Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
Alabaster & Wilson are renowned for their wonderfully crafted pieces, often featuring sporting motifs of racing, hunting and fishing. These realistically modelled pieces sell well at auction, particularly to collectors. Formed in 1887 by Arthur Alabaster and Thomas Wilson in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Alabaster & Wilson specialised in a wide range of diamond and gold jewellery for their discerning client base. Commissions included one off pieces for the Royal Family, the British Racing Driver’s Club and several horse racing patrons. Horse racing brooches are typical of Alabaster & Wilson’s finest work, with a piece made for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. Unfortunately closing their doors in 2018, pieces by this wonderful British jewellery firm are quite rightly in high demand at auction.
Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.