Auction Results: May 2019
Michael Bowman’s May auction saw frenetic bidding in the silver and jewellery sections resulting in one of the most successful auctions to have been held at Chudleigh in recent years.
A gent’s Rolex stainless steel Datejust wrist watch was one of the highlights when it sold for a healthy £2,500 to an internet bidder. This 1986 example was in very good condition and came with its original box and guarantee. An earlier gent’s watch to raise eyebrows, was the Victorian 18ct gold pocket watch in hunter case by French of the Royal Exchange, London. This was also in exemplary condition and was bought by a local collector for an above-estimate £1,150.
An 8 carat certified natural Ceylon sapphire & diamond cluster ring embarked on a much longer journey when it sold to an internet bidder in the USA for £3,900. A three stone diamond ring, with central diamond weighing 1.5 carats, stayed in Devon at a final price of £4,800.
An art deco diamond bracelet with emerald bead sections sold for a multi-estimate £2,800 to a Brighton telephone bidder, who also went on to pay multi-estimate sums for a pair of emerald & diamond drop earrings at £2,500 and a diamond double-clip brooch which reached £5,200.
Elsewhere in the sale a pair of early 20thC German tinplate ‘Bonzo’ money banks sold to a telephone bidder for £1,200 despite many condition problems.
Michael Bowman is now accepting suitable entries for the July 20th auction and is available for free consultation each Monday afternoon at Chudleigh Town Hall.