Gold goblet proves the star of the show at end of year Semley auction

The last sale of 2022 at Semley Auctioneers saw steady demand across the board.
It was the fifth specialist sale of jewellery, watches, coins and silver of the year, and included a collection of coins, mostly commemorative gold examples. The 30 lots raised a shade under £144,000.

Objets de vertu followed the coins section, led by a Stuart Devlin textured gold goblet (see photo) which brought £13,000.
The best of the jewellery section was a diamond solitaire ring which sold for £3,800.
The more expensive pieces are usually reserved for the April and October jewellery sales. A natural saltwater pearl single strand necklace sold for £2,800.

The silver included a set of 10 Victorian plates which brought in £4,200, an incense burner from the Sultan of Oman which sold for £2,900, and two silver trays that sold for £2,500 and £2,100 respectively.
In the watches section, a lady’s Ebel wrist watch reached a price of £2,100.
Entries are now being accepted for the February jewellery and silver sale, and for all the other spring specialist sales.
Enquiries should be directed to Paul Strange at the Semley, Shaftesbury office (01747 855122), or Kath Barber at the Wimborne office, or Rose Halton at the South Kensington, London office.

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