The Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 13th May saw an impressive 91% selling rate. Aquamarines were particularly in demand in a strong selection of jewellery, with a ring featuring a step-cut aquamarine selling for £2,200 against an estimate of £400-600. Good period pieces included a late 19th century Peridot, Topaz and Diamond Brooch (sold for £1,500), and an Amethyst and Mother-of-Pearl Necklace (sold for £800). Unusual lots were also in favour, with a pair of 18 Carat White Gold Diamond Skull Cufflinks selling for £1,200, and an Indian Multi-Gem Set Brooch selling for £1,900
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Results: Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale 13th May
An interesting Cartier Gold Matchbox Case given to W. Nevett, the jockey who rode the legendary Dante to victory in the 1945 Derby to celebrate his achievement, sold for £2,200. Dante was bred in Middleham, just down the road from Tennants, and Nevett spent much of his life living in Northallerton. Further good lots in the silver section included a Japanese Silver Jewellery Box by Nomura, made circa 1900 in the Meiji period sold for £1,200, a German Silver Model of a Fox sold for £2,000, and a three-piece William IV Tea Service by Jonathan Hayne and Edward, Edward, John and William Barnard sold for £1,000.
Buoyant prices were also seen for pocket watches in the sale, including a finely made circa 1910 Lady’s 18 Carat Gold, Diamond and Split Pearl Set Fob Watch (sold for £1,600), and a Gilt Metal Automata Musical Alarm Pocket Watch made by Reuge circa 1960 (sold for £1,400).
The Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale achieved a total hammer price of £224,700 for 441 lots.
13th December 2023, 10:30
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