Jewellery made the most significant contribution to the £106,00 hammer total – a brooch with a central emerald surrounded by eight smaller emeralds with roser-cut diamond borders doubled expectations at £5100 – but silver also played its part. A pair of 5in (12.5cm) silver-mounted rock crystal sweetmeat vases marked for William Comyns, London 1901 doubled expectations at £1900, and the Scottish bandwagon rolled on with a set of 11 c.1810 table forks marked for Charles Fowler, Elgin, making £1000.
£1500 Edinburgh rock
One of the prettier pieces among the 300 jewellery and silver lots put up at Edinburgh by Phillips (15/10% buyer’s premium) on September 21 was this diamond, rock crystal and nephret lily-of-the-valley brooch, right. Estimated at up to £1000, it sold at £1500.