On Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 March, Dreweatts held its auction of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Luxury Accessories including Property from the Collection of Victoria, Lady de Rothschild. With competitive bidding in the room, by telephone and across five internet bidding platforms, the auction achieved fantastic results selling 548 out of 549 lots, totalling £1,294,388 (including buyer's premium) and 80% of lots selling at high estimate or above.
Commenting on this spectacular sale, James Nicholson, Deputy Chairman and International Head of Jewellery, Silver and Watches said, “It has been a thrilling two days of frenetic bidding from buyers all over the world who responded across the collecting disciplines of antique and modern silver, jewellery and luxury accessories. The 549 lots offered spanned a date range of 500 years, from the early 16th century to the 21st century.
"The market continues to respond in such a positive manner to private collections and antique and period jewellery in particular, as seen in this sale in which all but one lot sold - quite an indication of how much demand there is at the moment.”
We are now welcoming entries for our summer auction of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Luxury Accessories taking place on 7 July 2022. For a free auction valuation, please contact our specialists on: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | email@example.com. Alternatively, you can also complete our online valuation form, here.
Antique brooches proved popular with highlights including Lot 426, a mid Victorian diamond crescent brooch, circa 1870 which sold for £15,000 (Est. £2,000-3,000; Lot 430, a 19th century diamond Maltese cross brooch sold for £10,625 (Est. £2,500-3,500) and Lot 428, a Victorian diamond and pearl flower head cluster brooch, circa 1870 which sold for £8,125 (Est. £2,500-3,500).
Other highlights included a more modern signed piece, Lot 449, a mid 20th century ruby and diamond double clip brooch by Garrard, circa 1950 which sold for £7,500 (Est. £800-1,200); Lot 437, an Art Deco sapphire and diamond dress ring, circa 1930 which sold for £17,500 (Est. £2,000-3,000) and Lot 438, a 1930s French diamond and emerald bracelet which sold for £18,750 (Est. £5,000-7,000).
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