There are three sales in one day on Monday at Clarks of Liskeard with a hundred lot miscellany clearance followed by a specialist Jewellery & Collectables sale which then itself will be followed by another sale of a General nature. Auctioneer Paul Clark says “Those folk looking for special, fine quality gifts this Christmas have a great opportunity – auction values on jewellery tend to be where it is at & can save hundreds, even thousands on new retail prices”.
There have been some great entries at the saleroom including numerous fine pieces of diamond jewellery. An art deco period diamond lapel clip asks £700-800 whilst another slightly smaller one is in at £500-600. A stunning, lively diamond solitaire of approx. 1.4ct on a robust yet stylish shank asks £2000-2400 whilst another seller has decided to part with a very impressive emerald cut diamond solitaire of approx. 3.25ct & is in at £10000-15000. An 18ct gold ring set with a rare D colour diamond, currently the finest colour you can obtain, is offered up at £200-300 whilst a substantial ring with two rows of diamond amounting to 2.4ct asks a mere £800-900.
There are watches too. For the ladies, a Rolex with & diamond dial & original box asks £1200-1400 & for the gentlemen is an antique 18ct gold Philippe Patek pocket watch, with it’s original box & is offered at £1600-1800. There is bullion for investors, notably UK one pound proof coins & quarter ounce Krugerrands, each offered at £300-350, a fraction of what they cost new retail.
The general aspect of the sale sees some of the remaining large items being sold from Hollywood House of Liskeard. These include magnificently engineered Edwardian lathe £200-300 & an Arthur Firth milling machine £100-200. Auctioneer Paul Clark adds “These machines are works of art in their own right – aesthetically they look great – the work that has gone into them is just so precise”. Also on offer from that grand old house is a c.1900 pitch pine multi drawer engineers work station, including its remaining contents, at £200-300 & a clean mixed lot of vintage & antique tools is there for the taking at £30-40. There are numerous other tool entries from several sellers including planes & saws. Prices start from as low as £10!
Among the ceramics is a Clarice Cliff Rhodanthe bowl in a mixed lot at £30-40 & a pair of Plichta (Wemyss) cats at £50-60. A hand painted porcelain box by Limoges is cheap at £20-30 while four Karl Ens porcelain birds is not expensive at £50-60. There are numerous other entries to clear ranging from furniture to boxed mixed lots with prices from as low as £5.