A charming set of six sterling silver Cockerel cocktail sticks by JC Vickery of Regent Street, hallmarked 1927, in their original lizard skin box.
JC Vickery was appointed silversmith to the Crowned Heads of Europe, obtaining the royal warrants for King George V, Queen Mary, Queen Alexandra, The Prince and Princess of Wales, The King of Portugal, The King of Spain, The King and Queen of Denmark, The Queen of Norway, The King of Sweden, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein.
JC Vickery's business reached the height of its success before the First World War. Mr Vickery, who would travel each day from Streatham to Regent Street in his own carriage, stopped his coachman one day in order to examine a leaf on the drive outside his house. Stepping down from the vehicle he picked up the leaf and pinned to it a note. As he continued his journey his gardeners were astonished to read 'Why has this leaf been here for two days?'.
A man who understood that details matter...
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