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Sotheby’s Australia brings third stand alone sale to Sydney
Lots on offer include pieces from collection of late Charles Lloyd Jones
By: Diamond World News Service
Sep 2 2010 4:19PM
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Sotheby’s Australia is brining 16 lots from the collection of the late Charles Lloyd Jones renowned for his collection of fine and decorative arts, within its 227 lots to be offered for its third stand alone jewellery sale in Sydney on September 13. The total sale estimate is worth $1,640,500 - 2,211,800 and includes Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts pieces and contemporary diamond jewels.

The Charles Lloyd Jones’ collection on offer has a total estimate worth of: $19,800 - 28,300. It includes:

A gentleman’s 18ct ct gold ‘Reflect’ watch from Boucheron (est.: $1,500-2,000) a favourite of his, with a slim line reeded case and eight coloured leather watch straps to be coordinated as per the attire.

Carved cabochon ruby cufflinks (est. $1,500-2,000) characterised by imaginative colour and texture combinations and designed in 1970 by New York Jeweller David Webb and close friend of Charles Lloyd Jones.

A pair of Cartier bi-tone cufflinks ( est. $700 – 1,000), worn by Charles often with casual attire.

A gold pepper mill (est. $800 – 1,200) belonging to his mother, Lady Hannah, and according to family lore was purchased in 1957 from the crown jewelers, Wartski, in Grafton Street London.

A cigarette box (est. $4,000-5,000) belonging to Lady Hannah and bought on one of her sojourns to Hong Kong from Dunhill’s. It has the David Jones family crest and is inscribed, “Charles from Mother with love, Hong Kong 1969”.

The Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts jewels include:

Many items from the collection of Dr Bruce and Mrs Leila Mackie of Toft Monks, Elizabeth Bay, including the back cover lot - a ruby, diamond and enamel brooch, circa 1895 (est. $1,500-2,000).

Cover lot and highlight of the diamond jewels is a 64.5 carat diamond necklace (est.: $240,000-320,000).

Other notable diamonds include a 3.16 carat diamond ring (est. $80,000 – 100,000); a coloured diamond and diamond bracelet (est. $30,000 – 40,000).

Upon receiving popular response for watches in its previous auctions, Sotheby’s is offering over 20 ladies and gentlemen’s watches and pocket watches from brands including Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe, highlighted with a De Gisogono ‘Instrumentino’ wristwatch with a diamond set case and lugs, salmon pink guilloche and diamond set dial with a salmon pink galuchat strap and an 18ct rose gold diamond set double deployant clasp, the crown set with a faceted black diamond (est.: $20,000-30,000).

Viewing of the lots has been slated in Melbourne: on 3 September and in Sydney on 10 - 12 September.

All figures are in Australian Dollar terms

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