Southon’s auction adds glamour and glitter for Christmas

This blue enamel brooch has an auction estimate of £60 to £80

Prepare to be dazzled – the final Catherine Southon auction of the year, right before Christmas, has one of the best selection of glittering jewellery going under the TV antiques expert’s hammer.

The auction, at Farleigh Golf Club, Selsdon, on November 27, is offering up for sale some precious gems across a range of prices.

This jade ring is more than an inch long

From an Art Deco enamel butterfly brooch which carries an auction estimate of £60, through to the inch-long lozenge-shaped 18ct jade and diamond Art Deco ring – a favourite of Southon herself – expected to sell for something over £500, through to the somewhat pricier diamond drop earrings, which have a sale estimate of £4,000 to £6,000, or an Art Deco panel clip brooch expected to sell for more than £3,000.

Barbara Dixon, the head of jewellery at Catherine Southon Auctioneers, said, “With elegance, quality and a sprinkling of humour running throughout the jewellery section, there really are some fabulous pieces in this sale and it’s been fun to catalogue knowing that lots of these pieces are going to be given as ‘that special gift’ this Christmas.”

The private collection of cufflinks going under the hammer includes these, made of Lalique glass and silver

The sale is also set to include a private collection of cufflinks, including a pair in Lalique glass and silver with a mermaid image, estimated at £100 to £150.

Elsewhere in the sale, there’s an early 20th century Westminster Bank sign, in wrought iron and painted blue enamel to both sides, which used to adorn a bank in Chislehurst. It goes into the auction with an estimate of £60 to £80.

Farleigh Golf Club is just down the hill from Selsdon, at CR6 9PE. Entry to the auction is free – though bidding won’t be – and all the items on sale can be seen during the viewing day on November 26 from 9am to 5pm, and the next morning, ahead of the auction itself.

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