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The Jewellery department continues to grow and has achieved some impressive results in this popular and dynamic field. With a strong record for selling the finest coloured stones, diamonds, natural pearls and signed jewellery, Duke’s are one of the leading jewellery salerooms in the country. Alongside jewellery, Duke’s hold two sales for watches, featuring the world’s leading names in watchmaking such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Breguet and Audemars.


A Moghul-style gem-set turban brooch set with an hexagonal carved emerald, probably Mughal, approx in excess of 50cts, surrounded by a border of millegrain-set diamonds and calibre-cut sapphires, with a series of tapering diamond, pearl and sapphire sprays radiating from one side, set in unmarked white metal, the reverse with brooch fitment and two loops, possibly for use as a pendant with ribbon.

Sold for £84,000


An important diamond riviere necklace and pendant, the riviere necklace set with 52 graduated old cushion-cut diamonds, circa 1860. Total diamond weight of the principal 18 stones: c.52.26cts.

Provenance: Bequeathed to the vendor from a Deceased Estate.

A distinguished English private collection.

Sold for £231,800


A 'Tutti Frutti' cocktail wristwatch the movement by Audemars Piguet circa 1925, the rectangular dial with Arabic numerals set in platinum with a diamond bezel decorated with two lines of pave-set calibre-cut emeralds, the bracelet claw-set with carved rubies, sapphires and emeralds, highlighted with pear-shaped diamond leaves and circular-cut fancy yellow diamonds, with similarly-set diamond and emerald clasp. The movement signed Audemars Piguet, 18 jewels, No 38717,  length 17cm.

Sold for £95,150


 

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Ceramics, Asian Art, Paintings, Drawings, Books, Furniture and Works of Art

14th September 2017

Last date for entries 11th August 2017.

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Coins, Militaria and Ephemera

12th October 2017

Last date for entries 1st September 2017.

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Forthcoming General Sales

Avenue Auction

22nd August 2017

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12th September 2017

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Previous Fine Art Sales

Silver, Jewellery and Furniture [8th and 9th June 2017]

8th June 2017

Including an Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, 1968

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Asian Art

18th May 2017

Two include two masterworks by Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010)

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Previous General Sales

Avenue Auction - Vintage Clothing and Accessories

1st August 2017

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Avenue Auction

18th July 2017

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Featured Lots

  • A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

    A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

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  • A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

    A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

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  • A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

    A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

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  • A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

    A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

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  • A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

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  • AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

    AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

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