Upcoming Highlights - 20th May Sale

Posted On: 01 May 2022 by Greg Bateman

Take a peek at some select lots in Batemans' upcoming Flagship Jewellery & Watches, Silver & Gold, Coins & Banknotes Sale.


Here's a merest taste of what will be on offer, just to keep you interested! One special piece selected from the five main sections of this upcoming auction...


Jewellery ...

A sapphire and diamond dress ring, the oval geometric cut royal blue sapphire of approximately 12 by 10mm and surrounded by eight brilliant cut diamonds of graduated size, largest approximately 4.5mm diameter, on a raised platinum setting with openwork band, size M/N, 8.4g.

Pre-sale estimates: £3,000-£5,000


Watches ...


A George IV 18ct gold verge fusee pocket watch, open faced, key wind, foliate and engine turned decoration to case, the gold dial with raised gold Roman numerals against a matte chapter ring, spiral machine turned centre, subsidiary seconds dial, a/f with bent seconds hand, yellow metal minute hand and steel hour hand, lever at seven o'clock, English lever case, full plate verge fusee movement with visible jewel, engraved 'Patent', with full dust cover, case maker WR, Chester 1804, bow marked '18', case 51mm, 72mm to top of bow, 131.0g. 

Pre-sale estimates: £800-£1,200


Silver ...


An early to mid 17th century silver slip top spoon, with pear shaped bowl, single partial hallmark still visible, finial engraved 'T.W', 0.57toz, bowl 3.9 by 5.1cm, 12.4cm long.

Provenance: this spoon was given to the Vendor's father circa 1948-50, when he was a young man, soon after WWII where he flew as a Lancaster bomber pilot, including a mission to bomb Hitler's 'Eagles Nest' near Berchtesgaden, by an almost anonymous local elderly lady as her way of thanking a 'local lad' for his bravery in the recent World War. After trying to return it feeling that he was not deserving of such a gift the lady insisted that the spoon was now his. It has been kept in a box for the past 30 years since the Vendor inherited it and was used prior to that as a sugar spoon!

Pre-sale estimates: £300-£500


Gold ...


An 18ct gold flat curb link identity bracelet, initialled 'D.J.L.', 37.5g, 21cm long.

Pre-sale estimates: £800-£1,000


Coins ...

A Queen Elizabeth II Royal Mint gold proof three coin set, 'The 1987 United Kingdom Gold Proof Collection', no 01263, comprising two pounds, sovereign, and half-sovereign, limited edition, with certificate No 09615, in red leather gold embossed presentation box.

Pre-sale estimates: £1,000-£1,500


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


We are always looking to consign any items of Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Gold, Coins, or any higher value items ... Contact Batemans on 01780 766466 or valuations@batemans.com and have a look at our SELLING page.