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Results: Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale 13th May

16th May 2023.

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

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.


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