Auction Results: July 2023
Michael Bowman's July 2023 auction at Chudleigh was notable for three lots that reached five-figure sums, helping to make this event one of the most successful in the auctioneer's 37 years of business.
A 1966 Rolex Submariner had been in the same ownership since new and attracted four telephone bidders with a tempting estimate of £8,000-12,000. A local collector frustrated all outside interest, claiming his eventual prize for a bid of £14,500.
An art deco diamond set platinum brooch was unsigned, but so snugly fitted into a Cartier box , that many believed it to be a perfectly genuine Cartier piece. It sold for a double estimate £13,000 to an internet bidder from London.
A 2.5 carat diamond solitaire came with a Belgian Lab Report stating the colour to be 'E', the second highest grading possible. This attracted telephone bidders from dealers in London and Dubai, but a local couple prevailed with their winning bid of £16,500.
Michael Bowman is now accepting suitable entries for the next auction to be held on September 23rd and is available for free consultations by appointment each Monday afternoon at either Chudleigh or Kingsteignton. Tel 01626 324071 www.michaeljbowman.co.uk