Jewellery

In the art and antiques market, the jewellery category spans the millennia from ancient artefacts fit for Cleopatra herself to modern branded wares by famous French and American ateliers. This may include objects of significant intrinsic worth – valued for the gemstones and precious metals from which they were made – but also objects fashioned from more humble materials that are appreciated simply for the excellence of their design.


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Murphy pendant sparkles in Salisbury

23 July 2018

Chosen as the front-cover illustration to Paul Atterbury and John Benjamin’s 'The Jewellery and Silver of HG Murphy' (2005), this gemset pendant also provided Woolley & Wallis’ latest Jewellery and Watches sale with its showcase lot.

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Personal effects of former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson head to auction

19 July 2018

A watch, writing set and magnifying glass belonging to the controversial couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the former King Edward VIII and wife Wallis Simpson - will be offered at auction this weekend.

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The nine lives of Cartier’s creative genius

09 July 2018

Legend has it that, while on safari in Africa with her lover and employer Louis Cartier, Jeanne Toussaint spotted a panther and immediately exclaimed: “Onyx, diamonds, emeralds – a brooch!” The Cartier range of feline jewels was born.

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Zimmermann revival

09 July 2018

This Egyptian revival gold, enamel and gem-set collar necklace below established a new record for the jewellery of Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972) at Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey (25% buyer’s premium) on June 10.

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Fresh place to blossom: Precious Flora stands at RHS fair

09 July 2018

Jewellery dealer Cornelia Perquin of Precious Flora is no stranger to antiques fairs, but this month she is branching out. She will be offering her selection of antique and vintage flower jewellery in a slightly different setting: the Royal Horticultural Society’s Plant and Art Fair.

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Wellington’s favourite charger

09 July 2018

A hairwork bracelet offered at auction was inscribed to a gold mount: From the Mane of the Charger Copenhagen which carried the Duke of Wellington 18 successive hours on the 18th June 1815, The Battle of Waterloo.

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Exhibition-quality coral

09 July 2018

This red coral necklace had formed part of The International Fisheries Exhibition staged at the Royal Horticultural Society grounds in South Kensington in 1883.

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HG Murphy’s masterwork

09 July 2018

Woolley & Wallis is currently selling across a number of sales a cache of items from the family of HG Murphy (1884-1939), whose Falcon Studio produced some of the finest English silver of the inter-war era.

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A gaoler’s ring?

09 July 2018

This Tudor period gold finger ring with the initials RB was found by a detectorist on land to the west of Crewkerne in 2017.

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Make a beeline for West Yorkshire show

02 July 2018

Designer Vicki Ambery-Smith is regularly selected to show at the prestigious annual Goldsmiths Fair at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

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“It’s very difficult deciding what to bring” – jewellery exhibitor at Masterpiece

29 June 2018

London jewellery dealership Hancocks has exhibited at Masterpiece since the fair’s inception nine years ago. Here director Guy Burton tells ATG why he regards the event as a good opportunity to meet both new and established clients, and explains how the firm works out what items to exhibit on the stand.

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Bug brooch from James Bond films flies into Surrey auction

13 June 2018

The sale of a bug that featured in a James Bond film might not sound like the sort of thing a person would want to pin on their dress.

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5 Questions: Gemma Redmond

28 May 2018

Gemma Redmond of Gemma Redmond Vintage specialises in costume jewellery and stands at the Windsor Antiques Fair.

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Why Lord Byron may have been mad and bad but is great news for auction houses

21 May 2018

Lord Byron was described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ but items connected to the poet and general hellraiser make very welcome consignments for auction houses given the appeal of his name.

17th century Delftware charger bearing a portrait of Charles II

Royal wedding memorabilia: five objects that are worth investing in

17 May 2018

Prince Harry is due to wed Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19 and as another royal milestone approaches, Antiques Trade Gazette journalists invariably get asked one question by the national media: is it worth investing in royal memorabilia such as tea towels, mugs and cake tins?

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Jewellers enjoy the Frock Me fun

14 May 2018

Matthew Adams is moving into bling – well, vintage and antique jewellery from the Georgian period onwards.

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Police seek man in connection with Masterpiece fair jewellery theft

09 May 2018

The Metropolitan Police are trying to trace the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a high-value theft of jewellery at last year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair.

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Jewellery by a Wiener Werkstatte leading light on offer in Vienna

07 May 2018

Main stage at the design auction at Dorotheum in Vienna on May 30 is taken by jewellery designed by Josef Hoffmann, one of the leading lights of the Wiener Werkstätte.

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Replica brooch of original with Wallis Simpson and Elizabeth Taylor link included in massive selection of jewellery at Surrey auction

23 April 2018

A brooch that impressed valuers and boasts a royal connection is set to go under the hammer at Catherine Southon next month.

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Jewellery hammer highlights including Chaumet brooch in Shropshire

23 April 2018

A selection of glittering items on offer in English auctions.

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