A GOOD SALE INDEED
The largest sale of the year so far,
probably the most varied and seemingly the most popular.
The quarterly Jewellery Sale gathers
momentum and numerous good lots were included led by an excellent
diamond and sapphire bracelet retailed by Tiffany & Co mounted in
platinum and including approximately 12ct of stone. It carried
pre-sale expectations of £5,000 to £6,000 but sold to a Hatton
Garden buyer at £10,200. A ruby and diamond three stone ring
realised £2,100 and an Art Deco platinum set pendent of triangular
form set with diamonds and a central pearl sold at £3,600. A 2.9ct
cushion shaped sapphire made £1,150 and a fine Victorian locket by
John Brogden sold at £2,800 and an opal and diamond ring £1,500.
In the Collectables Section two
early gold nobles, equal to 6 shillings and 8 pence, or about 33p
in today’s money of the King Henry V and King Henry VI period
totalled £1,560. A 19th
century model yacht hold, The Britannia, some 48 inches long
followed by a 19th
century mahogany half hull realised £1,090 while a framed
collection of Brooklands Automobile Racing Club enamel badges
dating from around 1909 to 1941 sold at £2,600. A further
consignment of oil lamp parts totalled around £1,700 and a large
collection of printed tins, mainly toffee, biscuit and
confectionary, circa 1890 to 1940 sold for over £4,000.
Amongst the furniture a Georgian
long case clock sold for £1,800 and a fine Victorian easel £1,000.
The following sale on April 23rd
will again be full to capacity with entries to be received by
The live bidding on Day One of the sale continues to raise both
awareness and value of lots with buyers being represented from all
over the country as well as the continent.
Saturday May 4th
will see an interesting and varied attic sale to be held at a
substantial local property between Wotton-under-Edge and Tetbury.
There is an anticipated accumulation of 400 or more lots and
further details will be issued in due course.