Designer Treats

Just in time for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to start your Christmas wishlist or festive shopping than with a look at our fantastic November Fine Art Auction. Taking place on Wednesday 20th November, commencing at 11am, our Jewellery, Watches and Silver selection has a dazzling array of designer items at a fraction of the retail price. With classic and modern designs for both ladies and gents, here are our top designer picks:

 

De Vroomen

We are thrilled to offer a single-owner collection of fantastic jewellery designed by De Vroomen. These sensational earrings are perfect for the forthcoming Christmas party season. In immaculate condition and hardly worn, these superb clip earrings would make a statement with any outfit.

De Vroomen Earrings

De Vroomen Earrings

De Vroomen Earrings

De Vroomen Earrings

Lots  103, 111, 118, 127: 18ct gold Leo De Vroomen earrings, estimated from £1,000-2,200.

 

The signature style of De Vroomen jewellery is the result of a collaboration between husband and wife team, Dutch goldsmith Leo de Vroomen, and British jewellery designer Ginnie de Vroomen. The couple started collaborating on jewellery in the 1970s, and their designs encapsulate a dedication to form and a timeless style that is unparalleled. De Vroomen jewellery is bold, sophisticated and sought-after, with fewer than a handful of pieces auctioned in the last couple of years. Choose from our selection of fantastic 18ct gold and gemstone earrings, each signed and bearing makers marks for this instantly recognisable jewellery house.

 

Cartier

Perhaps a brand that has been on most people’s wishlists, Cartier remains the most googled jewellery search term. With iconic and modern designs that stand the test of time, it is easy to see why. Our selection of Cartier lots this sale includes the ever sought-after LOVE bangle, and an effortlessly stylish Tank Francaise watch with mother of pearl dial and pink sapphire cabochon crown.

 Cartier Love Bangle

Lot 52: A Cartier 18ct gold diamond LOVE bangle £2,500-3,000.

Cartier Tank Francaise Watch

 Lot 272: A Cartier stainless steel Tank Francaise wristwatch £900-1,400.

 

Wellendorff

Wellendorff is a renowned German jewellery designer, famed for their exceptional wirework designs that are painstakingly put together by their team of master craftsmen. This wonderful ropework design was established in 1977 after a bid from the company to create ‘silk made from gold.’ The result is a beautiful ergonomic design that exudes opulence. The piece is finished off with a warming and bright circular citrine to the centre, together with the iconic diamond W that adorns all of the firms pieces.

Wellendorff Necklace

Lot 169: An 18ct gold citrine necklace by Wellendorff, £4,500-5,500.

 

Boodles

Boodles is a luxury brand that is coveted worldwide, renowned for its excellence in design and for sourcing the finest diamonds and gemstones. Founded in Liverpool in 1798, Boodles & Dunthorne was a purveyor of fine antique jewellery. In 1910 to firm merged with the Wainwright Jewellers, retaining its name. The firm was a silversmith, jewellers and watchmakers, but emerged as a bespoke jewellery retailer in the mid 20th Century. Boodles & Dunthorne bought in its first jewellery designer in 1990, and was renamed ‘Boodles’ in 2004. Today, Boodles is still owned by the Wainwright family, and has stores in Liverpool, London, Manchester, Chester and Dublin.

Boodles Diamond Bangle

Lot 69: A platinum diamond bangle by Boodles, £5,000-7,000.

Lot 199: A Boodles & Dunthorne 18ct gold diamond cluster ring, £500-700.

 

Lot 35: A 1930's silver and leather cased hip flask, retailed by Boodles & Dunthorne, £100-150.

 

 

Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen is a Danish design powerhouse that sells particularly well through our auctions, owing to its distinctive style and its immense appeal to collectors. In our November auction we have an array of Georg Jensen jewellery and silver items, pictured below are a couple of highlights:

Lot 29: A 1920s George Jensen silver tazza, pattern 446, £1,000-1,500.

Consigned from a Cheshire home, this fantastic Georg Jensen silver tazza bears import marks for the year 1928. An imposing piece, this silver tazza features a beautiful planished bowl and foliate stem, incorporating some of the design techniques that Jensen is so renowned for. Indeed, this pattern number is recorded and pictured in Janet Drucker’s indispensable work Georg Jensen 20th Century Design, and noted as designed by Georg Jensen himself.  A fantastic find and a piece that would fit beautifully in a classic or a modern interior, we expect this lovely piece to generate a great deal of interest.

Lot 93: A Georg Jensen brooch, pattern no. 258, designed by Arno Malinowski, £150-200.

A Peter Wilson Fine Art Auction wouldn’t be complete without some Georg Jensen jewellery, and this lovely little brooch designed by Arno Malonowski features a lovely foliate songbird design, perfect for adorning any outfit.

To read more about Georg Jensen jewellery and silverware click here.

 

Our November Auction takes place on Wednesday 20th November commencing at 11am and contains these lots as well as many many more designer names, such as Tiffany & Co., Rolex, Stephen Webster, Cropp & Farr, Omega, Bueche Girod, Garrard, Patek Phillipe, Franck Muller, Mappin & Webb and countless other makers. Viewing for the sale will take place on the following days:

 

Sunday 17th November 2pm-5pm

Monday 18th November 10am-5pm

Tuesday 19th November 10am-4pm

Wednesday 20th November 9am – 11am

 

For further information on any of the lots featured in the November auction, or for advice on how to sell your items at auction, contact our Silver, Jewellery and Watch specialist Liz Bailey via liz@peterwilson.co.uk.