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Specialist Jewellery & Watches Auction Report - Tuesday 8th August 2014 - 20% commission + VAT

The Specialist Jewellery & Watches sale was a first-rate financial boost at Chiswick Auctions running up to the quieter summer auctions of August. It was the last of the specialist auctions before the big launch in September and October where specialist auctions will be held every week. Chiswick is also adding specialist Wednesday auctions for the Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts and Antique Toys, Dolls & Teddy Bear sales.

The Jewellery sale had many unusual items for sale and reached a very wide audience within the saleroom, on the internet and telephones.

Two outstanding lots on the day were lot 104 with an estimate of £300-500, the 70’s Heuer Carrera gents’ wristwatch had lots of interest and eventually sold for £1000 because of its honest condition and style; it was a fantastic result as you’re unlikely to find another like it, making it a sound investment. While lot 254 the Victorian 15ct gold ladies watch in its wonderful original condition and fitted case, was the bargain of the day despite smashing its modest estimate of £400-600, with lots of interest it finally sold for £1000.

Apart from the large amounts of money spent on the day one of the interesting points that stood out with this sale was that one buyer was the main bidder, the unnamed gentleman was not about to be out bid on any piece he had set his heart on and kept his paddle in the air until he won each lot. While this was heart warming for Chiswick Auctions it really put the dealers in a position of hardly being able to touch some of the prices realised. The gentleman spent enough to buy a small flat in the suburbs. While we do not suggest this is a safe option because of the risk level allowing one bidder to buy half of the jewellery in the sale, the client was well known to the directors William Rouse and Leigh Osborne who had both agreed on this occasion to allow it, while not knowing what he was actually going to buy or for how much!


Lot 82    A white gold, sapphire and diamond set cluster ring. Estimate £300-400, sold for £560 hammer price.


Lot 93    In the manner of Chopard, an 18ct gold 'Happy Diamonds' style heart pendant on chain. Estimate £400-600, sold for £640 hammer price.


Lot 96    A Tiffany & Co platinum and diamond solitaire pendant on chain, dia 0.75ct est. Estimate £1500-1800, sold for£1700 hammer price.


Lot 104  A gents circa 1970s Heuer Carrera automatic chronograph wristwatch in stainless steel, with multifunction dial, tachy inner ring and later after market bracelet. Estimate £300-500, sold for£1000 hammer price. – Loads of interest


Lot 110  A gents rare E. Gubelin day date dress watch in stainless steel, with fancy lugs, silvered multifunction dial and later strap. Estimate £100-200, sold for£410 hammer price. – loads of interest


Lot 115   An antique high carat gold and enamel decorated necklace, set with diamonds and pearls, suspended with ruby based pendant drop and sold with matching pendant earrings. Estimate £1500-2000, sold for£1700 hammer price.


Lot 128  A gents limited edition (Brit Awards 2009) Raymond Weil wristwatch in 18ct gold with diamonds, boxed and complete with all relevant paperwork. Estimate £3000-4000, sold for £3200 hammer price.


Lot 135  A yellow gold and pink tourmaline cabouchon ring. Estimate £70-120, sold for £280 hammer price.


Lot 137  A large and impressive silver / gold cartouche shaped pendant, set with native cut diamonds and suspended from a pearl necklace, sold together with hinged bracelet and pendant earrings by the same hand. Estimate £1000-1500, sold for £1700 hammer price.


Lot 139  A gents 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oyster perpetual day date wristwatch. Estimate £4000-5000, sold for £4800 hammer price.


Lot 152  A gents circa 1950s 18ct yellow gold Ulysse Nardin super slim dress watch, with Roman chapter dial, manual winding movement, original leather strap and buckle and sold together with its original presentation case and various spares. Estimate £600-800, sold for £650 hammer price.


Lot 154 A pair of 18ct white gold, aquamarine and diamond earrings. Estimate £200-400, sold for £380 hammer price.


Lot 177  A gents rare Zodiac mystery dial wristwatch, with polished stainless steel case and original bracelet. Estimate £300-500, sold for £400 hammer price.254

Lot 254 A Victorian 15ct gold ladies watch with white enamel dial, having Roman numerals and green engine turned enamelling on an en-suite seed pearl and enamel chain. Estimate £400-600, sold for £1000 hammer price. – Loads of interest


Lot 270  A Russian silver champlevé and plique-à-jour decorated, floral decoration, central roundel with floral motif to centre, 10.5cm H. Estimate £2000-3000, sold for £2100 hammer price.


Lot 272  Four 19th Century oval micro mosaics, multi string and seed pearls, and a silver and gold brooch set with a crescent opal. (6). Estimate £100-200, sold for£360 hammer price – loads of interest

 Vintage & Designer Fashion, Antique Costume, Lace, Linens & Textiles Report - Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Fashion &Textile sale started the day off with 200 lots. The sale had a small cross section of everything one would expect and the majority of the pieces sold. Specialist Tracie Vallis held back many of the vintage fur coats as the weather was so warm so expect a good choice for the 30th September sale. Entries are welcome now, please email for an appointment.

Specialist Wines & Spirits Auction Report - Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 20% commission + VAT

The second Wine & Spirits auction was a considerable success and one of our latest departments that is definitely going to grow over the coming year. While it was considered to be a smaller section of the lager Antiques & Interiors sale, each Lot per £ was worth its weight in gold.

We foresee clients spreading the word about the great results and bringing their wine cellars and saved special bottles in for us to sell.

The next sale will be held on Tuesday 14th October, all enquiries are welcome now and entries will be welcome in September. Here are a few highlights of the sale.

Lot 1 Alfred Lamb's special reserve rum distilled 1939, limited edition, 40% cased, 57/918. Estimate £150-250, sold for £260 hammer price.


Lot 7 Wine; Château Guiraud, Le Dauphin, Bordeaux superieur, 1982; Château Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion, no label; Château Prieure-Lichine, grand cru classe, Margaux, 1983 (3); Ironstone, Zinfandel, W. Australia 2001 (6). (Total 11). Estimate £100-140, sold for £270 hammer price.


Lot 9 Wine; Château Haut Batailley Pauillac 1978 (3); Château La Lagune Haut Médoc 1983 (3); Château Prieure-Lichine grand cru classe 1983 Margaux (2); Bordeaux Château grand cru classe 1967. (total 9). Estimate £100-150, sold for £310 hammer price.


Lot 10 A 1986 souvenir Mexico World Cup Dimple's Scotch whisky, a bottle of QEII blended scotch, and a presentation cased Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky, commemorating in 1981 the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, sold with a bottle of J.A. Hennessy's fine old liqueur cognac. (4). Estimate £80-150, sold for £200 hammer price.


Lot 21 Eleven bottles of 1962 Château Laujac cruse Bordeaux Médoc. Estimate £100-150, sold for £360 hammer price.


Lot 22 A selection of eight various bottles of collectors wines, including 1967 Château Lagrange, four bottles of Château Batailley, grand cru class Pauillac (1969, 1979, 2000), a Château Sahuc-Latour 1978 Sauternes, and a Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron 1959 Pauillac. (8). Estimate 150-200, sold for £380 hammer price.


Lot 35 A small selection of fine wine, to include Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1969, a magnum of Chateau Beaumont 1997, Chateau du Queyron 1990, selected by Berry Bro. of James's Street. (5). Estimate 80-120, sold for £80-120, sold for £360 hammer price.



Antiques & Interiors Auctions are held every Tuesday at 12 noon or follow the Specialist sales that end around 200 lots in to the days sale.

Viewing: Sunday 12 noon to 6pm, Monday 10am to 6pm and prior to the sale

Free valuations & auction entries: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm
Full valuation team Wednesday to Friday

For valuations email your photographs with your name and telephone number to

For all enquiries send emails to or call the office - 020 8992 4442


19th - Antiques & Interiors -

26th - Antiques & Interiors


2nd - Antiques & Interiors

9th - Stamps, Coins & Banknotes followed by Antiques & Interiors - specialist John Carrol - - Thursdays & Fridays for free valuations

16th - Antiques & Interiors-

17th - Wednesday sale starting at 12 noon - Antique Dolls, Teddy Bears & Toys - Toy specialist Tracie Vallis - - Wednesdays for free valuations

23rd - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & design followed by Antiques & Interiors - C. 20th specialist James Nurse - - Thursdays for free valuations

24th - Wednesday sale starting at 1pm - Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Hans Fellner Collection, part IV - Book specialist Nicholas Worskett - - please contact for appointments

30th - Vintage & Designer Fashion, Furs & Textiles followed by Antiques & Interiors - Textile specialist Tracie Vallis - - Wednesdays for free valuations


7th - Fine Antiques & Art with Furniture- William Rouse (Director)

More Information

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Condition Reports

Please request condition reports prior to the auction date. All photographs will be updated on to three websites by Sunday evening prior to the sale. Additional photograph requests should be requested prior to the Sunday before the sale so that the website can be updated with them. We do try to assist you with condition reports however we cannot promise to reply to condition reports requested on the day of the sale. Please come in and VIEW the items to satisfy your own judgment wherever possible.