Important Information

AUCTION NO: 14370

AUCTION FORMAT: TIMED ONLINE
This is a timed online auction end on Thursday 5 August with lots closing sequentially at 30 second intervals from 10.30am BST.  Timed Online Auctions are purely online auctions - there is no auctioneer. Similarly it is not possible to bid by telephone or leave a commission bid direct with Dreweatts. Commission bids can be left via your online bidding account.  For a guide to bidding in a Timed Online Auction click here 

REGISTRATION:
We advise clients to register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction as you may be asked to provide documents to verify your identity.  Registration for new clients will close at 12 noon BST on Wednesday 4 August.

VIEWING AT DONNINGTON PRIORY:
Thursday 29 July: 10am - 5pm
Friday 30 July: 10am - 5pm
Monday 2 August: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 3 August: 10am - 5pm

Please note there is no viewing on 4 August or the morning of the sale. 

Viewing is by appointment onlyVisitors are encouraged to wear a face covering while in the building, use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and observe social distancing rules. To book an appointment to view, please email: jsw@dreweatts.com or call 44 (0) 1635 553 553.                    

REMOTE VIEWING SERVICE:
Remote Viewing will also be available by appointment from Thursday 29 July.  Our Remote Viewing Service allows you to view specified lots via your smartphone from the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you. Find out more here. 

To book a “remote viewing” appointment, please email: jsw@dreweatts.com or call 44 (0) 1635 553 553.

CONDITION REPORTS:
Our specialists will be providing detailed conditions reports and additional images as requested.  Many of the lots already have condition reports so please check the website first (see text in italics at the end of the description). If you cannot see a condition report on the website, please click the “Ask a question” button to request one.    

CONTACT:
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 553
General enquiries and condition reports: jsw@dreweatts.com
Telephone and commission bids: bid@dreweatts.com
Commission bids may also be placed via your online bidding account.  

PAYMENTS: 
Once the auction has concluded, you will receive an invoice by email with a link to our online payment page as well as collection and shipping information.  Where auctions finish late in the afternoon or evening, invoices will be sent out the next working day.   Please note, we cannot accept payment by telephone for Lots bought by first time bidders.   For details on other payment methods, please see our website here 

COLLECTIONS & DELIVERY: 
"Click-and-Collect" collections are available Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) by appointment only and in strict accordance with government Covid-19 regulations. 

  • Please do not arrange to collect items without having paid online or by bank transfer beforehand.
  • You can collect in person or instruct your own shipper or choose from a number of suggested shipping companies.  Please note, we do not offer a shipping service ourselves. 
  • To book a collection, contact: tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | collections@dreweatts.com
  • For further information and details of shippers currently operating under COVID-19 restrictions, please click here

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IMPORTANT NOTICES TO WATCH BUYERS: 

DAMAGE, RESTORATION, ALTERATION
Although every effort is made to note any damage, restoration or alterations, the absence of any such information in catalogue descriptions does not imply the lot is in perfect condition and free from any such defects. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lot prior to bidding. All watches are serviced from time to time, and Dreweatts are unable to guarantee that the working parts of any watch movement, glass or crystal, winding crowns, watch bracelet, strap or buckle are the manufacturers’ original parts, unless otherwise stated in the catalogue description. We are unable to make any representation in our catalogue descriptions or condition reports as to the authenticity of such parts. Dreweatts are unable to make any representation, nor make any comment on, the authenticity of diamonds, or other gemstones, set into watch dials, bezels, cases and bracelets.  

AUTHENTICATION
All watch movements have been inspected by Dreweatts watchmaker and specialists, and we have verified all inventory and movement numbers. For the information of potential bidders, all inventory and movement numbers are listed in the catalogue description for the relevant lot. 

IMPORT/EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
There may be Import Restrictions into some territories outside the United Kingdom placed on certain watch brands, or on the importation of watches with straps composed of animal skins which may fall under CITES Regulations. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to comply with all Export/Import regulations and potential bidders are strongly recommended to check with their shipping agent as to any such regulations that may apply to any lot. Dreweatts are not shippers and are unable to offer any advice regarding such regulations. 

CONDITION REPORTS
Dreweatts condition reports will identify whether a watch functions at the time of cataloguing, and suggest possible, but not comprehensive, restoration work that may need to be carried out for the watch to function properly. Dreweatts are unable to test watches for accuracy or running to time, and we cannot guarantee that any watch will function when purchased from us. 

As we have examined all watch movements by removing the case backs, we cannot guarantee that water resistant watches will remain water resistant following purchase from us. Dreweatts recommend that any watch purchased from us is subsequently overhauled by a competent watchmaker to ensure proper functioning.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES TO JEWELLERY BUYERS: 

DAMAGE, RESTORATION, ALTERATION
Although every effort is made to note any damage, restoration or alterations, the absence of any such information in catalogue descriptions does not imply the lot is in perfect condition and free for any such defects.  Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lot prior to bidding. 

ENHANCEMENT
Prospective bidders should be aware that many coloured gems have been historically treated by a variety of methods to improve their appearance, both in terms of colour and transparency. Rubies and sapphires are routinely heat treated, emeralds are enhanced through the use of coloured and transparent oils and resins, and jadeite is routinely stained. These treatments, and others including irradiation and coating, are generally accepted by the jewellery trade as standard practice. Although most treatments are considered to be permanent, those gemstones which have been oiled may need to be re-treated to maintain their appearance. Any such treatments affect the market value of coloured gemstones, and Dreweatts pre-sale estimates published in the catalogue assume that all gemstones, unless otherwise stated in the catalogue, may have been enhanced. Dreweatts may obtain Gemmological Reports from a recognised laboratory where appropriate detailing any enhancements, or lack of, for certain gemstones, and such reports may be obtained for prospective bidders prior to the sale, provided such requests are made at least three weeks before the sale, and that the requesting party has prepaid for such a report. However it is not possible for Dreweatts to obtain reports for every stone offered in the sale. 

In the absence of a gemmological laboratory report, it is not possible for Dreweatts to make any comment on the possibility that any gemstone in any lot may have been subject to enhancement. 

Dreweatts catalogue descriptions and condition reports adhere to the guidelines laid out in the ‘Blue Book’ of CIBJO, the International Jewellery Confederation.  

WEIGHTS
All gram weights have been obtained using an electronic balance, but weights stated in the catalogue are approximate and for guidance only, and potential bidders should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy. 

‘…approximately 1.20 carats total,…’ all such stone weights are estimated using standard equipment and formulae, and are subject to the limitations imposed by the mount.

‘…weighing 1.20 carats,…’ where the description reads as such, the stones in question have been removed from the mount and weighted using an electronic balance. 

SIGNATURES
‘…by Lacloche,…’ in our opinion is a piece made by or for the jeweller, bearing relevant signatures, maker’s marks, and where appropriate, the maker’s inventory number/s.

‘…signed Lacloche,…’ in our opinion is a piece retained by the jeweller, but not necessarily made by them. This may also mean that the piece has been mounted by the jeweller using stones supplied by the client; a special commission from a client’s design; or has been altered or later added to.


COLOURED STONES OF BURMA (MYANMAR) ORIGIN
Buyers should be aware that certain territories (notably the United States of America) have import restrictions on certain coloured gemstones. All gemstones that maybe of Burma (Myanmar) origin, notably rubies and jadeite, may require a certificate of origin before they can be imported. prospective bidders for such gemstones should check with their shipper, and relevant Government authorities regarding any necessary certification prior to bidding. Whilst Dreweatts are able to suggest a number of Gemmological Laboratories for such certification, we are unable to carry out any such certification for potential bidders or buyers. 

LOT DESCRIPTION SYMBOLS GLOSSARY:

λ - Indicates that this lot may be subject to Droit de Suite royalty charges.

Y - Indicates that this lot may be subject to CITES regulations when exported.

† - Indicates that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the standard rate of 20% on the hammer price as well as being charged on the buyers’ premium.

Ɵ - Indicates that the lot is a zero rated item and therefore subject to buyer’s premium of 25% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT). 

‡ - Indicates that the lot is being sold whilst subject to temporary importation and that VAT is due at the reduced rate (5%). 

Ω - Indicates that the lot has been imported from outside the EU and is liable to the standard rate of Import VAT currently 20% on the hammer price.

β - Indicates that the lot is offered in Bond. This applies to wine. Bidding will be at duty paid prices other than for those lots marked ‘IN BOND/β’.  

Please see our Symbols Glossary and Terms & Conditions for more information.