Hancocks and Co

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Specialties

Historically

  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Jewelry Retailers
  • Silver
  • Reverse Crystal Intaglios

Founder

  • Charles Frederick Hancock.
  • Business opened as C.F. Hancock.
  • Studied with Paul Storr of Storr and Mortimer.

1849

  • Royal Warrant, Queen Victoria

1851

  • Great Exhibition

1867

  • Paris Exposition
  • Sale to Napoleon III

Commissions

  • Duke of Devonshire, 1856 – Devonshire Parure.
    • A Mounted classical cameo and intaglio collection rendered Tudor style, for the Countess Granville (the Queen’s representative) to wear to the crowning of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
  • Victoria Cross, 1857 – Chosen to design the new award for conspicuous bravery.
    • Each medal is cast from the cascabel from two cannons. The cannons were captured during the Crimean War from the Russians.
  • Princess Louise, 1899 – bridesmaids bracelets and wedding gifts.

1870

  • Name changed to Hancocks & Co.

Today

  • Remains a family owned jewelry house.
  • Specializes in antique jewelry from the finest jewelry houses, from all periods.