Christmas gifts: Sparkling silver and jewellery

Perfect for a treat or a Christmas gift, here is a selection of jewellery and silver items coming up for sale.

A brooch in the form of a swallow

A Victorian gold, silver, diamond and ruby swallow brooch, estimated at £1200-1800, at East Bristol Auctions on December 1.

In the run-up to the festive season many auction houses will be holding specialist sales of desirable and affordable lots including toys, watches, silver, jewellery, gift ideas and more.

We have picked a few lots that caught our eye and you can browse the online catalogues on to find plenty more.

Novelty owl pepper pots

Silver-gilt pepper pots in the form of owls.

A boxed pair of Norwegian silver-gilt and enamel novelty owl pepper pots by David Andersen, estimated at £100-150 at Lockdales, Ipswich, on December 8-9.

Wishbone bangle

A wishbone bangle

A 9ct gold diamond wishbone bangle, estimated at £200-250 at Sworders on December 2.

Brilliant brooch

A brooch in the form of a moth

A late 19th or early 20th century diamond, sapphire and ruby brooch in the form of a moth, estimated at £800-1200 at Canterbury Auction Galleries on November 27-28.

Cocktail shaker

A cocktail mixer

This silver-plated Art Deco Mixit cocktail shaker is guided at £400-600, at 1818 Auctions, Milnthorpe, in a timed online sale ending November 28.

Micro-mosaic bangle

A gold bangle

A mid-19th century archaeological revival gold and micro-mosaic bangle, estimated at £1800-2600 at Fellows, Birmingham, on November 25.

Dress ring

A dress ring

A tiger’s eye and diamond dress ring with 18ct textured gold shank, estimated £300-500 at McTear’s, Glasgow, on November 28.

Condiment set

A silver condiment set

A silver condiment set by Gerald Benney, London, 1966, together with an ensuite sugar caster, London, 1968. This lot is guided at £2000-2500 at The Pedestal, Henleyon-Thames, on November 30.

Georg Jensen brooch

A Georg Jensen brooch

A Georg Jensen silver heart and dolphin brooch designed by Arno Molinowski, with London import marks for 1961. It is estimated at £120-180 at Hartleys, Ilkley, on December 1.

Browse and bid today

There are many more lots to discover in these sales and plenty of others taking place over the next few weeks. Check out silver, jewellery, watches, toys lots coming up and see the full list of auction catalogues on


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