Fine Art   |   Sale Highlights   |   December 3, 2018   |   twentytwo

December Boutique Sale – Hammer Highlights


Our Christmas Boutique Sale took place on Saturday 1st December and our vendors achieved some fantastic prices, just in time for Christmas! The top lots ranged from staggering fine diamonds, to luxury wristwatches, designer handbags and gentlemen’s accessories. Clients from the local area gathered in the saleroom, as well as worldwide collectors placing their bids online, creating a buzz that has helped to round off the year in style!

Lot 250 – An impressive diamond solitaire ring

The brilliant cut diamond, weighing 10.08cts, within an eight claw setting, accompanied by a report from Anchorcert stating that the diamond is Q-R colour, VVS2 clarity, ring size P, weight approx. 10.6g.

The most exciting lot of the sale undoubtedly was lot 250, a 10.08ct diamond solitaire ring. Consigned through one of our regular Friday valuation days, this stunning stone attracted attention from worldwide collectors. On the sale day two phone bidders battled it out, with the final hammer achieved £50,000.

Lot 125 – An 18ct gold diamond single stone ring

The brilliant cut diamond, with baguette cut diamond sides, estimated total diamond weight 2.35ct, principal diamond weight approx. 2.05ct, estimated colour I-J, estimated clarity SI2-P1, hallmarks for London, 1976, ring size K, weight approx. 4.4g.

Another stunning diamond ring was consigned by a Cheshire lady, this wonderful diamond solitaire ring with stylish baguette cut diamond sides was highly popular at our viewing events and was won by a lucky commission bidder for £7,000.

Lot 210 – An 18ct gold Breitling Crosswind Special wristwatch

Limited edition number 19/100, the circular blue dial with gold Arabic hour markers and two subsidiary dials, within an 18ct gold case with calibrated bezel, and leather strap with 18ct gold deployment clasp, Swiss assay marks, numbered K44356, 715565, with accompanying box and papers.

A Stylish timepiece to sell on Saturday was this 18ct gold Breitling Crosswind special watch, complete with box and papers. The perfect Christmas gift for the man who has it all, this lot sold for £3,750.

Lot 200 – An 18ct gold diamond Cartier ‘Love’ bangle

Designed as a series of brilliant cut diamond collets and screw-head motifs on a fixed bangle with screw fitting, signed and numbered Cartier, RE1036, estimated total diamond weight 0.40ct, inner diameter 5.5cms, with accompanying screwdriver, weight approx. 30.7g.

Cartier ‘Love’ bangles are the accessory of the moment, and this classic design is seen gracing the arms of many celebrities. The bangles can only be secured to the wrist with the use of a miniature screwdriver, and the love bangle was the most googled item of jewellery in 2017. This stunning example, set with 0.40ct of round brilliant cut diamonds sold for £3,300.

Lot 410 – A pair of 1960s Van Cleef & Arpels 18ct gold cufflinks

The rope twist mounts holding interchangeable bars, to include four 18ct gold bars, four lapis lazuli bars, four malachite bars and three wooden bars, mounts signed and numbered VCA NY12V84-285, length of bars 2.3cm, weight approx. 18.4g. 

Perhaps the ultimate gents luxury accessory, these stylish cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels featured interchangeable bar terminals, allowing the wearer to change their look with any shirt and tie combination! Stylish and practical, these wonderful cufflinks sold for £2,150.

Lot 325 – A Chanel Classic Flap Handbag

The black quilted caviar leather exterior, with silver-tone hardware, makers CC logo turn-lock fastening, double chain and interwoven leather shoulder strap and a black lambskin leather lined interior, dimensions approx. 31 x 21 x 8cm.

The bag that many ladies dream of is the classic Chanel flap handbag. Crafted in a wonderful and luxurious black caviar leather, this stylish bag with a serial number to denote 2010-2011 manufacture was sold to a lucky lady at £1,000.

Our next Boutique sale is taking place on Saturday 23rd March. The Spring sale will feature fine jewellery, handbags, watches and textiles, and the closing date for entries is Friday 1st March. Contact [email protected] for any further information.

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