Wondering what to get your mum for Mother’s Day? Look no further...26 February 2021 Whatever you do don’t forget Sunday March 14 – Mother’s Day.
And what better way to treat your mother than getting her a special gift or something personal or unique that can’t be purchased on the high street.
Plenty of such items appear at auctions on thesaleroom.com, not only giving you the chance to find something that your mum will love but also allowing you to enjoy hunting through the auction houses’ catalogues for that perfect piece and then the thrill of bidding for it.
Here are a few upcoming lots to help give you inspiration.
1. Vase of flowers
Instead of a vase or flowers this year, why not buy your mum a painting of both?
On offer at Roseberys on March 2 is an oil on canvas by Florence Engelbach (1872-1951). Unlike real flowers, this is a gift that will never fade.
The artist, who was born in Spain of English parents and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, specialised in still lifes. She exhibited at dealerships including the Lefevre and Goupil galleries and an example of her work, Roses from c.1934–8, can be found in the Tate collection.
This 23.5 x 2ft 4in (60 x 72cm) signed oil on canvas is estimated at £250-350.
View the catalogue entry for this Florence Engelbach still life on thesaleroom.com
2. Gold bracelet
Mums just love receiving jewellery for Mother’s Day and hundreds of items such as brooches, rings, earrings, necklaces, gemstones and diamonds appear at auctions on thesaleroom.com every week.
Among them is this 9ct yellow gold fancy link bracelet, pictured above, which is one of 262 pieces of jewellery on offer at Denhams on March 3-4. It is estimated at £200-250.
View the catalogue entry for this gold bracelet on thesaleroom.com
The Denhams auction also includes a wide selection of rings, necklace, lockets and much more.
3. Silver pendant
An art nouveau silver pendant by Charles Horner is among the lots on offer at Elstob & Elstob’s ‘Signed and Designed’ sale on March 5.
It dates from 1912 and is designed as a kite-shaped scroll frame with three orange paste-set thistle drops.
It is estimated at £150-250.
View the catalogue entry for this Charles Horner silver pendant on thesaleroom.com
4. Hermès silk scarf
What mum wouldn’t want a touch of luxury from a brand like Hermès for Mother’s Day?
Among such pieces coming up at auctions on this website is a Hermès 'Équateur' silk scarf which is being offered at Fellows on March 1.
The scarf with maker’s box was designed by Robert Dallet in 1988 and features a design of the flora and fauna of the equatorial zone of South America on a turquoise background. It measures 2ft 11in x 2ft 11in (90 x 90cm) and is estimated at £150-200.
View the catalogue entry for this Hermès silk scarf on thesaleroom.com
5. Chocolate pot
Chocolates are of course a perennial Mother’s Day favourite. But while you might not find much edible chocolate selling at auction, you can find plenty of implements for making or serving a chocolate in a variety of its forms.
An example is this Edward VII silver hot chocolate pot by London maker Charles Boyton & Son.
It dates from 1910 and will be offered at Bourne End Auction Rooms on March 3.
The pot is estimated at £80-120.
View the catalogue entry for this silver chocolate pot on thesaleroom.com