Watch pockets a surprising amount at Kivells’ latest auction

By Linden Jones in Events

AT Kivells on line auction at Holsworthy on 21 March a pocket watch sold well beyond expectations to a buyer in the room. The 18 carat gold cased pocket watch was made by Thomas Bell of Mount Street Berkeley Square London circa 1860. The bidding opened at £200 and soon rose, with bids on line and in the room, to the magnificent sale price of £750.

Other watches included 18k pocket watches at £160 & £220, Omega wristwatch at £140 and a 14K ladies wristwatch at £110.

Beswick animals as always sold well with a Norfolk terrier selling at £120, belted Galloway cow £100, bull terrier £100, Hereford bull £65 Welsh mountain pony £90 and a Jersey calf sold at £70.

A pair of Chinese famille rose vases sold at £550, a Villeroy & Boch dinner and tea set at £340 and a Sunderland lustre jug sold well at £65.

Jewellery included 9 carat gold padlock bracelets at £130, £160 and £185, 18 carat gold band ring sold at £150, Citrine brooch at £50, 9 carat gold necklace £75 and a bag of assorted jewellery at £130.

200 lots of silver sold well with a Britannia mustard at £180, sugar castor £75, cigarette case £60, hunting scene snuff box £50, pair candlesticks £65, set of six teaspoons £42 and a thimble £40.

In the Furniture section an Arts & Craft mahogany bookcase cabinet sold for £400, an oriental carved hardwood dinner gong sold at £320, a brass and cast metal bed at £300, longcase 30 hour clock by Roberts of Otley at £550, and a carved oak centre table at £280.

Other good prices included a rosewood and mother of pearl workbox at £150, a pressed glass ceiling light shade selling at £100, plantation Masters cane at £95, plaster Mephisto figure £75, a selection of corkscrews £95, Losada barometer £95 and a Swedish retro stool at £65. militaria, models and toys, and small collectables. The auction will be live online at Lots are being accepted for all future auctions. Please contact Philip Walter on 01409 259256 or by email at

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