It pays to take a closer look

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There are some genuinely intriguing lots coming up in our Jewellery and Watches sale on Tuesday October 21st, it's definitely worth taking a closer look…


This showstopping piece is a recreation of Carlo Guiliano’s Egyptian Revival Pharaoh portrait brooch; 18ct gold decorated with diamonds, sapphire, enamel and pearls. An incredibly well executed exercise in craftsmanship that rivals the original for impact and detail.
Lot 167: estimate £6,500 - £8,500



A lovely Victorian ring in yellow gold, with an emerald and diamond star cluster? Look more closely and you’ll see it’s a stunning example of clever Victorian metamorphic jewellery – it opens out to become a delicate bracelet.
Lot 351: estimate £400 - £600


A beautiful pair of spring action lorgnettes, set with a cabouchon sapphire and diamonds. Even if you can't see an immediate use for them… they are marked Fabergé. Who can resist the opportunity to own a piece of affordable imperial Fabergé?
Lot 292: estimate £2,000 - £3,000


And finally, a Victorian white metal tiara, set with paste stones. When you see the heart centre to the scroll design, you just know it would make a magnificent focus to a vintage bridal outfit.
Lot 62: estimate £180 - £250

The sale starts at 12 noon. Click here to see the full catalogue
Matthew Caddick -


Punjab & Afghanistan Antiquarian Books & Photographs - the private library of a Scottish collector

On Wednesday October 22nd we are thrilled to be able to offer a unique and unparalleled collection of antiquarian books and 19th century photography relating to India and Afghanistan, in particular to the regions of the Punjab, Sind, the North West Frontier Province and in relation to the Muslims and Sikhs of these regions.

Here is just one example:


INDIA & PUNJAB - HERBERT EDWARDES & THE SIKH WARS - A two volume first edition of A Year on the Punjab Frontier 1848-9, by Major Herbert B. Edwards, C.B, 1851, first edition 2 vols, 608pp, 734pp, Orig. Edwardes' classic account of the 1848 Punjab rebellion, with three colour plates heightened in gold, plans, lithographic views, facsimile letter, and a large folding linen backed map outlined in colour.
Lot 44: estimate £400 - £600

The sale starts at 12 noon. Click here to see the full catalogue
William Rouse -





The nights are drawing in and there is already mention of Christmas - just 8 sale weeks away.


Have you thought of buying a special gift in one of our sales, or perhaps bringing in a consignment to raise a few extra funds for the holiday period?


The Vintage and Designer Fashion, Furs & Textile auction on Tuesday 11th November would be the perfect place to look for a very special gift. And the NODDY IN TOYLAND COLLECTION on Wednesday 19th November could be a great starting point for a young collector. For enquiries contact Tracie Vallis -


If you're looking for a special tipple over the holidays look no further than the Fine Wine and Spirits sale on Tuesday 16th December. For enquiries contact Stephen Large -


The details for all these and our other sales are below, and look out next week for news of an explosive Medals and Militaria sale on Tuesday 28th October.




21st   Jewellery & Watches
Matthew Caddick -

22nd  Punjab & Afghanistan Antiquarian Book sale
Wednesday starting at noon
William Rouse -

28th  Medals & Militaria
Mark Longson -


4th  Stamps, Coins & Banknotes
John Carrol -

11th  Vintage & Designer Fashion, Furs & Textiles
Tracie Vallis -

18th  Antiques & Interiors
valuations -

19th  NODDY IN TOYLAND COLLECTION with Antique Dolls, Teddy Bears & Toys
Wednesday starting at noon
Tracie Vallis -

25th  Antiques & Interiors, followed by the Russian Sale starting at 5pm
Jan Leman -


2nd  20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design
James Nurse -

9th  Fine Art & Antiques
William Rouse -

16th  Specialist Wine & Spirits
Stephen Large -

20th CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS at 6pm – re-opening SATURDAY 3rd JANUARY 2015

Please be aware sale dates are subject to change.


We have LIVE on-line bidding every week with full image catalogues at

High resolution images are available on our website with an easy zoom facility. Please note that catalogues are not fully uploaded until SUNDAY evening as we are sometimes still photographing on Sunday -

Antiques & Interiors Auctions are held every Tuesday at 12 noon, or following the Specialist sales if there is one taking place that day.

Viewing Every Week: Sunday 12 noon to 6pm, Monday 10am to 6pm and prior to each sale.

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

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

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

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. (The Fashion & Textile sale has a no return policy due to the nature of old materials, please satisfy yourselves with the overall wear and condition, thank you.)