Antique Pearl and Diamond Tiara

One of the most impressive pieces we have come across in the last year is this natural pearl and diamond tiara. It came to us through a European family who had been disappointed by auction house estimates both here and on the continent and we were more than happy to give it a new home. It was in need of some careful and sympathetic restoration, but the results have been wonderful. Mounted in silver and gold, each pearl-set strawberry-leaf motif is detachable, forming a handsome series of dress-clips. Fashioned by a continental workshop in the mid-19th century, a diamond-set headpiece of this scale is an important survival from a rather more dressy age. Click here for more details.

2016/2017 BROCHURE


Our 2016-17 Brochure has landed - just in time for Christmas. A PDF version is available to view online here, but if you would prefer a hard copy do just let us know and we’ll send one out to you right away. We’re particularly proud of our stock this year and the wonderful stormy skies that offset it. As ever, we hope that there’s something to fit every taste and budget as well as a look at our new FUR & CLAW collection, but if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for we’re always happy to search for you, so please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.    



We would like to welcome you to the new Humphrey Butler website that will hopefully provide you with a relatively thorough insight into the business that was established in 2000 and has been wholly independent since 2008.

The site provides a full catalogue of all the current stock we have for sale and a library of pieces that have passed through our hands in recent years, together with a synopsis of the other services that we offer, ranging from privately negotiated sales, individual commissions and the repair and re-design of family jewellery through the various valuations that are frequently required: insurance, probate and family division. 

The company aims to provide fair, independent and discreet advice to those clients who seek an alternative to the auction rooms with their labyrinthine fee structures. Our Pall Mall offices are open from 9:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Friday and we welcome visitors by appointment. Please do come and see us.  




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