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Cheffins

Clifton House,
Clifton Road,
CAMBRIDGE,
Cambridgeshire,
CB1 7EA

  01223 213343
  www.cheffins.co.uk/fineart

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Cheffins - Clarets & Carats The Wine, Jewellery, Silver & Watches Sale
Sale commencing:   12 December 2019 18:30 PM

Lot 1

the vertical oval panel depicting a bunch of three different coloured roses and a white chrysanthemum with smaller blue, pink and yellow flowers around and between, set in bas relief with coloured opaque glass tesserae on a white ground; collet set in an ornate mount with 'floating' twined ivy leaves and four scallop shells, the large shield shaped bale with a further applied ivy leaf, yellow metal tests for 18ct gold; the back with a hinged glazed compartment, vacant, and later brooch fitting, clasp with safety catch; length with bale 8cm

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 2

the necklace designed as a spiga link chain suspending a graduated line of twenty-nine oval cabochon moonstones, claw set to pierced coronet galleries, length of necklace 40cm, lengths of longest and shortest moonstones 11.5 and 5.7mm; also a similar period open crescent brooch set with a line of graduated round cabochon moonstones (two lacking), length 5.2cm; and a single stone bar brooch, with a 13mm long oval cabochon moonstone collet set in the middle of a knife edge bar, length 7.6cm (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 3

each earring of boss form covered all over in beads resembling a blackberry, unmarked yellow metal tests for 14ct gold, weight 6.0g, in period leather fitted case

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 4

the ropetwist chain with cartouche marked '15', length 59cm, holding a lobster claw clasp suspending a hallmarked 9ct gold lantern with faux crystal lamp and an open triangular feature set with pastes, marked indistinctly, tests for gold; gross weight 39g (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 5

each designed as a cushion shaped harlequin cut golden citrine in a cushion border pavé set with fancy colour light cognac diamonds spanned at the corners by claws pavé set with white diamonds, round brilliant cut as the coloured ones, gold backs, spring clip fittings, London laser hallmarks for 18ct gold, with maker's mark, and further signed 'RHR' and stamped '750', maximum width 2.1cm

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 6

the rectangular cushion cut mid gold citrine discretely double claw set in a pierced starburst of oval and graduated round cabochon moonstones, all in low recessive collets, unmarked rose metal tests for 14ct gold, clasp with safety catch, width 6.2cm

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 7

the central diaper form scissor cut citrine abutted by each uniform arm set with a trapezoid similarly cut citrine to form the X, with acanthus leaf and iris flower figures in the angles between, from which spring the central claws, the arms held by lines of tiny fleur-de-lys claws, large tapered bale with central line of gaspipe wire decoration; yellow metal tests for 9-15ct gold with an 18+ct gold wash, the bale tests for 18ct gold; length with bale 5.8cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 8

each hook suspending an articulated line with a small round cabochon sapphire and a large pear cut blue topaz, both spectacle set, yellow metal stamped indistinctly, length 3.8cm

Estimated Value: £250 - £300

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Lot 9

the fantasy cut topaz of cushion trapezoid outline in a double border of round brilliant cut diamonds, pierced gallery and polished bale, hallmarked 18ct white gold, to a snake link chain also of hallmarked 18ct white gold; length of pendant with bale 4.2cm, of chain 40.5cm

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 10

the front designed as a fixed arch of small round brilliant cut diamonds in a two row checkerboard pattern to a basket weave backchain with round link extension, carabiner clasp stamped '375' but the rest of the bracelet tests for 18ct gold; length as worn 20cm

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 11

the oval cut aquamarine measuring approximately 15.5 x 10.7mm, in a polished collet to a tapered mount of concentric ropetwist detailing, the back of the shank polished, yellow metal stamped '750' and repeated in an Italian lozenge; ring size N½, gross weight 8.12g, cased

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 12

the pearls of varying shapes and sizes strung on beaded wires with looped connections, and spaced at intervals with carved barrel shaped beads of faux turquoise, no clasp, length 110cm

Estimated Value: £80 - £150

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Lot 13

of oval outline in the form of a flowerhead set with seven oval cut blue topaz within a petal edge border of small round cut yellow sapphires, undercut geometric gallery, plain loop bale, hallmarked silver London 2016, length with bale 4.8cm

Estimated Value: £180 - £250

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Lot 14

each earring post fronted by an oval cut mid blue sapphire, claw set and suspending a spectacle set long oval cut blue topaz, length 2.8cm, the pendant to match with both stones spectacle set, length with suspensory loop 3.5cm, unmarked yellow metal tests for gold (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £260 - £300

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Lot 15

the rose gold curb link bracelet, every link stamped '9 .375', lobster claw clasp, length 20.5cm; the charms include a sovereign, a half sovereign, a snake encircling an enamel boss set with a ruby and diamond points, a bear, pig, shoe, key, riding crop, two carved gem miniature seals and others; gross weight 49.6g

Estimated Value: £600 - £800

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Lot 16

the first a pendant in the form of a cylinder with rounded bottom encrusted with small freshwater pearl beads each held in place with a gold pin head, with a domed cap with segmented incisions, length including small suspensory loop 3.8cm, diameter 2.0cm; also a circular brooch / pendant of geometric flowerhead form similarly though more sparsely set with small pearls, and with incised and fine ropetwist decoration, brooch pin, and also small suspensory loop; diameter 2.7cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 17

each circular crystal reverse carved and hand-painted to depict a golden retriever wading through shallow water and carrying a cock pheasant, tiered collet mount to swivel bar backings, laser hallmarks London 2010

Estimated Value: £850 - £1250

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Lot 18

the oval cut deep golden brown citrine crimp collet set in an open scrolling and foliate mount with bright cut embellishment, back with engraved initials MW, unmarked yellow metal tests for 9ct gold, length 5.7cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 19

the seven graduated octagonal plaques of honey, tan, and grey agates with cream and dark brown accents, collet set with full width hinges, a further pierced yellow metal panel, hidden snap clasp, jump rings for a safety chain, metal unmarked but tests for 14ct gold; length 19.5cm, maximum width 4.3cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 20

the first of hallmarked 18ct gold representing a crested bird perching on a branch with wings spread and forked tail below, it's body set with a round cabochon cornelian, and eye with a round cut synthetic pink sapphire, the gold of the bird variously textured, the branch polished, London import hallmarks 1963, length 4.1cm; the second brooch a tortoise, the shell marked in squares with applied gold bead decoration, the feet set with cabochon turquoises, the eyes as before, yellow metal stamped both '750' and 'K18', length 2.9cm; the third depicting a stylised young bird sitting on a twig, perhaps an owlet, with textured feathers and open beak, the eye a small ruby in pierced circles, yellow metal stamped indistinctly, tests for 14ct gold, length 2.5cm; gross weight of the three 20.58g (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 21

the pear shaped piece of clear and spangled amber with Soviet Russian silver gilt mount and short chain, 84 zolotnik mark with hammer and sickle in a star, set on a necklace of oval amber beads of varying shades, length of pendant with chain 7.7cm, of necklace 56cm; together with a partially strung necklace of graduated spherical amber beads of slightly varying colour and opacity, some with inclusions, one broken, length approximately 38cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 22

the winged female figure is seated on clouds, holding a book, a lyre and with a nimbus of laurel leaves, the attributes of Poetry; on either side of her is a putto, each bearing a tablet inscribed 'Numine Afflatur' from Virgil (who is represented by the carved bust under her left arm), meaning 'inspired by the Spirit', the oval cameo is collet set to an open ribbon and ropetwist mount, brooch fitting with safety clasp, later hinged bale; length of pendant with bale 7.6cm, length of shell 6.2cm

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 23

the centre with a square micro mosaic of a white dove on a brick red ground and black edge within a narrow frame, each arm formed by a smaller square micro mosaic of white flowers or white grapes, all with green foliage, on a sea green ground, similar edge and frame, all to an open scrolling mount with diaper outer edges punctuated by eight tiny blue, black and white mosaic glass rondels, white metal tests for silver; vintage box

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 24

each composed of a 14mm diameter mabé pearl in a hexagonal reeded mount similar to a Tudor rose, with six small white gold cross bars set with pairs of round brilliant cut diamond highlights, spring clip fittings, Sheffield import hallmarks 1991, maximum diameter 2.1cm

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 25

of open knot form channel set all along with baguette cut diamonds enclosing a loose tiered cluster of seven vari-sized round brilliant cut diamonds, tapered bale, white metal stamped '375' and tests for gold, length 2.8cm

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 26

comprising a branch coral brooch, length 6.5cm; a branch coral necklace of 1.5 - 3.5cm graduated fine branches, with barrel clasp, length 46cm; a long necklace of uniform 4 - 4.5mm coral beads punctuated at intervals by larger oval foil decorated orange-red glass beads, and suspending a carved coral cherub's head, no clasp, length 151cm; and a slightly graduated 4.2 - 4.7mm coral bead necklace, strung without clasp, length 75cm (Qty: 4)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 27

the line of five slightly graduated 3-4mm half pearls in a chevron ended field to reeded shoulders and plain shank, size M, Birmingham hallmarks possibly 1867

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 28

the white, shell pink and mink coloured pearls, oval 8-11mm long, individually knotted, S hook and ring clasp, length 49cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 29

the well-modelled bird depicted in flight, and pavé set with rose cut diamonds (three lacking), red hardstone eye, polished beak and feet, on a thick wire bar with simulated pearl termination, length 4.3cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 30

the first a pair of earpendants each with a line of white round cut stones suspending a small opaque faceted ruby bead above a larger similar sapphire bead, posts with hinged clip backing, length 2.4cm; the second pair designed as a line of small round cut white hardstones suspending an articulated line of two fan-shaped carved pink and white features of organic marine material, with a drop shaped cultured pearl termination, posts as before, length 9.4cm; and also a pair of cultured pearl and red hardstone cufflinks, each with a large oval pearl at one end, the other with a gilt ball set with seed pearls and red faceted stones (could be converted to earrings) (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £120 - £220

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Lot 31

the realistically modelled and textured shotguns, the longer one marked 'Purdey', both by Alabaster & Wilson with Birmingham hallmarks for 9ct gold, variously 1966 and 1977, lengths 7.6 and 6.7cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 32

the ribbon of foxtail chain flaring at the front and joined with a broad scrolling feature of the same ribbon chain suspending a tiered and textured cap with tassel of bead-ended spiga link chains, masked snap clasp with safety catch; London import hallmarks 1979, and Italian maker's mark; length around the neck 44cm, length of central feature 6cm, weight 69.01g

Estimated Value: £800 - £1200

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Lot 33

of circular form, the central raised part set with an old oval cut diamond in a six point star with six rose cut diamonds and black enamel delineation, and stylised fleur-de-lys around the edge also in black enamel, to a polished, beaded and ropetwist mount; the central feature is hinged and opens to a glazed panel with hand-coloured photograph of a woman with dark hair and pendant earrings, the back of the jewel having another glazed compartment with a photograph of a man with moustache and exuberant side whiskers; brooch fitting and hinged suspensory loop with ring to enable wear as a pendant; diameter 3.8cm

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 34

the first with a glazed oval panel over a finely wrought silhouette of a young man with pigtailed wig, lace frilled shirt and buttoned frock coat, in black enamel on a plain gold ground to a floral and foliate border with detailing in very fine black enamel, the whole in a gaspipe and polished border, closed back setting, simple pin and hook clasp, length 2.8cm; the other brooch with a circular thick black onyx plaque in the centre of which is a raised button of patterned black enamel around a rose cut diamond highlight, the whole in a broad undulating border with six raised reeded half hoops, bright cut decoration, and ropetwist edges, back with pin and suspensory loop, diameter 3.1cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 35

composed of six rectangular open panels with borders of two alternating designs bright cut and finely detailed in black and white enamel, over which is laid a linear oval then a parcel gilt symbol mostly with strong Scottish associations, variously; St Andrew (patron saint of Scotland, who was crucified on a diagonal cross), a Scottish rampant lion, a crowned thistle, a Scottish unicorn with shield, a Saltire, and a stag with cross (possibly a symbol of either St Hubert or St Eustace), the panels are joined by oval bright cut plaques, hidden clasp, length 18.7cm, width 2.9cm (Qty: 1)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 36

the close set double curb links fixed on twin wires, the back triple reeded, snap clasp, yellow metal stamped '15', internal width 5.9cm, weight 20.17g

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 37

the large oval cut midnight blue sapphire in an illusion border of fourteen single cut diamonds, in white gold to a plain tapered yellow gold shank, size Q, Birmingham hallmarks 1963, cased

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 38

the first with a rose cut diamond and black enamel urn on a white ground, with black border bearing the words 'Adieu, Remember Me', the curved plaque engraved on the back 'The Right Hon'ble Lady Lyttelton, Ob't Aug 27, 1795, Æt 78', on a plain tapered shank (not round); the second ring with rectangular glazed panel containing plaited chestnut hair, in a double border of seed pearls and black enamel with scalloped outer edge, to trifurcated shoulders and plain shank size O, the back engraved 'Bate Richards Esq'r, died 23 Feb, 1815, Aged 69' (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 39

the Oriental gentleman with long moustaches and beard, wearing embroidered robes and slightly domed hat, carrying a staff and a dish, small feet below, long suspensory loop fixed above, cast in solid yellow metal tests for 9ct gold; length with loop 4.2cm, weight 14.42g

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 40

designed as an orb with beaded band holding the swivel pins, so that when the pendant is upended the bottom half rotates to reveal the compass, with eight marked compass points (North as a fleur-de-lys, the others with initials) and interspersed with eight pips, white on a black ground; maximum diameter 2.3cm, length with suspensory loop 3.0cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 41

the oval locket with applied Gothic letter monogram to the front, integral tapered bale, interior with glazed photographs of a young woman and bewhiskered man, Birmingham hallmarks 1878, length with bale 5.1cm, currently on a belcher link chain with ring and toggle clasp and heart pendant, stamped '925', length 46cm; also a three row belcher link necklace probably constructed from a guard chain, unmarked but tests for silver, length of shortest strand 43.5cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 42

bead set with twenty-seven round brilliant cut diamonds in unmarked white metal, tests for platinum, ring size R

Estimated Value: £200 - £400

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Lot 43

designed as a graduated line of twenty-one oval cabochon amethysts with chain connections, ring and toggle clasp, hallmarked silver London 2019, length 76cm

Estimated Value: £250 - £300

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Lot 44

the yellow metal mounted needle case with inset enamel cartouche depicting a blue and white pansy (in French 'pensée' which also means 'thought' - in other words, 'think of me when you use this'), length 6.8cm; together with a circular fob pendant with engine turned decoration on both sides, hinged, and inside a glazed panel of plaited blonde hair, yellow metal tests for 14ct gold, length with hinged suspensory loop 3.7cm; and a circular magnifier on a chain stamped '9ct', lengths respectively 5.6cm and 55cm (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 45

the square cut sapphire between two round brilliant cut diamonds, coronet gallery and plain uniform shank, size S, white metal stamped 'Plat'

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 46

the first a three stone diamond ring with graduated round brilliants, claw set, plain tapered shank size N, stamped '18ct & Pt', and engraved with initials and the date 25.12.32, total estimated weight of diamonds approximately half a carat; also a 19th century diamond ring with three old cushion cut diamonds, the central one in a diaper recess within a square motif, each shoulder similarly set with a smaller diamond, tapered shank size L½, stamped '18', total estimated diamond weight approximately 0.25cts; and an 18ct gold signet ring set with an oval lapis lazuli, partial hallmarks, ring size L (Qty: 3)

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 47

the oval cabochon opal, partially transparent with some matrix inclusions and vibrant blue and purple play of colour, claw set in an asymmetric nest of textured bars, suspensory loop stamped '9ct', on a box link chain stamped '375'; length of pendant with loop 3.4cm, of chain 45cm, cased

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 48

designed as a graduated line of oval or round cabochon moonstones with chain connections, ring and toggle clasp, hallmarked silver London 2019, length 21cm

Estimated Value: £120 - £260

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Lot 49

the bar brooch with a line of eleven uniform old round brilliant cut diamonds collet set and slightly spaced along a knife edge bar, in white on rose metal, tests for silver on 9ct gold, safety pusher on clasp, length 5.8cm, total estimated weight of diamonds 1.20cts; the arrow brooch also set on a knife edge bar, with a small crescent moon and star half way between point and flight, each element set with old cut and rose cut diamonds (four lacking), length 4.3cm (Qty: 2)

Estimated Value: £300 - £500

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Lot 50

the oval cut amethyst in a neat double claw setting of unmarked rose metal, clasp with twin pins, also safety chain, length 3.1cm; the two loose oval mixed cut rock crystals weighing respectively 43.25cts and 18.20cts; together with four cushion cut and two oval cut stones all of different hues, being four citrines from pale lemon yellow to golden yellow, one greenish, a rock crystal and a smoky quartz, the smallest weighing over 11cts, the largest nearly 19cts - total weight of the six stones 90.65cts and presented in a fitted case of gold tooled calf with velvet and satin interior (Qty: 9)

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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