Thursday 18th November at 9.30am
Over 670 lots of antique and modern jewellery including items from a significant collection of mostly 20th century jewellery, as well as a large collection of 18th-19th century fine jewellery and vertu, a collection of cufflinks (some signed), a variety of coloured stone-set jewellery with certification and items, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Fabergé, Janesich, Boivin, Sterle and Tiffany & Co.
The sale features an elaborate enamelled gold necklace by René Lalique, and a gold necklace mounted with twenty one classical and neo-classical carved gems from the collection of Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington (1807- 1884).
Lots marked λ may be subject to Cites regulations when exported see www.gov.uk/cites
Lots marked † may are subject to VAT at 20% on the hammer price.
‡ May be subject to Artist's Resale Right / Droit de Suite click here for details
ALL LOTS ARE SUBJECT TO BUYER'S PREMIUM AT 25% + VAT
Please note that some bidders may be required to pay a deposit.
Saturday 13th November: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 15th November: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 16th November: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 17th November: 10:00am - 4:00pm
There will be no viewing on the morning of the sale.
Some lots are accompanied by gemmological certificates which give an opinion on some or all of the gem stones included in that particular lot. These certificates may have been obtained by Woolley & Wallis or supplied by vendors. It is important to note that the content of these certificates is not guaranteed by Woolley & Wallis and we cannot be held responsible for any disagreement over the content of certificates after the sale, or for a retrospective change in opinion by the providers of any of the certificates.
Not all images are life-sized, weights and measurements in the catalogue are approximate only.
It is common practice for coloured stones including jade to be treated to enhance their appearance. This includes jade that has been bleached (usually in acid), polymer/resin filled or dyed, or a combination of any of these treatments.
Prospective buyers should presume that all coloured stones sold by Woolley & Wallis have been treated unless stated to the contrary in the catalogue description.
Please contact the department for more information regarding enhancement and treatment of coloured stones, and for condition reports which are available on single item lots.
Items described as 'seed pearls' have not been tested and cannot be guaranteed as natural pearls.
Any dispute as to the authenticity of a lot, including signatures, age and condition, and as to the treatment of gem stones including pearls and HTHP enhanced diamonds, must be brought to the attention of Woolley & Wallis within two weeks of the sale date.
Please note that Woolley & Wallis do not guarantee the working order of mechanical movements at the point of sale and beyond.