Every other month, our two-day auction presents 300-400 high quality lots of silver and jewellery catalogued by section head, Jackie Rothwell. Opening the bi-monthly auctions, the section features items with estimates ranging from £50 to thousands of pounds, which means it has a following among all types of buyers from individual purchasers to traders and collectors.

Jackie’s high quality lots are set aside as they are consigned by our sellers. They are then catalogued, shared with an international market of buyers, and sold at the beginning of either February, April, June, August, October or December.

You could discover a complete set of Stuart Devlin surprise Easter eggs, rare Christmas gifts presented by Rolls Royce during the 1920s, a string of amber beads, an enameled cigarette case, or a stunning example of Art Deco design.

And for those with a love of jewels on a more limited budget, Jackie also manages the flow of costume jewellery through our regular Monday auctions. The title “Costume Jewellery” encompasses items dating from the 18th Century onwards: paste and mourning jewellery, pinchbeck, cut steel, enamel, Arts & Crafts styles, plastic and diamante, and 1980’s bling, to name but a few.

The appeal of vintage costume jewellery is often its individuality. Many designs such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Haskell and Schiaparelli still command high prices, but if these are too pricey, Jackie recommends looking instead for Coro, Grosse, Trifari, Butler & Wilson or unsigned pieces.

Due to the size and quality of the two-day auctions, extended viewings are held on the preceding Friday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm and Saturday mornings between 10am and 2.30pm. Do ask Jackie or any of the team for access to and advice on the silver & jewellery pieces in the saleroom cabinets.

 

Meet the expert

Jackie Rothwell

Expert Valuer. ANAVA

Jackie is our in-house expert for all items of silver and jewellery. She catalogues the well-followed silver and jewellery sections in our bi-monthly specialist auctions.


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Recent Highlights

A lady’s dress ring having an Art Deco style oval sapphire and old cut diamond cluster, approx 1ct diamonds on a white metal loop, no marks tested as 18ct,  size R £1500
A four piece silver tea set of rectangular form having canted corners, angular handles and stepped pedestal bases, Sheffield 1946, Atkin Brothers,  approx 1593g £550
A Victorian silver butlers tray having gadrooned rim, moulded handles, engraved decoration and bun feet, Birmingham 1899, makers mark A H P E,  approx 1338g £650
A lady’s dress ring having a central baguette cut emerald surrounded by baguette and marquise cut diamonds in a stylised mount on a white metal loop stamped PT,  size L £1700
A lady’s diamond solitaire dress ring, approx 3ct in a claw set basket mount having diamond set shoulders on a white metal loop, no marks £3600
A lady’s dress ring having a central sapphire, approx 1ct flanked by two diamonds, each approx 0.8ct in claw setting in a raised mount on a white metal loop, no marks, previously tested as platinum,  size O £2100

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