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.

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Play the name game for value

18 July 2022

The watch market can be obsessed with brand names – and the best names do come with a price tag to match.

Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch

Victorian bat brooch stars in our pick of six auction highlights

15 July 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Victorian diamond and ruby bat brooch that sold for 45-times estimate in Somerset.

Castellani brooch

Castellani brooch lights up first Frome jewellery auction

11 July 2022

Topping the bill at Dore & Rees in Frome, Somerset on July 6 was this 2in (5cm) archaeological revival brooch by Castellani.

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Mantel clock from Bordeaux emerges in New Orleans

11 July 2022

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans is holding a two-day summer estates sale on July 15-6 which will include French, English and American period furniture and decorative objects, porcelain, clocks, jewellery and original works of art by noted regional artists.

Tompian clock

Two Tompions coming up in London auction

04 July 2022

Alan Elliot’s professional life – he ran a world-class provider of time management and communication systems for many years – overlapped with his private interest in collecting clocks.

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Garrard jewellery that comes with a twist

04 July 2022

This late Victorian Garrard & Co pearl and diamond tiara was described by Great Western Auctions in Glasgow as ‘the ultimate in metamorphic jewels’.

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Victorian pair took a passage from India

04 July 2022

A Victorian sapphire, diamond and pearl brooch-pendant was one of two pieces with Indian roots offered for sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Estate sale supplies ample enamel

04 July 2022

Swaythling auction includes more than 80 pieces of 18th century English origin

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Cartier’s clock mystery solved

04 July 2022

On June 23 Bonhams Hong Kong sold a version of Cartier’s first-ever mystery clock: the Model A.

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Art Deco necklace bearing the Boivin mark makes over 10-times estimate

04 July 2022

This Art Deco turquoise, rock crystal and black enamelled silver necklace carries the maker’s mark of the celebrated French atelier René Boivin.

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Winterton jewellery team expands

04 July 2022

The jewellery team at Richard Winterton Auctioneers has expanded.

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Lock and key to Edward IV mourning brooch

04 July 2022

During renovations of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 1789, the tomb of the War of the Roses monarch Edward IV (1442-83) was rediscovered and his coffin accidentally opened while being moved.

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Diamond pendant was gift from a rear admiral

04 July 2022

The Summer Sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on July 13-15 includes this mid-Victorian colour change sapphire and rose-cut diamond pendant.

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Silversmith Gerald Benney's collection on offer at Dreweatts

04 July 2022

Dreweatts offers a private collection of work by Gerald Benney, perhaps the key figure in the revival of British silversmithing in post-war Britain.

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Relic of George III at Fellows

04 July 2022

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows on August 4 includes a gold George III mourning ring.

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Jewellery: Royal connections bring added interest

04 July 2022

Platinum jubilee excitement combined with an emotive back story and a royal connection to create the perfect conditions to sell an Elizabeth II brooch

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Victorian diamond and pearl brooch emerges at Tennants

04 July 2022

Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on July 16 numbers 120 lots.

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Tiaras head back into popularity as Asian and American bidders compete at Christie's

04 July 2022

Diamond tiaras continue to enjoy a steady revival in demand, particularly in states where a diamond fascinator is once again de rigueur at formal and informal high-society events.

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Victorian diamond necklace sets house record at Catherine Southon

04 July 2022

Catherine Southon’s (24% buyer’s premium) 10th anniversary auction included a new house record of £47,000 for an early Victorian diamond rivière.

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Early Quare clock among highlights of dealer's online exhibition

20 June 2022

Dealer Ben Wright is holding an online exhibition of clocks.

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