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FINE JEWELLERY WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2012 12:00 NOON & 6:00PM


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FRONT COVER LOT 51. FABERGÉ, A LAPIS LAZULI AND YELLOW GOLD BOX $10,000 - $20,000 BACK COVER LOT 90. CHOPARD, A “HAPPY DIAMONDS” TEDDY BEAR PENDANT AND NECKLACE101 $12,000 - $14,000

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MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, FINE ANTIQUE & MODERN JEWELLERY, WATCHES, COINS, BULLION & LOOSE DIAMONDS Contact Auctioneer: Consultant Christopher Devereaux P - 09 529 5606 E - chris.devereaux@webbs.co.nz

Including over 100 items being sold on behalf of NZ Insolvency & Trustee Services, and fine jewellery from a major Wellington Estate.

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2012 – 12:00 NOON & 6:00PM AT 12PM LOTS 1000-1250 AT 6PM LOTS 1 – 21 LOTS 22 - 152

AFFORDABLE & ESTATE JEWELLERY GOLD & SILVER COINS GOLD & SILVER BULLION LOOSE STONES WRISTWATCHES FINE JEWELLERY

NO DELIVERY OF ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE GIVEN DURING THE SALE SESSIONS

VIEWING Fri 24 August

BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 12.5% will be charged on all items in this Fine Jewellery & Watches sale.

9:00am – 5:15pm

Sat 25 August

11:00am – 3:00pm

Sun 26 August

11:00am – 3:00pm

Mon 27 August

9:00am – 5:15pm

Tue 28 August

9:00am – 5:15pm

Wed 29 August

9:00am – 11am (sharp) UPCOMING AUCTIONS

A3 Art MONDAY 22 AUGUST 2012 – 6:30PM

Interiors: Harlequin THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 2012 – 6:00PM Art contact: Charles Ninow - cninow@webbs.co.nz +64 9 529 5601 Interiors contact: James Hogan - jhogan@webbs.co.nz 021 510 477

Illustrated front cover Lot 37 - emerald and diamond ring Lot 38 - emerald and diamond necklace Illustrated back cover Lot 36 - necklace of fancy yellow diamonds Lot 95 - 3.39 ct diamond and ruby ring

New Zealand’s Premier Auction House 18 Manukau Road PO Box 99 251 Newmarket, Auckland 1149 New Zealand P +649 524 6804 F +649 524 7048 www.webbs.co.nz


A small selection of the items to be sold in the 12 noon session


12.00noon AFFORDABLE & ESTATE JEWELLERY LOTS 1000-1250

An exceptional selection of gold and silver coins, gold and silver bullion, loose diamonds & other stones, gold chains, diamond rings, bracelets and other interesting antique and modern jewellery mostly without reserve, many items being sold on behalf of Insolvency & Trustee Services. Please ask for an inventory at viewing or see online at www.webbs.co.nz

6.00pm WRISTWATCHES, FINE JEWELLERY WRISTWATCHES

Important Conditions of Sale for Watches:

Please note: as many of the timepieces are old, or their history is unknown, Webb’s offers no guarantee as to mechanical condition or condition of seals etc. A timepiece described as ‘fine’ or ‘as new’ is an opinion as to appearance only. All watches are sold as viewed. It shall be assumed that all buyers have inspected the lots and that they are happy with them in all respects. Watches cannot be returned on the grounds that repairs or service have been carried out, or parts (including straps or bracelets) have been supplied, by anyone other than the named maker. Notwithstanding the foregoing condition, named wristwatches are sold on the basis that the movement (or movement and case where both would normally have been manufactured by the named maker) were manufactured by the named maker. It is recommended that buyers have watches serviced promptly to ensure that damage does not arise from faulty seals or any other aspect of mechanical condition.

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GEVRIL, A GENTLEMAN'S STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT YELLOW GOLD CASED AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH. Ref KO111, No 1352. Circular outline case, blue face with gold indexes, three subsidiary chronometric registers and sweep second. Chronometer buttons in the band. Blue leather strap. An interesting and attractive timepiece from a company with 250 years history of watch making.

$500 - $1,000 see colour illustration

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ROLEX TUDOR, A GENTLEMAN'S VINTAGE 9CT ROSE GOLD CASED WRISTWATCH. Cushion outline case numbered 13862 and bearing English hallmarks for Chester 1925. White face with gold Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds. 15j manual mechanical movement. Brown lizard strap.

$1,400 - $1,600 see colour illustration p7

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UNIVERSAL GENÉVE, A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD CASED 'POLEROUTER JET` AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH. Ref 10379/2 No 2063337 (C1960). Champagne face with polished batons and sweep second. Black lizard strap. Some spotting to face, but otherwise of good appearance.

$1,600 - $2,000 see colour illustration p7

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UNIVERSAL GENÉVE, A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD CASED 'POLEROUTER JET` AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH. Ref 10379/2 No 2063337 (C1960). Champagne face with polished batons and sweep second. Black lizard strap. Some spotting to face, but otherwise of good appearance.

$1,800 - $2,200 see colour illustration p7

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GARRARD, A GENTLEMAN'S 9CT YELLOW GOLD CASED WRISTWATCH. Circular outline case, matte silver face with Arabic numerals, sweep second and date window. 17 jewel Swiss movement. Black leather strap.

$650 - $750

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GARRARD, A GENTLEMAN'S 9CT YELLOW GOLD CASED WRISTWATCH. Circular outline case, matte silver face with Arabic numerals, sweep second and date window. 17 jewel Swiss movement. Black leather strap.

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$650 - $750 see colour illustration p7 TISSOT, A GENTLEMAN’S ALL TITANIUM MULTIFUNCTION WRISTWATCH. `T’ touch expert model, quartz with both analogue and digital displays for time, chronograph, altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, alarm and compass. As new appearance with original box and spare link.

$850 - $1,200 GALO, A LADY’S 18CT GOLD WRISTWATCH SET WITH DIAMONDS. Oval outline case of 18ct white gold, the bezel set with a continuous line of round cut diamonds. Burnished silver face with black batons. Integrated bi-colour 18ct gold strap designed as alternating chevrons of polished white and textured gold links. TDW approximately 0.70ct. 35.7g.

$1,850 - $2,450 see colour illustration p7

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OMEGA, A LADY’S COCKTAIL WATCH SET WITH DIAMONDS. Circular outline case and hinged bar link bracelet of 14ct white gold, the case back of stainless steel. The bezel, lugs and first 4 segments of the bracelet either side set with round and baguette cut diamonds in excess of 1ct.

$650 - $850

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CHOPARD, A GENTLEMAN’S ALL 18CT YELLOW GOLD DRESS WRISTWATCH. Ref: 1091 S/N 214836 from the `Classique Homme’ range. Circular outline case to integrated mesh bracelet. Champagne face with polished batons. Quartz movement. Strap and dial both signed Chopard. As new with no visual blemishes. With box. 68.8g.

$4,000 - $5,000 see colour illustration p7

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A LADY’S ART DECO PERIOD WRISTWATCH SET WITH DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRES. All platinum tonneau shaped case to raised geometric outline lugs and strap, in four articulated sections enhanced with ajoure, all set with rows and clusters of round old cut diamonds. The strap divided by four rows of rectangular cut blue sapphires with an additional two sapphires at each end where the strap continues to three expanding gate links. Manual mechanical 17 jewel movement, silver face with Arabic numerals. A particularly good example. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,800 - $4,800 see colour illustration p19

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CHOPARD, A LADY’S `HAPPY DIAMONDS’ WRISTWATCH. Ref 4036-6, No 161185, G3725. Circular case of 18ct yellow gold to two strand bright cut rope link bracelet. Round modern brilliant cut diamonds at each lug and 3 captured diamonds in circular black onyx backed channel around dial. Gold face, manual mechanical movement. Black onyx cabochon end-stone. Minor fault to strap.

$2,000 - $2,500

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BAUME & MERCIER, A LADY’S STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH. Ref: 65488 No 3818768. Tank style case to track style bracelet. Mother-of-Pearl face with diamond indexes and small date window at 6 o’clock. Quartz movement. Water resistant 30m.

$800 - $900 see colour illustration p7

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LONGINES, A GENTLEMAN’S ART DECO PERIOD 14CT YELLOW GOLD CASED WRISTWATCH. Movement and matching case No 6597643 (C1942). Rectangular outline, silver face with Deco Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds. 17 jewel manual mechanical movement. Black crocodile strap. A particularly good example.

$1,750 - $2,250 see colour illustration p7

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RAYMOND WEIL, A LADY’S PARSIFAL WRISTWATCH IN STAINLESS STEEL WITH DIAMOND BEZEL. Ref 9731 S/n B436513. Rectangular outline case, motherof-pearl face with Roman quarters and diamond indexes. The bezel set with further diamonds. Quartz movement. Blue endstone to crown chipped, otherwise of good appearance. With original box and ,undated, guarantee.

$1,000 - $1,400

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WALTHAM OF SWITZERLAND, A GENTLEMAN’S 9CT YELLOW GOLD CASED AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH. Circular outline case, silver face with polished batons, Roman quarters, sweep second and date window. Black leather strap. Good appearance, sentiment engraved on back of case. After the American Waltham watch company ceased manufacture in 1957 its subsidiary in Switzerland continues to produce time pieces.

$650 - $750 see colour illustration p7

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LONGINES, A GENTLEMAN’S 9CT YELLOW GOLD CASED VINTAGE WRISTWATCH. Circular outline case, polished silver face with Arabic quarters and polished batons in gold, subsidiary seconds. 17 jewel manual mechanical movement. Case by Baume with London hallmarks for 1963. Brown lizard strap.

$750 - $850

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A GENTLEMAN’S VINTAGE 9CT ROSE GOLD CASED OVERSIZE CURVEX WRISTWATCH. Silver face with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds. 15 jewel “Sorority Watch Co” manual mechanical movement. Case hallmarks London import 1927. Brown leather strap.

$600 - $700

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BREITLING, A GENTLEMAN’S `WINDRIDER CHRONOMAT VITESSE’ WRISTWATCH. Ref: A13352 S/N 642129, 2005. Stainless and 18ct yellow gold case and bracelet. Black face with raised gold and luminous Arabic numerals, sweep second, three chronographic registers and date window. Tachymetric scale and rotating outer bezel. As new appearance with extremely few minor surface marks. With original box and all papers including guarantee dated 4 July 2005.

$4,000 - $4,500 see colour illustration p7

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TAG HEUR, A GENTLEMAN’S SERIES 6000 AUTOMATIC, BI-METAL CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH. Ref WH 5153, No 16756. Stainless and 18ct case, black face with luminous indexes and hands, sweep second and date window. Recent Tag Heur green leather strap. Water resistant 200m. Service records from 2006. With original box and papers.

$1,200 - $1,400

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ROLEX, A GENTLEMAN’S 18CT YELLOW GOLD CASED DAYTONA COSMOGRAPH OYSTER PERPETUAL WRISTWATCH. Ref: 16518, S/N S492892 (C.1994) fitted with collectable Zenith automatic chronograph movement, desired for its accuracy. White face with gold Arabic numerals, sweep second and three chronometric registers. Bezel engraved with a tachymetric scale. Screw down crown and chronograph buttons. Black crocodile strap with 18ct yellow gold deployant - lock clasp. As new, few minor surface marks to clasp, protective back plastic unblemished.

$17,000 - $18,000 see colour illustration p7

FINE JEWELLERY Independent Gemmological Reports and Valuations: Valuations are made available to customers for two primary purposes: Firstly to provide an independent opinion as to the quality of the stones and metals comprising the piece, and Secondly so that buyers can, if they wish, obtain suitable Insurance cover immediately upon purchase and prior to delivery. A valuation for insurance purposes represents a calculated replacement cost allowing for maximum retail margins, such that an Insurer can assess the outer limit of their exposure to risk. It does not represent actual new retail replacement as it makes no provision for competitive trade practice, or for discounts obtained by individual bargaining. As fashion, desirability and current market forces all have variable impact on second hand or Auction value, there is no direct formula for estimation of such value by interpolation from Insurable value. As the currency exchange rate and spot metal prices have a marked effect on jewellery valuations, buyers should note the date and prevailing economic factors at the time that the valuation was produced. Once all of the prevailing parameters have been established, it is possible for an experienced person to interpolate a rough estimate of the current cost of manufacture from past insurable value, but again that exercise will give no indication of actual market forces. Buyers should also note the stated purpose of the valuation (insurance, retail market, cash value, estate division etc). All valuations remain opinions and not matters of fact. Whilst Webb’s staff will assist buyers to understand the methodology and technical details of Gemmological reports and valuations, buyers must make their own assessment of an item’s value before bidding. Webb’s its consultants and employees make no representation or warranty regarding any outside opinion, valuation or certificate of any item on offer. Please note: where gemological reports are available these should be read together with the catalogue description. Should there be, through error, omission or introduction of better evidence, any significant difference between the catalogued description and that provided in the gemologist’s report, it shall be assumed that the buyer has inspected the report and is buying in acceptance of it. Unless otherwise stated, all stones have been assessed for weight, colour or clarity mounted and the descriptions given in the catalogue or report are therefore based on estimates which are limited in accuracy. Where an actual weight is given the stone will have been weighed loose, however while the grading of a stone loose will minimise error margins it shall be accepted by the buyer that all reports and descriptions remain opinions and not matters of fact.

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A GOOD HARDSTONE CAMEO BROOCH. The 29mm circular layered agate is carved with the head of a classical woman as a cameo in white on a translucent light brown (sard) ground. 9ct yellow gold with rope-edged border decoration.

$400 - $600 see colour illustration p9

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LANE CRAWFORD, A SUITE OF THREE CULTURED PEARL NECKLACES THAT CAN BE COMBINED TO DIFFERENT LENGTHS. The matched 7.5 - 8mm round white cultured pearls of very good quality in rows of 380, 400 and 430mm, each fitted with a clasp of 14ct white gold set with diamonds. The clasps themselves capable of interlocking to form a single `stack’ allowing the pearls to be worn as a triple row; alternatively the clasps may be used to create a single row of different lengths. An unusually versatile and useful concept. Clasps signed with L monogram, with fitted box from Lane Crawford. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p11


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A TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH APPROXIMATELY 2.71CT OF DIAMONDS. The articulated line of 44 yellow gold links each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,500 - $4,000 see colour illustration p13

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A DAINTY TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH DIAMONDS. Articulated narrow bar links in 18ct white finished gold, each set with a line of 4 small round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW 1.69ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,750 - $2,250 see colour illustration p19

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AN IMPRESSIVE FAUX DIAMOND DRESS RING SET WITH A LARGE EMERALD-CUT CUBIC ZIRCONIUM. 18ct yellow gold, the C2 measuring 17 x 12mm creating the illusion of a diamond that would weigh 16ct.

$500 - $600

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A TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH 9.86CT OF DIAMONDS. The 46 round modern brilliant cut diamonds set in an articulated line of 18ct white finished gold plain links. Gemologist’s report available.

$16,500 - $18,500 see colour illustration p13

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A NECKLACE OF SOUTH SEAS CULTURED BAROQUE PEARLS. White with good orient, graduated from the centre (12.3 - 9.5mm) to an 18ct yellow gold ball clasp. 480mm. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,250 - $3,250 see colour illustration p15

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BUNDA, A LARGE PAIR OF SOUTH SEAS PEARL EARRINGS. The semi-baroque Broome type 3/4 round Mabe cultured pearls of approximately 17mm are set in earrings of 18ct yellow gold stamped Bunda. With original box.

$750 - $1,250

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A 19THC. SCARAB MOTIF BANGLE. Triple spaced, hinged, tapered rail design in 18ct yellow gold. The upper section set with two rows of rose-cut diamonds to a central oval panel set with an Egyptian Faience turquoise scarab bordered by further rose-cut diamonds. One shoulder diamond deficient. The diamonds set in silver/gold doublet rub-overs. 29.1g.

$1,800 - $2,400 see colour illustration p9 A MAGNIFICENT NECKLACE SET WITH OVER 23CT OF FANCY YELLOW DIAMONDS. The continuous line of rectangular links articulated with alternating small circular links, all set with round modern brilliant fancy yellow diamonds, the rectangular links each set with a larger radiant cut diamond. At mid-section is suspended a triangular outline articulated drop set with a central fancy yellow trilliant cut diamond of 1.08ct, bordered by two rows of further fancy yellow diamonds to an outer border of white diamonds. TDW 23.89ct. Gemologist’s report available.

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A PENDANT/ENHANCER SET WITH A BAROQUE PEARL. The 14 x 18mm baroque South Seas white cultured pearl is set in 9ct yellow gold. Stamped EGT for `Geoff Taylor Goldsmith’. Gemologist’s report available.

$600 - $800

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A MUFF CHAIN OF 9CT YELLOW GOLD. Miniature `trombone’ links to single clip and bolt ring. 1420mm. 24.2g.

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$700 - $900

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CHOPARD, A LARGE HAPPY DIAMONDS TEDDY BEAR PENDANT AND NECKLACE OF 18CT YELLOW GOLD. Pendant reference 79/2384-20 No 9215315, articulated head and arms, pave diamond bow tie and three floating diamonds. Enhancer style bale. Signed Chopard, also LUC. The chunky belcher round link chain of length 610mm also stamped LUC. Combined weight 170.2g. Gemologist’s report available.

$12,000 - $14,000

30 A 19THC. BROOCH AND EARRINGS SUITE SET WITH SOLITAIRE DIAMONDS. The earrings of fixed wire hook and hinged back design each set with an old cut diamond of similar size (0.90ct and 0.86ct approximately). The bar brooch set with an old cut diamond of approximately 0.65ct. The diamonds, having an estimated TDW 2.40ct are set in 15ct rose gold and are assessed as K/L/M, SI2. The suite is presented in the original fitted box. Gemologist’s report available.

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$8,000 - $9,000 see colour illustration p11

A NECKLACE OF SOUTH SEAS CULTURED GOLDEN PEARLS. The slightly oval pearls graduated from the centre (14-11mm) are of good blend, very good lustre and show few blemishes. The nugget style clasp of 14ct yellow gold is enhanced with small round modern brilliant cut diamonds. 440mm.

$6,000 - $10,000 see colour illustration p13

$35,000 - $45,000 see colour illustration back cover

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AN IMPORTANT RING SET WITH AN EMERALD OF 19.38CT AND DIAMONDS. The emerald-cut emerald of desirable colour and brilliance is set in a ring of platinum with small round modern brilliant cut diamonds set in a two row border as well at the shoulders and under bezel. The diamonds of good quality (E/F, SI2) have a reported TDW 4.65ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$90,000 - $120,000 see colour illustration front cover

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A MAGNIFICENT NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS AND AN EMERALD OF 9.98CT. Articulated diamond set panels of geometric design graduated to the mid-section which supports a drop to a large diamond set finial pendant centred by a fine oval cut emerald of 9.98ct. The diamonds: round modern brilliant, baguette and marquise cuts to suit the Art Deco influenced design have a TDW 16.27ct. 18ct white finished gold, 72.9g. Gemologist’s report available.

$70,000 - $90,000 see colour illustration front cover

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AN ITALIAN REVERSIBLE COLLAR STYLE NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS. Omega collier design in 18ct gold - yellow on one side, white on the other, both sides set at mid-section with 12 transverse set rows of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds, 60 in all with an estimated TDW 0.60ct of very good quality. Signed Rancangelo. 48.85g. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,500 - $3,500 see colour illustration p9


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A PAIR OF 14CT YELLOW GOLD CUFFLINKS Burnished discs with hinged toggles. 14.8g.

$600 - $700

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A DAINTY NECKLACE OF SEED PEARLS WITH RUBY DROPS. Designed as a line of 15 open triangular panels, graduated from the middle, created from knotted lines of seed pearls, each suspending an oval cut ruby with a fringe drop of further pearls set in gold. A single row of pearls and small metal beads extends to the gold box clasp set with two round cut white sapphires and a round cut ruby. With fitted box.

$1,200 - $1,500 see colour illustration p11

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PATEK PHILIPPE, A NECKLACE AND EARCLIPS SUITE SET WITH DIAMONDS. 18ct yellow gold, the `buckle and bar’ motif consisting of opposed `C’ shaped links connected by an oval transverse link alternating with double bar links. The motif repeating around the necklace and used once for each earclip. The three mid-section `C’ links of the necklace and similarly for the earclips set with fine quality diamonds (F/G, VS or higher). 132.8g, TDW estimated 3.40ct. Signed PP.Co, with suede pouch signed Patek Philippe, Geneve. Gemologist’s report available.

$12,500 - $17,500 see colour illustration p9

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A ROSE MOTIF RING SET WITH DIAMONDS. Designed as an open rose, handmade in 18ct white gold. Centred by a round modern brilliant cut diamond of around 0.33ct below which are three tiers of petals each set with lines of smaller brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,850 - $3,250 see colour illustration p19

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A BANGLE SET WITH AN ARRAY OF BAGUETTE AND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS. The broad tapered bangle of hinged design, the upper section set with randomly angled and spaced baguette cut diamonds in an openwork central panel bordered by lines of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds, some 123 in all are mainly D/G VVS-SI with the balance E/I SI-I. The estimated TDW 5.77ct, 18ct white finished gold. 46.47g. Gemologist’s report available.

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A PAIR OF SOLITAIRE DIAMOND EARSTUDS. The round modern brilliant cut diamonds of around 1.2ct total weight are set in four-claw white gold mounts. Gemologist’s report available.

$5,500 - $7,500 see colour illustration p15

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A PAIR OF EARCLIPS SET WITH PEARLS AND DIAMONDS. Each of spray design in platinum set with an approximately 8.5mm round cultured pearl together with round and baguette cut diamonds.

$600 - $800

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A FULL ETERNITY RING SET WITH DIAMONDS. Platinum, set with Princess cut diamonds and pairs of baguette cut diamonds in an alternating sequence. Size approximately M. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $3,000 see colour illustration p13

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A GOOD PAIR OF BELLE ÉPOQUE STYLE PENDANT EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS. Each designed as a ribbon bow with articulated circular link chain all set with diamonds to a laurel motif open panel set with a diamond of around 0.45ct. The diamonds all round modern brilliant cut have an estimated TDW 2.26ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,500 - $5,500 see colour illustration p13

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AN OPAL AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING.

The 12.5 x 8.5mm oval crystal opal cabochon showing

$750 - $1,000 see colour illustration p9

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A RING SET WITH AN OVAL CUT DIAMOND AND RUBIES. The diamond assessed as approximately 1.00ct, I, VS2/SI1 is set in 18ct yellow gold above a buttress style border of tapered baguette cut rubies of good colour, the shoulders each enhanced with a line of 3 diamond baguettes. Gemologist’s report available.

a good full spectrum colour play is set in 14ct white gold within a border of round modern brilliant and marquise cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$6,000 - $7,000 see colour illustration p19

$5,000 - $7,000 see colour illustration p9

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A STRIKING SPIRAL STARBURST RING SET WITH DIAMONDS. 18ct yellow and white finished gold, the split shank set with lines of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds to 6 five pointed stars, each set with five marquise cut diamonds centred by a further round cut diamond. Gemologist’s report available.

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MODERN FABERGÉ BY VICTOR MAYER. AN ENAMELLED EGG PENDANT/ENHANCER. The egg of 18ct yellow gold enhanced with midnight blue guilloché enamel, hinged to reveal an inner compartment, is suspended by an enhancer style bale of 9ct yellow gold. The egg signed Fabergé and numbered 31/500. With original box.

$2,000 - $2,500 see colour illustration p15

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A LINE BRACELET SET WITH DIAMONDS. Designed as a line of slightly curved bars alternating with articulated circular domed links each set with a round modern brilliant diamond. The diamonds, 12 in all are of good quality (G+,VS) with an estimated TDW 1.08ct. 18.36g. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,800 - $2,400

$3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p19

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A PAIR OF COLLAR STYLE NECKLACES OF 18CT WHITE FINISHED GOLD. Omega collier design, one of length 415mm, the other 440mm such that if worn together one fits neatly inside the other. 68.24g. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,000 - $4,000

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A HORSE MOTIF BROOCH. The leaping horse of 18ct textured yellow gold, its white gold tail and mane set with diamonds, the eye set with a ruby. 14.27g.

$600 - $700

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A SPRAY BROOCH CENTRED BY A DIAMOND OF APPROXIMATELY 1.06CT. The round modern brilliant diamond assessed as I/J VVS/ VS1 is set in white finished 18ct gold, the spray enhanced with 36 round cut diamonds having an estimated total weight of 0.63ct. TDW 1.69ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$6,250 - $6,750


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A CIRCLET PENDANT SET WITH DIAMONDS. The open 24mm circlet of 18ct white gold set with a continuous line of round modern brilliant diamonds is suspended by a trace neck chain of 14ct white gold.

$850 - $1,000

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A CROSS-OVER BANGLE SET WITH DIAMONDS. Hinged design in white gold engraved to look like box links, the crossover arms each set with a line of 9 round modern brilliant diamonds within square flush mounts. TDW approximately 1.20ct. 19g. With box from Mansor’s Jewellers. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,750 - $2,000

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AN EDWARDIAN ENTWINED HEARTS MOTIF BROOCH SET WITH MOONSTONES AND HALF-PEARLS. 18ct yellow gold, the two hearts set with heart shaped moonstone cabochons bordered by a row of half-pearls and surmounted by a star set with a further pearl. Engraved sentiment verso dated Feb.20, 1890. Very minor repair to catch. With fitted box.

$650 - $750 see colour illustration p13

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0.70ct. Gemologist’s report available. $850 - $1,250

A COCKTAIL RING SET WITH A LARGE PINK TOPAZ. The 18 x 13mm rectangular cut pink topaz of approximately 17.4ct is set in a lobed crossover of 18ct yellow gold pavé set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds. 14.1g. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,000 - $6,000 see colour illustration p15

A PAIR OF SOLITAIRE DIAMOND EARSTUDS OF 0.88CT TOTAL. The round modern brilliant cut diamonds set in 4 claw mounts of 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available.

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$3,500 - $4,000

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A LAUREL MOTIF ETERNITY RING SET WITH DIAMONDS. Designed as a continuous line of chevrons in 18ct white finished gold, each set with a Princess cut diamond and two `D’ shaped brilliants to a blank space provided to accommodate an engagement ring. The diamonds, 42 in all have a TDW 4.27ct. Size approximately O. Gemologist’s report available.

A PHOTOGRAPH PENDANT SET WITH DIAMONDS. Oval Outline (37.5 x 29.5mm) in white gold, the border set with a continuous line of round cut diamonds, mostly early brilliant, of good quality with a further two diamonds set in the bale. Suspended by a cable link chain, also of white gold. The diamonds, 34 in all have an estimated TDW around 3ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,750 - $3,750 see colour illustration p11

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A BANGLE SET WITH BRILLIANT AND BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS. 18ct white finished gold hinged design, the upper section close channel set with a row of baguette cut diamonds between raised borders of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,250 - $3,750

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A HEART MOTIF NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS. A modern articulated wavy bar link necklace of 18ct white finished gold, having 15 mid-section links set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds suspends a 19thC. heart motif pendant of 18ct white gold pavé set with some 109 early brilliant and mine cut diamonds of very good colour and clarity for the period (G, SI). TDW approximately 4.08ct. Gemologist’s report available.

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A RING SET WITH A LARGE OVAL PERIDOT. The 22 x 17mm oval cut peridot is set in a ring of 14ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$850 - $1,250 see colour illustration p15

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A RING SET WITH A DIAMOND OF APPROXIMATELY 0.80CT. The round modern brilliant diamond rub-over set in white gold on a band of 18ct yellow gold, the shoulders enhanced with 4 small round modern brilliant diamonds. Two further diamonds are set inside the band. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,750 - $3,750

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A GOOD NINE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING. Centred by an old cut diamond of around 0.75ct, rubover set above a border of eight further diamonds (one replacement modern brilliant, the others old cut). 15ct yellow gold/silver doublet. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,850 - $2,450 see colour illustration p16

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A PAIR OF STARBURST DESIGN EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS. 18ct white gold, each set with a central cluster of 6 round modern brilliant diamonds. TDW estimated

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$5,500 - $6,500 see colour illustration p13

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AN ATTRACTIVE PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING. The emerald-cut sapphire of stated weight 2.23ct is set in a ring of platinum, the twin band shank fully set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds, 80 in all, with a TDW 0.41ct estimated as F/G, VS, VG. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,000 - $5,000

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A COCKTAIL RING SET WITH A LARGE BLUE TOPAZ, SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS. The 15 x 15mm cushion cut blue topaz set in a ring of 18ct white gold within a border of round cut blue sapphires, the shoulders enhanced with round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$7,000 - $8,000 see colour illustration p19

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$1,500 - $2,000 see colour illustration p19

A HEAVY BRACELET OF 9CT YELLOW GOLD. “Orb 200” links, 200mm, 58.6g. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,250 - $1,500

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A PAIR OF ART DECO STYLE DROP EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS. Articulated open work geometric panels in 18ct white finished gold set with lines of round modern brilliant cut diamonds, 88 in all, with a TDW 1.22ct. Gemologist’s report available.

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A STYLISH RING SET WITH A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMONDS. Two 18ct white gold bands, fully set with diamonds, capture at midsection a round cut pink sapphire and two round modern brilliant cut diamonds of around 0.50ct each. Gemologist’s report available.

$5,500 - $6,500 see colour illustration p19

$1,400 - $1,800 see colour illustration p19


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A THREE STONE PRINCESS AND TRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND RING. The ring of platinum centred by a Princess Cut diamond of approximately 1.55ct assessed as G, SI2 with two trilliant cut side stones. TDW approximately 2.15ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$12,000 - $14,000 see colour illustration p2

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A CROSSOVER RING PAVÉ SET WITH DIAMONDS. 18ct white finished gold, the finials of the crossover of stepped design pavé set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,500 - $3,000

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A MARQUISE OUTLINE RING SET WITH RED SPINELS AND DIAMONDS. The central row of one square cut and two pendeloque cut natural red spinels of exceptionally lively appearance is bordered by a continuous line of small round cut diamonds in white gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$800 - $1,200 see colour illustration p9

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A GOOD EMERALD-CUT DIAMOND SOLITAIRE OF APPROXIMATELY 1.03CT SET IN A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED RING. The diamond assessed as G (or better) VVS is set in 18ct white and yellow gold, the 4 claws of twig design, the shoulders enhanced with a sinuous floral and foliate vine. The decoration is subtle and not obvious at first glance. Gemologist’s report available.

$7,500 - $8,500 see colour illustration p13

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A DIAMOND DROP PENDANT. Belle époque design in yellow gold/silver doublet. A ribbon bow suspends an articulated trefoil link to a solitaire diamond finial. The links set with round cut diamonds to suit the design. The finial diamond around half a carat. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $2,500 see colour illustration p13

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TIFFANY & CO, A TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH DIAMONDS. The articulated line of circular platinum links each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond, the clasp designed as a flowerhead set with four marquise cut diamonds. Signed T & Co, with original presentation box. Gemologist’s report available.

$8,000 - $9,000 see colour illustration p15

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A GOOD PAIR OF ART DECO PERIOD GIRANDOLE DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS. Platinum, set with old cut diamonds. Each having an articulated line of 3 diamonds to a trefoil arched frame set with 4 diamonds from which are suspended three articulated drops of unequal length. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,500 - $4,500 see colour illustration p16

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A PAIR OF HOOP EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS. 18ct white finished gold, the inner and outer leading edges set with rows of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,000 - $3,500

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A PAIR OF SOUTH SEAS BLACK PEARL AND RUBY EARRINGS. Each designed as a wire hook set with an oval cut ruby suspending an articulated drop set with a 12.5mm round black cultured South Seas pearl. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,500 - $1,800 see colour illustration p15

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A RING SET WITH CABOCHON RUBIES AND DIAMONDS. Lobed design in white gold, the central band close channel set with calibre cut cabochon rubies bordered by diamonds to a mid-section of two larger oval ruby cabochons bordered by crescents of diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$850 - $1,250 see colour illustration p11

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AN ATTRACTIVE SYNTHETIC BLUE SAPPHIRE AND SIX DIAMOND RING. The octagonal cut sapphire rub-over set in 18ct yellow gold, flanked on either side by a row of three round diamonds of mixed cuts set in white gold. TDW approximately 0.70ct.

$650 - $850

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A MESH BRACELET OF 18CT YELLOW GOLD. The 14mm wide bracelet of bright-cut mesh with raised polished borders is secured by a clasp with a cabochon stone (damaged) thumb-piece. 47g.

$1,600 - $2,000

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A RING SET WITH THREE FINE WHITE EMERALDCUT DIAMONDS OF TOTAL 1.58CT. The diamonds rub-over set in 18ct yellow gold centred by the largest stone. The diamonds assessed as: 1.02ct G, VS1, 0.30ct and 0.26ct E, VS1.Gemologist’s report available.

$5,750 - $6,750

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A RUBY AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING. The oval cut ruby of good colour is set in a ring of white gold within a marquise outline border of round modern brilliant and tapered baguette cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p13

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A JADE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING. The oval dark green nephrite jade cabochon set in 18ct white gold within a two row border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,000 - $1,500 see colour illustration p19

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A REGENCY PERIOD BROOCH/PENDANT SET WITH DIAMONDS. Marquise outline in silver/gold doublet. The border set with a continuous line of rectangular old cut diamonds separated by pairs of smaller old cut diamonds, encloses a blue panel enhanced with a floral spray of applied seed pearls under a domed lens. TDW in excess of 3ct, the diamonds of very good quality for the period. Fitted with brooch pin and folding suspension bale.

$2,000 - $2,500 see colour illustration p13

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A SUPERB LINE BRACELET SET WITH BLUE SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS. The line of 37 articulated circular links, graduated from the centre, of cluster design in 18ct white gold. Each centred by a royal blue oval cut sapphire bordered on either side by three round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The sapphires of exceptionally intense colour and brilliance, very well matched and graduated to suit the design have an actual total weight of 12.27ct, the diamonds, also graduated, have a TDW 2.05ct. A particularly desirable piece of jewellery.

$12,000 - $18,000 see colour illustration p9


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A PAIR OF SOLITAIRE DIAMOND EARSTUDS OF APPROXIMATELY 3.30CT TOTAL. The round modern brilliant cut diamonds assessed as I/J/K, I1, Very Good Make are set in platinum. The diamonds function particularly well. Gemologist’s report available.

$13,000 - $16,000 see colour illustration p2

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A RING SET WITH A SOLITAIRE EMERALDCUT DIAMOND OF 3.16CT. The diamond described in G.I.A. report 2135100925 as I, SI1, very good make is set in an elegant ring of 18ct white gold with three channel set fine quality baguettes at each shoulder. The diamond functions particularly well with very good scintillation. G.I.A. report and Gemologist’s report available.

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$30,000 - $35,000 see colour illustration p17

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A GOOD ART DECO PERIOD BROOCH SET WITH DIAMONDS. Rectangular geometric motif outline in 15ct yellow gold/silver doublet set with old European cut diamonds of good quality for the period. Centred by the larger stone of approximately 0.68ct, the 11 major stones total approximately 2.96ct, while the 12 minor stones total approximately 0.42ct for an estimated TDW 3.38ct. With original box from Royal Jewellers Carrington & Co of 130 Regent St. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,500 - $5,500 see colour illustration p2

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A CIRCULAR SPRAY BROOCH SET WITH EMERALDS AND DIAMONDS. 18ct white gold set with lines and clusters of round modern brilliant and baguette cut diamonds together with clusters of round cut emeralds (one deficient). The diamonds having an estimated TDW 5.00ct, the emeralds approximately 1.20ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p19

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A RING SET WITH THREE CUSHION CUT BLUE WHITE (D) INTERNALLY FLAWLESS DIAMONDS OF TOTAL 2.23CT. Centred by the largest stone of 1.01ct, with side stones of 0.61ct each set in platinum. The diamonds described in G.I.A. reports 2136198452, 2136378185 and 2136422807 as being cushion modified brilliant, D, Internally Flawless, excellent - very good make. Gemologist’s report available.

$27,500 - $32,500 see colour illustration p16

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A SPLENDID EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING. The 4.74ct emerald-cut emerald of fine colour and clarity is set in 18ct white gold enclosed by a border of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds, the shoulders each set with a trilliant cut diamond of approximately 0.30ct together with further diamond brilliants. TDW approximately 1.40ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$27,500 - $32,500 see colour illustration p2

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A STRIKING RING CENTRED BY A DIAMOND OF 3.39CT. Cushion outline in platinum, the border of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds enclosing a channel close set with calibre French cut rubies to a round modern brilliant cut diamond of 3.39ct assessed as K/L, VS2. The shoulders enhanced with further lines of diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$32,500 - $37,500 see colour illustration back cover

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AN ESTATE RING SET WITH A DIAMOND OF AROUND 3.4CT. The round modern brilliant cut cape coloured diamond is set in a ring of platinum enhanced with small round cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$20,000 - $25,000 see colour illustration p2

100 A RIVIÈRE NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS.

The line of pear shaped articulated links each set with a larger and a smaller round modern brilliant cut diamond, graduated from the centre. 18ct white gold, the 248 diamonds assessed as H/I, SI2 have an approximate TDW 7.85ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$12,000 - $14,000 see colour illustration p19

101 A GOOD PAIR OF DROP EARRINGS SET

WITH LARGE OLD CUT DIAMONDS. Each having an articulated finial drop set with an old cut diamond of around 1.3 - 1.5ct suspended by a small diamond set link to a hinge backed hook set with three small diamonds (one deficient). Gemologist’s report available.

$10,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p2

102 A RING SET WITH A GOOD EMERALD-CUT

DIAMOND OF APPROXIMATELY 2.10CT. The diamond assessed as H/I, VS1+ is set in a ring of platinum with two tapered baguette shoulder diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$22,000 - $24,000 see colour illustration p2

103 A PARTICULARLY GOOD FRINGE NECKLACE

SET WITH OVER 21CT OF DIAMONDS. The articulated line of circular links each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond, joined by bar links and suspending a similarly designed two diamond or single diamond drop to form a graduated fringe. 18ct white gold, the 163 diamonds of very good make, assessed as G/H, SI/I1 have an estimated TDW 21.91ct. 84.2g, 400mm. Gemologist’s report available.

$32,500 - $37,500 see colour illustration p17

104 AN IMPRESSIVE RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT.

The pendeloque cut ruby of around 60ct, deep burgundy red, opaque, is set in 18ct white and yellow gold within a two row border of 57 round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds having an estimated TDW 4.86ct are of good quality (approximately G, SI). 41 x 34mm, 27.1g.

$6,000 - $7,000 see colour illustration p19


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105 A STRIKING BRACELET SET WITH DIAMONDS.

Designed as a line of 15 circular `Nautilus shell’ motif circular links graduated from the centre, pavé set with round modern brilliant cut white diamonds, each centred by a large brilliant cut cognac coloured diamond. TDW (cognac) 5.29ct, all diamonds 15.47ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$20,000 - $25,000 see colour illustration p13

106 AN ENTWINED SNAKES MOTIF PENDANT.

18ct yellow and white gold, one snake pavé set with round modern brilliant cut white diamonds, the other with black diamonds, both with ruby eyes. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,250 - $2,750 see colour illustration p15

107 A RING SET WITH A FINE WHITE SOLITAIRE DIAMOND OF 3.00CT.

The round modern brilliant cut diamond described in G.I.A. report 2141658692 as E, SI2, Very Good - Excellent make is set in a six claw mount ring of platinum. Gemologist’s report available.

$67,500 - $72,500 see colour illustration p16

108 A RING SET WITH A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND

113 A PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE ART DECO RING

SET WITH DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRES. The domed rectangular bezel of 18ct white gold flows in tapered design to the shoulders, all enhanced with ajouré geometric motifs set with round cut diamonds and calibre cut blue sapphires centred by an old cut diamond of a little under 1ct. The other 16 diamonds of mixed old and modern round cuts suggesting that the ring may have been remade, or repaired. Gemologist’s report available.

$6,750 - $8,750 see colour illustration p16

114 A RING PAVÉ SET WITH DIAMONDS.

The heavy band of 9ct white finished gold having a central panel pavé set with some 115 good quality round modern brilliant diamonds having an estimated TDW 0.89ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,750 - $2,250

115 A RING SET WITH A GOOD PRINCESS CUT

SOLITAIRE DIAMOND OF 1.20CT. The diamond described in GIA report 6137105004 as H, VS1, v.g. make is set in a four-claw mount of

platinum. Gemologist’s report available. $7,000 - $8,000 see colour illustration p15

OF APPROXIMATELY 3.80CT. The slightly oval European brilliant cut diamond assessed as approximately J/K, I1 is set in 18ct white and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$10,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p2

The round modern brilliant cut diamonds of matched size, assessed as H/I/J VS2-SI1, Excellent/V.G. make are set in a traditional coronet bridge of 18ct yellow gold and platinum. Gemologist’s report available.

$7,500 - $8,500 see colour illustration p15

109 AN ESTATE RING SET WITH AN EMERALD

CUT DIAMOND OF AROUND 3CT. The cape coloured diamond set in a ring of white and yellow gold of art deco influenced design enhanced with lines of single-cut diamonds and two small round cut blue sapphires. Gemologist’s report available.

$12,000 - $15,000 see colour illustration p2

110 AN EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD OF APPROXIMATELY

10CT SET IN A RING WITH DIAMONDS. The emerald-cut emerald of rich crème-de-menthe colour is set in 18ct yellow gold with a trilliant cut diamond of approximately 0.40ct at each shoulder. Gemologist’s report available.

$47,000 - $52,000 see colour illustration p2

116 A THREE DIAMOND RING OF APPROXIMATELY 1.95CT TOTAL.

117 AN EDWARDIAN BAR BROOCH SET WITH DIAMONDS.

Gold/silver doublet with 8 chenier set transitional modern brilliant cut diamonds, of good quality for the period, amongst foliate motifs set with single-cut diamonds. TDW approximately 1ct.

$800 - $1,000 see colour illustration p11

118 A TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH

OVER 10CT OF DIAMONDS. The articulated line of 35 links of 14ct yellow gold each set with a round modern brilliant cut light champagne coloured diamond of even size. TDW in excess of 10ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$5,500 - $6,500

119 A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND PEARL DROP EARRINGS.

Each designed as an 18ct white gold leaf motif panel pavé set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds suspending a 12.5mm round cultured white South Seas pearl. TDW approximately 0.87ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,250 - $2,750 see colour illustration p19

111 AN EDWARDIAN AQUAMARINE AND PEARL PENDANT.

The spreader set with an emerald-cut aquamarine suspends an articulated long knife-edge bar set with two seed pearls and a central oval aquamarine to a pendeloque cut aquamarine finial. Suspended by a modern flat curb neck chain also of 9ct yellow gold.

$450 - $650

112 AN ATTRACTIVE BRIDGE RING SET WITH

EMERALDS AND DIAMONDS. The convex rectangular bridge set with three square cut emeralds of good colour, separated and bordered by lines of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $3,000 see colour illustration p13

120 A FASHIONABLE RING SET WITH BLACK AND WHITE DIAMONDS.

The upper section of the band of 18ct white gold pave set with round cut black diamonds about a diagonal double row of round modern brilliant cut white diamonds. TDW approximately 0.89ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,350 - $1,650

121 A PAIR OF CREOLE HOOP EARRINGS SET WITH

BLACK AND WHITE DIAMONDS. 18ct white finished gold, the inner and outer leading surfaces pavé set with a central panel of white diamonds bordered by black diamonds. The diamonds, all round modern brilliant cut, have an estimated TDW 3.62ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,500 - $4,000 see colour illustration p19


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122 AN ESTATE RING SET WITH DEMANTOID

GARNETS AND DIAMONDS. The London bridge of 18ct yellow gold set with three oval cut demantoid garnets (showing some wear) and two old European cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,600 - $2,000

123 A RING SET WITH A DIAMOND OF APPROXIMATELY 2CT.

The round modern brilliant cut diamond is set in a ring of 21.6ct (90%) gold, the shoulders each enhanced with a channel set fan of 3 tapered baguette cut diamonds and two round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$10,000 - $15,000 see colour illustration p2

124 A DAINTY EDWARDIAN PENDANT NECKLACE

SET WITH DIAMONDS AND A PEARL. 9ct trace curb link (replacement) chain to an open circlet spreader set with an old cut diamond, suspending by articulated knife-edge bar a flowerhead drop set with a single half pearl bordered by 8 old single-cut diamonds.

$500 - $600

125 A TRADITIONAL THREE DIAMOND RING OF

APPROXIMATELY 1.9CT TOTAL. The round modern brilliant cut diamonds centred by a slightly larger stone, assessed as approximately G/H, I2 are set in 18ct yellow gold and platinum. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,500 - $3,500 see colour illustration p15

126 A RING SET WITH A GOOD SOLITAIRE DIAMOND OF 1.01CT.

The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as F/G, VS2, Very Good Make is set in 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$7,500 - $8,500

127 A WIDE BAND OF 18CT WHITE AND ROSE

GOLD FULLY SET WITH DIAMONDS. 9.8mm wide pavé set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds in white gold edged with rose gold. The diamonds, 75 in all, assessed as G/H, VS1-SI, Very Good make with an approximate TDW 4.50ct. Size M/N. Gemologist’s report available.

131 A BANGLE SET WITH TWO ROWS OF DIAMONDS.

Hinged design in 14ct yellow gold, the upper section set with two rows of round modern brilliant cut diamonds of good quality (F/H, VS/SI) with an estimated TDW 3.01ct. 20.10g. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,500 - $5,500 see colour illustration p11

132 BERTRAND, A PAIR OF EARRINGS SET WITH

EMERALDS AND DIAMONDS. Domed pear shape outline in 18ct yellow gold, two rows of beadwork enclose a triangular array of round modern brilliant cut diamonds to a surmount rub-over set with a cabochon emerald. Signed E. Bertrand. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,500 - $1,800 see colour illustration p9

133 A VICTORIAN BANGLE SET WITH DIAMONDS AND PEARLS. Hinged design in 15ct yellow gold, the upper section set with a line of 6 small old cut diamonds to a central rosette of half-pearls about a larger old cut diamond. The bangle further enhanced with beading and wire-work. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1893.

$1,400 - $1,800 see colour illustration p15

134 A NECKLACE SET WITH DIAMONDS. The fine curb link neck chain of 14ct white gold set with diamonds in 4-claw links at even intervals to a central diamond outline panel set with 9 further diamonds. The diamonds all round modern brilliant cut of very good quality. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,000 - $6,000 see colour illustration p13

135 A PAIR OF SOLITAIRE DIAMOND EARSTUDS OF APPROXIMATELY 1.28CT TOTAL. The round modern brilliant cut diamonds assessed as H/I, SI2 are set in 22ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,850 - $4,250 see colour illustration p15

136 A DAINTY PAIR OF DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS.

Fine hoops set with a line of round modern brilliant cut diamonds each suspend a knot motif drop set with further diamonds centred by a baguette cut diamond. TDW 0.69ct, 18ct white finished gold. Gemologist’s report available.

128 A VERY STYLISH NECKLACE SET WITH A

$900 - $1,200

137 A RING SET WITH THREE EMERALD-CUT DIAMONDS.

$6,500 - $8,500 see colour illustration p9 LARGE PINK TOURMALINE. The torc necklace of 9ct yellow gold suspending a handmade removable pendant of 9ct yellow gold and silver set with a round cut pink tourmaline of reported weight 12.73ct. Stamped EGT for Geoff Taylor, Goldsmith. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,500 - $4,500 see colour illustration p15

129 A PAIR OF EARSTUDS SET WITH LARGE ROUND CUT PINK TOURMALINES. The tourmalines of approximately 2ct each are set in

Centred by the largest stone of approximately 0.80ct with side stones of approximately 0.30ct each, set in 18ct white finished gold, the shoulders each set with 3 Princess cut diamonds. The diamonds having an estimated TDW 2.40ct are assessed as H/K, VS-SI. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,500 - $5,000 see colour illustration p19

138 A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND PEARL DROP EARRINGS.

The articulated fall of Art Deco style geometric panels in 18ct white gold set with lines of single-cut diamonds to a slightly ovoid white pearl finial. With box. Gemologist’s report available.

130 A RING SET WITH A PINK TOURMALINE BRILLIANT

$2,250 - $2,750 see colour illustration p15

139 AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING.

sterling silver rimmed with yellow gold. Stamped EGT for Geoff Taylor Goldsmith. Gemologist’s report available. $550 - $650 AND BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS. The broad tapered band of 18ct white finished gold set with a transverse close channel set line of baguette cut diamonds centred by an oval cut pink tourmaline of 4.5ct, all bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.42ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,250 - $5,250 see colour illustration p11

The 10mm square emerald-cut emerald of good colour is set in a ring of white gold within a continuous border of round modern brilliant ct diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p11


140 A HEAVY RING OF 18CT WHITE GOLD SET

WITH AN OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND. The diamond of estimated quality K/L/M, VS2+ is set in a square profile ring. 20.6g. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,750 - $2,250

141 A CEYLONESE BLUE SAPPHIRE AND

DIAMOND CLUSTER ESTATE RING. Oval outline in 18ct yellow gold and platinum, centred by the oval cut sapphire within a border of eight old cut diamonds of approximately TDW 0.64ct.

$800 - $1,200

147 A PAIR OF EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS.

Hinged oval hoop design, each front panel channel set with a central line of diamonds slightly raised above a pave diamond ground. TDW approximately 1.31ct, 18ct white finished gold. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $3,000

148 A STYLISH RING SET WITH A LINE OF

BAGUETTE CUT DIAMONDS. Burnished 18ct white gold with mitred bezel close channel set with a single line of nine baguette cut diamonds with a TDW 0.75ct. Brand new, stock clearance. Gemologist’s report available.

142 MODERN FABERGE ,VICTOR MAYER. AN

$1,500 - $1,800 see colour illustration p11

149 AN AMETHYST AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING.

ENAMELLED HEART MOTIF PENDANT. 18ct yellow gold enhanced with emerald-green guilloche enamel. Enhancer style hinged bale. Signed Faberge and ref. 15/500. As new condition, with original box and tag. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,400 - $1,800

The articulated line of box links, each close channel set with two round modern brilliant diamonds. The 84 diamonds assessed as G/I, SI-I have an estimated TDW 2.60ct. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $2,500

143 A TENNIS STYLE LINE BRACELET SET WITH DIAMONDS.

144 A SPRAY BROOCH SET WITH SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS.

14ct white finished gold set with 11 oval cut blue sapphires together with lines of round cut diamonds.

$800 - $1,200

145 A STYLISH CROSSOVER RING SET WITH GOLDEN PEARLS AND DIAMONDS.

The heavy mount of 18ct yellow gold with fluted terminals to the cross-over each set with a round 11.5mm golden South Seas cultured pearl, the shoulders randomly shot set with diamonds to pavé diamond panels at the fluting. The diamonds, all round modern brilliant of very good quality have an estimated TDW 1.30ct. 29.5g. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,500 - $5,500 see colour illustration p9

146 A PAIR OF EARRINGS SET WITH DIAMONDS.

Scroll and fan motif in white and yellow gold set with lines of round cut diamonds to an articulated drop set with a further diamond. Gemologist’s report available.

$1,800 - $2,400

The rectangular cut amethyst of intense colour is set in 18ct white and yellow gold within a continuous border of round cut diamonds, with further diamonds in stepped lines at the shoulders. Gemologist’s report available.

$800 - $1,200 see colour illustration p13

150 A STRIKING RING OF TECHNO-MECHANICAL DESIGN

SET WITH A SOLITAIRE PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND. The diamond of approximately 1ct, assessed as G/H, VS1 is centred within a ring of 18ct yellow gold and platinum. The design is of two bands of platinum held by four rods of yellow gold as rivets. Gemologist’s report available.

$6,000 - $7,000

151 A LARGE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING.

The rectangular cut (14 x 10mm) blue sapphire set in 14ct white and yellow gold within a border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available.

$2,000 - $3,000

152 A PAIR OF EARRINGS SET WITH RUBIES AND DIAMONDS.

Belle Ėpoque style in 18ct white gold, each of ribbon bow motif suspending an open oval frame, all set with lines of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds; the frame enclosing an articulated oval drop set with a pendeloque cut ruby of rich colour. Gemologist’s report available.

$4,000 - $4,500 see colour illustration p11

FINAL JEWELLERY SALES FOR THE 2012 SEASON Wednesday October 17th and Wednesday December 5th Consignment is invited for the Catalogued and the “Affordable Jewellery” sessions of both of these sales. Please note that entries for these sales will close on 14 September and 2 November respectively. For an appraisal, without cost or obligation, please contact Christopher Devereaux to make an appointment as early as possible to allow time, if necessary, for you to consider his opinion before making a decision. Phone 529 5606 or email chris.devereaux@xtra.co.nz FINE JEWELLERY & WATCHES 21


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE JEWELLERY SALE: FABERGÉ BOX SELLS FOR 87,750 (INCL. PREMIUM) The hammer price of $78,000 caused a lot of excitement, not least for the vendors, as the bidding opened at upper estimate of $20,000 and climbed quickly. Items such as this only rarely come on to the market anywhere in the world, and the last auction record for a Fabergé lapis lazuli box was one sold by Christies NewYork in 2000 for $32,900 against an upper estimate also of $20,000. The box had been collected from the vendors, together with some other minor pieces, by the head of the Estates department, James Hogan, who put it aside for assessment by consultant Chris Devereaux who was overseas at the time. It was Decorative Arts cataloguer Peter Downie who brought the piece to Chris, very excited that it might be Fabergé, which was later confirmed. It had, in fact, been made by workmaster Henrik Wigström , with St.Petersberg marks for 19081917. The vendors had absolutely no idea that it was anything more than just a pretty item from their mother’s estate, and whilst delighted with the prospect of it realising more than $10,000 were not anticipating the final result. The fabulous jewels and objects of virtue created by the workshops of Peter Carl Fabergé are some of the most desired and collectable items in the world. The reason is two-fold: firstly they demonstrate a level of craftsmanship that is unrivalled, and secondly the history of Fabergé is intimately and forever linked with the romance surrounding the splendour of the Russian Imperial court.

The key to unravelling the complete story lay with a faintly scratched inventory number (20203) which was identified in Fabergé’s London branch records by International Fabergé expert William Lowes as having been bought on Christmas eve 1910 by a Prince Kinsky. Prince Karl Kinsky was, at that time, ambassador of the Austro Hungarian Empire to the Court of St James in London, he was also believed to have been one of the lovers of Jennie Jerome (Winston Churchill’s mother). With watertight provenance, the sale was electrified by a bidding war between buyers in New York, London, Los Angeles & Sydney bidding by telephone as well as three strong bidders in the room. The winning bid was made by Wartski, the renowned London Jewellers and foremost dealers in Fabergé.

OTHER NOTABLE HAMMER PRICES: Lot 110, A ring set with an E colour 3.08ct solitaire diamond made $75,000 (just under estimate) Lot 116, A ring set with a 4.10ct solitaire diamond made lower estimate of $65,000 Lot 87, A diamond bangle made $11,000; well above the upper estimate of $8750 Lot 50, A Waitangi Crown $6200, a litte over the upper estimate of $6000 Pictures from catalogue images

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A2 Art 25 September 2012 6:30pm Interiors 27 September 2012 6:00pm Entries close 24 August

Art contact: Charles Ninow - cninow@webbs.co.nz +64 9 529 5601 Antiques contact: James Hogan - jhogan@webbs.co.nz 021 510 477 22

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Prices Realised Jewellery Sale 337 Lot

$

Lot

$

Lot

$

Lot

$

Lot

$

0001

650.00

0033

525.00

0052

2,500.00

0075

1,650.00

0110

75,000.00

0002

1,400.00

0034

250.00

0053

2,600.00

0077

1,700.00

0111

28,000.00

0003

350.00

0035

250.00

0054

750.00

0080

5,500.00

0115

15,000.00

0004

2,600.00

0036

230.00

0055

150.00

0082

1,800.00

0116

65,000.00

0008

850.00

0037

220.00

0056

1,350.00

0083

750.00

0120

1,200.00

0011

1,600.00

0038

220.00

0057

225.00

0085

3,500.00

0121

8,000.00

0013

700.00

0039

440.00

0058

200.00

0086

1,800.00

0122

3,000.00

0016

450.00

0040

440.00

0059

375.00

0087

11,000.00

0123

2,500.00

0018

450.00

0041

450.00

0060

1,100.00

0091

3,000.00

0125

3,400.00

0020

800.00

0042

460.00

0061

350.00

0092

11,000.00

0126

500.00

0021

8,000.00

0043

450.00

0062

800.00

0093

6,000.00

0127

1,400.00

0022

1,000.00

0044

450.00

0063

1,600.00

0094

5,000.00

0128

2,700.00

0023

1,000.00

0045

450.00

0064

3,800.00

0096

2,800.00

0132

500.00

0024

5,000.00

0046

470.00

0065

5,000.00

0097

3,500.00

0135

800.00

0025

2,500.00

0047

725.00

0067

3,000.00

0100

8,000.00

0137

1,500.00

0027

1,300.00

0048

725.00

0068

5,200.00

0101

4,500.00

0142

2,000.00

0031

200.00

0049

100.00

0069

1,600.00

0103

8,250.00

0146

1,850.00

0032

300.00

0050

6,200.00

0072

1,050.00

0105

6,250.00

0147

2,500.00

0051

78,000.00

0073

1,250.00

0108

23,000.00

CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR BUYERS 1. BIDDING. The highest bidder shall be the purchaser subject to the auctioneer having the right to refuse the bid of any person. Should any dispute arise as to the bidding, the lot in dispute will be immediately put up for sale again at the preceding bid, or the auctioneer may declare the purchaser, which declaration shall be conclusive. No person shall advance less at a bid than the sum nominated by the auctioneer, and no bid may be retracted. 2. RESERVES. All lots are sold subject to the right of the seller or her/his agent to impose a reserve. 3. REGISTRATION. Purchasers shall complete a bidding card before the sale giving their own correct name, address and telephone number. It is accepted by bidders that the supply of false information on a bidding card shall be interpreted as deliberate fraud. 4. BUYER’S PREMIUM. The purchaser accepts that in addition to the hammer or selling price Webb’s will apply a buyer’s premium of 12.5% for the Fine Jewellery & Watches sales, and a buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the Giovanetti Sale (unless otherwise stated), together with GST on such premiums. 5. PAYMENT. Payment for all items purchased is due on the day of sale immediately following completion of the sale. If full payment cannot be made on the day of sale a deposit of 10% of the total sum due must be made on the day of sale and the balance must be paid within 5 working days. Payment is by cash, bank cheque or Eftpos. Personal and private cheques will be accepted but must be cleared before goods will be released. Credit cards are not accepted. 6. LOTS SOLD AS VIEWED. All lots are sold as viewed and with all erros in description, faults and imperfections whether visible or not. Neither Webb’s nor its vendor are responsible for errors in description or for the genuineness or authenticity of any lot or for any fault or defect in it. No warranty whatsoever is made. Buyers proceed upon their own judgement. Buyers shall be deemed to have inspected the lots, or to have made enquiries to their complete satisfaction, prior to sale and by the act of bidding shall be deemed to be satisfied with the lots in all respects. 7. WEBB’S ACT AS AGENTS. They have full discretion to conduct all aspects of the sale and to withdraw any lot from the sale without giving any reason. 8. COLLECTION. Purchases are to be taken away at the buyer’s expense immediately after the sale except where a cheque remains uncleared. If this is not done Webb’s will not be responsible if the lot is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Any items not collected within seven days of the auction may be subject to a storage and insurance fee. A receipted invoice must be produced prior to removal of any lot. 9. LICENCES. Buyers who purchase an item which falls within the provisions of the Protected Objects Act 1975 or the Arms Act 1958 cannot take possession of that item until they have shown to Webb’s a license under the appropriate Act. 10. FAILURE TO MAKE PAYMENT. If a purchaser fails either to pay for or take away any lot, Webb’s shall without further notice to the purchaser, at its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: A. To issue proceeding against the purchaser for damages for breach of contract. B. To rescind the sale of that or any other lot sold to the purchaser at the same or any

other auction. C. To resell the lot by public or private sale. Any deficiency resulting from such resale, after giving credit to the purchaser for any part payment, together with all costs incurred in connection with the lot shall be paid to Webb’s by the purchaser. Any surplus over the proceeds of sale shall belong to the seller and in this condition the expression ‘proceeds of sale’ shall have the same meaning in relation to a sale by private treaty as it has in relation to a sale by auction. D. To store the lot whether at Webb’s own premises or elsewhere at the sole expense of the purchaser and to release the lot only after the purchase price has been paid in full plus the accrued cost of removal storage and all other costs connected to the lot. E. To charge interest on the purchase price at a rate 2% above Webb’s bankers’ then current rate for commercial overdraft facilities, to the extent that the price or any part of it remains unpaid for more than seven days from the date of the sale. F. To retain possession of that or any other lot purchased by the purchaser at that or any other auction and to release the same only after payment of money due. G. To apply the proceeds of sale of any lot then or subsequently due to the purchaser towards settlement of money due to Webb’s or its vendor. Webb’s shall be entitled to a possessory lien on any property of the purchaser for any purpose while any monies remain unpaid under this contract. H. To apply any payment made by the purchaser to Webb’s towards any money owing to Webb’s in respect of any thing whatsoever irrespective of any directive given in respect of, or restriction placed upon, such payment by the purchaser whether expressed or implied. I. Title and right of disposal of the goods shall not pass to the purchaser until payment has been made in full by cleared funds. Where any lot purchased is held by Webb’s pending i. clearance of funds by the purchaser or ii. completion of payment after receipt of a deposit, the lot will be held by Webb’s as bailee for the vendor, risk and title passing to the purchaser immediately upon notification of clearance of funds or upon completion of purchase. In the event that a lot is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed before title is transferred to the purchaser, the purchaser shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to Webb’s in respect of that lot, but shall not be entitled to any compensation for any consequent losses howsoever arising. 11. BIDDERS DEEMED PRINCIPALS. All bidders shall be held personally and solely liable for all obligations arising from any bid, including both ‘telephone’ and ‘absentee’ bids. Any person wishing to bid as agent for a third party must obtain written authority to do so from Webb’s prior to bidding. 12. ‘SUBJECT BIDS’. Where the highest bid is below the reserve and the auctioneer declares a sale to be ‘subject to vendor’s consent’ or words to that effect, the highest bid remains binding upon the bidder until the vendor accepts or rejects it. If the bid is accepted there is a contractual obligation upon the bidder to pay for the lot. 13. SALES POST AUCTION OR BY PRIVATE TREATY. The above conditions shall apply to all buyers of goods from Webb’s irrespective of the circumstances under which the sale is negotiated. 14. CONDITION OF ITEMS. Condition of items is not detailed in this catalogue. Buyers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of lots they bid on and should refer to clause six. Webb’s are pleased to provide intending buyers with condition reports on any lots.

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