Open on January 29, it showcases more than 40 pieces of remarkable antique jewellery.
Here is a selection of pieces in store.
Royal wedding tiara
Robin Haydock offers this tiara or necklace from c.1890 with an Austrian makers mark. It is similar to the Collingwood tiara of Queen Mary, wife of George V. It was given to her by Queen Victoria and worn on her wedding day. This example is though to have been commissioned after somebody on the continent saw it and decided to have their own made. Since that time, the original has been broken down and made into other things.
This c.1940 pendant uses the names of its stones to spell the word “dearest”, taking the first letter of: diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire and topaz. Similar pieces also spelled out the words ‘Regard’, or, less commonly ‘Adore’. The gem-set heart was made in the UK and is now offered by Anthea Gesua for £5000.
Erotic pocket watch
Antique pocket watch specialist Pieces of Time offers this late 19th century Swiss quarter repeater which hides an erotic scene in an engine-turned gold full hunter case. It is offered for £9750.
Also offered by Pieces of Time is this early 18th century English verge with unusual pillars in silver repousse pair cases set with a polychrome enamel plaque. The scene appears to show a couple embracing but may in fact depict the story of Roman Charity. In this strange ancient Roman morality story, a woman, Pero, secretly breastfeeds her father, Cimon, after he was incarcerated and sentenced to death by starvation. It is available for £3650.
Heart shaped ring
Available from The Gilded Lily for £12,000, this ‘bague’ style heart-shaped ring is sent with diamonds at a 3ct sapphire.