Clarks’ scintillating April sale helped shake off the long winter blues with some great results for sellers. Once again Cartier jewellery excelled with a gentleman’s Panthere ring making £4000 after a local phone bidder defeated London internet interest whilst a ladies eternity ring sold for £1700 to the internet. Other Cartier jewellery did well too with a ladies Cartier watch making £1400 despite no box. Fine items usually find their level & a small 18ct gold mounted scarf tie mounted with jade & diamonds saw bids of £400.
Our East Cornwall saleroom has a great reputation for achieving fine jewellery prices & a 19thC. Anglo Indian set proved no exception when making £1700 to a phone bidder despite hefty internet interest. An 18ct gold Omega watch proved too tempting for one local bidder as he took out London & International internet bids with his presence in the room at £2300. Other watches hit the spot with a 1960’s Omega making £320 & a Tissot Seastar surprising a few at £440. Gold coins did well with £120 for a half sovereign & £220 for full sovereigns. A pair of gents pyrite cufflinks caused a surprise when making £680 & a 9ct gold sapphire bangle again did very well at £560.
Gentleman’s collectables are on a high at the moment with collectable tools & militaria doing very well. All the carpenters planes on offer sold with a Stanley no.72 doing best at £130 whilst a WW1 compass doing very well at £920 & WW1 watch making £220. A Wheatstone squeeze box can command good prices when perfect thus the one on offer on this particular day caused a surprise when making £520 despite its general appearance. Folk love to dress their items with period items & a small, but attractive unmarked cast iron stick stand secured bids of £220 & a pair of small ornamental Staffordshire zebra made £120.
Most of the general furniture sold with a wing back chair making £130 & a tired leather Chesterfield making £100 despite condition issues. A 1960’s Danish teak wine table by Hans C. Andersen made £100, again despite faults & a pine pew in need of refurbishment made £80.