North Yorkshire auctioneers Elstob & Elstob have reported that the number of lots in their upcoming Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale have doubled.
The sale will include antique, vintage and contemporary pieces, featuring sought-after names such as Tiffany, Bulgari and Rolex, as well as unique and unusual objects of interest. Price estimates range from many thousands to tens of pounds.
Some of the standout lots in the sale on March 20 include a sapphire and diamond cluster ring that carries a guide price of £8,000-£10,000. Of interest to historians and collectors will be a Roman carnelian intaglio ring, valued at £1,600-£1,800, which is the oldest piece in the auctioneer’s sale.
Watch lovers will be interested in a magnificent early 19th-century enamel and seed pearl pendant watch in the shape of a lyre, expected to achieve a hammer price in the region of £2,000-£3,000, or an elegant lady’s 18 carat gold Ernest Borel bangle watch decorated with floral enamel panels that is valued between £800-£1,000.
Elsewhere in the sale, those intrigued by unusual objects should look out for a George III silver mounted coconut cup by John Hutson, London 1793. One side is carved with the arms of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl Of Berkeley, the other depicts a palm tree flanked by a house to either side. It is supported by three silver dolphins issuing from a triform platform base and is valued at £2,000-£3,000.
There is also a Queen Anne Britannia standard silver lidded tankard by Humphrey Payne, London 1704, which has a guide price of £4,000-£6,000; and a striking chinoiserie cocktail set, comprising shaker, eight cups with sleeves, ice bucket with tongs and circular tray, which is estimated to reach £2,000-£3,000.
The auction house commented, “This is the inaugural sale of our new jewellery specialist Melanie Saleem who brings to the collection her great expertise and flair. Like all of our experts, Melanie is happy to offer friendly and professional advice to our clients and is on-hand to discuss individual lots before the sale.”