For Jewellery collectors, the name Kutchinsky brings up images of sculptural pieces richly set in yellow 18 ct gold with diamonds, perhaps further embellished with colourful gems such as turquoise, tiger’s eye, and coral.
For Londoners, the Kutchinsky name is synonymous with luxury. The firm’s Brompton Road boutique is located just steps away from Harrods in Knightsbridge, but it did not start in such a glamourous area.
The firm was originally established in the late 19th century in the East End of London by Hirsch Kutchinsky. Hirsch’s grandson Joseph prompted the move from the original location to affluent Knightsbridge in 1958. Their move came at the same time as loosening of wartime restrictions, and a return to luxury and acceptance of spontaneity in the world of jewellery and fashion.
The trend for jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s is on the rise. Kutchinsky’s exceptionally well-made, high-quality jewellery is leading the market, alongside contemporary designers such as Andrew Grima and John Donald. Our Select Jewellery & Watches auction in May features three exemplary pieces of diamond-set jewellery by Kutchinsky: a watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre, a statement starburst brooch and a rope-twist ring.
Dates for Your Diary
AUCTION | Select Jewellery and Watches | Thurday 2 May 2019 2:00pm | Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1K 7TN
VIEWING | 22 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF
Thurs 25th to Fri 26th April, 10.30am - 5pm | Sat 27th April, 12 noon - 5pm | Mon 29th to Wed 1st May, 10.30am - 5pm