An extremely rare 17th century Scottish provincial silver tumbler cup topped a vibrant Cheffins’ August Jewellery, Silver & Watches Sale, selling for £11,000.
Made in Banff, a small Aberdeenshire town in the north of Scotland, during the reign of Charles II the cup was in remarkable condition for its age so it was no surprise to see it attract so much attention.
A pair of earrings made by London jewellers Graff, a name synonymous with luxury and exceptional quality, realised £10,000.
The magnificent earrings were described as a ‘a pair of asymmetric double clusters featuring 12.5cts of diamonds and 5cts of emeralds’.
Another set of earrings that sold well on the day was an impressive pair of turquoise and diamond articulated drops that sold for £7,500, smashing its estimate of £4,000-£6,000.
The same price was achieved for a 1950s 18ct gold cuff bracelet cased by Cartier and that, too, well exceeded its estimate of £2,000-£4,000. highlighting the strength of the sale.
Two Carl Bucherer solid 18ct gold clutch bags, Lots 218 and 242, sold for £7,000 and £8,000 respectively. The latter was a diamond studded example that was made circa 1965.
Steven Collins, head of jewellery, silver and watches at Cheffins Fine Art, commented: “The sale contained some exceptional lots and demand was high across the board. The saleroom was packed, the phone lines were busy, and we were receiving internet bids from as far away as Australia. It was a very busy day, and I’m thrilled with the results.
“The demand for quality items of jewellery and silver, in particular, is very strong at the moment and we are now actively looking for items to include in our next sale.”