Art Deco Necklace Heads a Fine Jewellery Sale...
Lawrences’ recent sale of jewellery comprised over 300 lots and eager bidding from the telephones and the internet resulted in some remarkable results across the board.
A fine quality gold bracelet, in its original James Crighton and Co case, exceeded hopes of £1200 to make £5000; a Regency gold bracelet with a portrait miniature of Mrs William Fraser set into it made £2750; an early Victorian diamond brooch made £5500; and a sapphire and diamond brooch, the sapphire convertible to a necklace centrepiece, made £6875.
A diamond bracelet, set with eleven circular diamonds, was also bid keenly beyond its estimate to make £6875; and a stylish Art Deco lady’s diamond cocktail wristwatch, the watch by Audemars Piguet, in a Van Cleef & Arpels case made £16,250.
Rings, as always, were in great demand: a topaz and diamond ring made £3750; a George III diamond ring made £8125; and a diamond solitaire ring with a central 2.04 carat stone made £12375.
Two unusual pieces made strong prices: a Victorian diamond necklace, converting to a tiara, doubled hopes of £5000 to make a £10,625; and an Art Deco diamond necklace with detachable elements to allowing the pieces to be worn as a pendant, a brooch, two bracelets and a smaller necklace. With an estimate of £25000-30000, this fine quality lot made £27500.
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