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 www.the-saleroom.com Lots are being accepted for all future auctions. Please contact Philip Walter on 01409 259256 or by email at auctions@kivells.com.

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