Clocks, Watches & Jewellery

This category ranges from historical clocks to contemporary jewellery. Dealers tend to specialise in one of these individual areas while many auctions feature separate sections for horology, watches and jewellery as part of their mixed sales.

However, dedicated sales, especially in the jewellery category, are now fairly commonly especially in London, Birmingham and other major centres.

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16th century travelling clock finds its way to auction

22 July 2024

This rare 16th century German travelling clock in the form of a book sold for £27,500 at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Second World War prisoner of war Rolex watch features among five lots to watch

22 July 2024

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week

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Five questions with jewellery dealer Anthea Gesua

22 July 2024

Anthea AG Antiques is run by Anthea Gesua with the help of Gaby Ruthven and has been in Grays Antiques Centre, London, since the early 1980s.

Four clocks in the Mike Baker collection

Horologist's clock collection set to chime with bidders

16 July 2024

A single-owner collection of clocks, timepieces and scientific instruments formed over 60 years will go under the hammer at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham on September 4.

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A fair finding a winning formula

15 July 2024

The second Treasure House event widened its appeal while also remaining a showcase for serious collectors

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Intriguing timeline of a rediscovered Tompion clock

15 July 2024

Bonhams’ Fine Clocks sale in London on July 3 included a table clock by Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) that came for sale via an unorthodox route.

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Harry Houdini's silver padlock-shaped pocket watch stand escapes at auction for 17 times over estimate

09 July 2024

Intriguingly catalogued under the category Magic, Conjuring & Escapology in Bamfords of Derby Collector’s Grand Tour sale on July 4, was a somewhat battered looking Edwardian silver padlock-shaped pocket watch stand.

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Top stories this week including a Hanover Tompion clock selling for £3.5m

07 July 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included the news a Hanover Tompion clock was sold for £3.5m at The Treasure House Fair.

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Hanover Tompion sells for £3.5m at the Treasure House Fair

01 July 2024

A Thomas Tompion masterpiece was the star turn at The Treasure House Fair. Carter Marsh & Co. sold it in the same city where it was created 300 years ago.

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Henry VIII's six wives: exploring the jewels they wore

01 July 2024

Fellows Auctioneers will be hosting an event at the National Portrait Gallery on July 12 exploring the jewellery of Henry VIII’s six wives.

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Georgian ring flagged up and locket with mourning glory

01 July 2024

The Fine Jewellery sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on July 10-11 features many fine antique items such as these two documentary pieces.

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Buyers connect with an assortment of Arts & Crafts belt buckles sold recently at auction

01 July 2024

A collection of close to 100 Arts & Crafts belt buckles formed just part of the remarkable Anthony Gardner collection sold by Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on April 16.

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Picq your interest in the Parisian designer

01 July 2024

The Parisian workshop of Henri Picq does not have quite the name recognition of Cartier or LaCloche, but it was nonetheless responsible for supplying both houses with some of the most exceptional jewellery of the early 20th century.

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Marcus & Co captured the Art Nouveau colour and confidence

01 July 2024

Highlights from the London Jewels sale at Bonhams on June 13

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Cartier brooches come with Courtauld appeal

01 July 2024

The Dreweatts (26% buyer’s premium) sale on June 18 included two Cartier brooches commissioned by Sir Stephen Courtauld to designs inspired by Eltham Palace.

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Fabergé’s cool creations ‘inspired by ice crystals’

01 July 2024

Fabergé’s rock crystal, platinum, silver and diamond ‘ice flower’ jewels were made by the workmaster Albert Holmström, c.1913-14, after designs made by his niece Alma Pihl (1888-1976).

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Two Bulgari Serpenti jewels slither into salerooms

01 July 2024

Serpenti jewels, which followed the launch of Bulgari’s signature gold Tubogas bracelets in the late 1940s, were featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines on countless occasions in the Sixties.

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Royal approval for the work of George Michael Moser once dubbed ‘England’s favourite goldsmith’

01 July 2024

Watch chatelaine offered at auction was produced by a man who created many works for the Hanoverian household

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A family provenance to chew on: collection bought with proceeds of a biscuit empire

01 July 2024

Two days needed to disperse items collected over generations thanks to biscuit production success

Curious visitors enjoying their time at Carter Marsh and Co. 

The Treasure House Fair returns with a lively opening

27 June 2024

Key event in the summer calendar opens its doors once again

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