Yorkshire saleroom’s first set of major sales to take place with no members of the public in attendance. Despite the altered circumstances, bidders from around the world joined in the sale online and over the telephone.
Strong prices were seen throughout the Jewellery section, with a clear demand for period jewels and unusual pieces. Emeralds were particularly sought after with an Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Brooch selling for £11,500, again against an estimate of £3,000-5,000.
Art Deco pieces continue to generate high levels of interest, and amongst a good selection of such pieces in the sale were an unusual Art Deco Jade, Diamond, Ruby and Onyx Pendant of giardinetto design by Lang, Paris circa 1925, which sold for £6,800, and a Diamond Bow Brooch by LaCloche Freres of the same date, which sold for £2,200. Also of note was an Archaeological Revival Bracelet by Castellani, circa 1860, which sold for £20,000.
Further lots of note in the sale included a Diamond Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Suite by Tiffany & Co., which sold for £13,500, a Diamond Cluster Ring with fancy light brownish-pink emerald cut diamond, which sold for £11,000, and an Arts and Crafts Style Silver Gem Set Necklace and Earring Suite in the manner of Sibyl Dunlop dated 1964, which sold for £4,000.