Auction house Fellows has said that it is the “leading UK regional auctioneer” by hammer total, after recording overall sales of £17m in 2017.
The sale of the Graff ring was the top price in the UK for a regional auction house in 2017 and the first seven-figure bid from a regional saleroom since 2012.
Stephen Whittaker, managing director at Fellows, said: “The past 12 months have been fantastic for Fellows, and we hope to continue growing. We simply couldn’t do it without our supportive clients and our excellent staff.
“We’ve sold some incredible items over recent months, and the combined effort of everyone connected to the company is great to see.”