Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver

Date: 13th Jul, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST
The Auction Centre, Leyburn
Catalogue: View Page Turner Catalogue
Lots: 307

A dazzling selection of rings are on offer in the Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale, led by two impressive diamond rings from private collections. The first is a Diamond Three Stone Ring, which has a significant total diamond content of 6.25 carat approximately. The second is a Diamond Two Stone Twist Ring, featuring old cut diamonds with a total estimated diamond weight of 5.00 carat. For those seeking colour, a Sapphire and Diamond Ring from the Victorian era features an old pear cut sapphire and old cut diamonds, and an Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring has a central Colombian emerald. 

An extremely fine and rare 1968 Omega First Generation/Second Execution Professional Exotic Red Racing Speedmaster Chronograph Wristwatch is one of the outstanding lots in the Watch section of the sale. This is joined by a 2021 Rolex 18 Carat Everose Gold and Diamond Set Day/Date Wristwatch, a 2014 Breguet 18 Carat White Gold Classique Wristwatch, and 2016 Patek Philippe 18 Carat Rose Gold Annual Calendar Wristwatch. Amongst the pocket watches in the sale is a very rare Cartier Art Deco Ultra Slim 18 Carat Gold Open Faced Pocket Watch, made in 1935. 

The sale also includes a selection of silver, purchased in the legendary 1977 ‘Sale of the Century’ at Mentmore Towers, conducted by Sotheby’s. Mentmore is a grand country house, built for the Rothschild family in Buckinghamshire in the 1850s. Highlights of Mentmore silver on offer in the sale include a Pair of Edward VII Silver Inkwells by Sebastian Garrard, London, 1904. The inkwells belonged to Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl Midlothian, who married Hannah de Rothschild, only heir of Baron Meyer de Rothschild.  Amongst several lots of Chinese silver in the sale is a Five-Piece Chinese Export Silver Tea and Coffee Service, retailed by Nanking Store, Shanghai in the first quarter of the 20th century, each piece chased with dragons and with handles cast in the shape of bamboo. Further highlights include a Victorian Silver Tea Tray by Stephen Smith and William Nicholson, London, 1853 decorated with the coat-of-arms of the Holdsworth family, and a Pair of William III Silver Tazze by Joseph Sheene, London, 1698.

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Jewellery (129)

Silver (119)

Silver Collectables, Objects of Vertu & Gold (4)

Watches (55)


Lot 2071
A Danish Silver Saucepan by Cohr, Copenhagen, 1955

Sold for £200
Estimated at £200 - £300