Clarks mid summer sale proved a hit especially for jewellery sellers. A stunning ruby & diamond necklace sold for £4400 at the hammer whilst a stainless steel Panerai wristwatch sealed an internet bid of £2700. A diamond & sapphire ring made more than double estimate at £700 when an internet bidder denied a determined room bidder in an epic battle. A platinum ring set with a 1ct diamond with further diamonds on the shoulders (£1950), a pair of yellow diamond earrings (£1450) & an Omega Seamaster watch (£1050) both did well while a Chopard gold box necklace made £1200.
Furnishings showed plenty of interest. A Victorian chest of drawers bucked the downward trend at £190 while a c.1900 glass display cabinet (£200) highlighted a possible return for “clean” brown furniture. A late 20thC. captains chair made a relatively impressive £110 & a clean Edwardian walnut wardrobe (£120) again highlighted the importance of condition for utility furnishings.
Among the objects a Victorian photo album of dignitaries of the time made its way to France at £520 while a pub Bass bottled ale sign will find a new home in the USA at £340. Mary Martin remains increasingly popular & highly investable. An oil of an orchard made £680 at the hammer while an Alice Renshaw watercolour of a young woman made £310.
Auctioneer Paul Clark said “Entries are now sought for our evening Jewellery, Watches, Bullion & Coin sale on August 25th. We have already received 200 coin & jewellery entries for this sale & are seeking more! Our evening sales are well received so represent a good opportunity for sellers to achieve great prices via our two live bidding platforms” adding “We also have a book & collectors sale on the 14th thus August is set to be a busy month”. Enquiries on: 01579-349960/07756070198.