Beautiful and rare Items included in Matthews Auctioneers' upcoming sale.

Thursday 7th May 2020 - Della Bentham


Beautiful and rare Items included in Matthews Auctioneers' upcoming sale.

There are some interesting and noteworthy lots in Matthews Auctioneers online auction next week including some interesting watches from notorious and luxury watch manufacturers. Find out more here...

Auctioneers are adapting during this pandemic and making use of our platform to offer their customers the chance to continue bidding for lots while adhering to social distancing. With the option for both timed sales and live sales there's an option to suit.

Matthews auctioneers of Kells are one of the auctioneers who have been continuing their business with live online auctions. Their next sale which is packed with interesting lots will take place on Tuesday 14th of May from 6.30pm. 

The sale has over 500 lots among which are good value gold jewellery and wristwatches, including two Rolex's, an Omega 18 Carat Gold and a Patek Phillipe, as well as a single-owner collection of gold sovereigns, antique silver and other Oriental collectables.

Matthews are offering a carefully packed worldwide postage service of items sold with all items sent via an insured and registered postal service quickly after payment has been received, with a maximum charge of a maximum cost of €40, worldwide, no matter how many lots an individual bidder may purchase.

We have chosen some of our favourite lots below, but you can take a look at the full catalogue here

Rolex Datejust 

This Gent's Rolex  Datejust Wristwatch from 1993 comes complete with the Original Box and Papers. It was Rarely Worn and has 18 Carat Yellow Gold Links and  an18 Carat Gold Bezel Champagne Dial with 18 Carat Gold Baton Decoration. 

Victorian Automaton

This rare Victorian solid silver decorated shaped form automaton reveals a pop-up bird with musical accompaniment comes with the original key and is in original working order adding to its magical charm and appeal.

Full Sovereign

This full Sovereign which is dated 1888 is one of a number of coins available in the sale, including some other full sovereign coins. 

Platinum, Emerald & Diamond Ring

This beautiful Platinum mounted and 18 Carat gold set Princess cut ladies emerald and diamond ring with three Emeralds and four Diamonds is certainly eye-catching and impressive. 

Silver Russian Egg

This Russian egg form solid silver box with inset cabochon cut ends has beautiful embossed Decorations and is marked with Hallmarks to the rim. It is in good original condition. 


Lot 18, vintage 18-carat gold Gent's Omega wristwatch caught the auctioneers eye. Estimated at €2,000 to €3,000, the auctioneer Damien Matthews says, "the funny thing about this lot is that this timepiece, given its weight of 18-carat gold, is probably worth more scrapped than as a watch! The fact that it's a rare & elegant classic example from Omega is a bonus" Purchased by the vendor's father forty years ago, it was inherited by 10 or so years ago and he has now decided to sell it through his local auctioneers, which have been in business since 1921.

"Gold is a tremendous investment, always has been, right through the ages, and especially so in times of 'crisis'", says the auctioneer Mr. Matthews. "The price of gold is only going one way for the next year or two. And will continue afterwards to hold high". He continues, "our auction estimates are, in most, if not all, cases, just below scrap weight value, offering those wishing to bid on gold, or jewellery, a great buying opportunity".