Newsletter 4th September 2014

Rings and jewellery to auction We are now open for viewing for our Interiors sale on Monday 8th September. The auction includes the usual diverse range of jewellery, silver, clocks & watches, pictures, furniture, ceramics, taxidermy, stamps & works of art. As with our previous auction, the selection of jewellery on offer is extremely strong, with well over 100 lots up for grabs. Highlights include a high clarity 2ct diamond solitaire in a Deco platinum mount (Lot 100, £2,000-3,000), an 18ct herringbone diamond bracelet (Lot 3, £1,500-1,800) and an extensive selection of gold band rings, ranging from 9 to 22ct.

Watches are also in abundance, the most significant example coming in the shape of a platinum and baguette brilliant cut diamond cocktail watch (Lot 99, £800-1200), whilst the silver is led by an interesting guilloche enameled elephant with cabochon rubies and diamonds on a glass hair tidy, bearing Fabergé hallmarks (Lot 104, £800-1200).

The saleroom walls are decorated with an eclectic mix of both Old Masters (such as an interesting copy of a Murillo) to Modern Art – notably a striking colour screen print after Roy Lichtenstein (Lot 231). The furniture of offer also ranges from some good quality early examples (Lot 248, an 18th century oak knee-hole desk) to a later but equally fine seven piece parlour sweet (Lot 251, £200-300).

A large collection of taxidermy also provides an eye catching addition to the front of the saleroom and includes everything from grey squirrels to puffer fish.

Roy lady print at auction

Silver and watches were amongst the highlights of our previous Interiors sale at the end of last month. A beautiful House of Fabergé silver Hare walking stick cane handle drew extensive pre-sale interest before selling to one of several phone bidders for £2,600, and a Vacheron & Constantin 18ct gold and enameled pendant watch was knocked down to a room bidder for £880. However, it was a rug by Maple & Co that saw the most unexpected result, selling way above estimate to an internet bidder for £600.

Our next auction will be our specialist Military & Coin sale on 22nd September for which we are now accepting final entries until Friday 12th September.