Tag Archives: Jewellery

Scarab Antiques

This is a really lovely pedestal bowl that was made by Jean Wilkinson in 2011. The pedestal has a round graduated domed base with a funnel shaped stem supporting a deep plenished silver bowl. The wide flat plique a jour rim is decorated with 4 opalescent white plique a jour crescent moons, 8 turquoise & cobalt blue plique a jour bats and 4 peridot green plique a jour cobwebs. The inside rim of the foot is hallmarked by the London Assay Office for silver, 2011 and bears the sponsor’s mark “JW” for Jean Wilkinson. £3500

Scarab Antiques

Specialising in art deco design, interiors, vintage watches, fine designer jewellery, silver and costume jewellery, studio/art glass, silverware and collectables.

Scarab Antiques will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 8th and 9th June 2018.

For further information or to view, buy or pre-order any of the stunning items above see the Scarab Antiques web page at http://www.scarabantiques.com/ or  for an informal chat about any of Scarab Antiques stock items telephone +44 (0)208 133 5895.


Karen Bradley

18 carat gold cabriolet duplex 8 day watch. Extraordinary twin cased cabriolet watch with an 8 day duplex movement. Slight damage to dial at position 6. Dial and movement signed Mather & Brother London. Very rare. Code 1810. £5500

Karen Bradley deals in a range of fine silver and jewellery, particularly specialising in rare and very beautiful pocket watches inluding examples made by Auguste L’Epée (1798-1875), Patek Philippe and Vacheron & Constantin to name but a few

Karen Bradley will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 8 – 9 June 2018.

To reserve or buy any item on this page E-mail info@antiquekaren.co.uk or for an informal chat call Karen Bradley at 07885 732193 You can also visit her web site at https://www.antiquekaren.co.uk

Wigs On The Green

Wigs On The Green

Portrait Miniatures of Richard & Agnes Hey of Minster Yard York c1836

Established by Cynthia McKinley in 2000, Wigs On The Green specialises in fine portrait miniatures, silhouettes, and small portraits, predominantly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Portraits are selected for their historical interest and character. They are not only by listed artists but also those who painted and drew for their own entertainment and pleasure – true to life portraits, with real character and, often, a pretty face!

This year,  Wigs on the Green will be exhibiting amongst a host of other things, a lovely pair of Portrait Miniatures of Richard and Agnes Hey. Richard Hey (1804-1860) was one of the original 300 fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons and was surgeon to the York County Hospital and Institute to the Blind. Richard Hey also lectured on surgery at the York School of Medicine and was surgeon to the Female Penitentiary. He and his wife Agnes both lived at Minster Yard York.

The portrait of Agnes was painted in 1836 by Noel Norton Carter, a York based artist who had retired from serving in the 101st Regiment of Foot. The portrait of Richard is by a different unknown hand.

For further information about stock and an informal discussion, e-mail Wigs On The Green at cynthia@wigsonthegreen.co.uk or for an informal chat about any of the items on this page call +44(0) 1904 794711 or +447962 257915.




Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques, Decorative and Fine Art Fair 8 – 9 June 2018

York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair – Entry £5

Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd was established to provide York with an annual high quality, dealer led antiques fair.  Our first fair was held at The University of York in June 2015, and we moved to York Racecourse (Postcode YO23 1EX) in 2016 to allow the fair to double in size. Since then the fair has grown to become one of the largest high quality fully stand fitted decorative antiques fairs in Yorkshire, making it a must visit event for any antiques or interior design enthusiast.

The next fair will be held at York Racecourse on Friday 8th – Saturday 9th June 2018. Spread over two floors, there will be an extensive collection of antiques, fine art and decorative wares from the medieval to the modern day.

The fair will be a real day out, and will host a selling exhibition of Blue John jewellery by Treakcliff Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire, along with a series of lectures. Check the website for the full program and times.

The Fair will open at 10am and close at 5pm on both the Friday and the Saturday.

Entrance is £5 per person

There is ample free parking at the venue.


Directions to York Racecourse YO23 1EX

Head towards York along the A64. Take the A1036 (Tadcaster Road) into York and continue towards York.  After approximately 1.8 miles turn right into Knavesmire Road.Continue along Knavesmire Road into Campleshon Road. The carpark will be on the right just as you turn into Campleshon Road.

Selection stands at the 2017 Rose antiques fairs York racecourse antiques Decorative and Fine art fair

Selection of stands at the 2017 Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair.

Press Release

Art & Antique Dealers building on York’s reputation as The Cultural Capital of The North

York Antiques Fair


Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques, Decorative & Fine Art Fair, 8th and 9th June 2018

York Antiques FairUp to 70 top dealers over two floors with quality antique maps, netsuke, silver, watches, fountain pens, 18th to 20th century ceramics, fine art, jewellery, arms and armour, country furniture, treen,  art nouveau, arts and crafts, art deco and decorative 20th century pieces.

Disabled access, free parking, on-site catering & talks/events

Opening Times

  • Friday 8 June 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9 June10am – 5pm

Entrance £5 per person.

Selection stands at the 2017 Rose antiques fairs York racecourse antiques Decorative and Fine art fair

Selection stands at the 2017 Rose antiques fairs York racecourse antiques Decorative and Fine art fair

The Antiques Bazaar

A Large Ruskin Crystalline Vase in Striking Tricolour Glazes £365

A Large Ruskin Crystalline Vase in Striking Tricolour Glazes £365

The Antiques Bazaar

As seen on Antiques Map of Great Britain, with Tim Wannacott in Bakewell. Dealers in English silver, ceramics and fine estate jewellery with a special interest in jewellery by the prestigious Art Deco artist Theodor Fahrner.

The Antiques Bazaar will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 10th and 11th June 2017.

For further information or to view, buy or pre-order any of the stunning antiques above  see The antiques Bazaar web page at http://theantiquesbazaar.com/ or e-mail The Antiques Bazaar at info@theantiquesbazaar.com For an informal chat about any of The Antiques Bazaar stock items telephone 01629 810468 or 07837 591651

History of the Timor Watch Company

Military watches have become very collectable over the past few years, especially those especially those made specifically for the British War Department towards the end of WW2. These watches were all marked WWW for Wristwatch Waterproof and all had to meet very strict specifications. The watches had to have black luminous dials, highly accurate 15 jewel movements housed in a rugged shock resistant waterproof case with a screw in back and a Dial positioned beneath a perspex shatterproof crystal. The war department gave the contract to make these watches to 12 Swiss watch manufacturers the so called “Dirty Dozen”. The Dirty Dozen included well-known brands including Cyma, Eterna Buren, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega and Record along with some lesser known brands including Grana, Timor (Figure 1) and Vertex. Of this later group, information about the Timor watch company is very scarce.

Figure 1 Timor Military WatchThe Timor Watch Co.SA was first registered by Bernheim and Luthy (Bernhiem & Co) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on the 30th may 1923 and was then later registered in 1927 in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Montilier. Switzerland (see Mikrolisk The Horological Trade Index) It seems that the company assembled watches from ebauches and cases supplied by other watch manufacurers and case makers. However, by 1939 Timor had developed and started to make its own high quality lever movement in their Montilier factory. The majority of the Timor watches were manufactured for export to England and the US. As a result of this Timor became an obvious choice for the British War Department as a supplier of wristwatch waterproof timepieces for the British military. The military watches they produced were very robust and fitted with the sturdy Timor Cal. 6060 movement, which was based on a highly modified A. Schild 1203 movement (Figure 2a).Figure 2 Timor 6060 Cal. Movement

Figure 3 1952 Timor 9ct Gold WatchPost war Timor seemed to use 17 jewel AS 1200 movements in their manual wind watches (Figure 2b). These watches, because of strong advertising campaigns, brand awareness related to the military connection and the rather catchy “trust Timor it’s tested” punch line acquire some popularity. During the 1950s Timor produced a range of watches in stainless steel, gold filled and solid gold (Figure 3) cases including the Voxor alarm watch fitted with the famed A. Schild 1475 Cal. movement. Post 1960 the Timor watch company seemed to steadily decline and disappear into obscurity.