Forthcoming Jewellery Highlights including Marco Bicego
Posted in: News on July 24, 2018.
Our Fine Art and Antiques auction on Saturday 28th July includes, as always, a carefully curated selection of jewellery. Buying at auction can be a wonderful way of finding undiscovered pieces, experimenting with styles, and quite often getting bigger and better for your money compared with shopping on the high street. If you already have an item in mind, you may need to be patient and wait for it to come along – part of the fun of auctions is that you never know what you’ll see from one month to the next! If you’re looking for a certain something, that special ring, or an anniversary gift, let us know – we are always happy to help with finding items for you.
For those who admire and collect jewellery, named pieces such as Cartier, Tiffany or Van Cleef & Arpels are often the pinnacle of a collection. It is important to be drawn to them not because of the name alone, but due to our emotional and artistic reaction to the piece as an artform; if it is truly a beautiful work of art, the item of jewellery will be rendered even more desirable for bearing a designer’s name.
Several lots in our sale this month are by renowned designer Marco Bicego. After taking over his father’s jewellery brand in 2000, he has established himself with a worldwide reputation for producing exquisite masterpieces. His jewellery, always inspired by the natural world with all its imperfections and wild beauty, is handmade in Venice, and is always of unexpectedly light and fine quality. Having sold several of his pieces recently for well over estimate, we are excited to be offering further pieces from his Africa and Goa collections.
Buying at auction
Buying items at auction is a fantastic way to find unusual pieces, named pieces, and fine quality antiques. If your tastes run to slightly more unusual fashion such as brooches, which are enjoying a slow and steady comeback, you can end up finding a real bargain. Our specialists are always pleased to give advice on items before the sale, and we always recommend viewing in person if you’re near enough – otherwise, we can provide photographs, videos, dimensions, condition reports and more. Buying at auction is no longer a potentially mysterious experience. You will always find a greater variety of jewels at auction, and if you do some research and have patience
If you’re new to the process, you can get expert advice every step of the way, from advice on resizing, alterations, condition, quality of gemstones, and more. In our sale this month, our Head of Jewellery has catalogued a wonderful collection including Georgian and Victorian jewellery, contemporary design pieces, and classic pieces such as diamond line bracelets. The items come from a variety of sources including house clearances in and around London, valuation days all over the country – if you are interested in finding out what your items could be worth, you can always arrange for a free, no-obligation valuation – you never know, you might spy something in the cabinets for the same price, and feel tempted to upgrade your jewellery wardrobe!