Fine Jewellery,Watches

and luxury accessories at Dreweatts

Donnington Priory -Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are pleased to announce their first Luxury Accessories event of 2015. The auctions of Fine Jewellery, Watches, Pens & Luxury Accessories will be held at Donnington Priory on Thursday 26th March 2015.

An early Victorian turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840, is in excellent condition for its age and is a wonderful example of the ever-popular high Victorian serpent jewellery. It is estimated at £2,000-3,000

Also hailing from 19-century high fashion is a gilt metal necklace set with large specimen bloodstones, circa 1830. It is estimated at £300-500.

Dating from mid-19th century Berlin, is a Berlin Iron Work and polished steel cameo necklace. Originally created in the early 19th century in Berlin, Iron Work jewellery served as a replacement for the precious gem and diamond jewellery that the wealthy sold to pay for campaigns against Napoleon. This example is a slightly later Gothic inspired piece, circa 1830. It is estimated at £2,000-3,000 .

Collectors of jewels by 20th Century jewels will enjoy two small pieces by Andrew Grima, including a textured 18 carat gold money clip, estimated at £300-400 and an 18 carat gold ring estimated at £400-600.

The famous jewellery ateliers of the 20th and 21st century are well represented. Headline pieces from Bulagri include a tubo gaz and coin necklace estimated at £800-1,200 and a pair of hoop ear clips estimated at £700-1,000.

From Tiffany & Co. is a mother of pearl, onyx and lapis lazuli bangle, designed by their in house senior jewellery designer Angela Cummings, estimated at £1,500-2,000.

A wide choice of Rolex watches is on offer for both the male and female watch connoisseur. For the men there is an Air King, circa 1960, in perfect refinished condition and estimated at £1,000-1,500 and a modern steel and gold Daytona estimated at £2,500-3,500. For the female watch connoisseur there is a gold Yachtmaster estimated at £2,000-3,000.

For those looking for jewelled and elegant watches a fine art deco diamond cocktail bracelet dating from 1930s and estimated at £1,000-1,500 and a set of modern diamond watches by Piaget and Pamigiani, estimated at £4,000-6,000 each will be of interest.

Student of Horology will appreciate an excellent oversize gilt pair case watch by John Sived with fine enamel painting to the back from 1775, estimated at £2,000-3,00 and a Gold Breguet style quarter repeating openface watch estimated at £2,5007-3,500.


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

Donnington Priory - 24th February 2015