Jewellery, Coins & Watches

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Friday 04 December 2020

Commencing at 2:00pm

Bedford Auction Centre


Thursday 3rd December – 9am to 8pm,
Morning of sale from 9am
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.
All customers must wear a face covering.


Please note this sale will be held live on the internet.  we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.

Payment and Click & Collect
During November please note the following arrangements for payment and collection of lots.

Once the sale has finished, successful buyers will be emailed an invoice including details to make a bank transfer. Payment is strictly by bank transfer only.

Collection is strictly by appointment.

This can be made by either this link – Click & Collect or by phoning 01234 266 366.

Please make sure you give your client reference and surname

Entrance to the Auction Centre car park will only be permitted with an appointment. Upon arrival you will be directed where to park and from which position to collect your purchases. A porter will collect your lots and place these for you to load.

Please note that our staff will be strictly adhering to social distancing rules during the collection (i.e. keeping a distance of at least two meters) and that customers will not be permitted to enter the Auction Centre.

We hold four sales per year in Bedford. These jewellery sales have become a highlight of the sales calendar, and include a range of antique & modern watches, rings, sovereigns, bracelets, brooches, pendants and necklaces, etc.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the

We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Taylor on
01234 266366 or
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – Friday 4th December 2020

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.


A 9ct yellow gold hinged bracelet with vine leaf engraving, band w. 1.5 cm, max internal w. 6 cm, 53.2 gms

Sold for £800

A late 19th/early 20th gold expanding crossover necklace of Etruscan design

Sold for £1,100

A ladies 18ct yellow gold and stainless steel wristwatch by Bulgari, the circular black dial with gold coloured Arabic and baton numerals and date aperture on an articulated bracelet strap, case d. 3.3 cm, with box and guarantee

Sold for £1,000

An early 20th century white metal, ruby and diamond trilogy ring marked '18ct Plat' The central ruby approximately 0.75ct, flanked by two approximately 0.25ct round brilliant cut diamonds. Approx weight 2.6g. Size Q

Sold for £1,400

Cartier, an 18ct yellow gold and silver brooch in the form of a hawk resting on its trainers gauntlet, its eye set a small ruby, the glove decorated in black enamel and set small diamond and coral, signed verso and numbered 11513

Sold for £3,800

A white metal ring set single brilliant cut diamond in four claw setting, stone approximately 1 carat, ring size J, 2.4 gms

Sold for £1,350

A pair of yellow metal ear studs, each set nine brilliant cut diamonds in cluster settings, central stones approximately 0.5 carats each, d. 1.3 cm, 5.2 gms

Sold for £1,450

An 18ct yellow gold wristwatch by Tissot, the circular white dial with baton numerals and date aperture on an articulated bricklink bracelet strap, dial d. 2.8 cm, overall 68 gms

Sold for £1,250

A platinum ring set four brilliant cut diamonds within a border of smaller diamonds in the Belle Epoque manner, four stones approximately 0.25 carats each, ring size O, 5.2 gms

Sold for £1,500

An 18ct yellow gold and platinum highlighted tennis bracelet set fifty-nine graduated brilliant cut diamonds, each in a rubover setting, total diamond weight estimated at 3.6 carats, l. 17 cm, 11.6 gms

Sold for £2,000

An early 20th century single strand graduated cultured pearl necklace with yellow and white metal clasp set six diamonds, l. 44.5 cm

Sold for £850

A 14ct white gold ring set pear drop double cabochon cut emerald within a border of small diamonds, the split band set further diamonds, central stone approximately 10.67 carats, ring size O, 9.7 gms *see GIA certificate

Sold for £1,250

A 9ct yellow gold cigarette case of rectangular form having engine turned decoration, Adie Brothers, Birmingham 1938, l. 12.7 cm,
164.1 gms

Sold for £2,170

Samuel La Grave, London: an 18th century table clock, the twin-train fusee movement striking bell, with an inscribed brass rear, the silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, date aperture, strike/silent dial and decorated with an Oriental building, surrounded by brass spandrels within a mahogany and brass mounted case on ogee feet

Sold for £1,900

Van Cleef & Arpels, a yellow metal clip in the form of a seated musician playing the mandolin, her head set facet diamond, her chest and legs set cabochon emeralds and further small diamonds & rubies, signed verso and numbered 20444

Sold for £4,700

A French 18ct yellow gold graduated articulated link necklet by Julien d'Orcel, l. 44.5 cm, 28.1 gms, with original box

Sold for £1,450

An 18ct white gold hinged bracelet set seven brilliant cut diamonds in recessed settings, internal w. 6 cm, 28.8 gms

Sold for £980

A gentleman's yellow metal chronometer automatic 'Ocean Star Datoday' wristwatch by Mido, the circular dial with baton numerals and day/date aperture on an articulated bracelet strap, dial d. 3.1 cm, overall
100.6 gms

Sold for £1,450

A platinum ring set old cushion cut diamond in an eight claw setting, stone approximately 2.8 carats, ring size O, 4.1 gms

Sold for £1,950

An 18ct yellow gold cluster ring set emerald cut emerald within a border of fourteen brilliant cut diamonds, emerald estimated at 2.17 carats, total diamond weight estimated at 0.77 carats, ring size O, 8.1 gms

Sold for £2,300