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).
gold and diamond-set bracelet wristwatch, circa 2007, the rectangular mother of pearl dial with polished gold hands, Arabic numerals at 12,3,6 and 9, diamond set bezel, sapphire crystal glass, signed Harry Winston on a 18ct yellow gold bracelet with a deployment buckle. Quartz movement. The watch was a gift from Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, to a well-respected employee. Estimate: £12,000-14,000
• A fine gentleman’s 18ct gold rectangular Patek Philippe curved rectangular wristwatch, retailed by Tiffany & Co, circa 1939. With black and gold hour markers, Arabic numeral at 12, polished gold hands, subsidiary seconds dial at 6, curved rectangular-shaped glass, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer, 18-jewel manual wind movement, on a black strap. Estimate: £7,000-9,000
• A Gentleman's Vacheron Constantin Chronometer Royal 18ct gold bracelet wristwatch, circa 1950, the silver circular dial with gold hour makers, on a smooth 18ct gold Vacheron weave bracelet, 19-jewels movement manual wind. Estimate: £6,000-8,000
• A rare lady’s Art Deco platinum, diamond and sapphire cocktail wristwatch by Pertusi, the rectangular dial with Arabic numerals, set with baguette and single-cut diamonds on an open work diamond bracelet with eight half-moon shape sapphires, diamonds approximately 4cts in total. Manual wind. Movement signed Delfa Watch Co. Estimate: £3,500-4,000
• A George IV silver-gilt ceremonial trowel used by the Lord Mayor of London to lay the first stone on the City side of the new London Bridge on March 12, 1828, the blade richly inscribed and engraved with the arms of the City of London and chased with scrolls, flowers and foliage. Estimate: £5,000-7,000
• An unusual Victorian ostrich cup and cover by Edward and John Barnard (London 1860, 25oz) the shaped tri-form base engraved Mukkunpoor, December, 1857, the cup supported on three ostrich feet terminating in plumage, the detachable cover surmounted with a cast ostrich finial. Estimate: £2,000-2,200
• A pair of George II ladles, engraved with the Spencer family crest, formerly in the collection of the Earls of Spencer, Althorp House, Northamptonshire (London 1759). Estimate: £2,000-2,200
• An oblong George IV tray by Paul Storr (London, 1820, 11oz) with chased floral and rocaille border. Estimate: £1,500-1,700
ABOUT THE AUCTION ROOM
The Auction Room site features the best elements of the traditional auction experience, enhanced by a unique and exciting online browsing and bidding process.
Sales at The Auction Room operate like a conventional auction but are conducted entirely on-line. Bids can be made in real-time from any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone connected to the Internet. Each lot, illustrated and fully catalogued, is introduced by the virtual auctioneer.
Bidding on each lot is open for a period of 40 seconds, somewhat longer than conventional auctions. Bids made at any time in the closing 15 seconds of a lot extends the time period by a further 15 seconds each time this occurs, giving other bidders fair time to respond and thus maximising the selling price for the vendor. Registering to bid is a simple on-line process.