Early Summer 2019 we were delighted to be invited by St. Lukes Hospice, Plymouth to provide our auctioneering services for the sale of the 40 Elmer Elephant Sculptures. Having sold many items for the charity over the years we did not hesitate in offering our services free of charge for such a wonderful cause. Following the Elmer’s Big Parade around the city where the sculptures, each featuring a unique design by a talented artist, delighted tens of thousands; it was now down to the final part of the journey, the main event. Plymouth Auction Rooms were involved in the cataloguing, logistics and marketing of the Elmer Sculptures and in with St. Lukes Hospice, we were delighted it all came together on the evening on 9th October where auctioneer Paul Keen took to the rostrum to greet a packed out Toys ‘R Us. The sale was truly electrifying with cheering, clapping and amazing excitement. For almost 3 hours Paul pushed for more and more bids smashing all expectations. The sale concluded with a rapturous applause and a standing ovation. The sale raised a staggering £323,750 for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth. This is the equivalent of providing over 350 families with hospice care at home.
A fine Kashmir sapphire and diamond cluster ring, with a 2014 AGL certificate. Identifying weight at
A fine Kashmir sapphire and diamond cluster ring, with a 2014 AGL certificate. Identifying weight at 1.33 carats, colour Blue, Cushion cut, Provenance Kashmir, size K.
In the manner of Jacopo Marieschi, oil on canvas, 'The Giudecca Canal, Venice', showing the church on the left is Il Redentore and on the right is the Jesuit Church. in an ornate gilt frame, overall size 85cm x 134cm. Old typed label attached on reverse reads 'by Jacopo Marieschi (1711-1794) from the collection of G.P. Dudley Wallis Esq the late curator Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, purchased January 22nd 1945', the frame with a paper label marked J. A Butti, manufactured Edinburgh.
Rolex, a gents Oyster Perpetual Air King wristwatch, stainless steel, lacks box or papers. Sale Highlight
Rolex, a gents Oyster Perpetual Air King wristwatch, stainless steel, lacks box or papers.
Omega, an as new, ladies stainless steel Seamaster Aqua Terra, with mother of pearl, diamond dot Sale Highlight
Omega, an as new, ladies stainless steel Seamaster Aqua Terra, with mother of pearl, diamond dot dial, in as new boxed condition, purchased new December 2020 (£3,340) with certificate, with diamond certificate, calibre 4061, warranty card dated 19th December 2020, watch number 93094688. (some scuff marks on the box)
Rolex, a gents 2006 GMT Master II, Model 16710, black and red (coca cola) bezel, stainless steel, with papers, service record, box and outer sleeve, purchase receipt for Bowden's, Plymouth 14th June 2006, with paper guarantee number D628256. One owner since new, serviced twice by Rolex 2013, 7th July 2020 (with guarantee card), well kept, with calendar 2006/2007, shop tags, booklets and wallet. The GMT Master was first commissioned in the 1950s by Pan Am airline, and was designed for aviation. The watch was created to tell the time in two different parts of the world simultaneously, so Rolex built it with an additional hand that could be set to a second time zone. By the 1980s, the watch had developed into the GMT Master II.
A platinum and diamond ring, set with a central round brilliant cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.75 carats, with further diamond set in the shoulders, ring size K.
A fine 18ct white gold diamond line bracelet, total diamond weight approximately 8.20ct, set with forty eight round brilliant cut diamonds, length 18.50cm.