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Bidders Give a Big Hand to a Little Clock...

22nd October 2020

Lawrences held an auction comprising 350 lots of jewellery and watches on October 22nd. With a host of strong prices throughout, demand for quality gemstones seems to be holding up well and some of the strongest results reflected the eagerness of collectors and dealers.

Diamonds hold their allure at all times: an Art Deco plaque brooch doubled its low estimate to make £2000; a diamond and ruby foliate spray brooch made £2125; and a yellow diamond and diamond cluster ring took bids of £2750. A Georgian amethyst, enamel and pearl necklace found a buyer at £2125; a pair of natural pearl, sapphire and diamond drop earrings made £3500; whilst an Art Deco zircon and diamond double clip brooch tripled its low estimate to make £3000. Two similar diamond bracelets, one set with 46 diamonds and the other with 28 diamonds in different settings made £4500 and £4750 respectively. An exceptional pair of diamond earrings, each set with an old cushion-shaped stone of about 2.2 carats, made £12500.

The sale’s final lot secured almost as high a price and had been much admired by all who saw it. A gold, enamel and agate miniature carriage clock by Cartier had been a 50th wedding anniversary gift to the vendor’s grandparents in 1926. With an affectionate inscription on it base to commemorate the gift, the little masterpiece (6 x 3.8 x 3cm) ticked up steady bids before being bought for £11875.


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“Congratulations on what looked like a very successful sale ! You never mentioned that you did the auctioneering as well ... talk about doing the whole job ... see it into the building, find out what it is, decide if it’s for the Fine Art sale or the General Sale, lot it and describe it accordingly, and then sell it ... that really does count as seeing the job through from start to finish! Whilst the job isn’t over yet, it really is a case of so far, so good ... some items have sold for sums that exceeded our expectations, with one item in particular fetching a truly remarkable sum, so we’re very happy indeed... we’ve noted how accurate the guide prices are ... and how gratifying it is when the bidding goes sailing past the guide ! I found the whole week to be both gripping entertainment and pleasingly rewarding financially. Please accept my sincerest congratulations for a job well done, and we’ll look forward to the October and November Sales with bated breath ...”

Andrew P

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