Clocks, Watches & Jewellery
This category ranges from historical clocks to contemporary jewellery. Dealers tend to specialise in one of these individual areas while many auctions feature separate sections for horology, watches and jewellery as part of their mixed sales.
However, dedicated sales, especially in the jewellery category, are now fairly commonly especially in London, Birmingham and other major centres.
Jewellery dealer SJ Phillips to make Mayfair’s Bruton Street its new home17 January 2017
Antique jewellery dealer SJ Phillips is moving out of Bond Street next month to a second floor of Bruton Street in Mayfair.
Surrey Police call on antiques trade to help track down stolen Victorian ring10 January 2017
Police are appealing to the antiques trade to look out for a rose gold Victorian ring that was among a collection of jewellery stolen from a home in Godalming, Surrey.
Review of the Year 2016 - Picks of the Year29 December 2016
Here are five of ATG's ‘best of the best’ picks of the week from 2016 – all remarkable both for their price and the stories they tell.
Christie’s France turns hand to retail with Christmas pop-up shop12 December 2016
If a Chanel snow globe, a Fabergé bracelet or a blue table by Yves Klein are on the list for Father Christmas this year then head to Christie’s Paris showroom this weekend.
Museums offered chance to buy metal detectorist’s Bronze Age gold torc29 November 2016
A 3000-year old torc found in a field in east Cambridgeshire is one of the largest and heaviest to be unearthed in the UK.
Transparent 19th century ‘mystery clock’ comes up for sale at Chiswick Auctions21 November 2016
A rare early model of the ‘mystery clock’ invented by magician and horologist Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) is up for sale at Chiswick Auctions next month.
Phillips Auction House sets £7.7m auction record for wristwatch with rare Patek Philippe14 November 2016
Phillips set a record price for a wristwatch sold at auction over the weekend when a Patek Philippe Reference 1518 was knocked down for SFr9.6m (£7.7m).
Rare Rolex takes £140,000 at auction02 November 2016
A Rolex watch that was bought in 1966 for £69.10 has sold at auction for £140,000. The rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner stainless steel model is highly desired by collectors due to its 3-6-9 Explorer dial.
Dealers Wartski buy metal detectorist’s medieval ring17 October 2016
This late medieval marriage ring, unearthed by a metal detectorist last year in North Yorkshire, has been sold to London dealers Wartski for a five-figure sum after a private deal was negotiated by independent valuer Mark Littler.
Russian diamond necklaces with Imperial connections given $10m pitch11 October 2016
Two Russian diamond necklaces, with links to Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Geneva next month with a $10m estimate.
The Australian gold rush of 2016 – bracelet takes £57,000 in Chorley’s auction30 September 2016
A remarkable Australian gold rush era bracelet was sold by Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park earlier this month for £57,000. The buyer was an Australian private collector.
Amber necklaces take top spot at Birmingham auction08 September 2016
Buyers at a recent Fellows auction in Birmingham showed the strength in the market for amber.
Historic Bolton jeweller to shift all stock before closing doors08 September 2016
A historic jewellers in Bolton is in the process of closing after reporting that the decline of the high street and the rise of the internet made trading impossible for them.
‘Outsourcing’ of hallmarks: the trade view02 September 2016
Opposition to the ‘outsourcing’ of UK hallmarks overseas is gathering momentum in the trade. Campaigners say the use of British hallmarks in India threatens a 700-year-old system for stamping precious metals.
Clocks by Big Ben and royal clockmaker on sale at Chiswick Auctions30 August 2016
London Bridge is falling down, goes the song. A bit further upstream, it turns out that the Houses of Parliament are actually doing the falling down.
Export bar for Queen Victoria’s coronet sold by London dealer30 August 2016
A temporary export bar has been placed on the coronet designed for Queen Victoria by her husband Prince Albert, giving UK buyers an opportunity to raise the £5m (plus £1m VAT) asking price to keep it in the country.
Hatton Garden jewellery quarter under threat from rent hikes25 August 2016
The imminent arrival of Crossrail services in London are threatening the character of the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.
Forum Auctions move into jewellery08 August 2016
New London books and works on paper specialists Forum Auctions plan to hold their first jewellery and watches sale in November following the appointment of Andrea de Miglio as the head of a new department.
Memento mori jewellery deadly serious at auction27 July 2016
A skull and crossbones ring or a skeleton on a chain are now likely to be seen hanging from a Goth looking like they have just stepped out of a Tim Burton film or heading for the biannual Whitby music fest.
Perfect timing – John Arnold pocket watch fetches £460,000 record21 July 2016
Sotheby’s established an auction record for a watch by John Arnold (1736-99) when a large silver pocket chronometer of 1781 sold at £460,000.
- Fine Art & Antiques
- 17 Jan 2017 - 10:30 AM
- Bristol Auctions
- Antiques & Collectables
- 19 Jan 2017 - 09:55 AM
- Adam Partridge
- Antiques & Fine Art with Stamps & Ephemera
- 19 Jan 2017 - 10:00 AM
- Gerrards Auction Rooms
- Two-Day Sale of Fine Arts, Antiques, Jewellery, Silver & Quality Collectables
- 19 Jan 2017 - 10:00 AM
- Collectors' Sale followed by Furniture & Design for Home & Garden
- 19 Jan 2017 - 17:00 PM
- Rye Auction Galleries
- 20 Jan 2017 - 00:00 AM