A rare Art Deco diamond bracelet from esteemed jewellery designer and silversmith Hennell is up for auction at Birmingham auctioneers, Fellows.
The rare piece, which is set entirely with diamonds, represents a first for Fellows as they have never sold a piece by the designer before.
The bracelet will be offered in their Fine Jewellery sale, taking place on September 17, with an estimate of £5,000 – £7,000.
Founded by David Hennell in 1736, the company quickly established themselves as a prominent London silversmiths. The family supplied royalty and the upper classes with some of the finest silverware the country had to offer.
However, it was not until the late 1800s that the company began to show an interest in jewellery manufacturing. Whilst the silverware and earlier jewellery is still very much sought-after, it wasn’t until the 1920s and 1930s when Hennell truly came to the fore and cemented themselves as a high-end jewellery manufacturer, rivalling other top brands and producing some truly exquisite jewels. Fellows is proud to offer a perfect example of these exquisite jewels in the upcoming sale.
Alex Duffy, Jewellery Specialist at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “With its stylish geometric form, this fabulous bracelet typifies Art Deco design and with an impressive estimated total of 17 to 18cts of diamond adorning the piece, it truly is a showstopper. Hennell jewellery is elusive and a rare occurrence at auction, so we are delighted to be able to feature such a stunning example alongside what is set to be another great Fellows Fine Jewellery sale.”