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Hancocks and Co

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of Bruton Street, New Bond Street, London, W

1848 Company established as C. F. Hancock

1870 The founder, C.F. Hancock, retired; the firm's name changed to Hancocks and Co. Charles Frederick Hancock junior (son of C.F. Hancock) entered into the partnership (1870-1876).

1875 Lent numerous racing trophies and splendid vases to the Chemical Society as table ornament for a prestigious meeting.[1]

1885 Gold medal for invention in respect of general excellence of jewellery and precious stones

1883 Mortimer Hancock retired

1885 Horatio Stewart retired.

1895 Henry John Dore died and was replaced by his widow Louisa Mary Dore (1895-1904) and his sons Henry Hancock Dore (1898-1914) and Alfred George Dore (1899-1914).

1914 Jewellers and silversmiths. Specialities: diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls. [2]

1917 The firm moved to 25 Sackville Street

1936 Converted to a limited liability company under the style Hancocks & Co (Jewellers) Ltd.

1992 The firm was acquired by Stephen and Janie Burton. It is still active in Burlington Arcade as dealers in rare and collectible jewels.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1875/03/26
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  • [1] Silver Collection