The first auction of September for Fellows Auctioneers got underway in fine form as the Vintage Jewellery and Accessories sale saw great results across the board.

The opening lots featured a large selection of Georgian and Victorian memorial and mourning jewellery. Notably, the memorial jewellery offered for sale consistently achieved solid prices and showed that this type of jewellery is still popular 200 years after it was originally commissioned.

Signed pieces were also very successful in this sale. Georg Jensen has proved a firm favourite in these auctions and Monday’s sale saw Fellows achieve its highest price for a Georg Jensen silver bracelet. At £940, lot 715 is now a record-breaker.


Items from other Scandinavian designers included in the auction also performed very well. Such as the selection of enamelled butterfly brooches by David Andersen and pieces from Marius Hammer, Aksel Holmsen, Ivar T. Holth and Finn Jensen.

Highlights of the auction also come from well-known designers. An early 20th century 15ct gold turquoise pendant by Murrle Bennett sold for £340 and an Arts and Crafts gem-set brooch attributed to Gaskin achieved an impressive hammer price of £820.

Amber has become increasingly popular in these sales. A natural amber bead necklace sold for a staggering £2,100.

The next Vintage Jewellery and Accessories sale will take place on October 31.

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