2/10/2020 News Stories & Press Release, Jewellery & Watches
ROSEBERYS LONDON: The Jewellery & Watches auction that contained items from the 18th century to the present day proved to be another successful sale this year for the department. The sale that took place on Tuesday 22 September ended with an 82% sold rate to local and international bidders.
Mark Bowis, Head of the Jewellery & Watches department commented: ‘The second encouraging Jewellery & Watches sale of the year witnessed an increased number of buyers and international interest. We look forward to our next sale on 2nd December.’
A pair of diamond single stone earstuds, the brilliant-cut diamonds in claw mounts
Leading the highlights from the sale were attractively priced diamonds, with the highlight being lot 235, a pair of diamond single stone ear studs. The brilliant-cut diamond earrings in claw mounts that were estimated to sell for £4,000 – 6,000 sold for £7,500.
18ct gold, diamond three stone ring, the centre rectangular-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.00 carats
Following this highlight was lot 317, an 18ct gold, diamond three stone ring, the centre rectangular-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.00 carats, flanked by smaller rectangular-cut diamonds each weighing approximately 0.80 carats, to an 18ct white gold plain hoop with Birmingham hallmarks, 1999. Equally estimated to sell for £4,000 – 6,000, this diamond ring achieved the same result as the earrings also making £7,500.
Period jewels maintained their appeal throughout the auction, particularly lot 216, which was an Art Deco diamond and ruby ring. The attractive ring saw keen competition on the sale day and sold for £6,250, against an estimate of £3,000 to £5,000.
There was a strong showing by a selection of wristwatches by Seiko from lots 117 – 122, illustrating the demand from collectors. The highlight was lot 117, a group of nine watches by Seiko, that included a rare diver’s example. The lot saw highly competitive bidding to outstrip the original estimate and realise £5,750.
Jewels and watches by Cartier were highly sought after with two highlights being lot 265, an 18ct white gold, diamond-set ‘Love’ ring and lot 267, an ever popular 18ct gold ‘Tank’ wristwatch. Both realised above their top estimates selling for £3,500 and £1,750 respectively.
pair of enamelled blue topaz, peridot and seed pearl drop earrings
Included in the sale was a collection of jewels by Percossi Papi, lots 189 – 199. These highly individually created pieces caught the imagination of a number of collectors, with all selling above their low estimates. The highlight of the collection being, lot 196, a pair of enamelled blue topaz, peridot and seed pearl drop earrings that made £940, well over the top estimate.
An early 20th century platinum, citrine and diamond pendant necklace, by Liberty
The wearable and timeless necklace, lot 187 generated noticeable interest during the view, this was carried forward into the sale as the low estimate was more than tripled with the necklace reaching £2,000. The attractive early 20th century platinum, citrine and diamond pendant necklace, by Liberty is rare to find in its original, fitted case.
An early 19th century diamond set brooch, of pendeloque cluster form, centrally set with an oval old brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately, 0.60 carats
The last lot in the sale (lot 324) was an attractive early 19th century diamond brooch of pendeloque cluster form centrally set with an oval old brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately, 0.60 carats, c.1820. The brooch proved to have wide appeal as both a collectable and equally a wearable jewel among clients and more than doubled its low estimate to realise £3,500.
Our next Jewellery & Watches auction is going to take place on Wednesday 2 December.
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