The Top Lots of 2017

Friday 5th January 2018 - Della Bentham


The Top Lots of 2017

We take a look back at the top selling lots of 2017...

As we turned the page to a brand-new year, we decided it was the perfect time to take a look back at the top selling lots of 2017. From the small delicate beauty of a ring to the large roaring grunt of a V12. Take a look at what piqued people’s interests last year.


We start off by taking a look at the top 10 hammer prices of 2017.


10 - ROLEX - A Gentleman's Perpetual Triple Calendar Moon Phase Padellone Wrist Watch


Sale Price £44,000


Coming in at number 10 is a beautiful Gents Rolex. The 18k yellow metal case, surrounded the signed automatic movement. The dial featured baton hour markers, moon phase aperture and subsidiary seconds dial to six, split day and month apertures to twelve with outer Arabic numeral date track. The gold case was complimented perfectly by a black alligator strap with gold plated pin buckle.

9 - PATEK PHILIPPE - A Gentleman's World Time wrist Watch. 18ct Yellow Gold Case


Sale Price £52,000


Patek Phillipe are renowned as one of the world’s most impressive wrist watch manufacturers. So, it comes as no surprise that they feature in the year’s top 10. This beautiful watch featured a Silvered dial with cloisonné detailing to the centre representing the world map, a twenty-four hour ring with day and night colouration, outer ring displaying cities of the world and was finished off with a signed brown alligator strap.

8 - VACHERON CONSTANTIN - A Gentleman's Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Wrist Watch


Sale Price £56,000


The second watch to feature in this list sold in February. This piece was a real head turner. The skeletonised dial with hour markers made it stand out from the crowd. It was complimented perfectly by the black crocodile strap with signed platinum pin buckle. The movement itself was also visible from the rear, making this a truly spectacular piece of wrist wear.

7 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Convertible Registration No: 7797 BH


Sale Price £74,000


The E-Type is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cars ever created, and it’s not difficult to see why. The sweeping clean lines made it go down in history. This was a nice original example finished in its original Green Sand coachwork, with Brown Leather interior it had covered just 50,000 miles from new. The vehicle came complete with all of its original Service/ Instruction books including the original Service Book which shows the early Service Records.

6 - 1967 Fiat Dino Spider Registration No: 588 HOT


Sale Price £76,000


This Fiat Dino Spider sold back in February and was a fine example of Italian design. The early Fiat Dino was described by the vendor as in good condition all round, with only 25,000 miles on the clock which were believed to be genuine. The car was imported from Italy in 1975 and had been family owned since then. It came complete with most of its MOTs from 1975 onwards and did not appear to have been welded even underneath.

5 - Brilliant-cut diamond ring, weighing 12.18cts, with baguette-cut diamond stepped line shoulders


Sale Price - £94,000


This stunning single stone diamond ring sold in December and was a true head turner. The brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 12.18cts, with baguette-cut diamond stepped line shoulders made it stand out. The accompanying report dated 24th May 2013, from HRD, stated the ring had I colour, SI2 clarity, Ring size O and a Weight of 8.9gms.

4 - ROLEX - A Gentleman's Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Bracelet Watch. Circa 1958


Sale Price - £110,000


When it comes to watches there isn’t a more desirable name than Rolex. The Rolls Royce of the watch world if you will. This particular piece went under the hammer in November with Fellows. A gentleman's Oyster Perpetual Milgauss bracelet watch from 1958. It had a Stainless-steel case with calibrated bezel, a black 'honeycomb' dial with dot hour markers and quarterly arrowhead hour markers and came with no box or papers.

3 - CARTIER - A Platinum Diamond 'Lia' Ring


Sale Price £120,000


This beautiful Cartier ring sold in September, again with Fellows. The rectangular-shape diamond, weighed 4.57cts, with baguette-cut diamond accent gallery and tapered band. The accompanying report dated 5th September 2006, from the GIA, stated D colour, Internally Flawless. Ring size K1/2. Weight 16gms. The ring came complete with maker's case.

2 - A Platinum Diamond Single-Stone Ring


Sale Price £144,000


This fine example of a single stone diamond ring went under the hammer in November for a very handsome price indeed. The brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 5cts, with tapered shoulders and polished band was a beauty. The report dated 18th March 2014, from the GIA, stated D colour, VVS2 clarity. With letter dated 18th March 2014, from the GIA, stating Type IIa diamond.

1 - A large and impressive Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase


Sale Price £811,000


Here it is, the most expensive hammer price of 2017 on Easy Live Auction.


A large and impressive Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase. Of broad shouldered form, the short neck with lipped rim, painted and enamelled with large and small golden carp, their elongated bodies in yellowish-orange, the scales, barbels, lateral and dorsal fins all finely outlined and detailed, amidst rising lotus blossoms with bright yellow and iron-red petals and their green pads, encompassed by feathery and spiky undulating grasses, all between a collar of petal lappets below the neck, and a band of leaf tips issuing from the base, the wedge-shaped footring fired orange-brown and enclosing a borderless six-character mark.