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Impressive 5.5ct diamond ring

An impressive large diamond ring, set with one old brilliant cut diamond with an approximate carat weight of 5.50 carats. Also set in the shoulders with six baguette cut diamonds with a combined carat weight of approximately 0.82ct. Having a plain shank judged to be platinum with a filigree head and a double claw rub over setting. Unhallmarked, weight 5.50g. Finger size M. Purchased by the owners family in London in the 1960's.

Sold for: £17,500 + fees

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Platinum ring set with a 7.99ct natural Sri Lankan sapphire

An impressive platinum ring set with a central 7.99 carat cushion cut natural Sri Lankan sapphire, measuring 11.26 x 9.02 x 7.10mm, set with three tapered baguette cut diamonds to each side, total diamond weight approx. 0.65 carats (measured within the restrictions of the settings), 6.80gm, size P 1/2, (please note this ring is not hallmarked or tested by us but there is a small indistinct mark on the outside of the shank), comes with a Sapphire Report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory dated 11 January 2013, number 07024, result natural sapphire with no evidence of heat treatment observed.

Sold for: £12,200 + fees

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 1959

Rolex, an Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 100m - 330ft, gentleman's stainless steel wristwatch, circa 1959 with tropic dial and hands, fitted with steel and early jubilee bracelet, model number 6536-1, case number 399410, bezel believed to have been replaced 30 years ago. History: this watch was used in a Rolex advertising portfolio c1960. It is one of two submariner wristwatches given to Stanley Sayer by Rolex and has been in the family ever since. Stanley Sayer was a film cameraman working for Technicolour, he set up a special effects company and also worked on several film sets, including Superman and Star Wars. He was a keen diver and inventor of the minisub. Around 1959, Rolex were interested in using Stanley and his machine in their advertising portfolio and took a number of photos of him in action wearing one of their watches for publication. In payment for his services, he was invited to keep the watch that he wore in a press shoot (this watch, lot 212)  and also given a second submariner, which he gave to his son in 1961. He wore the watch daily until he passed away in April 2000. The watches have been consigned by his son.

Sold for: £17,100 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) oil on canvas, ‘Self-Portrait with Blue Scarf’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a fine self portrait painting titled on reverse 'Self Portrait With Blue Scarf' also inscribed 'Non-Project Piece' and signed twice, oil on canvas, 72cm x 72cm, in a heavy 'Lenkiewicz' black frame and glazed. Provenance, The Somerville Gallery, 2006.

Sold for: £14,000 + fees

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Platinum Six-Claw Solitaire Ring set with round brilliant cut diamond

An impressive platinum six claw solitaire ring set with a round cut brilliant diamond approx 4.00ct. The diamond measures 10.15mm x 6.35mm.

Sold for: £15,500 + fees

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A pair of Kangxi Chinese porcelain parrots

A pair of rare Kangxi Chinese porcelain parrots discovered in a South Hams farmhouse sold to an international collector at Plymouth Auction Rooms.

Sold for: £200,000 + fees

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The important ‘Falklands War’ Military Medal group

To be sold on behalf of the Eccles family, the important ‘Falklands War’ Military Medal group of four awarded to Corporal Michael Eccles, P028263C , 42 Commando RM, for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands. Citation On 12th June 1982 ‘K' Coy was the leading company for a unit night attack against a strongly held Argentine position on Mount Harriet. After surprising the enemy fierce fighting followed at close quarters amongst the rocks in which decisive and inspiring leadership at section level proved critical. Corporal Eccles set an outstanding example in this respect by leading from the front to encourage his section to exploit shock action and successfully overrun the position. This was only achieved, in fact, by a series of assaults against machine gun positions and groups of snipers. Several ranks were wounded, including another section commander, while the troop became even more depleted as increasing numbers of the enemy surrendered and had to be guarded. Corporal Eccles pressed on relentlessly, however, to inflict sufficient casualties for the remainder to abandon further resistance. The set comprises: Military Medal, EIIR, for Bravery in the Field, (P028263C Cpl M. Eccles RM), General Service Medal GSM, for Campaign Service, with two clasps ‘Northern Ireland’ and ‘N. Iraq & S. Turkey’, (RM 28263 M. Eccles MNE RM), South Atlantic Medal 1982 with rosette (Cpl M. Eccles PO 28263 C), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, LS & GC, (Sgt M. Eccles PO28263C RM) EIIR with additional Long Service Bar. Together with a miniature set. Follow this link to Commando Veterans Archive to find out more Follow this link to find out full details on the Battle of Mount Harriet Follow this link to see the full story on our News From the Rostrum Note: Just ten military medals were awarded during the Falkland Conflict from 9,000 troops. Michael 'Mick' Eccles (born 1949-) was a keen sportsman and won various cups for football."All Battles are Won by Corporals" quote from Michael Eccles. The night battles on 11/12th June including Mount Harriet let to British Troops capturing all the heights above Port Stanley leading to the surrender of Argentine Forces.400 Royal marines and 170 Welsh Guards were involved in the three night battles leading to some 300 Argentine soldiers being captured. Ref ; Corporal Eccles is featured in a photograph in the book 'March to the South Atlantic' by Nick Vaux, leading of a fighting patrol to Mount Harriet. Also on page 249 listed as one of the four commando's from 42 Commando that was awarded the MM. Michael Eccles trained Prince Edward from September 1986 to January 1987.

Sold for: £82,000 + fees

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 ‘Wimbledon’ limited edition

Rolex, gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 'Wimbledon' limited edition automatic wristwatch, as new condition, with slate grey dial and roman markers surrounded by 'green grass' colour, serial number 962L11L6, model 126334, SAP 39139.64, diameter 41mm, comes with International Guarantee  retailer 535 The Modern Home, Qatar, dated 23 Jan 2019, guarantee manual, booklet, all original tags, inner & outer boxes and gift bag, the watch was gift to the owner from the Royal Family of Qatar.

Sold for: £8,600 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘The Painter with Patti, Aristotle and Phyllis Theme’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'The Painter with Patti, Aristotle and Phyllis Theme' oil on canvas, 66" x 54", housed in a gilt framed. This painting was part of the Relationship Series painted around 1990, Project 18 Painter with Women, Observations on the Theme of the 'Double; it was exhibited in 1994 at the Birmingham ICC Exhibition and is featured in the exhibition catalogue on page 3. The exhibiting was organised by the Halcyon Gallery.

Sold for: £7,800 + fees

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Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Newlyn School, oil on canvas, ‘A Ring, a Ring o’ Roses’

Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Newlyn School, oil on canvas, ‘A Ring, a Ring o’ Roses’, signed, 36cm x 46cm, titled on canvas on reverse, framed and glazed.

Sold for: £25,200 + fees

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Beryl Cook (1926-2008) a rare double sided painting, ‘French Tango’ and ‘The Expedition’

Beryl Cook (1926-2008) a rare double sided painting, 'French Tango' and 'The Expedition' oil on board, framed, 113.50cm x 88.50cm. Signed on one side. "It’s not just the faces, but the whole of Beryl’s paintings that have a ‘look’. She fills them with bold, clear designs that immediately cheer you up. Her description of the tango bar is very telling. She was uncomfortable when the bar was empty, except for a frenzied couple dancing, but when many more customers arrived she was happier, stopped laughing nervously, and ‘everything settled down’... When you look closely at her compositions you can see that everything in them, every movement, mass, look and shape is balanced or echoed, one by another, until the whole picture seems to dance together." Julian Spalding in Beryl Cook Happy Days, 1995.

Sold for: £10,600 + fees

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Alan Lowndes (1921-1978) oil ‘Mousehole Harbour’

Alan Lowndes (1921-1978) oil ‘Mousehole Harbour', signed and dated on image 1977, 41cm x 61cm, Provenance; Crane Kalman Gallery, Brompton Road, London, Retrospective May '84, paper gallery label on reverse, framed and glazed.

Sold for: £8,500 + fees

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