Merry Christmas

Thank you to all our buyers, sellers and clients over this challenging year.  As we return to further restrictions, we will continue to serve you online and accept items for valuation and consignment by appointment.

All the team would like to wish you a Merry and safe Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Christmas Opening Hours
21 – 23 DECEMBER | 10am – 2pm
29 – 30 DECEMBER | 10am – 2pm 



Emeralds and Diamonds Glitter this Christmas

An elegant Art Deco Emerald & Diamond Ladies Ring attracted several online bidders, realising over £3,000 when the hammer dropped.  As did a stunning Victorian Ray Star Diamond Brooch, selling to the internet for over £1,900.  A classical Emerald and Diamond Crescent Brooch and an Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Clasp / Clip sold to a London buyer for £1,300 and £1,500 respectively.

Emerald Diamond Ring

A pair of impressive, floor standing Cast Bronze Figures of Stags, drew interest online and in the room for £1,200, with a smaller version of the “Monarch of the Glen” realising over £480.  Other popular pieces with competitive bidding included an Antique Shell Collage, estimated at £40 – £60 and sold for £380 and a Georgian Style Mahogany Overmantel Mirror, formerly housed in Floors Castle, sold for twice its estimate, realising over £300.

Chinese pieces continued to prove popular with Chinese bidders. A Pair of Chinese Kangxi Style Blue and White Pottery Vases with Covers had a market estimate of £50 – £70, however several online bidders brought the final price to over £500.  A Chinese Famille Verte Oviform Vase with Cover sold for 3 times its estimate for £380.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now be running from 14th – 20th December, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownandturner.co.uk/auctions/

Consignments are now invited for the Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery Auction on 30th January.  Valuations continue to be offered at the Brown & Turner saleroom in Jedburgh, or by home visit.  Alternatively, images and details can be emailed to info@brownandturner.co.uk and video appointments arranged by calling 01835 863445.

The experienced team offer valuations for insurance, inheritance tax purposes and settlements.  The in-house removal teams make house clearances and moves much simpler – as part of a move different items can be valued and transferred to store, the Brown and Turner auction house and to new premises.

Upcoming Auctions

Saturday 30th January – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 20th January

Saturday 27th February – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 17th February

Saturday 27th March – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 17th March


Jewellery Auction Hopes to Make it a Sparkling Christmas

Borders auction house, Brown & Turner is set to run a Christmas Jewellery Auction live online on 12 December alongside an Antiques and Collectables Auction on the same day. 

Coronavirus restrictions have meant people have had fewer opportunities to browse in shops on the run up to Christmas and it is hoped this auction of jewels will offer a fantastic selection of gems to make the perfect Christmas gift or treat. 

Sixty pieces of jewellery will be auctioned, with watches featuring strongly including a Rolex Art Deco 9ct White Gold and Diamond Ladies Cocktail Wristwatch and a 18ct Gold Full Hunter Pocket Watch.  Vintage watches with a reputable name are eagerly been bought back by watch buyers and the style and quality of Art Deco pieces are proving popular with the modern-day buyer.  Other notable pieces include a stunning Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Ladies Ring and an elegant Diamond Tennis Bracelet in Art Deco style.

Brooches feature strongly and include a beautiful Sapphire & Diamond Spray Brooch, a stylish Diamond and Emerald Crescent Brooch, an Art Deco Diamond Brooch in a scrolling ribbon form and a Victorian Ray Star Diamond Brooch.

Individual estimates for the pieces to be sold at the Christmas Jewellery auction range from £40 to £1,500, offering something for everyone.

Ronan Brown from Brown & Turner said: “We have a fantastic range of pieces on offer in our Christmas Jewellery Auction. While it has been difficult for people to shop in person we hope the opportunity to buy beautiful, vintage pieces from their home will make lives easier to buy the perfect gift for loved ones, or as a Christmas treat.”

An online catalogue detailing each of the pieces for sale will be available from the Brown & Turner website on Friday 4th December and more information on the work can be obtained by calling 01835 863445 or emailing info@brownandturner.co.uk. Viewings will be available from 8th – 12th December by appointment.