Tiffany, Cartier, Sèvres and Clarice Cliff are highlights in March auction
Our March timed online auction produced some interesting results for ceramics with a pair of Clarice Cliff Fantasque Bizarre vases in the ‘Autumn Balloon Trees’ pattern making a healthy £650 (including buyers’ premium) and a pair of 19th century Sèvres twin-handle ormolu decorated garniture lidded urns reaching £715, suggesting that even if modern home decor favours minimalism and the clutter free look, high quality classics will always endure.
Other heritage brands causing a sparkle included Lot 14, a Tiffany & Co. solitaire diamond ring in a six-claw platinum setting, the round brilliant-cut diamond certified at 1.04 carats achieved over its pre-sale higher estimate at £5,850; another diamond only slightly smaller fetched £3,380 and a Tiffany half-hoop eternity ring realised £910.
A ladies Cartier Panthere quartz watch sold for £2,470, a gold plated Must de Cartier £650 and a Cartier Tank Solo stainless steel wristwatch ended at £1,235.
Three Edwardian gold-cased pocket watches also proved popular achieving £780, £1,430, £1,690 for one in 9ct and two more in 18ct yellow gold.
Silver highlights included Lot 152, a solid silver menagerie of farm and wild animals from the 1970s and an assortment of German 800 silver bowls, hollowware and cutlery.
Our primary focus on jewellery, watches, silver, gold coins and other bijou items continues to bear dividends in our timed online sales as they are durable and our in-house shipping service for buyers encourages bids from far and wide.
Our weekly valuation sessions continue in Wokingham, Bagshot and Hartley Wintney so bring along your treasures for appraisal for our next sale. See here for times/venues.
The popularity of timed online-only sales across the auction industry has grown massively in popularity with buyers since the pandemic providing the convenience of online shopping and the excellent saleroom.com selling platform acting as a one-stop shop.