Simon Teakle is excited to be taking part in the Greenwich Holiday Stroll for the second year. This year we will be donating to the very unique and special San Miguel Academy based in Newburgh, NY. San Miguel provides free high quality education for young people growing up in Newburgh, which is ranked as being one of the most violent cities in America.
From Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th October Simon Teakle will host an exhibition of exceptional fine jewelry and objects presented by Hancocks of London. Hancocks is one of London's oldest and finest jewelry dealers specializing in exquisite and collectible jewelry. Established in 1849 it quickly became well known after receiving a warrant of appointment from Queen Victoria after only a year since opening. Owner and dealer Stephen Burton is a friend of Simon's and we are delighted to announce that this specially curated collection will feature over 30 pieces and include spectacular Art Nouveau Jewelry as well as luxurious jeweled objects from the Deco period.
"Hancocks has always been known for their superb quality of jewelry and I am excited to have the opportunity to showcase them in my shop in Greenwich. The objects and jewelry that will be a part of the exhibition are unique and extremely rare. Stephen has been a friend and associate for many years and I am thrilled to be a part of this great event." - Simon Teakle
We are very excited to be exhibiting at Fine Arts Asia in Hong Kong from 4th – 7th this October. This Art Fair, now in its 9th year is fast becoming known for its importance in the world of art and antiques in Asia. Representing dealers from the East and West, the fair is predominantly focused on Art and so we are delighted to be taking part with a small select number of jewelry dealers. We shall be unveiling a wide gathering of pieces that span 200 years with an emphasis on beauty and quality, and some of important historical significance. Come pay us a visit at booth J3 if you are attending, otherwise the shop will be open as normal at 4 Grigg Street.
We are excited to welcome jewelry historian and author Ruth Peltason to 4 Grigg street on Saturday 28th September for a book signing to launch her newest book: David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler. Ruth Peltason has written a number of books focusing on jewelry, including most recently Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature, and Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry. She also lectures on jewelry around the country.
David Webb is undoubtedly one of the 20th Century’s iconic American jewelers. From the time he opened his shop in 1948 at the age of 21, the self-taught jeweler was influenced by a passion for art and ancient cultures. Today the David Webb archives include over 40,000 original drawings, sketches, and production records.
This striking book, three years in the making and with specially commissioned photography of 300 pieces of jewelry details Webb’s evolution as an artist and identifies his major collections. All the jewelry has been carefully authenticated, described in detail, and is accompanied by Webb’s drawings. In addition, editorial from leading fashion magazines, photographs of the many women who adored his jewelry and an assortment of ephemera are also included.
in anticipation of this event, we have organized a selection of David Webb pieces from their collection. Both Simon and Ruth will be available to discuss David Webb and his iconic jewelry.
We have collaborated with our lovely neighbor Diane’s Books for this special event. All sales of the book will be made at Diane’s books, next door at 8 Grigg Street.
Saturday 28 September - Book signing 12-3
Simon Teakle will host a unique Exhibition of TAFFIN jewelry, designed by James de Givenchy at his gallery off Greenwich Avenue. Simon and James are old friends and colleagues. Simon has always had a great appreciation for James’s contemporary and exquisite designs, which he creates under the brand TAFFIN. “James has always had a fabulous sense of color and design. He has the gift of combining an alternate point of view but still keeping a classical sense of beauty, not easy!” - Simon Teakle
We are also thrilled to be unveiling a number of new TAFFIN pieces at this exhibition, in particular a 60ct Imperial topaz, diamond and spinel ring created in collaboration by James and Simon. Never before has such a large number of James’s pieces been on view to the public. We hope you are able to enjoy this rare opportunity to view the Taffin collection in its entirety.
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 June, from 10 - 6
Simon recently took part in an auction for the 2013 Glimmerglass Festival Gala at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan which raised over $500,000 to benefit young musical artists. Glimmerglass is an Opera company based in Cooperstown on Lake Otsego in New York. They focus on developing young talent and are renowned for their inspiring productions and theatre during the Summer season.
Anna Trzebinski is a rare and talented creative force. Currently living in Nairobi with her husband and daughter, she has always been inspired by the raw beauty of Africa and the spirit of its people. Today working with the Masai and Samburu tribes in her Kenya based workshop, Anna creates a variety of garments as well as her unusual and exotic accessory collections. Each piece is hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Feathers as well as beading are signature themes within her designs, which have been recognized by Vogue amongst many other prominent fashion houses and magazines.
Simon Teakle's jewelry tastes are eclectic and far-reaching, and he has always been a strong supporter of Africa, particularly the African conservation charity TUSK which Anna also supports. For Saturday February 9th Simon will host an event showcasing Anna's unique collection alongside his varied jewelry collections at his gallery on 4 Grigg Street in Greenwich. Anna has designed a special and exclusive line of pieces for this day inspired by Simon's tastes.
Simon Teakle will be exhibiting at the Miami Beach Antique Show from January 31st - February 4th at booth 5305. For further information please visit the official website or please email [mailto]email@example.com[/mailto] if you would like to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you there.
On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December Simon Teakle took part in the Greenwich Christmas Stroll. The Teakle family are strong supporters of Children International and donated 10% of all sales over that weekend to this inspiring charity.