A strong start to the year was seen in the 14th January Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale, which saw confident bidding and good prices throughout to achieve an 89% sold rate. The top lot of the sale was a Patek Philippe & Cie Fine Lady’s Gold, Enamel and Diamond Set Fob/Pendant Watch, made circa 1908, which sold for £8,500. Amongst the other watches in the sale, military watches performed well and a rare circa 1945 Heuer with an original dial in nice condition sold for £1,600.
The silver in the sale exceeded expectations to sell well above the total high estimate with a 98% sold rate. Top lots of the section included a Late 19th Century German Silver Centrepiece by Lazarus Posen Witwe of Frankfurt (sold for £7,500), a Charles II Silver Porriger with maker’s mark IW (sold for £2,700), a George VI Irish Silver Wine Cooler by Edward Power of Dublin (sold for £2,200), and a Large Chinese Export Silver Mug by Leeching, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai, Artisan Workshop Feng Zhao Ji, Canton (sold for £2,200).
Amongst the Jewellery in the sale, notable results were seen for period pieces, including a Pair of Mid-19th Century Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings (sold for £1,100), A Late Victorian Enamel, Pearl and Ruby Locket (sold for £950), and an Edwardian Peridot and Split Pearl Pendant on Chain (sold for £900). Further highlights included a Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Gate Link Bracelet (sold for £1,250), and a Diamond Brooch modelled as a Maltese Cross (sold for £1,200).
The Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale achieved a total hammer price of £235,610 for 434 lots.