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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Relic of George III at Fellows

04 July 2022

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows on August 4 includes a gold George III mourning ring.

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Jewellery: Royal connections bring added interest

04 July 2022

Platinum jubilee excitement combined with an emotive back story and a royal connection to create the perfect conditions to sell an Elizabeth II brooch

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Victorian diamond and pearl brooch emerges at Tennants

04 July 2022

Tennants’ Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on July 16 numbers 120 lots.

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Tiaras head back into popularity as Asian and American bidders compete at Christie's

04 July 2022

Diamond tiaras continue to enjoy a steady revival in demand, particularly in states where a diamond fascinator is once again de rigueur at formal and informal high-society events.

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Victorian diamond necklace sets house record at Catherine Southon

04 July 2022

Catherine Southon’s (24% buyer’s premium) 10th anniversary auction included a new house record of £47,000 for an early Victorian diamond rivière.

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Early Quare clock among highlights of dealer's online exhibition

20 June 2022

Dealer Ben Wright is holding an online exhibition of clocks.

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Civilotti revives Etruscan era

20 June 2022

This 19th century, c.1850, archaeological revivalist 22ct gold necklace by Carlo Civilotti of the Civilotti family of jewellers in Rome will feature in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ wide-ranging three-day auction taking place in Maine on July 8-10

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Previews: Furniture and works of art

13 June 2022

Highlights from a busy summer for auction houses and dealers.

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Previews: Jewellery, watches and silver

13 June 2022

A look ahead to auction house and dealer highlights this summer.

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An exceptional English chronometer auctioned in Hamburg

06 June 2022

This English deck chronometer is Molyneux No 1326 – made by the London maker Robert Molyneux in c.1830.

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ATG letter: Watching out for Buckinghamshire watchmaker

06 June 2022

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Jewellery worth getting sentimental about

06 June 2022

The sale at jewellery auction house Elmwood’s (25% buyer’s premium) in London on May 19 included a remarkable family archive of antique items.

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Royal icons at Bond Street platinum jubilee show

30 May 2022

Sotheby’s is holding a month-long programme of exhibitions and events to mark the platinum jubilee.

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Diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II as a thank-you for coronation duties

30 May 2022

A presentation diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II to the Duchess of Norfolk for assistance prior to her coronation in 1953 is to be offered by Mayfair auction house Noonans on June 14, estimated at £4000-6000.

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Ring owned by Princess Margaret comes to London saleroom

30 May 2022

This Georgian enamel and rock crystal mourning ring was formerly owned by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction

30 May 2022

Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.

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Tantalising prospect of owning a clock and a Zoffany

30 May 2022

The recent auction at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) included the firm’s biannual horological offering.

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Going platinum: the market for royal memorabilia

30 May 2022

English jubilees, coronations and investitures have long been occasions not only for a national celebration but also for manufacturers to cash in with an array of souvenirs. In this special report we turn the spotlight on royal items offered and sold by dealers and auction houses

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Jewellery event speakers revealed

25 May 2022

The National Association of Jewellers’ Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) has announced the keynote speakers for its upcoming conference this summer.

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Masterpiece to include Wrest Park treasures

23 May 2022

Clock specialist Carter Marsh will dedicate much of its stand at Masterpiece London to the third and final part of the remarkable John C Taylor collection of horological items.

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