French Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Aucoc

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Aucoc
France
Paris
e.1821

Specialties

Founders
Aucoc, Casimir e.1821
Louis s.1854
Louis Aucoc Fils e.1877
La Maison Aucoc e.1821

1821

  • La Maison Aucoc founded by Casimir Aucoc.
  • Later run by Louis's brother André.

1850

  • Louis Aucoc Born.

1876

1877

  • Louis Took over the firm of Lobjois.
  • Active in the societies, committees and juries.

c.1899

  • Created floral Art Nouveau jewels.
  • Chased gold.
  • Gold and enamel.
  • Enamels with precious stones.
  • Carved horn.

c.1900

  • André Aucoc took over the firm and returned the emphasis to silversmithing.

1932

  • Death of Louis Aucoc.


Alphonse Auger

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Alphonse Auger
France
Paris
e.1862

Specialties

  • Began his career as a gem-setter.

1862

  • Alphonse Auger forms his first company La Maison Auger

1864-1870

  • Worked for major retailers along with Gabriel Falguières.

1895

  • Son, George, enters the firm.

1900

  • George takes over the firm.

Style

  • Art Nouveau
  • Created fine jewels and presentation objects.


Bapst & Falize

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Bapst & Falize
France
Paris
1880-1892

Specialties

  • Combined Bapst's French royal jewelry tradition & Falize's Grand Prize & Legion of Honor at the 1878 Paris Exhibition

Partnership

  • Germain Bapst (fl.1875-1895)
  • Lucien Falize (1838-1897)


Barbedienne

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Barbedienne
France
Paris
1838-1953

Specialties

  • Foundry and Metalworkers


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Edmond-Henri Becker

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Edmond-Henri Becker
France
Paris
b.1871

Specialties

  • Sculptor, Woodcarver, Medallist & Jeweler

Designed for

  • Boucheron
  • Much of his work for Boucheron was produced by Ferdinand Verger and chased by Paul Richard.
  • Many Art Nouveau jewelers favored his designs.
  • Participated in the Paris Salons and was praised in the art journals of the day.



Belperron

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Typically not Signed
Sometimes with Manufacturer's Mark for Groëné et Darde
Suzanne Belperron
1925 Boivin
1933 Maison Herz
Paris
• Carved Rock Crystal, Chalcedony & Agate
• Swirled motifs
• Jeweler to the stars & Duke & Duchess of Windsor


René Boivin

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René Boivin
France
Paris
e. c.1890

Specialties

  • Use of Uncommon combinations of materials: i.e. wood and pearls
  • Bold use of colored gemstones
  • Large bold striking designs


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Alfred Borrel

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Alfred Borrel
France
b.1836

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist

Member

  • Darmstadt Artists' Colony c.1899


Louis Alexandre Bottée

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Louis Alexandre Bottée
France
Paris
1852-1941

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist 1890-1900
  • Studied at the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts.

Designer jewelry plaques and medals.


Boucheron

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Boucheron
France
Paris
e.1858

Specialties

  • Worked in both joaillerie and bijouterie.
  • Hired local artists to render designs.

1830

  • Frédéric Boucheron born in Paris.

1858

  • Established Workshop
  • Lacy gold metalwork.
  • Faultless Craftsmanship.

Innovative use of unusual materials

1878, 1889 & 1900

  • Exhibited at the World Exhibitions.

Designers

1902

  • Death of Frederic Boucheron.
  • Succeeded by Louis, his son.

c.1930s-40s


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Maison Boulenger

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Maison Boulenger
France
Paris
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • M. Bodereau, Silversmith

1920s-30s

  • Manufactured modern silver.


Charles Boutet de Monvel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
CH DE MONVEL
Stamped Mark
Charles Boutet de Monvel
b.1855
Paris
France
1874
• Studied medal engraving at the Ecole des Beaux Artes & later medal engraving with Ponscarme.
• He had a more English Arts & Crafts or Jugendstil aesthetic than other French designers.
1898
• Began making jewelry with organic motifs, rendered with an "imaginative use of materials."
• Marine plants
• Dragonflies
• pea Pods
• Spiders & lizards
• Shells & Seahorses.
• Exhibited regularly at the Paris Salons.


Félix Bracquemond

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Félix Bracquemond
France
1833-1914

Specialties

Designer


Edgar Brandt

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Edgar Brandt
France
Paris
1880-1960

Specialties

  • Metalworker
  • Jeweler

1908

  • Exhibited jewels at the Musée Galliera.

Motifs


Antoine Bricteux

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Antoine Bricteux
France
Paris
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jeweler
  • Produced Art Nouveau jewels c.1900.

1866

  • Registration mark for Antoine Bricteux fils, bijoutier.
  • Valid until 1927.

Worked with


Jacques Callot

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Jacques Callot
France
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


François Rupert Carabin

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François Rupert Carabin
France
1862-1932

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist

Designer

  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Sculpted bone jewelry.

1884

  • Founder: Société des Artistes Independants with Georges Seurat, Paul Signac & Albert Dubois-Pillet.


Maison Cardeilhac

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Maison Cardeilhac
France
Paris
e.1802-1951

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths
  • Silversmiths

Designers

  • Lucien Bonvallet (1861-1919)

1817

  • Mark registered in Paris.

1927

  • Sons Jacques & Pierre took over the firm.

1944

  • Pierre's death.

1951


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Cartier

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Cartier
France
Paris
e.1847

Specialties

1847

  • Founded by Louis François Cartier.

1852

1856

  • Princess Mathilde became a customer.

1872

  • Son, Alfred, joined the firm.

1873

  • Egyptian Revival pushed Cartier to the pinnacle of the world of jewelry.

1902

  • London branch established.

1904

  • Royal Warrant: King Edward VII, England.
  • Royal Warrant: King Alfonso XIII, Spain.
  • Queen Alexandra of England wears the Resille necklace.

1905

  • Royal Warrant: King Carlos I of Portugal.

1906

  • Production in the Art Deco style began.

1908

  • Royal Warrant: King Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn, Siam

1909

  • New York branch opens
  • Royal Warrant: King George I, Greece

1910

1913

  • First Mystery Clock

1914

  • Royal Warrant: Duke Philippe d'Orleans

1917

  • Two strands of natural pearls traded for mansion at 653 Fifth Avenue.

1921

  • Royal Warrant: King Edward VIII.

1924

  • Trinity Ring and Bracelet.

1933

  • Jeanne Toussaint The Panther became Director of Fine Jewelry.

1936

  • Royal Warrant: Prince Louis II, Monaco.

1942

  • Caged Bird Jewel

1944

  • Freed Bird Jewel
  • Panther Brooch ordered by the Duchess of Windsor.

1969

1970

  • Love bracelet.

1997

  • 150th anniversary.


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J.M. Michel Cazin

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J.M. Michel Cazin
France
1869-1917

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Chanel

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Chanel
France
Paris
e.1910

Specialties

1921

  • Chanel No.5 became the first couture perfume

1927-1933

  • Verdura collaborates with Chanel on jewelry design

1930

  • Maltese Cross design

1932

1939-1945

  • Closed during the Occupation

1971

  • Death of Coco Chanel


Jules Clément Chaplain

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Jules Clément Chaplain
France
1839-1909

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Henri Michael Antoine Chapu

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Henri Michael Antoine Chapu
France
1833-1891

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Alexandre Charpentier

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Alexandre Charpentier
France
1856-1909

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Designer for Fontain Freres Vaillant.
  • Cartier used his design skills.


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Chaumet

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Chaumet
France
Paris
e. 1793

Specialties

1780

  • Etienne Nitot Opens for business on rue St. Honoré.

1800

  • Orders from Joséphine Beauharnais.

1804

  • Crown for Napoleon.
  • Princess Joséphine.
  • Hydrangea parure.
  • Cameo & intaglio parure.
  • Pearl parure.

1809

  • François Regnault Nitot takes over the firm after the death of Etienne Nitot.

1810

  • Napoleon commissions a ruby parure for his bride, Marie Louise.

1815

  • François retires and turns the firm over to Jean Baptiste Fossin, his workshop director.

1832

  • Fossin & Fils named "Crown Jewellers" of France.

1837

  • Awarded Legion d'Honneur.

1834-1840

  • Jean Valentin worked for Fossin.
  • Royal Warrant: Queen Victoria - to Morel.
  • Morel's daughter married Joseph Chaumet.

1862

  • Fossin turns the company over to Prosper Morel.
  • Fossin organizes the bijouterie et joaillerie française for the London World Exhibition.

1874

  • Joseph Chaumet partners with Morel.
  • Chaumet marries Morel's daughter and takes over the firm in 1885.

1900

  • Gold Medal at the Paris World Exhibition.
  • Russian Imperial Order.
  • Became known as the Master of Tiaras.

1910

  • Opens in New York.

1928

  • 150th anniversary.

1972

1987

  • End of Chaumet family involvement in the firm.


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Albert Cheuret

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Albert Cheuret
France
fl.1900-1930

Specialties

  • Metalwork designer


Christian Dior

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Christian Dior
France
Paris
e. December 16, 1946

Specialties

1950s:

  • Couture "New Look"

1950

  • Added other luxury goods including jewelry


Orfèvrerie Christolfe

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Orfèvrerie Christolfe
France
Paris
e. 1830

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths
  • Silversmiths
  • First silver plate manufacturer in France.
  • Supplied jewelry houses internationally.

1845

  • Expansion included tableware

1930

  • Commission for jewelry from Marchak

Partnership

  • Charles Christofle
  • Joseph Albert Bouilhet

Designers


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Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau
France
Paris
1889 - 1963

Specialties

  • Avant-Garde Artist



Edouard Colonna

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Edouard Colonna
(1862 - 1948)
International
New York
Paris
Canada
• German born designer & decorative artist.
1877
• Studied architecture in Brussels.
1882
• Went to New York.
c. 1883-84
• Worked for
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Associated with
• S. Bing and Maison d'Art Nouveau as Jewelry & Glassware Designer.
c.1902
• Designs for Marcus & Co. and Brainerd B. Thresher.
1948
• Death of Edouard Colonna.


Marie Alexandre Coudray

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Marie Alexandre Coudray
France
Paris
b.1864

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist
  • Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Ponscarme.

c.1890s

  • Created medal jewels.


Paul-Marcel Damman

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Paul-Marcel Damman
France
1885-1939

Specialties

  • Medallist


A. Debain

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A. Debain
France
1911-1929

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.
  • Commissioned by La Maison Moderne.


Dériot

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Dériot
France
fl.1900-20

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths


Emanuel-Jules Joe Descomps

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Emanuel-Jules Joe Descomps
France
1872-1978

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Sculptor, Medallist & Engraver
  • Enamelist
  • Jewelry Featuring Engraving & Enamels
  • Trained with Falguières


Jean Desprès

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Jean Desprès
France
Paris
1889-1980

Specialties

  • Trained in Avallon and Paris.
  • Participated in the important exhibitions following World War I.
  • Art Deco Artiste-Bijoutier
  • Bijoux Glaces Mirrored Jewelry
  • Bijoux Moteurs Motor Jewels

1930

  • Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur


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Dinh Van

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Dinh Van
France
Paris
e.1976

Specialties

1960s

  • Employed by Cartier
  • Bold Geometric Cut-Out Designs


Jean-Bapiste-Emile Dropsy

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Jean-Bapiste-Emile Dropsy
France
Paris
1858-1923

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Religious medals, plaques and brooches
  • Worked for the firm of L. Chalin and others.
  • Won a third class medal at the 1898 Paris Salon.


Jean Dunand

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Jean Dunand
France
1877-1942

Specialties

  • Studied in Geneva at Ecol des Arts Industriels.
  • Japanese Lacquerwork, Art Deco Wide Gold Bangles.
  • Tapastry Effect with Silver, Lacquer, and Stone.

1897

  • Went to Paris to work for Jean Dampt.

1912

  • Studied lacquer work with Sougawara.


Jean-Baptiste Daniel Dupuis

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Jean-Baptiste Daniel Dupuis
France
1849-99

Specialties

Medallist



Dusausoy

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dusausoy
e.1840
c.1970
Paris
• Versatility was their Hallmark - many Combinations Possible for Each Piece of Jewelry.



Maurice Duvalet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Maurice Duvalet



• French born designer. Worked in conjunction with Van Cleef & Arpels.
• Ballerina brooches.


Comte Prosper d'Epinay De Briort

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Comte Prosper d'Epinay De Briort
France
Paris
b.1836

Specialties

  • Studied in Paris and Rome (Mauritius)
  • Sculptor and jeweler.
  • Especially figurative jewelry, translating sculpture in to medals.
  • Engraver

Worked for:



Espezel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Espezel

Paris
• Manufacturing Jeweler Contracting with many of the most Prominent Twentieth Century Jewelers


Alexis Falize

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Alexis Falize
e.1838

Specialties

Alexis Falize 1833-35

1838

  • Takes over Aristide Joureau-Robin's workshop.

1839

  • Birth of Lucien Falize.

1841

  • Registers master mark.
  • Never exhibits under his own name.
  • Created Japanese motif enamel medallions, pendants, etc.

1848

  • Begins to create designs for Boucheron and others.

1856

  • Lucien joins the firm.

1862

  • Lucien is influenced by the International Exhibition in London and the Japanese items on exhibit there.
  • Developed a style of cloisonné which he exhibited at the Paris Exhibition.

1876

  • Alexis Falize retires.

1878

  • Legion d'Honneur and Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle

c.1880-1892

1894

  • Lucien's son André joins the firm.

1897

  • Lucien Falize dies.
  • Lucein Falize's Sons form Falize Frères.

1898

  • Alexis Falize Dies.

1900

  • Falize Frères win Grand Prix at the Exhibition

1904

  • Serbian Crown Jewels


Eugène Feuillâtre

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Eugène Feuillâtre
France
Paris
(1870 - 1916)

Specialties

  • Famous for his Enamel Work
  • Studied under Louis Houillon
  • Worked closely with Etienne Tourette

1890

1893

  • Experimented with enamel on silver and platinum.

1897

1899

  • Became a member of the Société des Artistes Français.

1900

  • Exhibited a the the Paris International Exhibition.


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Carl Christian Fjerdingstad

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Carl Christian Fjerdingstad
France
Paris
1891-1968

Specialties

  • Born in Norway.

1921


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Paul Follot

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Paul Follot
France
Paris
1877-1941

Specialties

  • Designer for Julius Meier-Graefe's La Maison Moderne until it closed.

1904

  • Exhibited independently.

1920s Designer for


Fonsèque et Olive

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Fonsèque et Olive
France
Paris
e. 1885

Specialties

  • Olive trained at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs.

1873

  • Vienna Exhibition
  • Lead to designing for Falize.

1885

  • Partnered with Fonsèque.
  • Unusual brooches designed as coffee beans and grapes.
  • Early supporters of medal jewels.
  • Successful producers of Art Nouveau designs.

1886

  • Commissioned Vernier to create 'Diane'.
  • Worked with Jules Chéret to translate his popular posters into medal jewels.


Fontana

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Fontana
France
Paris
e.1840

Specialties

  • Classical Design
  • Fine Workmaship
  • Chaumet Holds their Archives.

1840

  • Founded by Thomas Fontana (Swiss) in the Palais Royal.

1861

  • Nephews Joseph Fontana & Alexandre Templier ran the business, temporarily.

1871

  • Son Charles took over the firm.
  • Classic gem-set jewelry with some Art Nouveau themes.


Fontenay

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Eugène Fontenay
e.1847
Paris
1823
• Born in Paris, son of goldsmith Prosper Fontenay.
• Apprenticed with Marchand.
1847
• Founded his workshop.
• Excellent Goldsmith.
1858
• Creates a diamond & emerald tiara for the Empress Eugénie.
• Style: Archaeological Revival Style Jewelry with Enamel.
1882
• Sells the firm to Henri Smetz, his foreman.
1887
• Death of Eugène Fontenay.
• His book, Bijoux anciens et modernes is published posthumously.



Fouquet

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Fouquet
France
Paris
e. c.1852 - 1936

Specialties

  • Founded by Alphones Fouquet (1828-1911)

c.1862-1868

  • Filigree with stones.
  • Cameos & Miniatures.
  • Mythical beasts such as griffins, chimera and the sphinx.
  • Jewelry produced for export worldwide.

1878 World Exhibition

  • Strong influences of the ancient world and historic revival.

1878 International Exhibition, Amsterdam

1895

  • Georges (1862-1957) Took over the firm.
  • Registers his mark.

Specialized

1900 World Exhibition

  • Featured jewelry designed by Alphonse Mucha.
  • Etienne Tourette was employed as an enameller.

1919

  • Son Jean (1899-1961) joins the firm, specializing in Art Deco jewels.


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Fouquet-Lapar

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Fouquet-Lapar
France
Paris
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Manufactured modern silver c.1920s-30s.


Froment-Meurice

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Froment-Meurice
France
Paris
1837-1913

Specialties

  • Worked in a distinctive sculptural/figural style (bijoux sculptes)

1802

  • Birth of François-Désiré Froment, son of Francois Froment.
  • Goldsmith François Froment's widow married her husband's partner, Goldsmith Pierre Meurice, and their workshop continued as Froment-Meurice.

1832

  • Francois-Désiré takes over the workshop.

1837

  • Emile Froment-Meurice is born.

1839

  • Silver Medal at Exposition des produits de l'Industrie Nationale.

1844

  • Gold Medal at the industrial exhibition in Paris for Gothic inspired items.

1849

  • Gold Medal at the 11th industrial exhibition.

1851

  • Council Medal (highest honor) London World Exhibition.
  • Queen Victoria buys for her personal collection.

1855

  • Death of François-Désiré.
  • Posthumous honorary medal at the Paris World Exhibition.
  • The workshop continued after his death, until c.1907.

1859

  • Emile takes over the firm.
  • Emile is known more for the decorative arts not joaillerie and bijouterie.

1867

  • Gold Medal - Paris World Exhibition.

1900

  • Paris World Exhibition Grand Prix for jewelry.


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Lucien Gaillard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Lucien Gaillard
b.1860
Paris
France
18440
• Firm Founded by Amédée Galliard.
• Made gilt copper jewels.
1860
• Son Ernst took over the firm.
• Made silver jewels.
c.1869
• Worked in niello - unusual outside of Russia, Germany & Austria.
• Japanese-Style Inlay.
1878
• Lucien joins the firm as an apprentice.
• Interested in Japanese metal techniques.
1889
• International Exhibition, Paris - Gold Medal for Engraving and "Legion d'Honnour.
1892
• Lucien, took over the firm.
• Heavily influenced by Japanese art.
• Studied metallurgical procedures such as plating, patination and alloying.
Enamel, Niello & Patination.
Art Nouveau Jewels with Insects, Flowers & Trees - Featuring Organic Materials.
1900
• Grand Prix and the Paris World Exhibition in Bijouterie-Joaillerie.
1933
• Death of Lucien Gaillard.


Léon Gariod

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Léon Gariod
Gaucher and Tonnellier
e.1859
Paris
France
1859
• Founded: Gaucher & Tonnellier.
1875
• Gaucher partnered with Gariod.
1884
• Gariod became head of the firm.
• Fine chasing and enamel work.
• Pendants often featured a sunburst diamond surmount.
1880s
• Specialized in matte gold chains and bracelets with stones
• Later - Art Nouveau jewelry along with classic jewelry.
1900
• Worked with Gautrait.


Alfred Garnier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Alfred Garnier
c.1877
Paris
France
Enamellist
1891-1898
• Exhibited at the Paris Salons with Paul Grandhomme.


Lucien Gautrait

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lucien Gautrait
fl.c.1900
Paris
France
• Chaser, engraver & modeler.
• Expert enameler known for his peacock motifs.
• Designed for Léon Gariod.


Gérard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Gérard
e.1968
Paris
• Originally Worked for Van Cleef & Arpels
• Largest French Jewelry Exporter
1985
• Sold to American Investors
1988
• Reopened in Paris as Louis Gérard, Joaillier International


Jean Goulden

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Jean Goulden
1878-1947

France
• After World War I, Goulden studied champleve techniques with Jean Dunand.


Hartz et Cie

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hartz et Cie
e.1904
Paris
France
• Successor to Plisson et Hartz.
• Jewelers


Hénin et Cie

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hénin et Cie
fl.c.1930

France
•Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Hermès

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hermès
e.1837 (Harness Makers)
Paris
1922
• Began Creating Women's Handbags
1929
• Fashion Apparel
1930s
• Designed "The Scarf"


Hirné

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hirné
fl.c.1900
Paris
France
• Jewelers
• Enamellists
• Manufacturers for Fernand Thesmar, enamellist.


Lucien Hirtz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lucien Hirtz
b.1864
Paris
France
• Jewelry designer & enamellist.
• Known for the use of strong colored enamels.
• Worked with Falize.
• Worked with Boucheron


Henri Husson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Henri Husson
1852-1914
Paris
France
• Goldsmith
• Designer - Jewelry and flatware.
• Sold his work through H. Hébrard.


Janesich

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Janesich
e. c.1835
1835 Trieste
1896 Paris
Trieste
Early
• Jewelry & silverware
Later
• Gems and pearls
Clients
Bulgari,
• Vever
Boucheron
Tiffany & Co.
• Return to Trieste producing jewelry & objet


Lucien Joseph René Janvier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lucien Joseph René Janvier
b.1878
Paris
France
• Medallist
• Pupil of Faguieres and Mercié.
• Specialized in tour à réduire - the technique of reducing designs of engraving or sculptures for use on medals.
• Jeweler
• Sculptor


JAR

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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JAR
e.1977
Paris
• Joel Arthur Rosenthal (b. New York)
• Unique jewelry and gemstones.
1978
• Opened on Place Vendôme.
2002
• Exhibition at Somerset House, London.
2013
• Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Gustave Keller

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Gustave Keller
e.1857

France
• Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Georges L'Enfant

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Georges L'Enfant
c.1950s-1970s
Paris
• Goldsmith
• Manufacturing jeweler
• Bright polish and texture alternating style
Workmaster
Cartier
Gubelin
Tiffany & Co.
Boivin


René Sim Lacaze

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
René Sim Lacaze

France

1923
• Joined Van Cleef & Arpels .
• Joint artistic and design director with Renée Rachel Puissant.
Also Designed for
Mauboussin.
Cartier.
Harry Winston.
Sterlé.
Commissions
• Marlene Dietrich.
• Maurice Chevalier.
• The Duchess of Windsor.
1941
• Set up his own studio and contracted with Mauboussin.
1968
• Retired.
2000
• Died at age 99.



Lacloche Frères

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Lacloche Frères
e.1875
1875 Madrid
1892 Paris
1904
• Acquired Edwin Streeter's inventory including the Agra Diamond
1912
• Bought Faberge's London store and inventory
1920s-30s
• Fine jewelry, clocks, Objets d’Art
• Known for the jabot pin
1935
• Lacloche Frères closed
• Jacques Lacloche opened a store in Cannes
1938
• Jacques used the name SARL and opened in Paris, buying from Georges Verger
Post War
• Designs for Americans
1960
• Closed


Gaston Lafitte

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Gaston Lafitte
fl.1900-10

France
Art Nouveau jeweler.
• Proficient with plique-à-jour enamel techniques.
• Winged female figures were a specialty.
• Exhibited regularly at the Paris Salons
• Also produced small silver repoussé and engraved accessories such as matchboxes, mirrors and lorgnettes.


Lalique

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Lalique
(1860-1945)
Paris
Materials
Horn.
• Crystal.
Enamel.
• Cut glass.
Style
Bijoux sculptés
• Use of Champlevé & Plique-à-Jour enamel was unrivalled.
• Art Nouveau pioneer, leading jeweler of the Belle Époque.
1876
• Apprentice to Louis Aucoc at age sixteen.
1878
• Studied graphic design in London.
1880
• Worked with Auguste Petit.
• Designed fans, fabrics and wallpaper.
1882
• Independent jewelry designer.
1884
• Went into business with M. Varenne - signed Lalique et Varene, rue de Vaugirard 84
1885
• Begins fabricating in the style that would make him famous.
1887
Boucheron buys 'Flight of Swallows' Parure.
1889
Exposition Universelle features his work anonymously in Vever and Boucheron's displays.
1892
• Begins to use glass
• Designer of jewelry for Sarah Bernhardt & Maison de l'Art Nouveau.
1897
• Legion of Honour's Croix de Chevalier.
1900
• Lalique displays at Universal Exhibition (Paris) to great acclaim.
1925
Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels exhibits "The Springs of France".
• Begins manufacturing objet and statuettes in the "Lalique" Style.
1945
• Death of René Lalique.
• After his death, firm Run By Son Marc and later Marie-Claude.


Laparra

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Laparra
fl.e.20th cen
Paris
France
• Specialized in flatware and some hoollow-ware.
Designer
• Paul Follot


Le Roy et Fils

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Le Roy et Fils
e.1785
Paris

1789
• Bazile-Charles Leroy Founded House of Le Roy.
Clockmaker to
• Emperor Napoleon.
• Madam Mère.
• The Duke of Bourbon.
• Princess Pauline.
1823
• Patent filed for a self-winding atmospheric clock operated by a weathervane.
1828
• Partnered with his son Charles-Louis.
1836
• Appointed Purveyor to the King and the Duke d'Orléans.
1840
• Patent for wind clocks.
1845
• Assigned the business to clock maker Casimir Halley Desfontaines conditional upon him retaining the name.
1865
• Death of Charles-Louis Leroy.
1879
• Louis Leroy joined the business.
1898
• Business renamed Ancienne Maison Le Roy et Fils. L. Leroy et Cie successeurs.
1897
• Ultra-complicated watch no. 1 begun - completed in 1904.
1904
• Grand Prize at the St. Louis exhibition.
1930
• Made an Officer of the Legion of Honour.
1935
• Death of Louis Leroy.
1961
• Death of Léon Leroy.
• Pierre and Philippe Leroy took over the firm.


Georges Le Sache

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
LS in Horizontal Lozenge
Le Sache, Georges
(1849-)
Paris
• Studied in Germany & London.
1872-1877
Designer
• With Falize
• Eventually became the premier manufacturing jeweler for Bijouterie & Joaillerie in Paris.
• Manifested a formal style of Art Nouveau.


Le Turcq et Duval

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Georges Le Turcq
Julien Duval
e.1885-1894
Paris,
France
• Educated at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs.
1885
• Became partners in a jewelry firm.
1891
• Created the religious medal 'The Virgin of the Catacombs'
• Noted for its uncharacteristic weight.
1894
• The partnership ended.
George Le Turcq went on to create
• 'Faust' Bracelet - with Verneir.
• Included plaques depicting Marguerite, Faust, Mephistopheles and Valentin.
Julien Duval commissioned medals from Vernon
• 'Saint Cecily'
• 'Gallia'
• 'Love'
• 'Virgin'
• 'Day'
• 'Night'
• 'Dawn'
• 'Dusk'
• 'Seamstress' thimble


Eugène Lefèbvre

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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François Lefèbvre
Eugène Lefèbvre
e.1874
Paris
France
• Manufactured silverware and silver jewelry.
• Silversmiths
• Founded by watchmaker François Lefèbvre.
1874
• Son Eugène took over the firm.
• They began to make jewelry.
c. 1880s
• Charles & Eugène (sons of Eugène) joined the firm.
• Manufactured stamped Art Nouveau style jewelry.
• Participated in the Paris Salons.

Maison G. Desbazeille

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Louis Desbazeille
Germain Desbazeille
e.1877
Paris,
France
• Louis Desbazeille partnered with Derouen circa 1872.
1877
• Louis Desbazeille Opened his own firm.
Specialization
1872-1882
Cameos, Intaglios and engraved garnets.
• Gentlemen's jewelry: Cuff Links, Lockets, Swivel Seals, Rings, Stickpins.
1881
• Germain Desbazeille joined his father's firm.
1882-1885
Plique-à-Jour jewelry With Arabic, Persian and Japanese Themes.
Hair Combs, Bookmarks, Hatpins.
1886
• Louis Desbazeille Retired.
• Germain used pierced cameos (à jour) in an attempt to boost their popularity.
• Concentrated on producing medal jewels accented with applied patinas and enamels.
1889
• Emphasis was on Medal Jewels.
• Commissioned 'Cleopatra' medal from Vernier
1895 -
• Commissioned Roty to create religious and irreligious medals.


Marchak

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Marchak
France
Kiev & Paris
e.1878

Specialties

1878

  • Joseph Marchak set up a jewelry and goldsmith's workshop.

1889

  • Joseph attends the Universal Exhibition in Paris which had a powerful influence on his work.

1894

  • Marchak wins a Gold Medal in Antwerp.

1900

  • Marchak wins a Sliver Medal at the Paris Exhibition.

1905

  • Marchak wins Gran Prix at the Liege Universal and International Exhibition.

1913

  • Alexandre Marchak joins the firm.

1917

  • Known as the "Cartier of Kiev" Marchak employed 1850 workers.

1918

  • Death of Joseph Marchak.

1919

  • Alexandre sets up the "Joseph Marchak" jewelry business in Paris.

1922

  • Partnership with Robert Linzeler creating famous Art Deco jewels.

1925

  • Gran Prix at the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs.
  • Partnership with Linzeler dissolved.

1946

  • Alexander Diringer, previously of Cartier and Sterlé was hired as head designer.

1946

  • Jacques Verger joined the firm.

1957

  • Alexander Marchak left the firm - bought out by Verger.

1960-1987

  • Bertrand Degommier is partner and designer.

1988

  • Verger sold to Baum.

2003

  • The firm is renewed by relatives of Alexandre and Joseph in conjunction with designer Bertrand Degommler with a new collection.


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Marzo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marzo

Paris

• Art Deco Jewelers.


Mauboussin

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Mauboussin
France
Paris
e.1827

Specialties

1827

  • M. Rocher, artisan jeweler, establishes jewelry shop with Jean-Baptiste Noury.

1873-1878

  • Participation in Expositions in Vienna and Paris.
  • Mauboussin is given a medal in Paris, 1878.

1925

  • Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  • Grad Prix for the House of Mauboussin.

1928-1931

1940-1950

  • Gaspipe style using minimal gold.
  • Naturalist themes.

1955

  • Opens in Place Vendôme.
  • Mauboussin has retail locations around the world.


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Mellerio dits Meller

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Mellerio dits Meller
France
Paris
e.1613

Specialties

  • Used colored gems to great effect
  • Peacock feather motifs were a prominent design element.

1796

  • Jean Baptiste Mellerio opens on Rue Vivienne.

1800

  • François Mallerio (cousin) moves the shop to rue du Coqu St. Honoré

1815

  • Move to Rue de la Paix.

Royal Clients

  • Marie Antionette.
  • Duchesse de Berry.
  • Charles X.

Other Clients

  • Celebrities.
  • Intellectuals.

1843

  • Death of François.
  • Jean François takes over.

from 1853

  • Emperor & Empress are clients.

from 1860

  • Princess Mathilde is a customer.
  • Designed & created sporting awards.

International Expositions. 1862

  • London World Exhibition
  • Queen Isabella II of Spain becomes a customer.

1867

  • Paris

1873

  • Vienna

1878 & 1900

  • Paris - Move to Place Vendôme.
  • Modified Art Nouveau style often with gem-set, green gold peacock feather motifs.

1925

  • Exposition des Arts Decoratifs

1939

  • New York World's Fair


Gustave Obiols

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Gustave Obiols
France
Paris
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Renowned belt buckle designer.
  • Designs usually featured a female head with iris, lily, leaves or poppies.

Born in Barcelona Spain, Worked in Paris France.


Olier et Caron

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Olier et Caron
France
fl.1910-40

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Ostertag

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Ostertag
France
Paris
c.1920-30s

Specialties


Paloma Picasso

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Paloma Picasso
France
Paris
(1949- )

Specialties

  • Daughter of artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot.
  • Began as a costume designer.

Designed for



Henri Picq

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Henri Picq

Paris

• Jeweler
Worked for
Cartier - Main supplier from 1900-1918.
• Gem-set platinum jewelry.
• The Picq workshop was the source of Cartier's reputation for fine platinum jewelry.
• Created a series of famous circular motif tiaras convertible to necklaces, brooches and stomachers.
Tutti Frutti jewels.
Lacloche.
Ostertag.


Piel Frères

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Piel Frères
France
Paris
e.1855

Specialties

1925

  • Name change to Paul Piel et Fils.


Charles Pillet

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Charles Pillet
France
Paris
b.1869

Specialties

  • Medallist


Plisson et Hartz

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Plisson et Hartz
France
1898-1904

Specialties

  • Art Nouveau jewelers.
  • Specialized in chimerical jewels.

1872-1886

  • Bottentuit & Plisson

1886-1898

  • Plisson

1898-1904

  • Plisson et Hartz.
  • Hartz was the creative force driving their chimerical jewels.
  • Later they introduced animal and flower jewelry.


Hubert Ponscarme

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Hubert Ponscarme
France
Paris
1827-1945

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Teacher: Ecole des Beaux Arts.
  • Promoted the medallist field to Charpentier & Coudray and other.


Ravinet D'Enfert

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Ravinet D'Enfert
France
fl.20th cen

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Regner

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Regner
France
Paris
c.1930s

Specialties

c.1930s

  • Finely crafted jewelry, small production.


Alexandre Riquet

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Alexandre Riquet
fl.c.1900

Specialties


Risler et Carré

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Risler et Carré
France
fl.1920-60

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Maurice Robin et Cie

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Maurice Robin et Cie
France
Paris
fl.1860-1900

Specialties

  • Sculptural gold animal, serpents and lizards

1880s-1890s

  • Popular Chimerical jewelry.


Pierre Roche

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Pierre Roche
France
1855-1922

Specialties

  • Medallist


Oscar Roty

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Oscar Roty
France
Paris
1846-1911

Specialties

  • Studied at the Paris Ecole des Beau Arts.
  • Promoter of the medal jewel, first to realize the potential of the medal in jewelry.

1889

  • Won the Grand Prix.

1885

  • Chevalier of the Légion d' Honneur.


Saint-Yves

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Saint-Yves
France
Paris
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer
  • Works commissioned by La Maison Moderne.



Gustave-Roger Sandoz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustave-Roger Sandoz
c.1891
Paris

Art Nouveau goldsmith
1891
• Took over watchmaking business from his father.
• Became noted for traditional, high quality gold jewelry with gems.
1895
• Switched to Art Nouveau goldwork.


Sasportas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sasportas

Paris

• French jewelers.


Paul Frank Scheidecker

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Paul Frank Scheidecker
France
Paris
1895-1915

Specialties

  • Born in England, Worked in Paris, France
  • Jeweler

1908

  • Musée Galliera exhibition of note.


Schlumberger

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Schlumberger
France
Paris New York
(1907-1987)

Specialties

  • Costume jewelry designer for Elsa Schiaparelli.
  • First designer at Tiffany & Co. to be able to sign his designs.

Designs

Design Elements


Société Parisienne D'Orfèvrerie

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Société Parisienne D'Orfèvrerie
France
Paris
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths
  • Silversmiths


Théodore Spicer-Simpson

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Théodore Spicer-Simpson
France
1871-1859

Specialties

  • Medallist


Sterlé

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Sterlé
France
Paris
e.1934-1978

Specialties

Manufactured for

1945

  • Becoming very well known

1950s

  • Many famous clients
  • King Farouk, Egypt.
  • President El Khoury, Libya.
  • President Vargus, Brazil.
  • Wife of Maharaja of Baroda.
  • Exiled Egyptian Queen, Switzerland.

Awards & designs

  • Diamond Award from DeBeers.
  • Becomes a member of the DeBeers Diamond Corporation.
  • Invents Gold Thread

1960s

  • Salvador Dali book cover for Livre de L'Apocalypse
  • Financial and personal problems required him to sell of many possessions.
  • The majority of his work sells through Chaumet.

1969

  • Opens his own shop.

1976

  • Bankruptcy and stock liquidation (mostely to Chaumet).
  • Sterlé becomes a Technical Consultant to Chaumet.

1978

  • Sterlé dies.


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Templier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
CT (for Charles Templier)
P&RT (for Paul et Raymond Templier
Always Inscribed
Templier
e.1849
Paris

1849
• Charles Templier founds the firm.
1885
• Paul Templier takes over the firm.
1907
• Paul Templier becomes President of the Chambers of Jewellery of Paris, replacing Louis Aucoc.
1927
• Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Industry, Paris brings acclaim to Raymond Templier for his unique enamel and diamond jewelry.
1933
• Legion d'Honneur awarded to Paul Templier.
1948
• Death of Paul Templier
1968
• Death of Raymond Templier
• Firm also known for unique sport trophies and boxing belts.


Raymond Templier

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Raymond Templier
France
Paris
(1891-1968) e.1849

Specialties

  • Studied at the école des Beaux Arts.
  • Designed jewelry and enameled objects.

1919

  • Raymond entered the family jewelry business as an "artist-jeweler."
  • Wanted to add innovative designs to their traditional lines.
  • He became an important figure in the Art Deco movement.
  • Personally designed everything with his signature.
  • Collaborated with Marcel Pecheron on jewels made by Theodore Lambert.

Founding Member

  • UAM-Union des Artistes Modernes.

1925 & 1937

  • Participated in the Paris Exhibitions.

1935

  • Took over his father's firm.

1968

  • Death of Raymond Templier


Tétard Frères

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Tétard Frères
France
Paris
e.1880

Specialties


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André Fernand Thesmar

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André Fernand Thesmar
France
Neuilly
1843-1912

Specialties

1872

1888

  • Exhibited his first plique-à-jour designs.

1900

  • Exposition Universelle, Paris

1995

  • Worked with the Sèvres company for a cloisonné method to use on porcelain.


Pierre Turin

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Pierre Turin
France
1891-1968

Specialties

  • Medallist


Van Cleef & Arpels

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Van Cleef & Arpels
France
Paris New York Worldwide
e.1895

Specialties

1898

  • Estelle Arpels weds Alfred Van Cleef.

1906

  • Alfred Van Cleef and Charles and Julien Arpels, register the name Van Cleef & Arpels.
  • Open at Place Vendome.

1923

  • Produce their first white & yellow gold bracelet watch with leather strap.

1925

  • Renée Puissant and René Sim Lacaze join the firm as a designers.
  • 1st Prize at the Exposition Internationale des Artes Decoratif et Industrials Moderne for "Roses" Bracelet.

1929

  • Wall Street crashes and VCA opens it's first New York Store.

1930

1931

  • 1st Prize at the International Colonial Exhibition.

1933

1935

  • Creation of the Ludo Hexagone bracelet.
  • Cadenas watch patented.

1936

  • Duke of Windsor orders "Hold Tight" bracelet, "Cravat Necklace" and Houx Clip all with rubies.

1937

  • Duke of Windsor orders a Jarretière bracelet with sapphires and baguette and round diamonds for Wallis Simpson to commemorate their "Marriage Contract."
  • Wallis Simpson wore the "Eventail" clip at her wedding to the Duke of Windsor.

1938

  • First illustrations for the "Zip" necklace are completed.
  • Passe-Partout necklace created.
  • Created Jewelry for the wedding of The Shah of Iran to Princess Fawzia of Egypt.

1939

  • Open in Rockefeller Center.

1940

  • First "Ballerina" and "Fairy" clips created.

1949

  • Pierre Arpels timepiece.

1953

  • Jacqueline Bouvier received a VCA engagement ring from John F. Kennedy

1954

  • La Boutique opened to appeal to younger buyers. It featured cartoon style animal jewelry.

1956

  • Created Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding present.

1968

  • First "Alhambra" necklace.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy received a VCA engagement ring from Aristotle Onassis.

1976

  • "First" a fragrance by VCA launched.

1979

  • First Pierre Arpels "Skeleton" watch.

Today

  • VCA owned by Richemont.


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Verger Frs

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
"FV" until 1911
1911-1935
Lozenge with "VF"
Verger Frs
e.1896

Paris
1879
• Ferdinand Verger worked for Vacheron Constantin (until 1938)
1896
• Ferdinand Verger registered his trademark.
1911
• Sons Henri and George joined the firm.
• Verger Freres
1935-1945
• Georges Verger et fils
1945-1979
• Verger et Co.
Manufactured for
Cartier
Lacloche Frères
Hermès
Van Cleef & Arpels
Tiffany & Co.
Gübelin
Boucheron


Séraphin Emile Vernier

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Séraphin Emile Vernier
France
Paris
1852-1927

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Engraver

Worked for:

1887

  • Adapted medal engraving techniques for use on jewelry.



Vever

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Vever
France
Paris & Metz
e.1821

Specialties

1821

  • Pierre Paul Vever set up business in Metz.

1848

  • Jean Jacques "Ernest" inherits the business.

1871

  • Vever family leaves Metz as it becomes part of the German Empire.
  • Ernest Vever bought the firm "Baugrand" in Paris (an established Parisian jeweler.)

1874

  • Sons Paul and Henri become partners in the firm.

1876

  • The firm registers their mark (used until 1912.)

1881

  • Ernest Vever retires.
  • Begin to produce in the Renaissance revival and Oriental styles.

1889

  • Vever together with Boucheron receive the Grand Prix at the Paris World Exhibition.

1900

  • World's Fair Grand Prize for their Art Nouveau Style
  • Henri produced Sylvia - an Art Nouveau pendant of a butterfly-winged female (in the collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.)

Employed Outside artisans

  • Etienne Tourette - Enameller.

1908

  • Publishes La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle.

1915

  • Paul dies.

1921

  • Henri hands the business to Andre & Pierre - Paul's sons.

1942

  • Henri Verver dies.

1960

  • Taken over by Jean Vever (grandson of Paul.)

1982

  • Activities ceased.

Styles


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Wièse

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Wièse
Germany
Berlin & Paris
e.1844 - 1923 closed

Specialties

Founders: Jules & Louis Wièse, e.1844 1834

  • Jules Wièse studied goldsmithing under Johann Georg Hossaeur in Berlin.

1839

1844

  • Established workshop exclusively to produce for Froment-Meurice.

1849

  • Paris World Exhibition medal with Froment-Meurice.
  • Registers a jewelry maker's mark for his own company.

1855

  • Paris World Exhibition First Class Medal for his own Neo-Renaissance jewelry.

1862

  • London World Exhibition Gold Medal for neo-Renaissance jewelry.

1867

  • Bronze medal for Archaeological-Revival jewelry.

1880

  • Firm transferred to son, Louis Wièse.

1890

  • Death of Jules and a new registry mark for Louis.

1923

  • Death of Louis.


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Yaèche Frères

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Yaèche Frères
France
Paris

Specialties



Ovide Yencesse

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Ovide Yencesse
France
1869-1947

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Engraver


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