Bonhams are delighted to be included in the 2017 lecture programme for the Arts Society-Birmingham evening.
Thursday 28 September 7 pm.
Three of our specialists will be sharing their experiences and discussing market trends and highlights:
Gerry Berwyn-Jones: Works of Art and Sculpture,
Jonathan Darracott: Watches,
and James Knight: Motor Cars.
Doors open at 6pm with the opportunity to meet the speakers, other members and visitors over a glass of wine or a soft drink. The Barber's galleries are also open 6-7pm and there is free admission to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Non members are welcome to attend individual lectures for £10 or £5 for students with valid ID.
💍 A Superb Diamond Ring ― Magnificent diamonds, Kashmir sapphires, Colombian emeralds and signed jewellery all feature in Bonhams New York Fine Jewellery sale this September with 180 lots set to go under the hammer.
Leading the sale is A Superb Diamond Ring. The 16.90 carats step-cut diamond is set with round brilliant-cut diamond shoulders. The diamond is certified as D colour, Internally Flawless and classified as Type IIa, meaning that it has been recognised as the most chemically pure and with exceptional optical transparency •
For auction at Bonhams: Bryher Bowls, 2016, sterling silver. A set of six hand raised bowls inspired by beach combing on the tiny island of Bryher in the Isles of Scilly, available to buy at the forthcoming Bonhams sale: 'Contemporary British Silversmiths are delighted to be participating in the Decorative Art & Design Sale at Bonhams on the 27th September. The sale marks the first collection of contemporary silver to come to auction straight from a significant museum display. The sale will feature pieces made by members of British Contemporary Silversmiths, which were shown at the recent V & A exhibition ‘Silver Speaks: Idea to Object’, curated by design critic and curator Corinne Julius, and at ‘Silver Speaks: Form’ an exhibition held at the Goldsmiths' Centre. Representing 39 of the best British contemporary silversmiths, this auction offers an exciting opportunity for collectors to buy unique pieces'. #silver#contemporarybritishsilversmiths#V &A #goldsmithscentre#bonhams#silvercollection#silverauctions#londonauctions#bryher#islesofscilly#cornwall#trescogallery#silverbowls#beachcombing#shells#silvershells
Yesterday in London our 9.61ct unheated Kashmir sapphire sold for £845,000 (US$ 1.1 million / 112,000/carat). #buyrocksnotstocks#kashmirsapphire#bonhams 📸courtesy of lovely colleague Nathalie Rodwell / repost @bonhamsjewels