A 19th century 37.39 carats sapphire and diamond flower brooch, circa 1870. Estimate £4000–6000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
DONNINGTON PRIORY.- Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions announced 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.
This 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 [Lot 567].
An early Victorian turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840. Estimate £2000–3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the pave set cabochon turquoise head with pear shaped cabochon garnet eyes and rose cut diamond brows, to an articulated snake link body set with graduated cabochon turquoise, 39.5cm long.
The gold is unmarked and untested and so we cannot confirm caratage but in our opinion it is 15 carat or above. Largest width approximately 9mm; narrowest width approximately 4mm. The snake's head is 1.4cm at the widest point and 3.2cm long. The necklace weighs 49g. The clasp is in excellent working order. Some tarnishing to the gold and some discolouration to the turquoise throughout. No missing stones. No evidence of any major damage.
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 [Lot 564].
A late Georgian bloodstone panel necklace, circa 1830. Estimate £300–500. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the faceted rectangular panels within gilt metal cannetille work surrounds, with a concealed clasp, 48cm long
The clasp is in working order. The panels have no visible breakages, measuring 3.5cm including cannetille setting to 2.4cm wide (clasp). Three links with new wire to hold together- temporary repair. A couple of small patches of verdegris.
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 [Lot 562].
A Berlin iron work and polished steel cameo necklace, circa 1830. Estimate £2000–3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the graduated oval polished steel panels with applied Classical allegorical scenes including Cupid drinking from Bacchus cup, the dying Gaul, a seated Psyche holding an urn, Cupid with a lion, and various others, with pierced triangular Gothic tracery panels between, 45cm long
The polished steel panels are showing some very small patches of rust, there is no noticeable rust to the iron work. Not signed.
Collectors of jewels by 20th Century jewels will enjoy two small pieces by Andrew Grima, including a textured 18 carat gold money clip [Lot 601], estimated at £300-400 and an 18 carat gold ring estimated at £400-600 [Lot 602].
An 18 carat gold diamond ring by Andrew Grima. Estimate £400–600. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
composed of textured spheres on polished stems highlighted with three brilliant cut diamonds, approximately 0.25 carats total, to a tapered shank, signed Grima, stamped 750 with full London hallmarks for 1969, finger size N
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 [Lot 638] and a pair of hoop ear clips estimated at £700-1,000 [Lot 646].
A tubo gaz and coin necklace by Bulgari, designed as a two colour. Estimate £800–1200. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
designed as a two colour, wide coiled adjustable band joined at the front with a fluted motif retaining a bronze Greek coin, the reverse inscribed Siria - Antioco IV 175-164 BC, signed Bulgari, stamped 750 with Italian control marks, approximately 11cm inner diameter.
A pair of hoop ear clips by Bulgari. Estimate £700–1000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
of plain polished form with hinged clip fittings, signed Bulgari, stamped 750 with Italian control marks, 3.2cm diameter, 31.8g.
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 [Lot 637].
A mother of pearl, onyx and lapis lazuli hinged bangle by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co, circa 1980. Estimate £1500–2000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the wavy style inlaid bangle signed T&Co, and stamped 18k, inner width 5.8cm, 53g gross
Some slight scuffs to the gold setting but nothing major. Some ever so slight tarnishing in between the waves; consistent with age. All the panels are present and correct. No visible chipping or damage. The clasp is secure.
For girls after a new best friend the sale also features a comprehensive selection of large diamonds. Highlights include:
• A two stone diamond Trombino ring by Bulgari, estimated at £30,000-40,000 [Lot 597]
• A pink sapphire and diamond mask brooch by Rinaldi, estimated at £1,000-1,500 [Lot 606].
• A 5.24 carat diamond ring, with GIA certificate, estimated at £28,00-32,00 [Lot 674].
A two stone 4.67 and 4.36 carats diamond Trombino ring by Bulgari, circa 1950. Estimate £30000–40000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the two old cut diamonds weighing 4.67 and 4.36 carats, to slightly stepped graduated baguette cut diamond and pave set brilliant cut diamond shoulders, the shank signed Bvlgari, finger size O
The diamonds are well matched in colour estimated K- L colour. Clarity assessed in settings as VS2 - SI, one diamond has some dark inclusions. One of the diamonds has three small girdle chips. Both diamonds are flourescent (medium to strong). One claw needs re-tipping. Good clear signature. Not metal marks.
A pink sapphire and diamond mask brooch by Rinaldi. Estimate £1000–1500. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the stylised face with marquise cut diamond set eyes, and oval cut pink sapphire and brilliant cut diamond set tousled hair, approximately 1.20 carats total, signed Rinaldi and stamped 750, with Italian control marks, 5.8cm long
A 5.24 carats rectangular step cut diamond single stone ring. Estimate £28000–32000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
the rectangular step cut diamond, stated to weigh 5.24 carats, in a four claw setting, the shoulders set with baguette cut diamonds, on an articulated shank, finger size R 1/2
Offered for sale with a GIA Diamond Grading Report, no. 5151805057, dated December 05, 2013, stating: Carat Weight - 5.24 carat. Color Grade - J. Clarity Grade - VS2
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 [Lot 496] and a modern steel and gold Daytona estimated at £2,500-3,500 [Lot 503]. For the female watch connoisseur there is a gold Yachtmaster estimated at £2,000-3,000 [Lot 501].
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Date, Ref. 5700, a stainless steel centre seconds automatic bracelet watch with date, no. 2331646, circa 1969. Estimate £1000–1500. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
cal. 1520, automatic movement, 26 jewels, black dial, applied baton numerals and hands, date aperture at 3, polished bezel, screw down back,case, dial and movement signed , with stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, fold over clasp, accompanied by a Rolex service pouch, service card and booklet and a photocopy of a service carried out by Rolex including dial and bracelet replacement, Diameter 33mm
Movement running at time of cataloguing, case, dial, hands, glass and bracelet in very good condition, service is dated 25/06/2014, full service, new dial including hands and bracelet.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 116523, a two colour chronograph bracelet watch, no. Z648930, circa 2006. Estimate £2000–3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
cal. 4130, no. C.0265814, automatic chronograph movement, 44 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, gold dial, applied luminous baton numerals and hands, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, hour and minute recording, chronograph buttons and crown, screw down back, case, dial and movement signed , with a two colour Rolex Oyster bracelet, fold over clasp, Diameter 38mm
Movement is functioning at the of cataloguing, dial, hands and glass in good condition, the case is in good condition for age, some light scratches, 200 on the bezel is rubbed, protective sticker to the case back, bracelet and glass in good condition, some light scratches to the bracelet, no box or paperwork.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Yacht Master, ref. 168628, an 18 carat gold mid-size centre seconds automatic bracelet watch with date, no. A722331, circa 1998. Estimate £2000–3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
automatic movement, 31 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, cal.2235, dark blue dial, applied luminous dot and baton numerals, luminous Mercedes hour and baton minute hands, centre seconds, date aperture at 3, rotating bezel with Arabic numerals, screw down back and crown, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18 carat gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, fold over clasp, Diameter 34mm
Movement running at time of cataloguing, movement overall good, dial and hands in good condition, the case and bracelet with light scratches overall, deep scratchs to the bezel at 20 and between 5 and 10, the backs of the lugs are heavily scratched, glass in good condition, crown is functioning, the bracelet with slight play between the links and several heavier scratches, no box or paperwork
For those looking for jewelled and elegant watches is a fine art deco diamond cocktail bracelet dating from 1930s and estimated at £1,000-1,500 [Lot 473] and a set of modern diamond watches by Piaget [Lot 487] and Pamigiani [Lot 482], estimated at £4,000-6,000 each will be of interest.
Hebe Watch Co., a lady's Art Deco diamond cocktail watch, circa 1930. Estimate £1000–1500. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
Swiss movement, 17 jewels, unadjusted, cal. AS 976, silvered dial, applied Arabic and dart numerals, baton hands, the case set with brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, snap back, the movement signed , on a brilliant and eight cut diamond set bracelet, box and tongue clasp, Diameter 18mm
Movement running at time of cataloguing, dial faded, hands in reasonable condition, light scratches to the case, the case back does not sit quite flush, no form of hallmarks to be seen, glass with various chips to the edge, the largest at 10, bracelet in good condition, no box or paperwork
Piaget, Limelight Dancing Light, Ref.P10855, an 18 carat white gold diamond set quartz wristwatch, no.9486065, circa 2010. Estimate £4000–6000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
quartz movement, 5 jewels, cal.56P, diamond set dial, applied Roman and baton numerals, baton hands, with rotating central feature actuated by the watch's movement, brilliant cut diamond set bezel, screwed down case back, case, glass and movement signed, with black satin Piaget strap and 18 carat white gold and diamond set Piaget buckle, Diameter 39mm
Movement running at the time of cataloguing, movement overall good, dial, hands and case all in orginal condition, with plastic protection stickers still in place, no box or paperwork with this lot
Parmigiani Fleurier, Kalpagrahe, No. 35694, an 18 carat gold and diamond set tonneau form chronograph automatic wristwatch with date, Collection Atelier 10, circa 2010. Estimate £4000–6000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
cal. PF334, automatic movement, 68 jewels, blue dial, applied luminous tapered baton and Arabic numerals, luminous Alpha hands, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, hour and minute recording dials decorated with blue reptile skin effect, sector date aperture at 12, diamond set lugs and case, screwed down glazed back,case, dial and movement signed , with blue reptile skin Parmigiani Fleurier strap and 18 carat gold Parmigiani Fleurier buckle, Width 39mm
Movement running at time of catalguing, movement overall good, dial, hands, case and both glasses in good condition, crown functioning, strap showing light signs of wear, no box or paperwork
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 [Lot 450] and a Gold Breguet style quarter repeating openface watch estimated at £2,500-3,500 [Lot 454].
John Sived, London, a rare large gilt, garnet set, polychrome enamel pair case verge watch day, lunar calendar and centre seconds, no. 5171, circa 1790. Estimate £2000–3000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
full plate gilt movement, pierced and engraved balance cock with flora and fauna design, diamond endstone, tapered pillars, stop lever at 4, signed and numbered latched movement cover with sector aperture for regulation, white enamel dial, subsidiary dials for time, day and lunar calendar, outer scale calibrated for large cranked centre seconds hand, gilt polished inner case, outer bezel set with Baguette cut Garnet stones, outer case engraved with central insert polychrome enamel scene of courting couple in landscape, dial, movement cover and movement signed, Diameter 73mm
Movement complete, fusse chain broken, diamond endstone cracked but otherwise in good condition, not presently working, dial with large chip at 12, hands in good condition with slight rubbing to the gilding, case in good condition, enamel insert with chips and enamel missing at 9 and 10 position.
A slim rose gold quarter repeating jewelled cylinder open face watch, signed Breguet, no.4767, circa 1825. Estimate £2500–3500. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.
frosted gilt movement, jewelled from the third wheel, brass flat three arm balance, jewelled balance staff for cylinder, parachute protection for balance, bi-metallic compensation curb to regulator, gongs screwed to base plate, silvered engine turned dial, polished chapter ring with wax filled Roman numerals, polished cuvette bearing signature and numbered, also numbered inside 72, inside cover with case makers initials FIM in a lozenge numbered 3893 and 72, outer case engine turned centred with small stylise A, ovoid pendant with twist and plunge repeat button, diameter 51.5mm
Notes: The quality and style of this piece is very similar to Breguet. This is a fine example of the period repeating on clear and bright sounding gongs.
Movement running and repeating at the time of cataloguing, case in good condition, engine turning rubbed to the edge of back, dial with minor scratches and bright spots, minute hand possibly a well made replacement. The movement and dial are numberd 1401 under the dial.