Fine Art   |   Sale Highlights   |   April 2, 2020   |   twentytwo

‘Victoriana’ reigns supreme at Wright Marshall’s Spring Boutique Sale


Our Spring Boutique Sale of 2019 proved to be a huge success for both buyers and vendors, with our vendors achieving fantastic prices for their lots and buyers bidding on an array of rare and sought-after pieces. The jewellery section of the sale boasted a range of truly spectacular antique jewellery which triggered some fierce bidding from our local and international clients.

Consigned from a family in Wales, a beautiful mid Victorian cased suite of amethyst and diamond jewellery was one of our star lots. Comprising an exquisite amethyst and diamond cross pendant, with matching drop earrings in a wonderful fitted case, this lot exuded opulence and style, selling for £4,010.

Further antique lots to sell brilliantly included an early Victorian foil back topaz rivière necklace. Dated to circa 1840, this pretty pink and highly collectable necklace reached a hammer price of £4,000.

A Victorian paste ‘Giardinetti’ ring in a beautiful delicate design was fished out of a box of costume jewellery consigned to our Beeston saleroom and sold for £1,550. Named after the Italian for ‘little garden,’ this popular style of dress ring displayed asymmetric colourful designs of floral bouquets and baskets.

One further fantastic Victorian jewel to sell was lot 20, a cheeky diamond snake, or ouroboros, ring. This particular ring had an articulated tongue detail, ensuring that the snake hissed alongside the movement of the wearer. With a particular charm and inspired by Queen Victoria’s engagement ring of a similar design symbolising eternal love through the motif of a coiled snake, this lot sold for £440.

Other lots to soar included a rare stainless steel Rolex Submariner wristwatch, with black dial and green bezel known as a ‘Kermit’ watch, sporting a desirable ‘flat four’ font. This particular colour combination and font denotes manufacture before 2003 and is particularly collectable. The watch attracted international interest and the hammer fell at £7,750.

Other stunning watches that won the interest of bidders was a rare stainless steel Zenith El Primero Espada selling for £2,900, and a stylish stainless steel Jaeger Le Coultre ‘Reverso Grande Date’ wristwatch that sold for £2,500.

Our next Boutique Sale takes place on Saturday 20th July, for further information on any of our lots or how to consign your items, contact Liz Bailey at [email protected] or 01565 653284


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