LONDON – A selection of 252 pieces of fine jewelry and luxury vintage watches took London by storm, when items from the estate of the late Denisa Lady Newbrough and other private UK collections went under the hammer at Roseberys on June 30. The sale nearly reached the £300,000 mark, totaling £296,012 (including buyer’s premium) with 188 of the 252 lots selling.
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The auction was highlighted by the sale of a vintage Cartier ladies wristwatch from a private London collection. The late 20th century gold cased watch with Roman numerals and white elongated oval dial is a rarely seen item on the open market. Known as the maxi-oval, its unusually large size and mechanical movement, made by LeCoultre makes it a highly desirable piece. The watch sold for £18,450.
The same private London collection yielded a stunning Art Deco sapphire and diamond bracelet in unmarked platinum. Set with baguette sapphires and brilliant cut diamonds, the bracelet measured approximately 17cm and sold for £11,685 to a private European buyer.
An impressive sapphire set Art Deco ring, 1930s, formed as five stepped bands of caliber-set sapphires and a central cushion cut sapphire of approximately 0.75 carats sold for: £8,856
An Art Deco diamond bracelet, circa 1925, mounted in platinum could split into two halves with concealed clasps. Approximately 2.80 carats total, the bracelet sold for £10,824
A spectacular large diamond, yellow diamond and natural pearl butterfly en tremblant brooch was grabbed with a bid of £8,500.