Apart from the sunshine in Shrewsbury on 16th June, here are some other highlights from auction day!
With much excitement and pre-sale interest leading up to the day, it was no surprise that the Summer Auction was a roaring success! Clients were able to bid in the saleroom again and so with many bidding battles involving four or more competing bidders, it felt like how auctions used to be (mask wearing & social distancing were in place of course).
The most popular lots of the day came from the jewellery section which took eight of the top ten spots. The other two places were won by the Watches & Asian Art departments. It was a thrilling sale throughout with a high selling rate across all departments.
Lot 45:A platinum single stone diamond ring,
the emerald cut diamond claw set to pierced shoulders, the platinum shank with two sizing beads, ring size approx M 1/2,
with accompanying Anchor Cert Gem Lab report stating: weight estimated to be 4.04cts, clarity VVS, colour K-L, weight approx 7.5g
Sold for £16,000
Lot 33: A diamond necklace by Boucheron,
the stylised ‘ribbon’ necklace designed as a central brilliant cut diamond claw set within two graduated baguette cut diamond spray links set with a further four brilliant cut diamonds, flanked to each side by three pairs of graduated baguette cut diamond links each interspersed with four brilliant cut diamonds and terminating in single baguette cut diamond link and six further brilliant cut diamonds, all attached to diamond set curved link chain necklace with each link interspersed with single brilliant cut diamond, with integral box link clasp, all set in white metal,
not stamped,41cm long, total weight approx. 54g, within original fitted Boucheron box and with accompanying photocopy of the original Boucheron insurance valuation dated 23rd October 1964
Sold for £15,000
Lot 35: An impressive diamond cluster ring by Boucheron,
designed as a central brilliant cut diamond claw set within a radiating surround of marquise, pear and brilliant cut diamonds, all set in white metal, the shank engraved 'Boucheron',
ring size approx L, total weight approx. 10.1g, within original Boucheron box
Sold for £12,000
Lot 152: A Gentleman's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master 'Pepsi' bracelet watch, circa 1966,
ref. 1675, 26-jewel movement, calibre 1560 automatic, the matte black dial with luminous dot hour markers, baton quarters, white outer minute divisions, magnified date aperture at 3, luminous filled Mercedes hands, arrow tipped red duel time zone hand, the bi-directional bezel with blue and red 'Pepsi' insert 'No. 126****', with fitted 78360 Oyster link bracelet with signed folding clasp
Note: With accompanying copy of Service Invoice dated 16/02/2013
Sold for £7,500
Lot 352: A Chinese underglaze-blue and copper red bottle vase, 19th century
The slender neck with slightly flared rim above an ovoid body, decorated with vases, scrolls, censers and other precious and auspicious objects in the Kangxi manner, between wave and diaper panel borders to the rim, shoulder and foot, 52cm high, with associated carved hardwood stand (chip to rim, hairline to neck).
Provenance:The property of a gentleman, acquired prior to 1960, thence by descent to the vendor.
Sold for £7,000
Lot 136: An Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring,
the central oval mixed cut sapphire measures approx 15mm x 9.5mm x 5.4mm within four claw setting and flanked to each side by three baguette cut diamond set shoulders,
the white metal shank not stamped, ring size K, weight approx 5.1g
Sold for £6,600
Lot 34: A blue enamel and diamond flower brooch by Boucheron,
designed as five blue enamel 'petals' with central brilliant cut diamond 'stamen', set to three pave diamond 'leaves',
the reverse with hinged two prong pin engraved 'Boucheron', 56mm x 29mm,
weight approx 22g, within original Boucheron box and with accompanying photocopy of original purchase receipt from Boucheron, dated 30th September 1966
Sold for £6,500
View the full results of the Summer Auction by clicking on the link below.
The Summer Auction
16th June 2021