Early 20th Century diamond ring sold £4,200

Jewellery and watches sparkle in Richard Winterton’s Lichfield fine art auction

LUXURY jewellery, collectable watches, fine pictures and ceramics were amongst the lots causing a stir in Richard Winterton’s November Fine Art Sale.

Taking place at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Fradley Park, on November 28, the sale also featured silver, glass, collectables, wines and spirits, and furniture.

Jewellery highlights included an early 20th century diamond dress ring, pictured, which sold at a closing bid of £4,200.

Minutes later, an interesting necklace created from gold sovereign coins made £6,000.

A sovereign coin necklace sold at £6,000.
The sovereign coin necklace which sold at £6,000.

Watches included an 18ct gold and diamond Rolex Day-Date, which realised £13,400, and a Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI ‘White 12’ RAF pilot’s watch, selling at £5,600.

A rare 1969 Omega Seamaster ‘bullhead’ chronograph sold at £4,200 and a Breitling Navitimer 806 made £2,200.

This 18ct gold and diamond Rolex Day-Date realised £13,400.
This 18ct gold and diamond Rolex Day-Date realised £13,400.
Omega Seamaster 'Bullhead' chronograph, Lot 27, Fine Art Sale Monday 28th November
Sold at £4,200, a rare Omega Seamaster ‘Bullhead’ chronograph.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI 'White 12' RAF pilot's watch and, inset, a Breitling Navitimer 806, the model seen worn by Major Duval in the 1965 James Bond classic Thunderball.
A Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI ‘White 12’ RAF pilot’s watch sold at £5,600. Inset: This Breitling Navitimer 806 made £2,200.

Other timepieces included a superb single owner collection of pocket watches, with hammer prices totalling £7,320.

This included a gilded brass George lll pair cased quarter repeater verge pocket watch by Daniel & Thomas Grignion circa 1760, selling at £1,900.

A George lll silver ‘Oignon’ pair case signed John Shepherd circa 1790 made £1,350 and an 18ct gold late Victorian half hunter fetched £1,800.

The George lll pair cased pocket watch which sold at £1,900. Inset: Top, an 18ct gold half hunter, sold at £1,800, and the George lll silver 'Oignon' pair case, sold at £1,350.
The George lll pair cased pocket watch which sold at £1,900. Inset: Top, an 18ct gold half hunter, sold at £1,800, and the George lll silver ‘Oignon’ pair case, sold at £1,350.

Also popular were seven lots of designer illustrations for military jewellery, totalling £4,800.

Silver included a George V five-piece tea set on an oval twin-handled tray, selling at £1,900.

The ceramics section featured a Martin Brothers stoneware vase (sold £2,000), a Chinese porcelain twin-handled vase (sold £900), a Royal Doulton ‘Negligee’ figurine (sold £850) and a Zsolnay Pecs Pottery enamelled charger (sold £420).

The Martin Brothers stoneware vase, sold at £2,000. Inset: Top, the Chinese Porcelain twin-handled vase sold at £900 and the George V silver tea set, sold at £1,900.
The Martin Brothers stoneware vase, sold at £2,000. Inset: Top, the Chinese Porcelain twin-handled vase sold at £900 and the George V silver tea set, sold at £1,900.

Pictures included an LS Lowry print ‘The Family’, fetching £2,300, and an oil painting by Sherree Valentine Daines selling at £1,800.

This signed LS Lowry print 'The Family' sold at £2,300.
This signed LS Lowry print ‘The Family’ sold at £2,300.

A rare programme for Aston Villa v Manchester City on April 28 1908 in Swadlincote, a benefit match for the Rawdon Colliery Disaster Fund, sold at £420 and two autograph books made £850.

The books featured the 1963 signatures of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richard (as he was then), Charlie Watts (as ‘Charlie Boy’), Brian Jones and Bill Wyman.

The Rolling Stones' autographs from 1963.
An autograph book included the Rolling Stones’ signatures dating from 1963.

Other autographs in the set included that of the legendary Bo Diddley, of whom the Stones were huge fans, plus a ticket stub for an early Beatles concert.

Furniture in the sale ranged from an 18th century and later Flemish cabinet (sold £900) and a Victorian flame mahogany eight-day drop dial wall clock (sold £800) to mid-C20th design by Lucian Ercolani for Ercol, totalling £1,650.

This Flemish cabinet sold at £900. Inset: A Victorian wall clock, sold at £800.
This Flemish cabinet sold at £900. Inset: A Victorian wall clock, sold at £800.

Also raising the bar was the luxury alcohol section, which saw a 100 per cent selling rate including two bottles of Chateau D’Yquem Lur-Saluces from 1955 and 1958, totalling £640.

For information on upcoming auctions and free valuation enquiries, call 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

Two bottles of Chateau D’Yquem Lur-Saluces from 1955 and 1958 totalled £640.
Two bottles of Chateau D’Yquem Lur-Saluces dating back to 1955 and 1958 totalled £640.
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