Grima Jewellery collection coming up
01 May, 2012
Our 14th September Twentieth Century Design
sale will include a stunning collection of Andrew
Grima (1921-2007) bespoke jewellery. Born in Rome in
1921, Grima came to jewellery design in 1946, after nearly five
years as an engineer with the 7th Indian Division in Burma. He
joined his future father-in-law's jewellery business in London,
where he assumed design responsibilities.
Grima became the
foremost modern jewellery designer in the West
End of London in the 1960s and 1970s, selling
designs from his exclusive gallery in Jermyn Street, Mayfair.
He also designed watches for Omega. Grima was interested
in the organic possibilities of jewellery design and created pieces
resembling objects found in nature; a piece of lichen sent to
him by HRH Princess Margaret, was cast in yellow gold, offset with
brilliant-cut diamonds and transformed into a brooch. Grima
died in Gstaad on 26 December 2007.
These twice-yearly sales to include; Aesthetic Movement,
Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, De Stijl,
Modernism, Post-Modernism, Memphis, Modern Art, Pop Art and
Contemporary Art, with famous names such as Clarice Cliff, Lalique,
Moorcroft, Liberty and many more. Further entries invited until Mid