Hancocks jewellers, a UK-based, family-run business that specialises in fine jewellery and silver, from antique pieces to contemporary works, will exhibit some exceptional jewels from renowned collections belonging to the Royal families of Europe at The European Fine Art Fair.
If you happen to be in Maastricht, Netherlands between the 14th and the 23rd of March 2014, do visit the exhibition and certainly the Hancocks stand.
The brand is renowned for sourcing important and historic jewels through their international network and here is a preview of a few exceptional pieces that will be exhibited at TEFAF.
Enchanting amethyst intaglio of key and padlock, signifying The Key to Your Heart’ and an old mind diamond heart shaped pendant. By Tiffany, New York c1900.
18ct yellow gold ‘Feuille de Platane’ clip brooch designed as s stylised leaf with five fronds set with a central pear-shape cape diamond and throughout with Old-European and brilliant-cut diamonds with baguette diamond details. By René Boivin, Paris 1948
Pair of enamel, coral, and diamond clip brooches, each designed as a court jester’s staff, the bells represented by coral beads, the ruff inset with single-cut diamonds, accented with translucent green enamel, each by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris 1937. Belonged to Edward, Duke of Windsor
Exquisite Art Deco Chinoiserie desk clock with a rectangular dial of mother-of-pearl with floral and bird decoration enhanced by carved coral, applied rose-cut diamond Arabic chapters and pavé-set diamond hands. Black laquer case with rose quartz surmount, a carved agate crown and blue enamel floral panels, all on carved rose quartz dogs and blue enamel floral pillars. The black laquer base has six rose quartz feet and case contains a mechanical movement. By Lacloche Freres, Paris c1925 with dial decoration by Vladimir Makovsky. Belonged to the Royal Family of Savoy, Italy
Striking Modele a pois bombe ring mounted in platinum set with sapphires and diamonds by Suzanne Belperron, Paris, C1945