July saw Dawsons acheive stunning results for our clients at hammer within our Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction
The team at Dawsons were extremely pleased to help our clients to achieve some truly wonderful sales results this past week. Indeed, there was great interest across the world in the array of jewellery, watches and silver that was available within the auction. Bidding proved extremely competitive both online and via the telephone in respect of most of the gorgeous lots that went under the hammer this July...
Including our star lot, which was an impressive antique collet-set diamond lavliere necklace, suspended with two old mine cut diamonds, the chain set with mixed old round and cushion-cut diamonds, contained in its original box from Hamilton & Co., 202 Regent Street.
An impressive antique collet-set diamond lavliere necklace. Sold £23,000
Within this wonderful sale, we also had a beautiful Victorian diamond and emerald insect brooch in the form of a fly, the abdomen set with a mixed pear-cut emerald, the body set with an old mine cut diamond, the wings inset with mixed-cut emeralds and diamonds, screw-mounted onto a brooch setting.
A Victorian diamond and emerald insect brooch in the form of a fly. Sold £15,500
A fine Victorian sapphire and diamond brooch proved extremely popular with bidders from across the globe. This beautiful brooch is set with a cushion-cut sapphire, surrounded with ten old-cut diamonds, in antique silver and gold setting.
A fine Victorian sapphire and diamond brooch. Sold £13,500
Another gorgeous piece of Victorian jewellery to feature prominently, was a yellow gold, diamond, and emerald bangle, centred with a mixed square-cut emerald, flanked with six graduated old mine-cut diamonds interspersed with smaller diamonds, with carved mount.
A Victorian yellow gold, diamond, and emerald bangle. Sold £19,000
One lucky buyer decided that this lovely late 19th / early 20th century yellow gold, diamond and emerald ring was simply too good to miss. It is set with a square-cut emerald, within a border of old-cut diamonds, the shoulders inset with graduated old-cut diamonds.
A late 19th / early 20th century yellow gold, diamond and emerald ring. Sold £21,000
No Dawsons Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver sale would be complete without a lovely watch or a beautiful item of silver or two! This auction was no exception...
Amongst many lovely silver items, a stunning George III Irish silver epergne was the star lot (principally Dublin 1779, probably John Laughlin); of shaped oval form, the central navette shaped basket with beaded rim, and shell, acanthus leaf and swag decoration; the oval frame with conforming decoration and laurel leaf swags between urn decorated cartouches. On four hoof feet with fruiting vine supports. Later branches and baskets of conforming design, Dublin 1795 - probably by John Shiels.
A lovely George III Irish silver epergne. Sold £3,400
In terms of watches, this auction featured a rather special Rolex with an interesting back story. A 1972 Rolex GMT Master 'Pepsi' ref. 1675 stainless steel automatic wristwatch. Purchased new by the vendor in 1977 and owned by him since then, the watch has certainly led an exciting life. It has travelled extensively around the world from Brazil to the depths of Nigeria and even survived a mugging attempt!
A rare 1972 Rolex GMT Master 'Pepsi'. Sold £16,500
The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly dedicated jewellery, watches and silver sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.
Please do get in touch, should you have jewellery, watches, or indeed silver that you are keen to have valued.
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