252 Lots of Fine Jewellery Achieve £296,012 at Roseberys London Fine Art Auction

London – A selection of 252 pieces of fine jewellery and luxury vintage watches took London by storm last week, when items from the estate of the late Denisa Lady Newbrough and other private UK collections went under the hammer. 188 of the 252 lots sold to bidders in the room, online and on the telephone, the sale just missed the £300,000 mark, totalling £296,012 (including Buyer’s Premium).

Cartier: An 18ct gold cased ladies wrist watch of curved elongated oval form. Sold for: £18,450

Cartier: An 18ct gold cased ladies wrist watch of curved elongated oval form. Sold for: £18,450

Managing Director Ian Cadzow said: “The results from our jewellery auction speak for themselves, and are a good reflection of Roseberys foothold in the fine art market. As a smaller London saleroom we are proving time and again that we can compete with our larger London counterparts, achieving impressive results for our vendors, and delivering the highest quality items to our buyers. As we grow our professional services division, and move into a calendar of more specialised auctions in the coming year, the team at Roseberys are excited to see what the future might hold.”

The auction was highlighted by the sale of a vintage Cartier ladies wrist watch 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, it’s unusually large size and mechanical movement, made by LeCoultre makes it a highly desirable piece. The watch sold for £18,450. [Lot 376]

From the same private London collection, a stunning art deco sapphire and diamond bracelet, set in unmarked platinum, beautifully represented the quality of the jewellery found in the unique and varied collection. Set with baguette sapphires and brilliant cut diamonds, the bracelet measured

approximately 17cm and sold for £11,685 to a private European buyer on the telephone. [Lot 368]

In the style of the lady herself, an impressive 22.47ct aquamarine and diamond Cartier pendant from the estate of the late Denisa Lady Newborough caused quite a stir, being fiercely contested by bidders in the room and on the telephone. The impressive gem, complete with its original Cartier box, eventually sold for £15,990 in the room. [Lot 180]

Selling for the same price, a baguette diamond and platinum line bracelet, with ten larger emerald cut diamonds became the highest selling price achieved for an item sold through Roseberys newly launch in-house online bidding platform, RoseberysLive. The 16.5cm long bracelet came with a gem report stating the emerald cut diamonds are approximately 15.01ct, and sold online for £15,990. [Lot 367]

The auction was held on Tuesday 30 June 2015, and full results can be found online at www.roseberys.co.uk