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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Creative Devlin at Dreweatts

12 November 2018

This amethyst and cultured pearl ring and brooch is by Stuart Devlin (1931-2018) – the Australian-born designer and craftsman the Duke of Edinburgh described as “probably the most original and creative goldsmith and silversmith of his time, and one of the greats of all time”.

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Renaissance ring joins Salisbury double act

12 November 2018

Woolley & Wallis followed the Shannon collection with a mixed-owner sale on November 1. Together the auctions brought a premium-inclusive £2.1m.

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Charterhouse star brooch could shine

12 November 2018

The Charterhouse two-day November 15-16 auction in Sherborne includes a substantial selection of jewellery and watches.

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Submariner ticks in at Fellows

12 November 2018

Among the many versions of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, the reference 5508 with its James Bond association is perhaps the best known.

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Leslie Hindman brooch to Georges Braque design

12 November 2018

This 18ct two-colour gold and enamel Hebe brooch to a design by Georges Braque, c.1962, carries an estimate of $2500-3500 at Leslie Hindman’s Important Jewelry sale in Chicago on December 3.

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Musical bracket clock offered at latest horological auction in Massachusetts

12 November 2018

Fontaine’s in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is holding one of its periodic horological auctions on November 17.

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Diamonds highlight a luxury comeback

12 November 2018

By the 1950s, as the global economic landscape improved, luxury was making a comeback and so too was the prolific use of diamonds in the jewellery of France’s premier ateliers.

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Sensational royal jewels at Sotheby’s

12 November 2018

In the end, it was diamonds, not cake, that triggered the tragic downfall of Marie-Antoinette (1755-93) and her family. Even though the doomed queen was innocent of conspiracy, it was the affair of a diamond necklace that lit the powder-keg of revolution.

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A £1900 diamond in the rough

12 November 2018

An unusual entry to Hansons’ September auction in Teddington, south-west London, was a ‘diamond’ in the rough – an uncut 5ct crystal still in its original carrier stone.

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Medieval brooch at TimeLine

12 November 2018

This well-preserved medieval annular brooch set with cabochon rubies and sapphires is a rare survivor from the 14th century.

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Dix Noonan Webb offers de Temple ring

12 November 2018

From c.1969-75, Charles de Temple (b.1929) – the son of the American film actor Tom Mix – created his series of ‘nervous jewels’, employing prickly cultural designs in two-coloured gold wire. This 18ct gold and beryl dress ring is a good example.

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Timely Cartier lot at Sworders

12 November 2018

The Fine Jewellery and Watches auction at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet on November 20 will include this Cartier Art Deco rose-cut diamond, black and white enamel and seed pearl-set pendant watch, c.1915.

Fellows

Fellows’ hits £1m at Birmingham jewellery sale

09 November 2018

Fellows held its largest auction so far this year with a hammer total reaching £1m at its Antique & Modern Jewellery sale.

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Bulgari and David Webb among sparkling lots at Fellows

08 November 2018

Jewellery fans with a taste for opulence and luxury might want to view Fellows auction of Antique and Modern jewellery today.

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White gloves sale for Shannon jewels at at Woolley & Wallis

05 November 2018

The white-glove sale of the Shannon collection of jewellery at Woolley & Wallis was topped at £22,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) by a gold bracelet by Omar Ramsden.

A bracelet by Giuliano

Hammer highlights: five lots that caught bidders’ eyes this week including a Giuliano bracelet

02 November 2018

ATG’s selection of highlights sold at auction in the last week include a stunning Giuliano bracelet, a picture postcard showing Manchester United’s original ground and rare posters from a music festival in Bath.

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The timely record for punning Lutyens clock

29 October 2018

Included in the Important Design sale at Phillips in London on October 18 was an unusual mantel clock designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869- 1944).

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Previews: £30,000 plus

29 October 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

Jensen brooch

Single-owner sale of jewellery - including more than 100 Georg Jensen items - comes to auction

26 October 2018

A major collection of late 19th and early 20th century jewellery amassed by a Buckinghamshire collector over half a century, comes to auction next week.

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Tompion strikes a £200,000 note in Staffordshire

22 October 2018

A portable table clock by Thomas Tompion sold for a top-estimate £200,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) as part of a mixed-owner sale conducted by Hansons at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire.

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