The Auction Room Sales Go Live The Auction Room, the new online auction house, is delighted to announce its inaugural auctions of Fine Jewellery (4th June), Watches (5th June) and Fine and Decorative Silver (6th June).
News-Antique.com - May 24,2013 - The Auction Room, the new online auction house, is delighted to announce its inaugural auctions of Fine Jewellery (4th June), Watches (5th June) and Fine and Decorative Silver (6th June).
Founded by George Bailey and Lucinda Blythe, The Auction Room is built on the benefit of their combined 50 years’ experience working at Sotheby’s. Its aim is to transform the traditional auction experience by creating an interactive virtual saleroom.
“Through the innovation and accessibility of our cutting-edge online software, coupled with an essential knowledge of the traditional auction market, we can provide a new and exciting platform for specialist auction sales,” George Bailey said
The June auctions of Jewellery, Watches and Silver will provide the ideal opportunity for both first-time buyers and auction-regulars to invest in precious objects and collectibles, ranging in price from £600 to £20,000.
Setting it apart from many other online auction platforms, The Auction Room guarantees authenticity of all the lots offered. Not only are starting prices appealing, but also the buyer’s premium is significantly lower than at other traditional auction houses, at just 17.5 %.
Each auction features fewer than 100 lots, curated by a department specialist: Simon Cooper (Jewellery), Emma Reeves (Watches) and Claire Grindey (Silver).
The internet provides The Auction Room with a global marketplace but unlike other online auction platforms, the entire sale will be on exhibition at Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, London for three days prior to the auctions. This will provide prospective bidders with an opportunity to view, try-on, and consult with the auction specialists before buying.
Viewing, starts on Sunday June 2 and runs on each of the three days from 10am-5pm, (10am-4pm on June 4).
For those who are unable attend the viewing in person, the online catalogues which can be found at www.theauctionroom.com, are displayed with extensive high-quality images, in-depth catalogue descriptions and full condition reports. Absentee bids can be registered online 48 hours before the start of the sale or in person during the view days.
• An impressive 1950s platinum and diamond spray brooch set, pictured, with 38 brilliant-cut diamonds each raised in a four claw mount, with a further 46 channel-set baguette-cut diamonds, approx 13.75cts total diamond weight. Originally purchased as a gift from Antrobus of Bond Street, London, by the present owner's father for her mother. Estimate: £20,000-25,000
• A good platinum and asscher-cut solitaire diamond ring, the central 2.05cts stone surrounded by small round brilliant-cut diamonds to the shoulders, approx total weight 0.15cts. The principal diamond is GIA certified, colour F, clarity S1. Estimate £12,000-15,000
• A fine diamond necklace of modern Art Deco design in 18ct white gold set with alternating round brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds. Approx total diamond weight 9.3cts. Estimate: £10,000-12,000
• A fine pair of American Art Deco platinum and diamond clips, each set with 39 baguette cut diamonds and 85 old brilliant cut diamonds. Approx total diamond weight of both clips is 16cts. Estimate: £9,000-12,000