Upcoming Highlights - 21st May Sale
Posted On: 03 May 2021 by Greg Bateman


Excitement mounts as a spectacular array of Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold are lined up for Batemans' Flagship Sale ...

Here's a merest taste of what's on offer, with one special piece selected from the four main sections of this auction. Note down these lots - and let the dazzling fireworks begin!



Jewellery ...

An Art Nouveau Murrle Bennett & Co silver necklace, with a central large drop pendant set with mottled green hardstone cabochon and a large baroque pearl drop, flanked along the silver chain with five similar smaller pendants to each side, with bar and hoop fastening, stamped 'MBCo', and '950', large pendant 23 by 60mm, smaller pendants 14 by 19mm, chain 38cm long, 35.9g.

Pre-sale estimates: £300-£500


Watches ...

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona Cosmograph stainless steel cased gentleman's wristwatch, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, circa 2008, reference 16520, with later diamond encrusted bezel set with 124 stones, 38mm case, on a Steelinox G3T stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp.

Pre-sale estimates: £5,000 - £8,000


Silver ...

A large Edward VII silver twin handled serving tray, with gadrooned and shell clasped rim, the centre with engraved initials 'D.R.M.', Reid & Sons (Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid), London 1906, 69.5 by 43.5cm, 115.3 toz / 3585.0 g

Pre-sale estimates: £2,000-£3,000


Gold ...

A rare Victorian 15ct gold sporting winners medal, the reverse engraved 'Yorkshire Football Challenge Cup, Won By Wakefield Trinity F.C., Presented By the Supporters of the Club To A. Shires, Forward, April 3rd 1880', hallmarked '15' and 'J M', 23.6g, 55 by 45mm.
Notes: The Yorkshire Cup is an English Rugby Football Union competition founded in 1878 by the committee of the Yorkshire County Football Club (composed from the clubs of Bradford FC, Huddersfield FC, Leeds FC, Hull FC and York FC) who sanctioned a knock-out tournament - the first of its kind in the UK. The silver 'Yorkshire Cup' trophy itself was made in 1877 by Martin, Hall & Co. Sheffield and London, only 3 years before this medal was awarded, and was known locally as 'T'owd Tin Pot'. In first season of the competition, sixteen teams battled it out for 'T'owd Tin Pot', with York eventually losing out to Halifax in the Final. This gold medal was awarded for only the third ever playing of the competition in 1880 to the forward A. Shires after Wakefield Trinity beat Heckmondwike in the Final with 3 goals, 6 tries, and 7 'minor' points.

Pre-sale estimates: £500-£800



To enquire about any of these lots please contact us on 01780 766466 or info@batemans.com 

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