LOTS 122 - 199: The Barry Lock Collection


Barry Lock (1934-2021) was born in Wimbledon and educated at King’s School, Canterbury, before studying at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1953 to 1957 where he read for a BA in Jurisprudence, followed by the postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law. After Oxford, he became a solicitor, joining the Magic Circle firm of Coward Chance (later Clifford Chance) where, in 1964, he became the firm’s youngest equity partner. He later moved to the firm of Lawrence Graham, where he remained until his retirement in 2005.

Barry was, by nature a very generous man and actively supported a range of charitable enterprises, from the Richard III Society, to The Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury, to the Kiln Theatre, Kilburn. He was a devoted supporter of both of his alma maters; he was a founding member of the King’s School Legacy Club, funded the Barry Lock Bursary at Magdalen, Oxford, as well as providing support for the Choir, the Longwall Library, and the Grove Quad. Barry was also involved in the formation of the Wilkinson Charitable Foundation, having been personal solicitor to Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, Nobel prize winner for Chemistry.

The drawing room windows of his Morpeth Terrace home overlooked Westminster Cathedral and he was a regular at the 8am mass. He served there as a trustee of the Friends for over 10 years, was Chair of the Mosaics Committee and was made a Knight of St Gregory the Great in Westminster Cathedral by Bishop Nicholas Hudson on 11 December 2019. His funeral was held there in 2021.

Lot 135: Deakin & Francis. A pair of 18ct gold diamond and emerald cufflinks

Barry had wide ranging interests in art, history, theatre, and opera was a passionate collector of antiques. He regularly attended antique fairs and was a supporter of small dealers, building collections of silver, enamel boxes, paintings and portrait miniatures. We are delighted to be offering for sale Barry’s personal collection of cufflinks, dress studs, stickpins and other articles of jewellery.



Lot 165: August Frederik Hollming for Fabergé (1854-1915)

The collection includes cufflinks in a wide range of styles, spanning the late 19th century to the modern day, and includes a number of signed examples by Jewellery houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Kutchinsky (lots 163 168). One of the standout lots in the collection is a pair of mother-of-pearl, ruby and diamond cufflinks by August Frederik Hollming for Fabergé (lot 165). Hollming was born in Finland and moved to Saint Petersburg in 1876. He qualified as a master goldsmith in 1879 and was hired as a Faberge workmaster shortly afterwards. Hollming specialised in miniature Easter eggs, enamelled cufflinks, jewellery and cigarette cases.


Lot 157: A pair of late 19th century sapphire and diamond cufflinks

There are also fantastic examples of unsigned, period cufflinks in the collection such as lot 157, a pair of cabochon sapphire and rose cut diamond cluster design cufflinks, dating to circa 1890, and lot 158, a pair of French Belle Époque diamond and enamel cufflinks.