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