Top 10 lots sold on thesaleroom.com in August

August is known to be a quieter month for the art and antiques auction world but we’ve still managed to have a busy month on thesaleroom.com, with some great lots selling for big prices. Coins feature heavily along with some beautiful diamond jewellery. Asian art continues to prove popular with Indian silver, an intricate Chinese agate vase and a model of a Nepalese Buddha all selling online above estimate.

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1. COINS. 錢幣, CHINA – EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES, 中國 – 帝國中央發行, General Issues: Silver Pattern Tael, ND (c.1858)

 

Lot 121 - COINS. 錢幣, CHINA - EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES, 中國 - 帝國中央發行, General Issues: Silver Pattern Tael, ND (c.

Topping our list and selling for $65,000 (£38,851.61) by Baldwin’s.

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2. AN INDIAN SILVER VASE of ovoid form with narrow neck & foot

 

With an estimate of £200-£300, this vase exceeded all expectation when it finally sold for £23,000 by Aldridges of Bath Ltd.

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3. A Nepalese or Tibetan gilded copper model of a Shakyamuni or Akshobhya Buddha, 17th century or earlier

 

Although only estimated at £2,000 – £4,000, somebody saw something special in this lot and it achieved a hammer price of £14,500. This lot was sold by Fryer & Brown Auctioneers.

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4. 3.13ct pear shaped diamond solitaire ring

 

This dazzling lot sold in a timed auction by William George & Co for £13,300.

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5. Rare Second World War Chinese presentation Air Force officer’s sword

 

This lot was valued at a conservative £500 – £700 and achieved £11,500 when it went under the hammer at Reeman Dansie.

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6. COINS. 錢幣, CHINA – HONG KONG, 中國 – 香港, Edward VII: Silver 10-Cents, 1905 (KM 13)

 

The second coin to appear on our list achieved $19,000 (£11,356.62) at Baldwin’s and was an unexpected success after being valued at only $200 – $250.

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7. A fine late 18th Century gentleman’s gilt brass cased “Memento Mori” pocket watch by George Flote of Islington

 

This interesting watch achieved £9,800 (five times its estimate) when offered by Canterbury Auction Galleries.

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8. A Chinese two-tone agate vase, 20th Century

 

Another Asian art lot achieving well above its estimate of £1,200 – £1,800 when it sold for £9,500 at Toovey’s.

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9. A pair of Colombian emerald, diamond and enamel earrings

 

These elegant earrings just missed their bottom estimate of £9,000 when they were sold for £8,900 by Fellows.

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10. Impressive Diamond Solitaire Ring

 

Last but not least is this 3.25ct diamond ring which achieved £7,100 when it was put under the hammer by McTear’s.

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