Kutchinsky was one of the most renowned jewellery designers in England in the
21st Century. The Kutchinsky family fled Poland in the late 19th
Century and set up a shop on Commercial Road in East London, Joseph started his
career in this shop in 1928 aged just 14 and was quickly promoted to be in
charge of the company’s watch department and later the whole business, the shop
was such a success they moved to London’s Knightsbridge in 1958.
is most renowned for its bold and extravagant jewellery in the post war era – a
celebration of the end of the war and the availability of luxury goods again.
Stylistically, the brand
is intrinsically linked with an experimental streak which is present in the use
of form, texture and colour, precious gemstones, and high-quality
craftsmanship. It’s this stylistic freedom that makes Kutchinsky pieces so sought after by
The Kutchinsky House was taken over by
Moussaieff Jewellers in 1991 which remains in Bond Street today.
Lot 139 is a signed
example of a mid-20th Century diamond bracelet watch by Kutchinsky,
estimated between €4200 and €4800
Lot 208 is another example
of a mid-20th Century diamond set watch, this one estimated to sell
between €1800 and €2400