Having recently moved into our new design-led Berkshire premises, and with many wonderful items consigned from clients across the UK, Dawsons' first Jewellery, Silver & Watches auction of 2022 was eagerly anticipated... It didn't dissapoint
The highlight of the sale was undoubtedly a beautiful French Art Deco platinum and multi gem Egyptian revival pendant, in the form of a tapering shaped-rectangular panel - centred with a kneeling deity (probably Isis). Following a probate valuation with one of our specialist Valuers, this simply stunning piece of jewellery was consigned for sale via our Hampstead office.
This beautiful item proved to be extremely popular amongst bidders on the day - both on the telephone and online. After a lengthy bidding-duel which spanned the Atlantic Ocean, this wonderful pendant eventually went to a lucky buyer from across the pond in the US for just under £40,000... Before the probate valuation, our client had now idea as to the value of this wonderful item, and needless to say, they were delighted at the sale result achieved!
Lot 268 - French Art Deco Pendant. Sold £39,500.
Bidding was lively throughout the day, and another notable highlight was this beautiful dual diamond dress ring. Complete with two rub-over set round transitional cut diamonds on a white and yellow metal bar design ring, it will no doubt be looking extremely elegant on a lucky winner's finger in the near future.
Lot 123 - A dual Diamond dress ring. Sold £7,200.
One of our favourite lots from the day was this exquisite Cartier 'Elephant' ring. The wide band designed as a continuous line of five elephants accented with circular-cut emerald eyes, the bodies and edges pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds.
Lot 232 - A Cartier 'Elephant' ring. Sold £5,400
As ever antique jewellery featured prominently throughout the Dawsons sale, and our growing global audience of bidders were also keen to acquire this delightful serpent necklace. From the Victorian era, this lovely turquoise, seed pearl and garnet serpent necklace (circa 1880), with a heart shape pendant drop further set with turquoise and seed pearl, captured the imagination of bidders and eventually sold for over four thousand pounds.
Lot 4 - A Victorian serpent necklace. Sold £4,300.
Always be sure to look carefully through your costume jewellery to make certain that there are no hidden treasures! This stunning Chanel costume jewellery could easily have been long forgotten and not thought to be worth anything...
Thankfully the previous owner knew the Chanel simulated pearl necklace, together with Chanel gilt metal long flat link chain and white irregular bead necklace, and a Chanel simulated pearl and gilded chain tassel brooch may well be very much sought after items of jewellery.
Their thoughts were vindicated as bidding was again strong, via telephone, online platforms and commission, before the gavel eventually fell at a healthy hammer price of over three thousand pounds.
Lot 222 - A Chanel simulated pearl necklace. Sold £3,100.
Watches always form a popular part of our sale, and this gorgeous Rolex was certainly a January highlight. To be exact it was a Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm superlative chronometer with an automatic movement in 18ct yellow gold with gold dial, gold indexes, and surrounded with a fluted bezel on a yellow gold Rolex president bracelet.
Lot 382 - A gold Rolex Lady-Datejust. Sold £4,500.
SIlver is also an important part of our sale, and this delightful Charles II Poringer certainly captured the imagination of bidders across the world. This beautiful silver footed porringer (London 1649) was eventually sold for the Kingly sum of four thousand pounds - we were delighted to achieve a wonderful result for our client.
Lot 329 - A Charles II silver porringer. Sold £4,000.
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 any jewellery, watches, or indeed silver that you are keen to have valued. We would love to hear from you.
0207 431 9445 / info@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk