The Year in Review: Fine Jewellery and Watches
While 2020 may not have been a year packed with live galas and nights out, the success of our jewellery and watches auctions proved that the desire for beauty, sparkle, and knowing what time it is remains as strong as ever.
We didn’t get to spend as much in-person time with you as we would have liked, but we did enjoy providing as much insight as possible into the many unique items we offered, and hoped you enjoyed reading about some of them on our blog.
We dove deep on pearls, learned about rutilated quartz and blue topaz, brushed up on our knowledge of the Victorian trend of wearable insects, launched into the history of the legendary Omega Moonwatch, and uncovered the story of a celebrated French medallist.
Highlights from our 2020 auctions include:
Lot 1, a Georg Jensen Danish Sterling Silver Necklace designed by Flemming Eskildsen, post 1945
Estimate $500-$700; Price Realised: $3,618
Lot 169, an 18k Yellow Gold Ring set with an emerald cut emerald flanked by 8 baguette cut diamonds
Estimate $1,600 – $2,200; Price Realised: $4,500
Lot 62, a Gold Plated Brass and Scarab Beetle Necklace set with 29 natural scarab beetles
Estimate $250 – $350; Price Realised: $1,320
Lot 207, 13 Various Canadian 1937 Bank Notes
Estimate $350 – $500; Price Realised: $900
Lot 35, a 19th Century 14k Yellow Gold and Silver Brooch
Estimate $6,000 – $8,000; Price Realised: $28,800
Lot 245, a Rolex Oyster Chronograph Wristwatch, c.1959
Estimate $17,000 – $23,000; Price Realised: $45,600
Looking Forward to 2021
Upcoming auctions include February’s Silver & Costume Jewellery and Luxury Accessories, and two auctions, Jewellery and Wrist & Pocket Watches, at the end of March. Dates will be published on our Upcoming Auctions page shortly.
We look forward to connecting with you in the new year and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
Donald & Livia.