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Date of the auction: 27.07.2021

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An antique single stone smoky quartz ring, with a circular cabochon smoky quartz, with an intaglio incised flower head. A crimped octagonal setting with a domed back, mounted to the top of a 'D' section shank with relief flower heads. Tested as approximately 18ct gold. Head 11.10 x 11.10mm, 5.32g

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Roman amber intaglio Legionnaires ring, with a flat section oval amber tablet, intaglio engraved with a bird, chevron section shoulders to a tapered chevron section shank. Head 14.60mm wide. Finger size V approximately

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A high carat gold carved cornelian intaglio ring, possibly Roman, with a rectangular cushion cut cornelian intaglio depicting a standing soldier, Roman set in a landscape position. A flat back setting with two row tapered shoulders to a two row shank. Head 2.70mm wide, 5.97g. Finger size M

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A gold cornelian intaglio ouroboros ring, possibly Roman, with a carved cornelian intaglio depicting a lady in profile, Roman set in a landscape position, to a domed back setting. An incised snake to each outer edge, with a head to each shoulder, indistinct. Scrolled detail shoulders and a round

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Roman gentlemen's high carat gold cornelian intaglio ring, with a flat oval cornelian tablet, intaglio engraved with a robed figure holding a staff, possibly Mars. The intaglio rub set to a two row twisted and plaited wire border to hollow tapered shoulders, a closed back setting and hollow shank

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A high carat gold cameo ring, with the head of a bearded gentleman, possibly St Paul, in a landscape position, to a tapered shallow court section shank. 6.60mm wide, 5.46g. Finger size I¾- J

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Roman high carat gold garnet intaglio ring, with an oval cabochon garnet intaglio, engraved with a galloping horse. The intaglio Roman set in a landscape position to a court section head with tapered shoulders and shank. Head 5.30mm wide, 2.86g. Finger size E approximately, not round

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Byzantine gentlemen's high carat gold cabochon garnet intaglio ring, depicting an intaglio sphinx, rub set in a landscape position to a narrow flat frame, with initials to one end, possibly VCL. A flat back closed collet with a repoussé flower head to the underside of the head, with applied heart

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Roman gentlemen's high carat gold 'eye' agate intaglio ring, with a high dome cabochon banded agate, with an intaglio engraved classical male head. Rubover setting in a landscape position, with a flat border to hollow tapered shoulders and shank. 12.90mm wide, 3.48g

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian gentlemen's cornelian intaglio engraved gold ring, with a flat oval cornelian tablet, intaglio engraved with a male figure resting, one foot on a pile of stones. A crimped border, inset into a Georgian fluted bezel with a replacement tapered shank. Tested as approximately 9ct and 18ct

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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An 18th century enamel portrait miniature necklace, earrings and pair of clasps, cased suite, the necklace with a series of hand painted portrait miniatures, between open foliate links set with foiled rubies, emeralds and quartz, with a detachable girandole pendant to the centre, with pear shaped

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A late 18th century Iberian flat cut garnet and freshwater pearl brooch/pendant, c.1800, with three freshwater pearls and flat cut foil backed garnet clusters, in a 'V' shaped scrolling open petal frame. Two outer freshwater pearl and foiled flat cut garnet pendant drops, to a concealed bale and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian garnet rivière necklace, c.1800, with a series of oval, flat cut foiled garnets, all rub set in dome back cut down collets. All joined by jump rings to a garnet set box clasp. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 5.00 to 5.70mm wide, 365mm long, 12.41g

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian gold, enamel and diamond set memorial ring, c.1790, with an arched circular plaque style head, with an applied script initial 'W' set with rose cut diamonds, three deficient, to a raised blue guilloché ground with a white border. Flat section tapered shoulders to a plain shank, hand

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian garnet set memorial ring, with an oval ivory plaque with an urn, painted en grisaille, beneath a glass cover. A border of foiled cushion shaped flat cut garnets, with a shallow domed back, mounted to a flat section tapered band with engraved foliate shoulders. Tested as approximately 9ct

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian garnet set full eternity ring, with a continuous row of cushion shaped flat cut foiled garnets, all in cut down collets to a court section interior shank, (garnets deficient), 0.92g. Finger size K

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A late 18th century Iberian flat cut garnet and freshwater pearl pendant drop, later converted to a brooch, c.1800, a circular cluster top with a replacement simulated pearl surrounded by foil backed flat cut garnets, all rub set to a pierced border. A 'V' shaped articulated pierced pendant below

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian bracelet, with a cut hair on ivory seven row glazed panel clasp, depicting a village, bridge and river, with later Victorian belcher chain forming the bracelet. Clasp tested as approximately 15ct gold, chain as approximately 9ct gold, 36.55g, together with a Georgian gold nine row gold

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Victorian hand painted diamond set memorial brooch, with a central hand painted glazed oval plaque, painted en grisaille, depicting a fairy and artist's pallet, painting flowers. A border of rose cut diamonds, claw set in silver, with a gold bezel and backed in gold, with a hand engraved

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian split pearl memorial wheatsheaf glazed panel, later mounted as a brooch. The gathered wheatsheaf tied with a gold ribbon, set with split pearls, to an ivory ground and glazed to a plain gold frame, with a later clasp mount, converted to a brooch. The wheatsheaf represents resurrection and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Georgian gentlemen's gold agate intaglio cameo ring, with a pale buff coloured agate tablet, intaglio engraved with the head of a lady and a moth. The agate tablet, damaged, rub set to a plain shallow collet to tapered shoulders and a plain shank. In Georgian memorial jewellery the moth is

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Regency gold circular gem set pendant, c.1820, with a cluster of cannetille flower heads set alternatively with cabochon turquoise, ruby and possibly spinel. All to a finely brushed ground with a cannetille border, beaded bale and possibly a later glazed hair locket verso. Suspended on a late

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Regency gold oval shell cameo, depicting Mercury with a winged helmet, in white to a light brown ground. The cameo, claw set to a cannetille and incised leaf frame, with a later roller catch. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 40 x 34mm approximately, 10.14g

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Regency gold amethyst, chrysolite and turquoise cannetille brooch/pendant, of open circular form. The hoop claw set with alternate oval mixed cut amethysts and circular Swiss cut chrysolites between pairs of cabochon turquoise and cannetille scrolls, beadwork and milled wire. Tested as

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A miniature gold oval locket form vinaigrette, with a white enamel octofoil panel to the front cover. Red guilloché enamel sides with white petals decorated with floral garlands and flower heads between. A hinged front cover with a hinged pierced grill to the inside. Tested as approximately 18ct

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A William IV gold topaz brooch, with an oval faceted, foil backed topaz, in a cut down collet, to a deeply chased border, dome back setting, with a curved pin and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 15ct gold. 18.80 x 17.00mm, 5.56g

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A pair of Regency gold and turquoise set drop earrings, with a repoussé foliate top, rub set with a cabochon turquoise, to hook fittings. A detachable drop with hand engraved strapwork to a matching repoussé scrolling section below, rub set with graduated cabochon turquoise. Tested as approximately

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Victorian turquoise brooch, c.1840, of rectangular lobed form with foliate scrolls and polished beads to each end. A cluster of circular cabochon turquoise, claw set to the centre, with textured acanthus leaves to each lobe, with a plain pin and 'C' catch. Tested as approximately 18ct gold, pin as

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A Victorian gold turquoise set snake brooch/pendant, with a line of graduated cabochon turquoise, grain set throughout. The tail entwined to form an open hoop, with the head to the centre. Pendant drop and bale deficient, pin and 'C' catch all present. Tested as approximately 9ct gold. 35 x 31mm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £130 - £180

Date: 27 Jul 2021

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A late Victorian gold bracelet, c.1900, with a series of oval sections between sections of trace chain. Each section rub set with a circular cabochon turquoise, with a charm bale to the centre, a concealed box clasp and safety chain. Tested as approximately 14-15ct gold. Approximately 7mm wide

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 27 Jul 2021