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A. Debain

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A. Debain
France
1911-1929

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.
  • Commissioned by La Maison Moderne.


A (Aage) Dragsted

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A (Aage) Dragsted
Denmark
1886-1942

Specialties

  • Manufacturer

Jewelers to

  • Royal Court of Denmark
  • Royal Court of Greece
  • Royal Court of Russia

Founder

  • Arent Nicolaj Dragsted (1821-1896)

Premier Designer

  • Aage Dragsted (1886-1942)

Designers


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A. Fogliati

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
A. Fogliati


Chicago, IL
USA
• Metalsmith & Instructor, Hull House.
• Worked in metal and enamel and was a "Master Craftsman" at Hull House.


A. Vogt

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A. Vogt
Germany
e.c.1900

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jeweler & Enamelist


A.E. Köchert

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
A.E. Köchert
e.1814
Vienna
1814
• Jakob Heinrich Köchert apprentices to a French goldsmith and enamellist.
1819
• Jakob becomes a master goldsmith for Emanuel Pioté.
1825
• Pioté et Köchert are very successful, receiving an Imperial order from the Turkish Ambassador.
1831
• Pioté et Köchert named Jeweller to the Imperial Court.
1849
• Jakob Heinrich Köchert appointed personal jeweler to Emperor Franz Joseph - K.u.K. Hof- und Kammerjuwelier – the Royal and Imperial Court Jeweler.
• Jakob was given care of the imperial treasury, overseeing the completion of the Austrian Imperial Crown.
1854
• Alexander Emmanuel Köchert, Jakob's son, takes over the the firm.
1873
• Heinrich and Theodor Köchert, Alexander's sons, take over the firm.
1925
• Theodor's sons, Erich and Wilfried, take over the firm and bring in Erich's half-brother painter/designer Erwin Lang.
1955
• Dietrich Köchert and his cousin, Gotfried Köchert (the racing jeweler) are running the firm.
1987
• Dieter Köchert brings back the tradition of working with artists for jewelry design.

Adie Bros.

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Adie Bros.
Great Britain
e.1879 - Cl. 1968

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler


Adler

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Adler
Turkey
Founded in Istanbul, Turkey. 1979: Geneva. Currently: London, Hong Kong, Gstaad
e. 1886

Specialties

  • Specializing in use of color combinations.

1886

  • Jacques Adler moved to Istanbul to open a jewelry workshop.

1972

  • Moved the business to Geneva.
  • Still in business, the firm operates boutiques in London, Gstaad, Hong Kong, Tokyo & Moscow.


Afro

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Afro
c.1950s
Rome
• Painter & Professor of Mosaic.
1950s
• Designed Jewelry with Mario Masenza of G. Masenza.

Agostino Ghedina

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Agostino Ghedina
Austria
• Jeweler

Akelo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Akelo

Italy
• Specializes in the use of ancient techniques, especially those of Etruscan origin.

Aksel Holmsen

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Aksel Holmsen
orway
Saejord

Specialties

  • Well crafted jewelry with enamel.
  • Manufacturer


Albert

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gilbert Albert
e.1962
Geneva
• Trained at l'Ecole des Arts Industriels.
Watch Designer for
• Patek Philippe
Awards for
• Patek Philippe
• Omega
• His own workshop.
1962
• Opened his own workshop.

Albert Cheuret

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Albert Cheuret
France
fl.1900-1930

Specialties

  • Metalwork designer


Aletto Bros

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Aletto Bros
USA
Naples, New York
19 cen. e.1964

Specialties

  • Contemporary interpretations of historic jewels.
  • Masterful use of Invisible Setting

c.1900

  • Special Jewel for the Exposition Universalle to commemorate the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower.


Alexander Fisher

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Alexander Fisher
UK
(1864-1936)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Trained as a painter at the South Kensington Schools.
  • Studied enamelling in Paris.
  • Taught at the Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.

1896

  • Established his own enamelling school.
  • Had an extensive influence in English Arts & Crafts and exhibited regularly through the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.


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Alexander Kerr

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Alexander Kerr
e.1737
Williamsburg
• A goldsmith by trade, Kerr sold jewelry and other household goods by lottery.

Alexander Sturm

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Alexander Sturm
(1851-1915)

Specialties

1882

  • Alexander Sturm was a gold & silversmith.
  • Opened a shop.
  • Clientele were from the rising upper middle-class.

Designers

1988

  • Alexander Strum closed its doors.


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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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Alexandre Riquet

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Alexandre Riquet
fl.c.1900

Specialties


Alfred Borrel

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Alfred Borrel
France
b.1836

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist

Member

  • Darmstadt Artists' Colony c.1899


Alfred Dunhill & Co.

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Alfred Dunhill & Co.
UK
fl.20th century

Specialties

  • Retailers of Gold & Silver Lighters, Boxes & Accessories"


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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.

Alfredo Villasana

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Alfredo Villasana
Mexico
Taxco

Specialties

Worked for

1950s

  • Opened his own taller.

Style


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Alling & Co.

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Alling & Co.
USA
Newark NJ
c.1837

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Alling, Hall & Dodd.
  • Isaac A. & J. C. Alling, c. 1884.
  • Isaac A. Alling & Company c. 1881.
  • Alling & Company c. 1896.

Manufactured gold jewelry for:


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Alphonse Legros

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Alphonse Legros
1837-1911
Great Britain
• Medallist

Alvin Corporation

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Alvin Corporation
USA
e.1886

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

1928


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Alwyn C.E Carr

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Alwyn C.E Carr
Great Britain
London
1872-1940

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Studied: Sheffield School of Art.

1897 - 1919

Style


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Amstelhoek

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Amstelhoek
Netherlands
e.c.1900-1903

Specialties

Designers


Anders Högberg

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Anders Högberg
(1921 -1996)
Göteborg, Sweden
• Jeweler, worked with his brother Sven Erik.
• National College of Art 1947-1948.
• Studied in Paris 1951-1952.

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.


Angela Cummings

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Angela Cummings
USA
New York
1944 -

Specialties

Designer

1984

  • Launched Angela Cummings Inc.


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Angela Varga

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Angela Varga
(1925-?)
Vienna, Austria
• Jeweler & Sculptor
• Commissioned jewelry only.
Education
• Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna.
• Akademie der Bildenden Kunste.
• Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris.
• Slade School & Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.

Anita Coudenhove-Kallergis

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Anita (Neuber) Coudenhove-Kallergis
(1898 - ?)
Vienna
Sydney
Paris
Athens
• Sculptor & Craftswoman
• Studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna
• Began making jewelry c.1932 in Paris.

Anna Greta Eker

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Anna Greta Eker
Norway
(1928- )

Specialties

  • Designed for PLUS - Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, Norway (c.1958-1970s)
  • Modernist designs often hammered.


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Anni & Bent Knudsen

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Anni & Bent Knudsen
Denmark
1927 & 1924-1997

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designer for

1956

  • Started their own silversmithy.


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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


Archibald Dumbar

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Archibald Dumbar
e. 1945
(1916 - )
Amsterdam
• Art Jeweler.
1938
• School of Applied Arts.


Archibald Knox

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Archibald Knox
(1864-1933)
Isle of Man
London
• Painter & jewelry designer
Designer c.1899-1912
Liberty & Co. 'Cymeric' silver and 'Tudric' pewter.
Teacher
• Taught off an on from 1884-1933.

The Art Silver Shop

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The Art Silver Shop
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1912-34

Specialties

Started as the Chicago Art Silver Shop c.1912-1917.

Founders

  • Edmund Boker
  • Ernest Gould
  • Boker also worked at Lebolt.

Became the Art Silver Shop c.1918-1934.

  • Art Metal Studios 1934 -?
  • Focus changed to wholesale jewelry.


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Arthur King

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Arthur King
c.1960s-70s
New York
Miami
Paris
Havana
London
• Goldsmith
Lost Wax Casting
• Naturalistic forms
Baroque pearls, gemstones and colored diamonds

Arthur Edward Harvey

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Arthur Edward Harvey
1893-1978
Great Britain
• Designer
Designed for
Deakin & Francis (Silver & Plate)
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
Hukin & Heath
Mappin & Webb

Arthur Joseph Gaskin

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Arthur Joseph Gaskin
1862-1928
Great Britain
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
1894
• Married Georgie, also an Arts & Crafts Jeweler.
• They exhibited with the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.
1902-1924
• Head of Vittoria Street School for Silversmiths.
Designer for
Liberty & Co.

Arthur Krupp

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Alesander Schoeller & Alfred Krupp
e.1843
Arthur Krupp - from 1879
Berndorf,
Austria
Esslingen,
Germany
Milan,
Italy
• Silversmiths, Manufacturers & Medallists.

Arthur Thumler

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Arthur Thumler
USA
1886-1969

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Arthur J. Stone

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Arthur J. Stone
USA
1901-37

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Workshops


Arthur S. Dixon

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Arthur S. Dixon
(1865-1929)
Birmingham
• Silversmith
• Architect
1895
• Founder Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

Artificers' Guild

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Artificers' Guild
Great Britain
1901-1942

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Jewelry & Other Metalwork

Designers

1903

  • Purchased by Montague Fordham, former director of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.
  • Renamed: Montague Fordham, House furnisher, Jeweller ad Metalworker.
  • Address: 9 Maddox Street.

1906-1911

  • Renamed: The Artificers' Guild (late Montague Fordham) Art Metalworkers.


Asprey & Co.

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Asprey & Co.
Great Britain
London
1903-present

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Silversmiths
  • Dressing Cases

1847

  • New Bond Street Store

1851

  • Great Exhibition: Gold Medal awarded by Queen Victoria

1862

  • Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria

1889

  • Royal Warrant from King Edward VII

1925

  • Pearl Necklace commissioned by Queen Mary

1930

  • Five trunks commissioned by Maharajah of Patiala

1975

  • Queen's Award to industry from Queen Elizabeth II

1998

  • Merger: Asprey & Garrard

2002

  • Demerger from Garrard

Currently

  • Specializing in custom designs, novelties & luxury merchandise


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Astrid Fog

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Astrid Fog
1911-1993
Denmark
• Silversmith
• Simple geometric shapes; circles, squares and rectangles with a "modernist" flair.
Designed for
Georg Jensen
• Created her first jewelry collection for Jensen c.1969.
• Designed jewelry, holloware, haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing.
• Used her understanding of clothing and fabric to create her jewelry.

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.


Audemars Piguet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Audemars Piguet
e.1875
Switzerland
• Created the Grande Complication.
• First skeleton watch.
• Thinnest manual wind.
• Ultra-Thin automatic perpetual.

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.


August Wilhelm Holmström

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August Wilhelm Holmström
Finland Russia

Specialties

  • c.1857 - Worked for Fabergé.
  • Albert Holmström (1876-1925), son of August used same maker's mark.


Auran Kultaseppä Oy

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Auran Kultaseppä Oy
Finland

Specialties

  • Second oldest silver factory in Finland.
  • Jewelry & silver manufacturers.

1972-1975


Averbeck & Averbeck

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Averbeck & Averbeck
USA
Maiden Lane, New York
1912-34

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Floral Brooches & Buckle.
  • Silver, Gilt & German Silver.

1900

  • Manufacturer of Art Nouveau fashion jewelry.
  • Noted for their silver "Gibson Girl" and "Flor-a-Dora" brooches.

c.1904

  • M.J. Averbeck
  • Specializing in gold rings.


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Bagués

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bagués
e. 1917
Bagués i Bagués
e.1927
Barcelona
Calle San Pau
1948
• New branch in the Ramblas.
1950
• New branch in the Passeig de Gracia.
Currently
• Bagués-Masriera.

Bailey & Co.

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Bailey & Co.
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1832

Specialties

  • Bailey & Co. was the first American firm to use the higher British standard of .925 silver instead of the lower .900.


Bailey, Banks & Biddle

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle
USA
Philadelphia PA
e. 1832

Specialties

Founders
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Joseph T. Bailey c.1832 Bailey & Co.
Partners Joseph T. Bailey II, George W. Banks & Samuel Biddle c.1878

  • Manufacturing jewelers.
  • Diamond dealers.
  • Jewelers to prominent Americans.
  • America's oldest jeweler.
  • Civil War swords.
  • Mortuary Medal for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medal of Honor.
  • Purple Heart, Silver & Bronze Stars.
  • Floral jewelry with semi-precious colored stones.


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Ball, Black & Company

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Ball, Black & Company
USA
New York
e.1839

Specialties

  • One of the firms involved in the “Diamond Wedding”
  • Specializing in rare gems.


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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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Baume & Mercier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Baume & Mercier
c.1830
Switzerland
• Watchmakers
Currently
• Owned by Richemont Group.


Bautte & Cie.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bautte & Cie.
e.1791
Geneve, Switzerland
• Specialized in watches.
1906
• Purchased by Girard Perregaux.


Beattie & Sons

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Beattie & Sons
c.1884
Cleveland
• Jewelry until 1906
• Dealt exclusively with fine Jewels.
Founder
&bull Hugh W. Beattie
• Canadian Jewelry & Watchmaker.
1884
• Moved to Cleveland.
1890
• Purchased Baxter & Craig and moved downtown.
1906
• Having eliminated jewelry stock, became exclusively gemstone dealers.
1916
• Son Milton's window displays, creating pictures using only tiny gems, won world acclaim until his death in 1998.
1917
• Brother George opened a jewelry firm.
1926
• H.W. Beattie's firm Firm incorporated with 3 sons.
1959
• Death of George Beattie.
• Beattie & Sons acquired his business and added it to their own.


Belais

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Belais
USA
e. c.1900

Specialties

  • First to use White Gold in Jewelry in the United States

1917

  • Patented a white gold formula


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

Benham & Froud

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Benham & Froud
Great Britain
late 19th century

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

Designer


Benjamin Shreve

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benjamin Shreve
(1813-1896)
e.1828
Saco ME
New York
• Sea captain turned jeweler.
1853 - 1869
• Many partnerships
• Small sentimental jewelry.

Benno Elkan

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Benno Elkan
Germany
(1877-1933)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Born in Germany, emigrated to Great Britain.


Benson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benson
1849-1973
London
Watches & clocks
c.1888
Platinum & yellow gold novelty brooches
• Acquired Hunt & Roskell
1973
• Name sold

Gabrielsen, Bent

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Gabrielsen, Bent
Denmark
(1928- )

Specialties

1950-1953

  • Trained at the Danish College of Jewelry, Silversmithing and Commercial Design.

1969

  • Opened workshop in Kolding.

Designed for


Benvenuto Cellini

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benvenuto Cellini
(1500-1571)
Italy
• Italian Renaissance goldsmith serving Popes and royalty.

Bernard Cuzner

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Bernard Cuzner
Great Britain
Birmingham
1877-1956

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

Studied

Designer for

1910

  • Birmingham School of Art, Metalwork Department Head.

1935

  • Wrote: A Silversmith's Manual.

1942

  • Retired.


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Bernard Instone

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Bernard Instone
b.1891
Birmingham
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
Enamellist

Bernard Weber

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Bernard Weber
Germany
e.1885-1915

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths & Jewelers


Bernhard Hertz

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Bernhard Hertz
(1834-1909)

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Involved in popularizing skønvirke


Bernice Goodspeed

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Bernice Goodspeed
Mexico
Taxco
e.1938

Specialties

  • American Cultural Antrhopologist.

1930

  • Moved to Mexico City to study.
  • Met Carl Pappe, artist.

1935

  • Married.

1938

  • Moved to Taxco.
  • Opened a studio and gallery featuring artifacts and art by Carl Pappe.
  • Added jewelry and tableware to the gallery designed by Bernice.

Inspirations

  • Indians of Central Mexico
  • Archaeological finds in Panama & Tomb 7 treasure at Monte Laban.
  • Spirals
  • Old carved stones from her collection.

1971

  • Bernice died.


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Bert Nienhuis

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Lambert Nienhuis
(1873 - 1960)
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
• Dutch Art Nouveau De Nieuwe Kunst jewelry designer & ceramicist.
• Enamellist & enamel instructor.
- 1895
• Amsterdam National School for Applied Arts.
1905-1911
• Designed jewelry in the Jugenstil aesthetic .
• Jewelry designs executed by L.W. van Kooten
1910
• Gold and Silver Medals at the International Exhibition, Brussels.

Bertel Gardberg

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Bertel Gardberg
Finland
1916-

Specialties

  • Trained at A. Michelsen in Demark.
  • Proficient in modern and abstract design.

Designer for


Bippart & Co.

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Bippart & Co.
USA
Newark
e.1880

Specialties


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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
Great Britain
Birmingham
e.1890

Specialties

  • Jewelry & Metalwork Crafts Association working with precious and base metals.

Designers

  • Arthur S. Dixon & Founder.
  • Claude Napier-Clavering
  • Montague Fordham, Director.

1895

  • BGH became a Limited Company.

1910

  • BGH consolidated with Gittins Craftsmen Ltd., specializing in jewelry production.


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Bjørn Sigurd Østern

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Bjørn Sigurd Østern
Norway

Specialties

  • Jeweler

Designer for


Björn Weckström

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Björn Weckström
Finland
(1935- )

Specialties

  • Graduated from the Goldsmith's School in 1956.
  • Opened a workshop in Helsinki.

1961

  • Used natural gold nuggets found in Lapland as his inspiration for his "outer space" landscape themed jewelry.
  • Known as "Lapland Jewelry."

1963

  • Worked with Pekka Valdemar Anttila to export "Lapland Jewelry."
  • Evantually this became Lapponia (c.1974)

Designer for


Black, Starr & Frost

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Black, Starr & Frost
USA
e.1801

Specialties

Cortlandt W. Starr - (1833-1888)

Prestigious jewelers

  • Cortlandt Starr - distinguished during the Civil War - turned jewelry maker.
  • Small versions of European style diamond jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.

1801

  • Marquand & Paulding, Savannah Georgia.

1810

  • Establishment in New York as Marquand and Co.

1939

  • Ball, Thomkins and Black.

1851

1876

  • B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY.
  • Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners Black, Starr & Frost.

1920

  • Black, Starr & Gorham.

1929 - 1966

  • Merged with Gorham.


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Börje Rajalin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Börje Rajalin
(1933- )
Finland
• Leader in modern Finnish design.
Designer for
Kalevala Koru


Boston Arts and Crafts Society

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Boston Arts and Crafts Society
e.1897

Boston
Members
Elizabeth Copeland
• Margaret Rogers
• Margaret Vant
• Frank Gardiner Hale
• Josephine Hartwell Shaw
• Edward Everett Oakes
• Gilbert Oakes
Arts and Crafts Institute with a focus on jewelry making

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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Boyden-Minuth Company

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Boyden-Minuth Company
USA
Chicago, IL
c.1918-?

Specialties

  • Frank Boyden & Fred Minuth

c.1920s

  • Made gold and platinum jewelry with gemstones.

1918-1950s

  • Noted for it's Silver Trophies.


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Brandt

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Brandt
e. c.1906
Chicago, IL
• Geometric designs
• abstract compositions (Circular Motifs)
• Noted for enamel & lacquer use and engraved precious gems.


Breguet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Breguet
e.1775
Switzerland
• Watchmaker to the Courts of Europe.


Bruno Martinazzi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bruno Martinazzi
(1923 - )
b.Turin
• Sculptor & Jeweler.

Mario Buccellati

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Mario Buccellati
Italy
Milan (currently worldwide)
e.1919

Specialties

  • Improvisational use of materials during WWII "Dutch Gold" over copper, chipped gems mounted upside down.
  • Easily recognized style with distinct textures and engravings.


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Bucherer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bucherer
e.1888
Lucerne
• High Quality Jewels.

Bulgari

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Bulgari
Italy
Rome
e.1857

Specialties

Historically


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C.F. Heise

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C.F. Heise
Denmark
1904-1932

Specialties

1904-1932

  • Assay Master 1904-1932


C.J. Begeer

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C.J. Begeer
Netherlands
1868-1919

Specialties

  • Manufacturing silversmiths.

Designers

1919


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Calderoni

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Adone Calderoni
e.1840
Milan
• Court Jewelers.
1911
• First firm in Italy with countrywide distribution.
1925
• Built a larger factory and expanded.


Caldwell & Bennett

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Caldwell & Bennett
e.1830s
J. E. Caldwell and James M. Bennett
Philadelphia
1868
• Renamed J.E. Caldwell
• Chosen by Godey’s Lady’s Book to create the jewelry sold to subscribers through the magazine.

Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.

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Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.
USA
e.1892

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturers

Designer

  • Ernest W. Campbell


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Carence Crafters

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Carence Crafters
USA
Chicago, IL

Specialties

  • Mostly work in copper, brass or silver wash, styled after designs depicted in craft manuals.
  • Specialized in acid etched designs.
  • Whimsical themes including fruits & vegetables.


Carl Kauba

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Carl Kauba
(1865-1922)
Austria
• Sculptor, small bronzes.
• Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
• Used various names depending on the group he was working with.

Carl Seffner

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Carl Seffner
Germany
Leipzig
(1861-1932)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Seffner was known for sculpting Johann Sebastian Bach from a cast of his skull.


Carl Christian Fjerdingstad

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Carl Christian Fjerdingstad
France
Paris
1891-1968

Specialties

  • Born in Norway.

1921


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Carl M. Cohr

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Carl M. Cohr
Denmark
Frederica
e. 1860

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer
  • Founded by Ditlev Cohr passed to son Carl.
  • Proponent of skønvirke


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Carl Otto Czeschka

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Carl Otto Czeschka
Austria
Vienna
1878-1960

Specialties

  • Studied at the Vienna Academy.

1901-1907

  • Taught at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule.

1904

1943

  • Retired.


Carmen Beckmann

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Carmen Beckmann
Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
c.1955

Specialties

  • Purchased items from a variety of artisans to stamp with her mark and sell in her store.


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Carrera y Carrera

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Carrera y Carrera
Spain
e.1885

Specialties

  • Historically: Jewelers to society & aristocracy
  • Known for fine workmanship and sculptural design


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Carter, Gough & Co.

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Carter, Gough & Co.
USA
Newark
e.1841

Specialties

  • One of the largest jewelry producing factories in the world.

1850s

  • The first to use a steam engine to produce jewelry.


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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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Carvin French

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Carvin French
e.1954
New York
• Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers
Verdura
• Donald Claflin
• R. Esmerian, Inc.
Yard
• French Trained Jewelers
• Master enamelists
Lapidary
Carved Gems for
• Donald Claflin
Angela Cummings

Castellani

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Castellani
Italy
Rome
e. c.1816

Specialties

1826

  • Began production jewelry based on early Roman excavations

1848

  • Closed temporarily due to the Italian political climate

1858

  • Alessandro and Augusto Castellani re-opened the workshop

1860s

1930

  • Closed after the death of Alfredo


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Cellini Craft Co.

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Cellini Craft Co.
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1934

Specialties

  • Founded by Walter Gerlach & Hans Gregg
  • Created jewelry and tableware, noted for their use of an aluminum alloy "Argental."
  • Jewelry and silverware.

1957

  • Cellini Craft purchased by Julius Randahl.
  • Cellini Craft and Cellini Shop were separated.

1965

  • Patterns and rights to "Argental" were sold to Reed & Barton.


The Cellini Shop

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The Cellini Shop
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1914

Specialties

  • Founded by Ernest Gerlach.
  • Produced tableware styled like Kalo

1916-1919

  • Mulholland Bros. produced their flatware.

Jewerly designed by

  • Wilhelmina Coultas
  • Mabel Favinger

Executed by

  • William W. Conrad

1969


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Century Guild
Great Britain
fl.1883-c.1892

Specialties


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


Chantecler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chantecler
e.1947
Capri
Coral jewelry.
• Jet-set and famous clientele.

Charles Boutet de Monvel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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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.


Charles Dutens

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charles Dutens
e.1753
Philadelphia
• Rings of every kind, earrings, seals, buckles, chains and diamond and topaz brooches.


Charles Goodyear

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charles Goodyear
e.1839
• Discovered the process for vulcanizing rubber. This led to the ability to create two part molds for the jewelry industry.


Charles Krall

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Charles Krall
e.1881
Great Britain
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturers
• Jewelers
Designer
• John Dando Sedding

Charles Pillet

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Charles Pillet
France
Paris
b.1869

Specialties

  • Medallist


Elijah & Charles Peacock

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Elijah & Charles Peacock
USA
Chicago IL
e.1837

Specialties

Founder: Elijah Peacock e. 1837

  • Charles Peacock (1838-1903)
  • C.D. Peacock
  • Chicago Fine Jewelry Retailer

Historically

1837

  • Lake Street

1871

  • Randolph & Franklin destroyed in Chicago fire
  • West Madison St.
  • Washington St.

Today


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Charles Boyton & Son

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Charles Boyton & Son
Great Britain
e.1934

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Worked for family firm.

1935

Designer

  • Charles Boyton


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Charles Horner & Son

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Charles Horner & Sons
fl.1900-1920
Halifax
Great Britain
• Silversmiths
• Pioneering manufacturers
• Jewelers
• Mass Produced simple Arts & Crafts style Liberty designs.

John Ruskin & Charles Eliot Norton

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Ruskin & Charles Eliot Norton
1874
Boston MA
• First organization offering classes and lectures on the crafts.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1868-1928
Glasgow
• Architect
• Designer
• While an architect he studied a the Glasgow School of Art.
• Befriended J. Herbert McNair.
• Married Margaret MacDonald, McNair married her sister, Frances.
• Leader of the Glasgow School.
• Befriended Josef Hoffmann & became involved in the Wiener Werkstätte.
• Jewelry and flatware made by Elkington & Co..
• Often marked David Hislop.
• Returned to his architecture career.

Charles Oliver Bruff

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Charles Oliver Bruff
USA
Maiden Lane, New York
e.c.1763

Specialties

  • Employed an English jeweler skilled in diamond and enamel work. They produced enameled lockets and hair plaited lockets.
  • Began to do lapidary work. This practice was frowned upon by Great Britain as they wanted the colonies to import products from them, not produce any of their own. This was the beginning of a national interest in manufacturing in the colonies.
  • Their lapidary produced seals with heraldic, arms, crests, figures, etc. to sell to customers as well as to other jewelers.
  • During the Revolution they made swords and other military items.


Charles Robert Ashbee

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Charles Robert Ashbee
Great Britain
1863-1942

Specialties

1887-88

  • Founder
  • Guild of Handicraft
  • Ashbee was the principal designer.
  • Guildsmen made up Ashbee's designs, learning their craft by trial and error.

1898

  • Translated Cellini's Treatises
  • Guild became a Limited Liability Company with a registered mark.

Honorary Member

  • Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreich-Secession, Vienna.

1915-1919

  • Professor in Cairo

1919-1923

  • Palestine


Christa Ehrlich

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Christa Ehrlich
Austria
e.1927

Specialties

  • Artist of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Designed for


Christian Dell

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Christian Dell
Germany
Wiesbaden
1893-1974

Specialties

  • Silversmith & Industrial Designer


Christopher Dresser

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Christopher Dresser
UK
London England
(1834-1904)

Specialties

Silver & plate designs executed by

Metalwork

Cast Iron

  • Coalbrookdale Co.


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Charlton & Co.

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Charlton & Co.
USA
New York
1909

Specialties

Currently

  • Grant A. Peacock, New York


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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Chicago Silver Co.

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Chicago Silver Co.
USA
Chicago, IL
e.1923-1945

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designer/Founder

  • Knut L. Gusafson

1945 -1964

  • Renamed Gustafson Craft.


Child & Child

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Child & Child
USA
London
1880-1916

Specialties

1880

  • Harold & Walter Child
  • Began as plate workers, became manufacturing jewelers c.1891.
  • Renaissance Revival
  • Art Nouveau
  • Edwardian Jewelry
  • Royal Warrant for Queen Alexandra.
  • Partnership dissolved in 1899 - Harold continued until 1916.

Specialty


Chopard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chopard
e.1860
Sold in 1963 to the Scheufeles
Switzerland
Ivory, Silver & Enamel Art Nouveau Jewelry.
• Precision Watches.
• Ladies Fine Jewelry.

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


Christopher Hughes and Company

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Christopher Hughes and Company
c.1773
Baltimore
• The shop was located at the corner of Market and Gay Streets and specialized in rose and knot buckles, Macaroni shoe buckles and rings set with gemstones.
• As was common during that time, they also sold paste and marcasite jewelry.

Cipullo

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Cipullo
Italy
Rome

Specialties

  • New York workshop

Assistant Designer

  • David Webb

Designer for

  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Cartier

1969

  • Designed Love Bracelet.
  • Design Themes: Nails, Dollar Signs, Knots and Rope.


Clarfeld & Springmeyer

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Clarfeld & Springmeyer
Hemer

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers

Designers


Clemens Friedell

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Clemens Friedell
USA
(1872-1963)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker


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Connell & Co.

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Connell & Co.
Great Britain
c.1839

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Retailed for

  • William Hutton & Sons
  • A.E. Jones


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Crosby & Morse

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Crosby & Morse
USA
Boston
c.1860

Specialties

  • Crosby was a manufacturing jewelry who also imported globally.
  • Morse was a noted gem cutter.
  • This partnership afforded their customers a wider variety of gem materials than any other store in the area.
  • Carried Byzantine mosaics and Etruscan revival jewelry.


Cusi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cusi
e. 1886
Milan
• Jeweler to the Royal Family, Duke of Aosta and Count of Turin.
1929
• Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino.

Cyril James Shiner

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Cyril James Shiner
England
Birmingham
b.1908

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Trained with Bernard Cuzner.
  • Studied a the Royal College of Art, London.

Designer for


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David W. Hislop

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David W. Hislop
e.1904-05
Glasgow
• Jeweler
• Watchmaker
• Stone dealer
Retailer for
• C. R. Mackintosh

Dagobert Peche

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Dagobert Peche
Austria
Vienna
(1887-1923)

Specialties

  • Dagobert Peche
  • b. Lungau, Austria w. Vienna, Austira
  • Designer - including jewelry.
  • Studied to be an Architect.

1911

1917

  • Took charge of the Zurich branch of the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Major influence in design at the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Jewelry described as "miniature sculptures."
  • Often disguised the function with decorative flourishes.


Dali

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dali
(1904 - 1989)
Spain
• Made Jewelry to Protest the Emphasis on Cost of Materials vs Design in Jewelry '
My object is to show the jeweler's art in true perspective - where the design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance time.
• Surrealist Design
• First jewelry pieces commissioned by Eric Ertman of Finland.

Dámaso Gallegos

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Dámaso Gallegos
Mexico
Taxco
(1890-1980) e.1941

Specialties

Worked for

  • Héctor Aguilar c.1940
  • Married to the sister of Isidro Garcia Pina (Maricela)

1941

  • Opened LaAmatista workshop

Style

  • Floral Pins.
  • Mexican scenic bracelets.
  • Hair Clips.
  • Table and Flatware.
  • Christmas pins & earrings (machine made, hand finished.)

1976

  • Dámaso Gallegos died.
  • His son, Antonio continued the business.


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Daniel Parker

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Daniel Parker
USA
Boston
(1726-1785) e.1752

Specialties


David Andersen

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David Andersen
Norway
e.1878

Specialties

  • Enameled Silver Jewelry
  • Much of their jewelry was exported around the world.

Founder

  • David Anderson
  • Arthur Anderson took over the company and added the hypen.

Late 19th century

  • Experimented with Enamel on silver.

1952

  • Ivar David Anderson Took over as head of the company.

Desigers


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Uni David-Andersen

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Uni David-Andersen
Norway

Specialties



David Orgell

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David Orgell
USA
Beverly Hills CA
c. late 1800s

Specialties

1800s

  • Orgell began in England as a purveyor of fine goods to the Royal Family and others.

1940s

  • Opened in Beverly Hills

1958

  • Moved to prestigious Rodeo Drive.

1989

  • David Orgell was purchased by the Soltani Family.

Today

  • Retailer of Fine Jewelry, Timepieces & Objets d’Art created under their own name as the David Orgell Collection.


Frederick Davis

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Frederick Davis
Mexico
Mexico City
1877 - 1960

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Ex-Pat American.

1910

  • Moved to Mexico working for the Sonora News Co.
  • Collected indigenous Mexican crafts and pre-Columbian art.
  • Opened a gallery that became a magnet for Mexican artists and distinguished collectors.

Jewelry

  • One of the first to produce jewelry in the now popular Mexican style.
  • Developed design ideas for jewelry inspired by pre-Columbian art and ancient symbols.
  • Employed excellent craftsman to execute his ideas.

Materials

1933

  • Merged with Frank Sanborn to run Sanborn's, exhibiting and selling work by the finest artisans and craftsmen in Mexico.

1961

  • Death of Frederick Davis.


De Grisogono

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
De Grisogono
e.1993
Geneva International
• Black Diamond Jewelry.

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Deakin & Francis
Great Britain
1786 - present

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Historically

Designer


Delheid

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Delheid
Belgium
e.c.1930

Specialties

  • Manufacturing silversmiths.


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Dériot

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Dériot
France
fl.1900-20

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths


Dinh Van

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Dinh Van
France
Paris
e.1976

Specialties

1960s

  • Employed by Cartier
  • Bold Geometric Cut-Out Designs


Dirk Van Erp Copper Shop

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Dirk Van Erp Copper Shop
USA
1908-77

Specialties

  • Metalworker

Designers

  • Dirk Van Erp
  • D'Arcy Gaw


Rafael Dominguez

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Rafael Dominguez
Mexico
Taxco
e.1943

Specialties

  • Rafael Dominguez - 1911-1980
  • Studied with Spratling
  • Owned Casa Dominguez silver and arts studio with his wive Juana.


Donald Claflin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Donald Claflin
( - 1979)
New York
Designer for
Webb
Tiffany & Co.
• Design Themes: fantasy, children's characters, fairy tales, strawberrys
Bulgari

Doris

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Doris
Mexico
Cuernavaca
1953-1971

Specialties

  • Shop in Cuernavaca


Drayson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Drayson
e.1936
London
Art Deco
• High Quality, Innovative, Elegant Jewelry
c.1930s
• Abstract Sculptural Jewels

Dryad Metal Works

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Dryad Metal Works
UK
e.1912

Specialties

  • Metalwork

Designer

  • William Pick


Dusausoy

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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.


E

E. Altenloh

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E. Altenloh
Belgium
Brussels
e.20th Century

Specialties

  • Manufacturing jewelers & silversmiths.
  • Jewelers to the Belgian court, Brussels.

Designer


Erik Granit

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Erik Granit
Finland
1930-1988

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Specialized in abstract modern designs and large rings.


E. & Co. Hinsdale

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Epaphras Hinsdale

E. Hinsdale & Co.

Taylor & Hinsdale
1801
Newark
• The first production shop specifically set up to manufacture jewelry in America.
• Hinsdale supplied jewelers in Newark, Norwich, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Alexandria and Augusta.
• Produced gold brooches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, chains and other goods at a price so reasonable others were able to re-sell at a profit.

E.H.H. Smith Silver Co.

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E.H.H. Smith Silver Co.
USA
c.1904-20

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


Ebbe Weiss-Weingart

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ebbe Weiss-Weingart
(1923-)
Salem
• Artisan Goldsmith

Edgar Brandt

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Edgar Brandt
France
Paris
1880-1960

Specialties

  • Metalworker
  • Jeweler

1908

  • Exhibited jewels at the Musée Galliera.

Motifs


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.


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.

Eduard Friedmann

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Eduard Friedmann
Austria
(1877-1920)

Specialties

  • Manufacturers: Jewelry & Silver

Designers Include


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Eduard Hueck

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Eduard Hueck
e.1864
Germany
• Metalwork Manufacturer
Designers
Peter Behrens
Joseph Maria Olbrich

Eduard Wollenweber

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Eduard Wollenweber
Germany
Munich
20th cen.

Specialties

  • Royal Bavarian Court Silversmith & Jeweler.
  • Favorite silversmith of King Ludwig II
  • Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893
  • Tableware


Edward Spencer

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Edward Spencer
England
London
(1872-1938)

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Metalworker

1903

Materials


Barnard, Edward, & Sons

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Barnard, Edward, & Sons
Great Britain
e.1829

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers

  • Jane Barnard
  • Charles Francis Annesley Voysey


Edward H. Breese

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Edward H. Breese
USA
Chicago, IL
e.c.1921-1940

Specialties

  • English born worked in Chicago.
  • Kalo style jewelry & metalwork.


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Eliakim

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Eliakim
c.1940s & 50s
Cairo
• Most Renowned Jewelry Salon in Cairo

Elizabeth Copeland

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Elizabeth Copeland
USA
1866-1957

Specialties


Elisabeth Treskow

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elisabeth Treskow
1898-1992
Germany

• Known for rediscovering granulation techniques used by ancient civilizations.
• Collected ancient jewelry and used it for her inspiration.
1937
• Exposition International des Arts et Techniques - Gold Medal
Collections featuring her work
• The Museum of Decorative Arts, Cologne.
• National Museum, Nuremburg.
• Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.

Elkington & Co.

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Elkington & Co.
UK
e.1836

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork
  • Silver and Plate

Founder

1875-1885

1935 Executed modern designs for

  • Reginald Hill
  • Frank Neville
  • John Walker


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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



Emil Lettré

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Emil Lettré
(1876-1954)
Hanau
Berlin
Vienna
• Artisan Craftsman/Jeweler & Silversmith

Enrique Ledesma

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Enrique Ledesma
Mexico
Taxco
e.1950

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Trained in his father's shop in Mexico City while a student of painting and sculpture.

Worked for

1950

  • Opened his own shop.

Style

  • Incorporates silver shapes into stone then polishes them together.
  • These unique creations are then set in necklaces and bracelets.

1979

  • Death of Enrique Ledesma.


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Erik Herløw

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Erik Herløw
Denmark
(1913-1991)

Specialties

  • Professor: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Enamel on Silver

Associated with


Erling Christoffersen

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Erling Christoffersen
Norway
Fredrikstad
e. 1932

Specialties

  • Leader of the PLUS Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, Norway.
  • Married to Anna Greta Eker


Ernst Riegel

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Ernst Riegel
Germany
(1871-1939)

Specialties

  • Jeweler, Gold & Silversmith
  • Art Nouveau Jugendstil Style.


Espezel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Espezel

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

Eugen Pflaumer

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Eugen Pflaumer
Austria

Specialties


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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Eugène Lefèbvre

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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.

F

F. Zerrenner

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F. Zerrenner
Germany
Pforsheim
c.1900

Specialties

Designer


F.A. Hoogendijk

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F.A. Hoogendijk
(1879-1934)
Netherlands
• Silversmith

Fabergé

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Fabergé
Russia
(1842 - 1920)

Specialties

  • Gold & Silversmiths to the Russian Imperial Court.
  • Specialized in enamel, working in the 18th century French style.

1842

  • Founded by Gustav Fabergé (1814-1893)

1870

  • Peter Carl Fabergé controls the firm.

1884

  • First Imperial Easter Egg Royal Warrant Awarded.

1897

  • Royal Warrant from Sweden & Norway.

1900

  • Carl Fabergé awarded the Legion d' Honeur for Paris Exhibition.

1918

  • Shut Down by the Russian Revolution.
  • Peter Carl Fabergé escaped and died in Switzerland.

Craftsmen


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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


Far-Fan

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Far-Fan
Mexico
Mexico City

Specialties

  • Plateria FarFan


Fasano

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fasano
1928
Turin
• Flower and Animal Motifs - Pheasant was their Trademark.
Enamel, Gold, Steel and High Quality Gemstones.


Félix Bracquemond

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Félix Bracquemond
France
1833-1914

Specialties

Designer


Felix Pfeifer

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Felix Pfeifer
Germany
(1871-1945)

Specialties

  • Medallist


Ferdinand Hauser

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ferdinand Hauser
(1865-?)
Vienna
Munich
• Goldsmith, Sculptor & Designer

Fessenden & Co.

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Fessenden & Co.
USA
1858-1922

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


Piedra y Plata

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Piedra y Plata
Mexico
Taxco
e.1950

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer

1950

  • Filipe Martinez opened Piedra y Plata.
  • Had a special interest in gemstones, setting them simply in unusual ways.
  • Sculptural designs with a sense of movement.


Flato

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Flato
USA
New York Beverly Hills Mexico City
(1900 - 1999)

Specialties

1920s

  • New York
  • Designers included Adolph Kleaty, George Headley and Fulco di Verdura
  • Whimsical Jewelry "Say it in Jewelry"

1937

  • Beverly Hills Location Serving Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and others

1970

  • Mexico City


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Fletcher & Gardiner

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Fletcher & Gardiner
USA
Boston Philadelphia
e.1808

Specialties


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Florence Ada Daish

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Florence Ada Daish
UK
fl.c.1930

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


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.


Forest Craft Guild

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Forest Craft Guild
USA
Grand Rapids MI
(1879-)

Specialties

  • Forest Emerson Mann, Founder.
  • Taught Arts & Crafts classes in Dayton OH.
  • Founded the Miami Pottery.

1902

  • Jewelry Studio, Grand Rapids, MI.

1905

  • Founded Forest Craft Guild.

Style

  • Hammered
  • Etched
  • Applied Patina (usually verdigris)

Repousse Materials


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.


Frances Richardson

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Frances Richardson
USA
Philadelphia PA
(1681-1729) e. 1700

Specialties



Frances MacBeth Glessner

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Frances MacBeth Glessner
1847-1922)
c.1904-1915

Chicago, IL
USA
• Silversmith
• Student of Madeline Wynne
• Student of A. Fogliati of Hull House.
• A wealthy socialite who studied metalwork as a hobby.
• Made bowls, ink stands, jars, hat pins and necklaces.

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.


Frank & Regine Juhls

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Frank & Regine Juhls
Norway
Kautokeino

Specialties

  • Traditional folk silver jewelry and modern silver jewelry.
  • Regine creates modern designs.


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Frank G. Hale

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Frank Gardner Hale
(1876-1945)
Chicago
1906
Guild of Handicraft with C.R. Ashbee
London
• Worked with Frederick Partridge
1907
• Boston: Society of Arts and Crafts

Frank Lloyd Wright

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Frank Lloyd Wright
c.1889
Oak Park, IL
USA
• Architect & Designer
• Geometrically embossed urns, candlesticks, lamps, silverware, etc.

Frank M. Whiting & Co.

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Frank M. Whiting & Co.
USA
c.1875-1940

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


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Frank S. Boyden Company

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Frank S. Boyden Company
USA
Madison, WI
1861-1943

Specialties

  • Joined with Fred C. Minuth to form Boyden-Minuth in 1918.


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Franz Boeres

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Franz Boeres
(1872-1956)
Germany
• Designer, Medalist & Modeler
1905-1919
• Collaboration with Theodor Fahrner.

Franz Kounitsky

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Franz Kounitsky
(1880-?)
Austria
• Medallist

Franz Mosgau

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Franz Mosgau
Germany
Berlin
e.1807-1900

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths

Designers


Frantz Hingelberg

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Frantz Hingelberg
Denmark
Arhus
e.1897

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer
  • Floral and foliate designs with naturalistic styling.

Designer

  • Svend Weihrauch (1899-?)


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Fred

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Fred
France
Paris Beverly Hills Houston New York Geneva Tokyo Hong Kong Cannes Monte Carlo Seoul
e.1936

Specialties

  • Pearls and Colored Gemstones
  • Celebrity Clients


Frederick Courthope

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Frederick Courthope
Great Britain
fl.1885-1915

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designer

  • John Dando Sedding


Frederick Davis

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Frederick Davis
Mexico
Mexico City
1877 - 1960

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Ex-Pat American.

1910

  • Moved to Mexico working for the Sonora News Co.
  • Collected indigenous Mexican crafts and pre-Columbian art.
  • Opened a gallery that became a magnet for Mexican artists and distinguished collectors.

Jewelry

  • One of the first to produce jewelry in the now popular Mexican style.
  • Developed design ideas for jewelry inspired by pre-Columbian art and ancient symbols.
  • Employed excellent craftsman to execute his ideas.

Materials

1933

  • Merged with Frank Sanborn to run Sanborn's, exhibiting and selling work by the finest artisans and craftsmen in Mexico.

1961

  • Death of Frederick Davis.


Frederick James Partridge

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Frederick James Partridge
UK
(1877-1942)

Specialties

1899-1901

  • Studied : Birmingham Municipal School of Art.

1902



Friedrich Becker

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Friedrich Becker
(1922-1997
e.1952
Dusseldorf
• Artisan Goldsmith/Jeweler
• Noted for his work in kinetic jewelry.
• Professor at the Düsseldorfer Kunsthochschule.
• First German artist to have a show at London's Goldsmiths' Hall.
• First goldsmith in their history to receive an Honorary doctorate from the London Royal College of Art.

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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Elizabeth Gage

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elizabeth Gage

London
Gold and Colored Gemstones, Baroque Pearls
• Use of Ancient Elements in Contemporary Design


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.


Galt Bros.

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Galt Bros.
c. 1800
Washington DC
• Pistols, swords, silverware, jewelry and medals.

Garrard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Garrard
e.1722
London
1802
• Robert Garrard Purchased the Business from George Wickes
1843
• Queen Victoria Appointed them Jewellers to the Crown
1910
• Refashioned the Sceptre to hold the Cullinan I
1937
• Created the Coronation Crown for Queen Elizabeth with the Koh-i-Noor
1981
• Supplied Princess Diana's Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

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.

Gazdar

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gazdar
e.1933
Bombay
• Quality Gemstones and Natural Pearls
• Popular with Hollywood Stars


Gebrüder Köberlin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Gebrüder Köberlin
e.20th cen.
Germany
• Manufacturing Silversmiths

Geiss

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Geiss
Germany
Berlin
(1771 1846)

Specialties


Georg Jensen

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Georg Jensen
Denmark
(1866-1935) e.1904

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer
  • Jeweler
  • Georg studied sculpture - Copenhagen Royal Academy.

c.1890s

1904

  • Established his own shop

Designers


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Georg Romer

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Georg Romer
(1868-1922)

Specialties

Medallist & Sculptor


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Georg Adam Scheid

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Georg Adam Scheid
Austria
Vienna
(1837-1921)

Specialties

  • Jeweler & Manufacturing Silversmith.
  • Noted for enamel work and niello.
  • Worked with Michael Markowitsch, Jeweler & Silversmith.

1862

  • Opened the partnership of Markowitsch & Schied.

1882

  • Schied Opened a Jewelry Factory.

1911

  • Retired.


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George Dorwig

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George Dorwig
USA
Baltimore
c.1773

Specialties


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George Hart

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George Hart
b. 1882
Great Britain
•Silversmith and designer
•Member of Guild of Handicraft prior to starting his own business.

George Hunt

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George Hunt
fl.1910-40
Great Britain
• Jeweler

George W. Shiebler & Co.

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George W. Shiebler & Co.
USA
Brooklyn NY
e.1876-1910

Specialties

  • Purchased Coles & Reynolds spoon makers.
  • Purchase machines, dies and designs from various concerns.

Produced

  • Flatware
  • Holloware,
  • Novelties
  • Souvenir Spoons
  • Jewelry

1907


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Georges Delrue

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Georges Delrue
(1920 - 2010)
e.c.1950
Montrea,
Canada
• Modernist Jewelry Designer.
• Designs in wax and casts in precious metal.


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


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

Gerardo López

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Gerardo López
Mexico
Taxco
c.1939-c.1965

Specialties

  • Father to jewelry artisan Julio César López Heydeck.


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Koninklijke Gerritsen & Van Kempen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Royal Gerritsen & Van Kempen
e.1925-1960
Zeist
• Royal Silversmiths.
• Gerritsen Merger with K.N.E.B. Van Kempen (e.1835).

Ghiso

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ghiso
e. c.1890s - c.1960s
Buenos Aires
c.1900-c.1940s Paris Branch
? - C.1940s New York
• Used Freelance Designers - Exported to Buenos Aires and New York.

Gilbert Leigh Marks

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Gilbert Leigh Marks
UK
London England
(1861-1905) e.1885

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker
  • Studied under Johnson, Walker & Tolhurst.

1885

  • Set himself up as a silversmith.

1896

  • Registered his Mark.


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Giuliano

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Giuliano
e.1874-1914 (own shop)
c.1860 London
1860-1874
• Outsourced to Hunt & Roskell, C.F. Hancock & Robert Phillips
Renaissance Revival Style
• Lozenge-shaped Pendants
Champlevé, Basse-Taille and en Ronde Bosse Enamel
1895
• Carlo Giuliano dies and sons Carlo Joseph and Arthur Alphonse ran the business until 1914


Giuseppe Capogrossi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Giuseppe Capogrossi
e.
Rome
• Abstract claw motif jewelry.
• Designs executed by Pomodoro Bros.


Golay Fils & Stahl

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Golay Fils & Stahl
e.1837
Geneva
1896
• King Carol I of Romania.
• Jeweler the Royal Family of Romania.
• Other Royal Customers: Kim Damrong of Siam and the Maharajah of Baroda.
1961
• Purchased by Jacques Wolfgang - A Longtime Vendor to the Firm.
1976
• Jesse Wolfgang Took Ownership.


Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
e.1898-1952
London
• Silversmiths
• Goldsmiths
• Manufacturers
• Retailers
c. 1930s Executed designs for
Bernard Cuzner
Arthur Edward Harvey
• S.J Day
• Leslie Durbin

Gorham Manufacturing

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Stamped Mark
Jabez Gorham
e.1806
J. Gorham & Son
e.1841
Gorham Manufacturing
e.1831
Providence RI
USA
Jabez Gorham (1792-1869)
• Apprentice to Nehemiah Dodge
• Clock and watch maker
• Goldsmith
• Jeweler
• Gold beads, earrings, pins, rings and “French” filigree.
• Gorham chain
• 1st to wholesale jewelry in America
J. Gorham & Son
• Manufactured household items in silver.
Gorham Manufacturing Company
• Manufacturers
Designers
• William Christmas Codman
• Ernest W. Campbell
E. Magnussen
c.1865
• Using steam power they revolutionized silver production in America.
• Mass produced silverware.
c.1890
• Attempted to follow the English craft revival movement.
• Special design group was established.
• Lead by English silversmith William Codman.
• Produced jewelry and silverwork in the crafts tradition.
Martelé
• Silver & Jewelry in the Art Nouveau style by Gorham.

Grachev Bros

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Grachev Bros
Russia
e.1866-c.1917

Specialties

  • Silversmiths & Enamellists.



Graff

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Graff
e.1960
London
Specializes in the World's Finest Diamonds
• Star of Bombay
Emperor Maximilian
Idol's Eye
Wittelsbach

Grann & Laglye

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Grann & Laglye
Denmark
(1906-1955)

Specialties

Founders

  • Johannes Laglye
  • Johannes Grann
  • Manufacturer
  • Produced designs by Laglye & others.


Greenleaf & Crosby

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Greenleaf & Crosby
e.1867
Jacksonville
• Florida souvenirs and jewelry.
1887
• St. Augustine - Alacazar.
1895
• Palm Beach – Royal Poinciana Hotel.
1900
• Miami – Breakers & Royal Hotel.

Grete Prytz Kittelsen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Grete Prytz Kittelsen (Korsmo)
(1917 -2010)
Oslo, Norway
• Goldsmith & Enamelist
• Designed, jewelry & one-of-a-kind silver items.
1941
• Goldsmithing Diploma
Designed for
J. Tostrup in the 1940s-50s (her family's firm)


Grima

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Andrew Grima
(1921 - 2007)
e.1966 London
e.1970 New York
e.1971 Zurich
e.1972 Tokyo
e.1987 Lugano
e.1992 Gstaad
• Organic forms, textured wire
1970
• Appointed jeweler to the Queen

Gübelin

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Gübelin
Switzerland
Lucerne
e.1854

Specialties

  • Began as Watchmakers.

1923

  • Added jewelry & established an international gemological laboratory.

2004

  • Celebrated 150 years in business.



Guild of Handicraft

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Guild of Handicraft
e.1888-1907
London
Chipping Campden
• Began as a craft guild & later was commercialized and became a Limited Company c.1902.
• Jewelry
• Metalwork
Founder & Designer
C.R. Ashbee
Members
George Hart
Frederick James Partridge
John Pearson
John Williams
1890
• Moved in to Essex House and installed William Morris's Kelmscott Press equipment.

Gump's

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Gump’s
e.1861
San Francisco
• Evolved from selling decorative objects to the newly rich in SF to exotic items from the East including jade jewelry.

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Gundorph Albertus
Denmark
Copenhagen
1887 - 1970

Specialties

  • Silversmith & Sculptor
  • Graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 1915.
  • Worked as a silversmith in Munich & Paris

1911

  • Joined the Jensen group from c.1911-c.1940s.
  • Worked to preserve Georg Jensen's ideals, keeping them fresh and updated.


Klingert, Gustaf G.

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Klingert, Gustaf G.
Russia
e.c.1890-1915

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Gustafson Craft

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustafson Craft
e.1945-1964

Chicago, IL
USA
• Formerly Chicago Silver Co.
• Gustafson's designs had a Scandinavian influence (he trained in Stockholm.)
• Gustafson sold his dies to Spaulding & Co. who still produce his silver lines.


Gustav Manz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustav Manz
(1865-1946)
e.1892
New York City
• Master Jewelery - Manufacturing Jeweler for the great jewelry houses.
• Noted for his animal jewelry which he often modeled from live animals.
• Other designs were often from nature: leaves, branches, reeds, flowers, etc.
• Designes from other cultures included Egyptian, Aztec, Japanese & Persian , Classical Greece & Rome.
Manufactured for
Tiffany & Co.
Marcus & Co.
Cartier
Shreve, Crump & Low
Black, Starr & Frost
Marcus & Co.
Gorham
Raymond Yard
1893
• Immigrated to the U.S. after having lived, studied and worked in Stuttgart, Manz, Paris, England and South Africa.
C.1900
• Business associations with the Bachems and Walter McTiegue.
1901 - 1903
• Offices at 41 Maiden Lane
1904
• Created jewels for F. Walter Lawrence for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
1922-1934
• 1 & 2 W. 47th St.
1944
• 42 W. 48th St.
2/16/1946
• Death of Gustav Manz.

Gustav Stickley

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Gustav Stickley
USA
1858-1942

Specialties

  • Metalwork


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Gustave Keller

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Gustave Keller
e.1857

France
• Manufacturing Silversmiths.

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.


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.

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Hans Stern

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hans Stern
Rio de Janeiro
• Manufacturing & Retail
• Major producer of Gems and Jewelry in Brazil.

H. & Co. Meyen

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H. & Co. Meyen
Germany
Berlin
mid 19th-mid 20th cen.

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths



Hadfried Rinke

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hadfried Rinke
(1933-
Worpswede
• Artisan Jeweler
• Exhibitions in Milan, Brussels, Munich, etc.


Werkstätte Hagenauer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Werkstätte Hagenauer
Karl Hagenauer
e.1898
Vienna
Austria
• Hagenauer workshop
• Gold and silversmith
• Belonged to the Wiener Werkstätte
• Designed until his death in 1986

Hagener Silberschmiede

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Hagener Silberschmiede
(1910-1914)
Germany
• Workshop
Zwollo
Manufactured for
• F.H. Emke
• J.L.M. Lauweriks
• F.H. Ernst Schneidler

Hammerman

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hammerman
e. 1946
New York
• High quality well manufactured jewelry

Hans Hansen

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Hans Hansen
Denmark
Kolding
(1884-1940) e.1906

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designers

1920s

  • Producing his own line

1932

  • Began producing jewelry.
  • Designed by Karl Gustav Hansen.

1940

  • Hans Hansen Died.
  • K.G. Hansen took over the Hans Hansen Silversmithy.

1992


Karl Gustav Hansen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Karl Gustav Hansen
1914-
Denmark
• Silversmith
• Began his training at 16 with his father.
• Opened a workshop with his father.
Designer for
Hans Hansen
1940
• Took over the Hans Hansen Silversmithy.
2001
• The Karl Gustav Hansen award was created.
• Awarded each year to an outstanding Danish silver designer.

Harald Nielsen

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Harald Nielsen
Denmark
(1892-1977)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Introduced a modern style to Danish jewelry.
  • Experimented with mixed-metals.
  • Brother-in-law to Georg Jensen (3rd wife's brother).
  • Silversmith

Designer for

  • Georg Jensen
  • Artistic leader for Jensen following Georg's death.


Harald Slott-Moller

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Harald Slott-Moller
1864-1937
Denmark
• Jeweler
• Specialized in Enamel.
Designer for
Georg Jensen
Michelsen

Harold Stabler

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Harold Stabler
England
London
(1872-1945)

Specialties

Designer for


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Harold Lukens Doolittle

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Harold Lukens Doolittle
USA
1883-1974

Specialties

  • Craftsman
  • Brasswork


Harro Magnussen

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Harro Magnussen
Germany
(1861-1908)

Specialties

  • Medalist


Harry Sørby

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Harry Sørby
Norway
(1905-1988)

Specialties

Designer for



Harry Winston

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Harry Winston
(1896-1978)
New York
• Created platinum settings for gemstones that were fflexible
• Bought and sold many famous gems and jewelry collections
• Made major gemstone donations to museum collections.


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


W.H. Haseler & Co.

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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W.H. Haseler & Co.
e.1850
Birmingham
•Manufacturers
•Silver
•Jewelry
1899 - 1927
• Manufactured 'Cymric' for Liberty & Co.


Hermann Häussler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hermann Häussler
Dates Unknown
Germany
• Designer
1908-1911
• Staff designer & enameler for Theodor Fahrner.
• Specialized in enameled flower designs.


Heath & Middleton

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Heath & Middleton
1887-1909
Great Britain
• Manufacturers (Silver & Plate)
• Metalwork
Designer
Christopher Dresser

Héctor Aguilar

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Héctor Aguilar
Mexico
Taxco
e. 1939

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Shop Manager at Taller de las Delicias for Spratling

1939
Opened his own shop.Taller Borda. He was joined there by

  • Julio Carbajal Lopez
  • Pedro & Juan Castillo
  • Slavador Garcia
  • Hector & Alfonso Gomez
  • Luis Reyes, A former Spratling salesman.

1941

  • Valentin Vidaurreta arrived in Taxco and collaborated with Aguilar until he died.
  • Worked in elaborate floral designs that became famous.

1943

  • Awarded a jewelry production contract for the costume jewelry company, Coro.

1948

  • Opened Taller Borda jewelry retail outlet, Taxco.

1966

  • Aguilar workshops closed, Héctor retired.

1986

  • Death of Héctor Aguilar.


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Heinrich Kautsch

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Heinrich Kautsch
(1859–1943)
b. Prague
d. Vienna
• Medallist & Sculptor
1882
School of Applied Arts, Prague - Professor.
1887
• Curator - Museum, Budweis.
1888
• Published Goldsmiths of the 15th to 19th Century.
1889
• Studied in Paris.

Heinrich Levinger

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Heinrich Levinger
e.1875
Pforzheim
Germany
• Manufacturing Jeweler
• Specialized in Jugendstil and Plique-à-jour.
Designer
• O. Purtscher

Heintz Art Metal Shop

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Otto Heintz
e.1902

Buffalo, NY
USA
1902
• Opened the Art Crafts Shop.
• Made copper items with enamel decoration.
1906
• Renamed Heintz Art Metal Shop.
• Switched to bronze with sterling silver overlay and chemical patinas.
• Bowls, vases, candlesticks, etc. & jewelry.
1918
• Otto Heintz Died.
• Fred Smith, employee opened his own shop, Smith Metal Arts Co.
1930
• Closed.

Hemmerle

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hemmerle
e.1893
Munich
  • Originally Produced Medals and Ornaments for the Bavarian Court
  • Noted for Enamel and Filigree Work


Hénin et Cie

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

France
•Manufacturing Silversmiths.

Hennel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hennel
e.1736
London
Origins
• Silverware manufacturers
• Evolved into an important pearl dealer

Henning Koppel

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Henning Koppel
Denmark
(1917-1982)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Abstract & sculptural designs.
  • Studied sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Paris.
  • Studied under Harald Nielsen.

1946

  • Innovative Designer for Georg Jensen.
  • Created a vast array of jewelry, tableware and watches for Jensen.


Henri Husson

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Henri Husson
1852-1914
Paris
France
• Goldsmith
• Designer - Jewelry and flatware.
• Sold his work through H. Hébrard.

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.

Henri Michael Antoine Chapu

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Henri Michael Antoine Chapu
France
1833-1891

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Henrik Wigström

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Henrik Wigström
Russia & Finland
c.1862-1930

Specialties


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Henry Dunay

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Henry Dunay
USA
New York NY
(1935 - ) e.1956

Specialties

  • Specialty Pavé-Set Jewelry


Henry Clemens van de Velde

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Henry Clemens van de Velde
b.Belgium - Weimer & Various European Countries
(1863-1957)

Specialties

1905

  • Established the Grand-Ducal School of Arts and Crafts.
  • Involved in the German Werkbund.

Designer

  • La Maison Moderne Interiors
  • Furniture for Bing's L'Art Nouveau.


Henry George Murphy

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Henry George Murphy
UK
London England
(1884-1939) e.1913

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Studied and taught at the Central School of Arts Crafts, London.

1913

  • Opened his own shop.


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Henry J. Wilson

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Henry J. Wilson
England
London
(1864-1934) e.1895

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker

Designer for

  • Longden & Co.

c.1895

1901

  • Teacher - Metalwork & enamelling - Royal College of Art.


Herbert Zeitner

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Herbert Zeitner
(1900-1988)
Berlin
Lüneburg
• Gold & Silversmith
• Produced jewelry with Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus & Modernist influences.
1914-1921
• Fellow, National Design Academy, Hanau.
1930
German Society for Goldsmiths'
1939
• Director, Master Class for Goldsmiths, Prussian Academy of Arts, Berlin
1945
• Moved to Lüneburg.
1954-1959
• Chairman of the group Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony Association of Craft.


Herbert Percy Horne

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Herbert Percy Horne
1864-1916
Great Britain
• Designer
• Metalwork Designs for Century Guild

Herman Marcus

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Herman Marcus
1850
Marcus & Co.
New York
• Immigrated from Dresdin
• Worked for Ball, Black & Co. and Tiffany & Co.
• Connoisseur of Cameos.
1864
• Joined Theodore B. Starr
1900 Paris Exposition
Marcus & Co. featured a collection of extremely delicate plique-à-jour flowers in the French style.


Hermann Hahn

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Hermann Hahn
(1868-1939)
• Medalist & Sculptor

Hermann Robert Catumby Hirzel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hermann Robert Catumby Hirzel
(1864-1939)
Berlin & Munich
Germany
• Jewelry Designer
Designed for
Vereinigte Werkstätte Für Kunst Im Handwerk
• Louis Werner

Hermann Sudfelt & Co.

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Hermann Sudfelt & Co.
Austria
e.1835

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers



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.

Hoeker & Zoon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Hoeker en Zoon
(Hoeker & Son)
(1862-c.?
Amsterdam
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturing/retailing jewelry.

Holger Kyster

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Holger Kyster
Denmark
Kolding
(1872-1944) e.1900

Specialties

  • Manufacturer

Producer for


Hubert Harmon

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Hubert Harmon
Mexico
Taxco
c.1942-1948

Specialties

  • An American designer who worked briefly in Taxco designing silver jewelry.
  • Whimsical designs without any Mexican cultural influence.
  • Worked in brass and other metals.
  • Trained in Paris.

Worked for

  • Schiaparelli
  • Jean Patou
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Moved to Taxco c. 1942
  • Also used a Pair of Feet with Wings as a Maker's Mark.


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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.


Hugh Wallis

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Hugh Wallis
Great Britain
fl.1895-1935

Specialties

  • Metalworker



Hukin & Heath

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Hukin & Heath
e.1855-1953
Birmingham
• Manufacturers
• Silver and Plate
Executed designs for
• Metalworker Christopher Dresser c.1878.
• Metalworker Arthur Edward Harvey c.1930s.

Hull-House Shops

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hull House Shops
e.1889-2012
Chicago, IL
USA
• Settlement house for recent European immigrants.
• Porvided social and educational opportunities for working class people.
Founders
• Jane Addams
• Ellen Gates Starr
Hull House Shops
• George Twose, manager
Chicago Arts & Crafts Society
Labor Museum
• Residents practiced old-country crafts.

Hunt & Roskell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Hunt & Roskell
e.1843 c.1897
London
• Fine watches and jewelry

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Inga-Britt Dahlquist

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Inga-Britt Dahlquist (Ibe)
(1924 -1996)
Stockholm, Sweden
• Had a jewelry workshop in Stockholm with Olov Barve.
Designer for
Georg Jensen.


International Silver Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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International Silver Co.
e. 1898
American
• Silversmith
• Manufacturer
• The company is a conglomeration of 16 separate companies, and the purchase of many more.

Isidro Garcia Piña

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Isidro Garcia Piña
Mexico
Taxco
e.1943 closed 1986

Specialties

  • Named his taller for his daughter, Maricela.
  • Became a silversmith by training with his brother-in-law, Damaso Gallegos.
  • Worked in .950 silver.

Style

  • Circular with floral elements.
  • Vines
    Pre-Columbian motifs.
  • Spirals & pinwheels.
  • Naturalistic silver orchids.
  • Scrolls.


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J. Friedmann's Nachfolger

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J. Friedmann's Nachfolger
Germany
20th cen.

Specialties

  • Silversmiths & Jewelers

Designers


J. Schijfsma

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J. Schijfsma
Woudsend Sneek
e.1844-1942

Specialties

Father & Son (both Johannes) Silversmiths.


Jens Sigsgaard

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Jens Sigsgaard
Denmark
1933-1960

Specialties

  • Assay Master


J. Steltman

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Steltman
(1891-1961)
e.1917
The Hague
• Jeweler specializing in Enamel.
Style
• Flower & Plant Motifs.
• Lotus Flower.
1961
• Death of John Steltman.
• Name Change to Steltman Jeweller, acquired by William Baker.
1973
• John van der Vet took over the jewelry.
1977
• Fred Brom became director.


J.A. Jacobs

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J.A. Jacobs
(1885-1968)
Netherlands
• Silversmith & Jeweler

J.C. Klinkosch

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J.C. Klinkosch
e.1797
Vienna
• Metalwork Manufacturers
• Silversmith
• Imperial Warrant to the Court of Franz Josef
• Knighted - Joseph Carl Ritter von Klinkosch.
1835-1839
• Apprentice to his father, Carl Klinkosch Kempenich.
1844
• Certified Silversmith.
1864 - 1870
• Partnership with Stephan Mayerhofer
• Mayerhofer & Klinkosch
1870
• Renamed Klinkosch J C
1884
• Retired and left the business to sons Arthur and Isidor.
1889
• Josef Carl Klinkosch Died.
1918
• Incorporated into the Arthur Krupp Company
• JC Klinkosch AG
1972
• No longer listed in the Commercial Register.
Designers
Josef Hoffmann
Otto Prutscher

J.E. Caldwell Co.

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J.E. Caldwell Co.
USA
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
e.1839

Specialties


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J. Herbert McNair

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J. Herbert McNair
UK
1868-1955

Specialties

  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Designer


J.M. Michel Cazin

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J.M. Michel Cazin
France
1869-1917

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Jabez Baldwin

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Jabez Baldwin
USA
e.1813

Specialties

  • Gold and Silversmith

1813

  • Acquired John McFarlane’s business

1822

  • John J. Low apprenticed with Baldwin and became partner

1822-1840

  • Many partnerships


Jacques Callot

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Jacques Callot
France
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Jacques Feys

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Jacques Feys
Belgium
e.c.1900

Specialties

  • Jeweler


James Jacks

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Jacks
1797-1800
Philadelphia
Gold enameled necklaces and earrings, diamond bracelets, watch chains, lockets and rings.

Jaeger Lecoultre

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Jaeger Lecoultre
Switzerland
Le Sentier, Vaud
e.1833

Specialties

  • Fine watches & clocks.

1844

  • Created the millionometer.

1847

  • Invented push device eliminating watch keys.

1866

  • Began manufacturing movements.

1902

  • Movements for Patek Philippe.

1937

  • Jaeger-Lecoultre merger.


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Jais Nielsen

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Jais Nielsen
Denmark
(1885-1961)

Specialties

  • Used porcelain in his designs.
  • His designs were executed by A. Dragsted


James Bennett

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Bennett
c.1768
New York
• Ladies shoe buckles, earrings, hair pins and egrets, seals, necklaces, combs, lockets, buttons and mourning rings with hairwork.

James Boyer

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James Boyer
USA
Boston MA
1700-1741

Specialties

  • Jeweler and stone setter.


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James Craig

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James Craig
e.1746
Williamsburg
• George Washington was a customer, purchasing garnet earrings and mourning rings.
• Craig was pro-American, manufacturing during the time that the colonies were gearing up to separate from England.

James H. Winn

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James H. Winn
(1866-c.1940)
e.1905-1929
Chicago, IL
USA
• Former jewelry manufacturer/businessman.
• Made jewelry with Art Nouveau styling and Arts & Crafts methods.
• Necklaces
• Bracelets
• Watch Fobs
• Taught classes in his workshop in the Fine Arts Building.
• After WWI closed shop and moved to Pasadena, California to paint and sculpt.

James Dixon & Sons

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James Dixon & Sons
Great Britain
Sheffield
e.1806

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

c.1879


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James Powell & Sons

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James Powell & Sons
UK
e.1834

Specialties

Silver Mounts for their own Glassware


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James W. Dixon

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James W. Dixon
e.1806
c.1992
London
• Silversmiths
• Platers
Britannia Metal Work
• Staybright & Firth Markings on Stainless

Jan Eisenloeffel

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Jan Eisenloeffel
Netherlands
Sieraden
(1876-1957)

Specialties

  • Silversmith & Designer.
  • Arts & Crafts "Amsterdam School".
  • Moorish style enamelled brooches & buckles.
  • Also designed metalwork for applied arts.

Designed for

1908


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Jan Kriege

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Jan Kriege
(1884-1944)
Netherlands
• Silversmith & Jeweler


Jan Salakari

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Jan Salakari
1932-
Finland
Designer for
Kaunis Koru


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


Janna Thomas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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c.1940-1980
Taxco, Mexico

• New York City designer with a workshop in Taxco, employing Taxco trained silversmiths.
1965-1980
• Made silver items for Tiffany.


JAR

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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.


Robert R. Jarvie

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Robert R. Jarvie
1865-1940
American
• Silversmith
• Self taught Metalworker
• Advertised himself in House Beautiful as the "Candlestick Maker."
1904
• Opened the Jarvie Shop and changed his avocation to his vocation.
c.1905-1910
• Added gold and silver to his line.
1912
• Commissioned to create trophies by the Union Stock Yard Co.
• Moved to the Old English Cottage building at the Chicago stockyards.
Assistants
John Petterson
Knut Gustafson
1920
• Closed shop and went to work for C.D. Peacock.

Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau
France
Paris
1889 - 1963

Specialties

  • Avant-Garde Artist


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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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 Goulden

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Jean Goulden
1878-1947

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

Jean-Baptiste Daniel Dupuis

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Jean-Baptiste Daniel Dupuis
France
1849-99

Specialties

Medallist


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.


Jeremiah Dummer

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Jeremiah Dummer
USA
Boston MA
(1645-1718)

Specialties

  • First American trained goldsmith.
  • Specialized in mourning rings or "funeral rings" given out to mourners at a funeral.

1693


Jessie M. Preston

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Jessie M. Preston
e.1900
Chicago, IL
USA
• Used pearls, opals, abalone and bits of stone arranged into patterns for her nature inspired (often floral) jewelry designs.
1895
• Concluded studies at the Art Institute.
1900-1980
• Studio in the Fine Arts building.

Johan Rohde

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Johan Rohde
Denmark
(1856-1935)

Specialties

  • Trained as a painter.
  • Worked primarily in gold.
  • Helped develop a skønvirke school.

c.1906 Designer for


Johann Michael Wilm

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Johann Michael Wilm
Germany
Munich
(1885-1963)

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Specialized
  • Granulation.
  • Byzantine cloisonné enamel techniques.
  • Delicate leaf and flower motifs with gems


Johann Vincenze Cissarz

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Johann Vincenze Cissarz
Germany
1873-1942

Specialties

  • Medallist, Silver Designer, Painter

Designed for

  • Alfred Berger


Johannes Blinxma

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Johannes Blinxma
Netherlands
1872-1941

Specialties

  • Silversmith

Designer for



Johannes Ködding

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Johannes Ködding
b.1876
Germany
• Medalist

John Brogden

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John Brogden
USA
London
1842-1885

Specialties

1829

  • Brogden and Garlend.

1835-1841

  • Garland and Watherston

1842-1864

  • Partner in Watherston and Brogden.

1851, 1862, 1867 & 1878

  • Exhibited a the exhibitions, gold medal in 1867.


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John McFarlane

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John McFarlane
USA
Boston MA
c.1769

Specialties

  • Watches and novelties
  • According to Proddow & Healy (p.12)...said by some today to be the forerunner of all jewelry establishments in America.


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John Pearson

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John Pearson
UK
fl.1895-1925

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker

Associated with


John Williams

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John Williams
Great Britain
fl.1890-1915

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker

Member


John O. Bellis

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John O. Bellis
USA
d.1943

Specialties

  • Silversmith


John Paul Cooper

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John Paul Cooper
Great Britain
Birmingham
1869-1933

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

1897

  • Began to work with metal.

1899

1901

  • Head of Metalwork Department, Birmingham School of Art.

1906

  • Began to work with Japanese mixed metal techniques.


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John Paul Grimke

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Paul Grimke
e.1741
Charleston
• A diamond importer as well as a jeweler.
• One of the first American jewelers to offer "diamond work".


Jones & Crompton

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Jones & Crompton
fl.c.1900
Great Britain
• Silversmith
• Manufacturers

Albert Edward Jones

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Albert Edward Jones
1879-1954
Great Britain
• Silversmith
• Jeweler

Jones, Ball & Poor

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e.1849
Boston
• Most advanced jewelry store in the United States.
• Separate retail and wholesale entrances.
• Vault provided for use by customers to store their goods.
• Workshop below street level.
1852
• Benjamin Shreve joined
1869
• Charles H. Crump joined and Shreve, Crump & Low was formed.


Josef Hoffmann

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Josef Hoffmann
(1870-1956)
b. German
w. Austria
• Architect, Sculptor & Designer
• Influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
• Studied architecture in Munich.
1887
Brunn's Hohere Staatsgewerbeschule.
1892
Akademie der bildenden Kunste.
1895
• Awarded the "Rome Prize," a fellowship.
1897
• Founding member of the Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreichs (Vienna Secession).
1899
• Professor at Kunstgewerbeschule until 1936.
1903
• With Koloman Moser, founded Wiener Werkstätte.
• Designed for Wiener Werkstätte until 1931.
• Goal was to provide quality goods for the home.
1920
• Founded Oesterreichische Werkbund.

Josef Hossfeld

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Josef Hossfeld
c.1900
Vienna, Austria
• Master Silversmith
• Member of the Wiener Werkstätte

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Josef Siess
Austria
Vienna

Specialties

  • Jewelry Manufacturer
  • Abstract designs.


Josef Maria Olbrich

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Josef Maria Olbrich
Germany
(1867-1908) c.1899

Specialties

  • Architect & Designer

1897

  • Co-Founder of the "Vienna Secession".

c.1899-?

  • Founder of Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

1907

  • Founding member: German Werkbundes.

Designed for

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Joseph Cooke

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Joseph Cooke
c. 1784
Philadelphia
• Set up a production company for the manufacture of miniatures and hairwork.


Joseph Hodel

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Joseph Hodel
fl.1890-1915
Great Britain
• Metalwork
• Associated with Bromsgrove Guild

Joseph Kowarzik

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Joseph Kowarzik
(1860-1911)
Austria
• Medallist

Joseph Lorenzl

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Joseph Lorenzl
(1892-1950)
Vienna, Austria
• Sculptor & Ceramicist
• Worked in the Art Deco style.

Joseph Pauser

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Joseph Pauser
Germany
e.20th cen.

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designers


Joseph Richardson

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Joseph Richardson
USA
Philadelphia PA New York NY
e.1757

Specialties

Founders:
Joseph Richardson
Daniel Christian Fueter
(1720-1785)
e.1757

  • Struck silver medals for presentation to the Indians during the French and Indian Wars and on other occasions.
  • Gold clasps for fastening necklaces, chatelaine hooks, gold bead necklaces, buckles, and chains were some of the popular items made by Richardson and Fueter.


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Jørgen Jensen

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Jørgen Jensen
Denmark
(1895-1966) e.1931

Specialties

  • Son of Georg Jensen.
  • Manufacturer
  • Had his own workshop in Stockholm c.1923.

c. 1930s - 1962


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Juan Valenti

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Juan Valenti
(1886-1958)
b.Barcelona
• Manufacturing & Retail Jeweler
• Designed and made jewelry from early youth onward.



Jul Hügler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Julius Hügler
e.1872
Vienna
Bad Gastein
Rio de Janerio
• Manufacturing Jewelers
• Jewelers to the Imperial Court.

Jules Clément Chaplain

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Jules Clément Chaplain
France
1839-1909

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Medallist


Julius Cohen

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Julius Cohen
USA
New York
e.1956

Specialties

Trained by

  • Oscar Heyman & Bros.
  • Well Designed and Executed Fine Jewelry
  • Renowned for Serving Customers at Home


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Zimpel, Julius

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Zimpel, Julius
Austria
Vienna
(1896-1925)

Specialties

Founder: Julius Zimpel - (1896-1925)

  • Designer

Studied: Kunstgewerbeschule.

  • Designed metalwork and jewelry for the Wiener Werkstätte
  • Works produced by the Wiener Werkstätte, even after his death.

1916

  • Taught at a school for jewelry.


Julius Olaf Randahl

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Julius Olaf Randahl
USA
Chicago IL
1880-1972

Specialties

  • Silversmith

1907-1910

  • Worked for Clara Welles.

1910

  • Created Julmat with Matthias W. Hanck, the association lasted one year.
  • Created Holloware until WWI.
  • Added Modern equipment to partially automate production.
  • Employed 15-20 craftspersons.

1930s

  • Kept the business going by mortgaging his home and cutting workers back to half time.

1950

  • The Randahl Shop
  • Included his sons Julius and E. Scott.
  • Moved the manufacturing to Skokie.

1957

  • Purchased the Cellini Craft workshop to get their experienced employees.

1963

  • Brothers bought a jewelry store.

1965

  • Reed & Barton bought their tools and dies and created a Randahl Division to continue making Randahl designs.


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Just Andersen

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Just Andersen
Denmark
b.Greenland, Copenhagen
1884-1943, e.1915

Specialties

1918

  • Just Andersen Pewter opened in Copenhagen.
  • With wife Alba, Silversmith & Chaser.

Designers

  • Just Andersen (1884-1943)
  • Ellen Schlanbusch c. 1950


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Kaija Aarikka

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Kaija Aarikka
Finland
1929-

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Trained in fashion and textiles.

1950

  • Began to make jewelry.
  • Specialized in wood & metal designs.


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Kaj Sølvsmedie Bojesens
Denmark
e. 1913

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designers

  • Kaj Bojesen, Designer (1886-1958)
  • Magnus Stephensen, Designer (1903-?)


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Kalevala Koru

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Kalevala Koru
Finland

Specialties

  • Began as manufacturer of ancient "retrospective" jewelry copying the finds from archaeological digs.
  • Manufacture (and some design) of modern Finnish silver jewelry.

Designers


Kalo Shops

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c.1900-70
Chicago
• Workshops for Jewelry & Silverware
• Founded by Clara P. Barack
• Simple silver jewelry with natural motifs & visible hammer marks.
• Created jewelry and copper trays, desk accessories, etc. for there shop on Michigan Ave.
• Early designs were angular, later they were know for rounding edges for strength.
• Later added a full line of silver table items.
1914
• Workshop moved from the Welle's home to the shop at 32 N. Michigan Ave.
Later
• Purchased a building on Ontario Street for the shop and the workshop.
1936
• Moved to 222 S. Michigan Ave.
Designers
• Clara P. B. Welles
• George S. Wells
Apprentices
Julius Randahl
• Matthias Hanck
• Emery Todd
• Esther Meacham


Karl Gross

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Karl Gross
(1869-1934)
Germany
Jewelry Designer for
• Alfred Berger c.1900
• Vereinigte Werkstätte c.1898
• L. Lichtinger

Karl Kallert

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Karl Kallert
Austria
• Master Silversmith
• Member of the Wiener Werkstätte.


Karl & Söhne Kaltenbach

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Karl Kaltenbach & Söhne
e.1870
Altensteig
Württemberg
• Silversmiths, Manufacturers

Karen Strand

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Karen Strand
Denmark
1824

Specialties

Designer for



Käthe Ruckenbrod

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Käthe Ruckenbrod
e.1932
Pforzheim
• Goldsmith & Enamelist
• Works in the Modernist Style.


Karl E. Kipp

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Karl E. Kipp
1882-1954
E. Aurora, NY
USA
• Silversmith
• Metalwork
Designer for
Roycroft Copper Shop
• Tookay Shop
1908-1912
• Joined the Roycroft Institute as a metalwork foreman.
• Kipp designed the metalwork that was then executed by a craftsperson.
1912
• Opens the Tookay Shop.
1915-1929
• Rejoins the Copper Shop.
1954
• Karl Kipp Dies.

Kaunis Koru

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Kaunis Koru
Finland
e.1954

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Geometric modern jewelry.
  • Bought out by Kalevala and their designs became Kalevala's modern jewelry line.

Designers


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Kempen & Zoon

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J.M. Van Kempen & Sons
(1814-1877) e.1834
Utrecht
1858
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• Silversmith - Extreme emphasis on Quality
1851
• Built a steam engine for the purpose of mass producing silver.
5 Styles for his silverware
• Greek
• Gothic
• Renaissance
• Louis XIV
• Rocaille
1858
• Royal Dutch Factory Golden and Silver Works J. M. Kempen & Sons.
1919
• Merged as Kempen, Begeer & Vos.


Keswick School of Industrial Art

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Keswick School of Industrial Art
Canon & Mrs. Rawnsley
e.1884
Keswick
• Evening institute to teach craft classes, mainly jewelry.
• Metalwork - Silver
• Small objects in the Arts & Crafts style.
Designers
• Herbert T. Maryon
Harold Stabler

Kiky Vices Vinci Carmi

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Kiky Vices Vinci Carmi
e.1960
• Sculptor & Artisan Jeweler


Kirchgaessner & Kraft

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Kirchgaessner & Kraft
e.1904
Germany
• Kraft split off c.1920


Klaus Osthues

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Klaus Osthues
(1923-
Germany
• Artisan Jeweler & Retail Jeweler
• Family business: J.C. Osthues, founded 1756.


Koch & Bergfeld

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Koch & Bergfeld
e.1829
Bremen
Designers
c.1900-1910
• Hugo Levin
• Albin Muller
Henry van de Velde
c.1920s-1930s
• Gustaf Elsass
• Bernhard Hotger

Konrad Koch

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Konrad Koch
e.
• Master Metalsmith
• Worked for the Wiener Werkstätte.

Koloman Moser

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Koloman Moser
Austria
Vienna
(1868-1918)

Specialties

  • Artist & designer
  • Jewelry designs were spare and geometric.
  • Founding Member of Wiener Werkstätte
  • Studied: Wiener Akademie and Kunstgewerbeschule.

1885

  • Studied: Akademie der bildenden Kunste.

1892

  • Studied: Kunstgewerbeshule (1900 became a professor there.)

1897

  • Founding Member of the Vienna Secession.

1901-01

  • Published Die Quelle A graphic design source book.

1905

  • Left the Vienna Secession.

1907

  • Left the Wiener Werkstätte over management differences.


L.W. Van Kooten & Zoon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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L.W. Van Kooten & Son
e.20th Century
Netherlands
• Manufacturing Silversmiths


Krementz & Co.

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Krementz & Co.
e.1866
Newark
• Inventors of the one-piece collar button, bean-and-post cuff button and bodkin clutch vest buttons and other gentleman’s jewelry.
• Became the preeminent collar button producer worldwide.
• Developed a technique for fusing gold onto base metal

Kultateollisuus Ky

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Kultateollisuus Ky
Finland

Specialties

  • Manufacturer of jewelry and decorative objects.


Kupittaan Kulta Oy

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Kupittaan Kulta Oy
Finland
Turku
(1921-2004) e.1945

Specialties

  • Trained as a silversmith and engraver.
  • Modernist Jewelry Workshop - became a major manufacturer of silver jewelry.
  • Famous for using local stones such as granite and spectrolite and kinetic designs.
  • Brought the world's attention to Finnish Jewelry.
  • Emphasis on craftsmanship and design integrity.

Founder

  • Ellis Kauppi


Kurzer & Wolf

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Kurzer & Wolf
e.1880-1925
Austria
• Jewelers & Silversmiths, Manufacturing
1880
• Founded by Jakob Hersch Kurzer (AKA: Koritzer)
1904
• Gustav Wolf joined the company - renamed Kurzer & Wolf.

Kutchinsky

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Kutchinsky
c.1890s
London
• Polish immigrant family
• Jewelers to the court of Ludwig of Bavaria
• Instrumental in the use of Platinum in fine jewelry
1991
• Bought by Moussaieff

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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


Lalaounis

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Ilias Lalaounis
c. 1940 - Joined Zolotas
1969 Ilias Lalaounis Founded
Greece
• Ran the Family Business, Zolotas
1957
• Began production of designs inspired by ancient Greece
1969
• Ilias Lalaounis became a separate company
Currently
• Run by Ilias Lalaounis' daughters


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

Lapponia

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Lapponia
Finland
Helsinki
e.c.1963

Specialties

  • Manufacturer

Founders

c.1961

  • Weckström begins to make jewelry using gold nuggets.
  • Dubs it "Lapland Jewerly."

1963

  • Antilla employs Weckström as a designer.
  • Company named Kruunukoru Oy.

1969

  • Comany named Kruunukoru Oy/Lapponia Jewelry Oy

1974

  • Company becomes "Lapponia"


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Larsen and Lewers

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Helge Larsen & Darani Lewers
e.c.1960s
Australia
• Helge Larsen - Born Copenhagen 1929.
• Workshop, Copenhagen.
• Darani Lewers - Born Sydney 1936.
1961
• Married.
• Australian environmental themes in their jewelry design.
• Contemporary jewelry & hollowware.


Larter & Sons

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Larter & Sons
e.1865
Newark
•Specialized in gentleman’s jewelry.
1890s
• Patented a spring link for their sleeve link buttons.
1890
• Patented a spring back stud.

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
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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


Lebolt & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Stamped Mark
Lebolt & Co.
J. Myer Lebolt
e.1899-?
Chicago, IL
USA
Founders
• J. Meyer Lebolt
• Nathan Lebolt
• Joseph Lebolt
• Jewelry Retailers
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturers
• Handwrought necklaces, pendants and bracelets.
Pearl and diamond jewelry.
1912
• Installed workrooms to create handwrought items for his retail outlet.
• Developed their own lines of jewelry and tableware.
• Kept approx. 25 workers employed.
• Became the House of Pearls as a volume importer.
• Discontinued metalwork c.WWII as a result of rationing.
Designer
• Edmund Boker

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.

Leysen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Leysen
e.1855
Brussels

1855
• Louis Leysen founded "Fabrique de Bijoux.
1920
• Run by Louis, Henri & Charles.
• New residence on rue Marche aux Poulets.
• Many prominent clients.
1950
• Headed by Jacques & Pierre.
1972
• Henri Leyson (son of Jacques) continues the tradition.
1982
• Official Supplier by Appointment to the Court of Belgium.


Liberty & Co.

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped Mark
Liberty & Co.
e.1875
London
• Retailers & Organizers of Jewelry Design & Production
• Cymric Silver 1899-1927
• Tudric Pewter
Founder
• Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917)
Manufacturers
W.H. Haseler & Co.
Designers
• Oliver Baker (1859-1938)
Bernard Cuzner
Christopher Dresser
Arthur Joseph Gaskin
Albert Edward Jones
• J.M. King
Archibald Knox
c.1909
• Sold Celtic (Cymric) line to Connel & Co.


Lluis Masriera

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Lluis Masriera
(1872-1958)
Barcelona

1839
• Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by Lluis' grandfather.
1879
• Studied enameling at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva.
1872
Masriera y Hijos
1886
Masriera Hermanos
1888
• International Exposition, Barcelona.
• Gold Medal.
• Influenced by Lalique.
1895-1910
Artistic Alphabet designed.
1900
• Centennial Exhibition reportedly influenced Masriera to melt his stock and start again in the French Art Nouveau style.
1915
• Partnered with jeweler Carreras to form Masriera Hermanos y Joquin Carreras, later Masriera i Carreras.
Currently
Bagués-Masriera.


Longines

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Longines
e.1832
Saint-Imier, Canton of Bern

1832
• Saint-Imier watchmakers established by Auguste Agassiz.
1846
• Agassiz heads the company and opens the market to the United States to great success.
1852
• Ernest Francillon joins the firm eventually taking it over.
1867
Es Longines the Longines factory opens.
• Produces the first movement, 20A.
• Wins a award at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.
1876
• Jacques David attends the Universal Exhibition in Philadelphia and returns to inspire the industrialization of Swiss watchmaking.
• Longines pioneers mechanized production.
1878
• By means of its newly mechanized production, Longines produces a simple chronograph, the 20H.
1881
• Longines chronographs produced for Americans are purchased by horse racing aficionados.
1886
• Longines is supplying the majority of New York Sports officials.
1888
• Produces a certified chronometer, the 21.59 calibre.
1889
• Logo is registered.
1893
• Logo registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (forerunner of WIPO).
1899
• Longines equips Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoie for his Artic expedition.
1900
• GranPrix at the Universal Exhibition, Paris for La Renommée pocket watch.
1913
• First calibre for a wristwatch.
1916
• Begins development of shaped movements for wristwatches.
1919
• Longines begin development of navigation instruments for aviators.
1927
• Weems Second-Setting Watch for Navigation.
1931
• Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch to be used with a sextant and nautical almanac.
1936
• 13ZN calibre wristwatch patented.
1945
• Longines patents its first self-winding movement, the 22A.
1954
• Longines first quartz clock.
• Used with a 16mm camera to record race finishes for officials.
1969
• First cybernetic quarts calibre - Ultra-Quartz.
1972
• Longines LCD Watch.
• Currently in operation with the same Maker's Mark.

Los Ballesteros

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Los Ballesteros
Mexico
Taxco
e.1937 -

Specialties

  • The Ballesteros had been silversmiths for generations in Guerreo.
  • Jalil Majul Ballesteros was trained by his Grandfather and godfather in Iguala.

1937

  • Jalil started a small family operation.
  • Produced filigree in the Iguala style.

1941

  • Switched to the style of the other Taxco silversmiths and stopped making filigree.

1950s

  • Began a commercial expansion selling to tourists in their own shops in Mexico City, Acapulco, Puebla and Cuernavaca.
  • Work was farmed out ot small family workshops in Taxco. Tools, model and silver were provided and items were signed Talleres de los Ballesteros.
  • Tourist Shops Throughout Mexico.


Los Castillo

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Los Castillo
Mexico
e.1939

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Designers

Founder

  • Don Antonio (Tony) Castillo de Terán
  • Brothers trained in the Spratling shop.

Early designs

  • Based on Spanish Colonial ornaments.
  • Scrolls
  • Flourishes
  • Fish
  • Flowers
  • Feathers

Later

1953

  • First Prize at the Sliver Fiesta for their mixed metals.


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Louis Beschor

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Louis Beschor
(1857-1929)
Germany
• Artisan Jeweler.
• Specialized in Filigree & Soldering.


Louis Jaccard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Louis Jaccard
e.1829
St. Louis
Watches and sentimental jewelry.

Louis Wittamer-de Camps

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Louis Wittamer-de Camps
(1905 - )
Termes Belgium
• Couturier.
• Jewelry designer since 1958.

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.


Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
USA
New York NY

Specialties

  • Son of Charles Louis Tiffany.

1878

  • Louis C. Tiffany & Associated Artists.

1881

  • Patented opalescent window glass.

1885

  • Opened the Tiffany Glass Company.

1894

  • Patented Favrile Glass.

1900

  • Grand Prize at the International Exhibition, Paris.

c.1902

  • Went to work in the design department at Tiffany & Co.
  • First Director of Design for Tiffany & Co.

Motifs

  • Dragonfiles
  • Flowers
  • Vines
  • Mythology

Mediums

  • Enamel
  • Gemstones

1933

  • Death of Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Louis E. Fougeray

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Louis E. Fougeray
USA
New York NY
(1892 -1955) e.1933

Specialties

  • Gem expert.
  • Began his career at Marcus & Co. working his way from errand boy to Vice President.


Luciana Vacchi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Luciana Vacchi
e.1956
Bologna
• Artisan Jeweler


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.


Lucien Hirtz

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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

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

Ludwig Dasio

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Ludwig Dasio
Germany
Munich
e.1900

Specialties

  • Medallist & Metalworker



Ludwig Habich

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Ludwig Habich
(1872-1949)
Germany
• Medalist & Designer
1899-1906
• Member of the Darmstadt Artist's Colony
Designs produced by
T. Fahrner

Lunia Ryan

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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M.H. Wilkens & Söhne

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M.H. Wilkens & Söhne
Germany
Bremen-Hemelingen
e.1810

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturer

Designers

1910-1940

  • H. Bulling
  • A. Donat
  • C. Krauss
  • Karl Muller


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M.J. Rückert

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M.J. Rückert
Germany
Mainz
e.1838-1932

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Gold & Silversmiths

Designers


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McTeigue & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
McTeigue & Co.
e.1895
New York

• Specialty jewelry manufacturers.
• High Quality with fine designs.
Clients
Tiffany & Co.
J.E. Caldwell.
C.D. Peacock.
Black, Starr & Frost.
Shreve, Crump & Low.
1990
• McTeigue & Co. bought by Tiffany & Co.

Maciel

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Maciel
Mexico
Mexico City

Specialties

  • Prominent Mexico City Silversmith.


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Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

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Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
UK
Glasgow Scotland
1865-1933

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker
  • Designer
    • Member of the "Glasgow Four"

1900


Montserrat Mainar

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Montserrat Mainar
(1928 - )
• Artisan Jeweler
• Specializes in enamel on silver.


Maison Bapst

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

Georges-Michel Bapst
b.1718-1770
Georges-Michael (fils)
Jacques Bapst 1797
Constant &
Charles-Frédéric
Bapst Frères.
Alfred (nephew)
Alfred & Charles Frédéric's sons: Jules & Paul
1871
Jules et Paul Bapst et fils
1880
Paris
France
1752
• Succeeded his Father-in-Law, Georges-Frédéric Stras, as Orfevre-joaillier du Roi.
1761-1770
• Georges-Michael fils apprenticed to Pierre-André Jacquemin, a royal jeweler.
1771
• Georges-Michael fils, succeeded George-Michael.
1797
• Jacques Bapst married into the Menière family (owners of Boehmer and Bassange, former jewelers to Marie Antoinette.)
• Eventually, Constant and Charles-Frédéric (Jacques sons) joined the company Remodelling the Napoleonic regaila for Louis XVIII.
• Made coroation regaila for Charles X.
• Charles-Frédéric's nephew, Alfred joined the firm and became the workshop director (a position he held for 50 years).
1867
• Exhibited redesigned crown jewels created for Empress Eugéne at the 1867 Exposition.
1871
• Jules and Paul (Charles-Frédéric's sons) and Alfred take over the business.
1880
• Alfred dies and the firm becomes Jules et Paul Bapst et fils.
• Alfred's son Germain joins Lucien Falize to form Bapst et Falize.

Maison Boulenger

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Maison Boulenger
France
Paris
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • M. Bodereau, Silversmith

1920s-30s

  • Manufactured modern silver.


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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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.

Manuel Feliu Via

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Manuel Feliu Via
(1931 - )
Spain
• Artisan Jeweler
Studied under
Ramon Sunyer

Mappin & Webb

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Mappin & Webb
UK
London England & Sheffield England
e.1869

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

1774

  • Jonathan Mappin opened a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield.

1775

  • The first Mappin Silver Maker's Mark was registered.

1849

  • First London showroom was opened.
  • Jonathan's four great grandsons took over the company.

1860

  • John Mappin (the youngest grandson) broke away and formed Mappin & Company.

1868

  • John Newton Mappin joined with George Webb to establish Mappin & Webb.

Noted for

  • Fine silver, jewelry, watches and clocks.

1897

  • Royal Warrant granted by Queen Victoria in the year of her diamond jubilee.

1903

  • John Newton Mappin purchased Mappin Brothers.

Designer

  • A. Hatfield (until 1935)

c.1930s Executed designs for

1990

  • Joined the Asprey group.

Currently

  • Privately owned by the retail group Aurum Holdings.
  • Hold a Royal Warrant as Sliversmiths to the Queen and The Prince of Wales.


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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Marcus & Co.

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Marcus & Co.
USA
Yew York, Palm Beach, London, Paris
e.1892

Specialties

Worked for

Parthered with

1884

  • Partnered with his son William.

1892

  • Marcus & Company.

1920s-30s

1962


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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.


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Margaret Craver
USA
b.1907

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Margarete Lohmann-Gruber

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Margarete Lohmann-Gruber
e.1936
• Goldsmith

Margot de Taxco

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Margot de Taxco
Mexico
Taxco
e.1948

Specialties

Founder Margot Van Vorhies Carr
1937

  • Arrived in Mexico City from America.
  • Met & Married Antonio Castillo of Los Castillo, moving to Taxco.

1948

  • Divorced
  • Opened a workshop and retail outlet.
  • Inventory #s for silver 5100-5707
  • for enamel 5109-5922

Specialized c.1955

Style

  • Heavily influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau.
  • Fascinated by Japanese art.
  • She designed everything they produced.
  • She produced a lot of suites and convertible jewelry.

Employed

  • Miguel Arias
  • Hilario Lopez
  • Miguel Melendez
  • Melicio Rodriguez
  • Jaime Quiroz

Process

  • Margot drew out each design and specified how it was to be produced.
  • Steel dies were made in her workshop and all pieces were stamped out from them.
  • Workers assembled, enameled, polished and completed the pieces.

1975

  • Margot's death


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Maria Likarz-Strauss

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Maria Likarz-Strauss
(1893-1971)
Vienna, Austria
• Enamellist & Designer
• Designer for the Wiener Werkstätte.
• Known for her abstract, repeating designs.

Marilyn Cooperman

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marilyn Cooperman

Shows Internationally
• 20th Century Fashion Designer.
1987
• Joined Fred Leighton as a designer.
1994
• Launched her own company.

Marina B.

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Marina B.
France, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Geneva, Monte Carlo, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Milan, London, Tokyo, New York
Marina B.

Specialties

  • Granddaughter of Sottiro Bulgari, founder of Bulgari.

1973

  • Constantino (her father) died and Anna & Marina took control of Bulgari.

1977

  • Branded herself as Marina B.

1978

  • Opened A showroom in Geneva.

1986

  • Opened a boutique in New York.

2010

  • Line is being revived by Windsor Jewels who purchased it from Ahmed Fitaihi.
  • The designs are being crafted by the jewelers trained by Marina B.


Marius Hammer

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Marius Hammer
Norway
Bergen
(1847-1927)

Specialties

Designers

  • Marius Hammer (1847-1927)
  • Emil Høye (1975-1958)


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Marshall Field & Company

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Marshall Field & Company
USA
Chicago IL
c.1904-c.1950

Specialties

  • Department Store with a metalsmithing shop on the 10th floor - The Craft Shop.
  • Combined machinery and hand craftsmanship to create the contemporary "craft" styles for their customers.
  • Highly specialized workers with each step being completed by a different "specialist."

Produced

  • Tea sets
  • Desk sets
  • Tankards
  • Tableware
  • Brooches
  • Bracelets
  • Hat Pins
  • Fobs.
  • Worked mostly in brass with some silver, gold & platinum.
  • Sold metalworking kits to home hobbyists.
  • As craftsmen retired, it became increasingly difficult to find replacements.


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Mary Gage

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Mary Gage
(1898-1993)

New York, NY
USA
• Silversmith
• As part of an eclectic lifestyle, Mary Gage made silver jewelry with a Chinese influence.
Themes
• Applied Lilly Pads
• Balls
• Leaves
• Turquoise & opaque gems

Mario Pinton

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mario Pinton
e.1954
Padua
• Artist-Jeweler
• Teaches goldsmithing and sculpture.


Marzo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marzo

Paris

• Art Deco Jewelers.


Mary Thew

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fl.1900-30
Great Britain
• Silversmith
• Jeweler
Enamelist

Manuel Capdevila Massana

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Manuel Capdevila Massana
Joaquim - e.1918
Barcelona
• Manuel was a jeweler and a painter.

Matl

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Matl
Mexico
Mexico City
e.1934

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Designers
  • Attended the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City.
  • Matilde Eugenia Poulat & Ricardo Salas

Style

1960

  • Matilde's death.
  • Shop taken over by her nephew, Ricardo Salas.
  • His style was flatter and less decorated than Matilde's.
  • After 1960 jewelry marked MS-12 Matl with Ricardo Salas' signature.

2007

  • Ricardo Salas Poulat died.


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Matthias W. Hanck

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Matthias W. Hanck
c.1907-1950s

Chicago, IL
USA
• Native of Chicago.
• Apprentice under R.M. Johnson (manufacturing jewelers.)
• Studied at the Art Institute and the Lewis Institute.
1907
• Worked with Clara Welles in Chicago at Kalo.
1910
• Founded The Julmat with Julius O. Randahl, Julmat lasted only 1 year.
• Simple hammered shapes.
• Hanck broke off to make jewelry.
1915
• Opened a jewelry shop in Park Ridge.
• Made Jewelry for private commissions & the T.C. Shop.
1920-1950s
• Operated from a home workshop.

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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Mauno Honkanen

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Mauno Honkanen
Finland
1931-

Specialties

Designer for


Martin Mayer

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Martin Mayer
Germany
Mayence
e.1888

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths
  • Articles in silver filigree, coral and gems.
  • Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893.

Designers


Max Fröhlich

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Max Frölich
(1908-1997)
e.1933
Zurich
• Specialized in Jewelry.
• Innovative use of ordinary materials.
• Jewelry teacher from 1945.


Max Zehrer

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Max Zehrer
(1904-1977
Wurzburg & Tittmoning
• Artist-Craftsman
• Master Silversmith
• Wife, Sofie Zehrer created silver jewelry.

Max Josef Gradl

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Max Josef Gradl
Germany
(1873-1934)

Specialties

Jewelry designer. Abstract designs. Produced by


Meinrad Burch-Korrodi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Meinrad Burch-Korrodi
(1897-1978)
Zurich
• Avante-Garde Artisan Jeweler with Workshop & Retail Outlet.
• Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.
• Specialized in Church Silver & Jewelry.


Meister

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Meister
e.1897
Zurich

1897
• Founded by Emanuel Peter.
• Invented the seamless wedding ring.
1950
• Crested and monogrammed rings.
1965
• Happiness brand wedding rings.
Meister Brand
• Wedding rings.
• Jewelry collection.
• Men's accessories.

Miguel Melendez

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Miguel Melendez
Mexico
Taxco

Specialties

  • Apprentice at Las Delicias under Don Antonio (Los Castillo)

1940

Specialized


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


Meriden Silver Plate Co.

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Meriden Silver Plate Co.
USA
e.1869

Specialties

  • Manufacturer


Michael Evlampievich Perchin

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Michael Evlampievich Perchin
Russia
(1860-1903)

Specialties


Mikimoto

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Mikimoto
Japan
e.1878

Specialties

1888

  • Experiments began in pearl culturing.

1893

  • First hemispherical pearls were produced.

1899

  • First boutique in Ginza.

1913

  • Stores established internationally.

1916

  • A patent for culturing spherical pearls was granted.
  • Mikimoto purchased the rights to Mise-Nishikawa method which he then perfected.

1931

1954

  • Death of Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • Mikimoto cultured pearls are still popular on the world market today.
  • The leading pearl farms are in Japan, China, Australia & Thailand.


Mirjam Salminen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mirjam Salminen
(1918- )
Finland
Designer for
Kaunis Koru

Mogens Ballin

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Mogens Ballin
Denmark
Copenhagen
1871-1914

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Designer in the Arts & Crafts style.
  • Considered to be a founder of the "new school" of Danish design.

1890s


Mortimer & Hunt

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Mortimer & Hunt
UK
London England
e.1838

Specialties

1838

1843


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Movado

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Movado
e.1881
La Chaux-de-Fonds

1881
• Founded by Achilles Ditesheim.
1905
• Re-named Movado (translates "always in motion.")
1912
• Polyplan
• Follows contour of the wrist.
• Movement on 3 planes.
1926
• Ermeto
• Pillow-shaped pocket watch.
• Movement wound by opening and closing the case.
1930s
• Movado Digital Watch with hours and minutes windows.
1946
• Calendomatic
• Month, day and central date.
1947
• Movado Museum Watch.
• Single dot watch dial.
1956
• Kingmatic
• Automatic rotor-driven wristwatches.
1970
• Datron Chronograph.

Murrle Bennet & Co.

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Murrle Bennet & Co.
UK
London England
1884-c.1914

Specialties

c.1914

  • Renamed White Redgrove & Whyte.


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N.E. From

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N.E. From
Denmark
Fyn
(1908-1986)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Manufacturer with major export business.
  • Fine Quality Mass Produced Jewelry.
  • Sinewy Foliate and Floral Designs by Niels Erik From

c.1960s

  • Bold Styles by other designers


N.H. Azaz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
N.H. Azaz
(1923 - 2008)
b. Berlin
l. Tel Aviv
• Studied Mosaics and gem cutting.
• Makes jewelry among other pursuits.

Nadine Effront

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Nadine Effront
Belgium
e.1945

Specialties

  • Sculptor & jewelry designer.
  • Creates in Henry Laurens Paris workshop.
  • Student of George Braques.
  • Designed Greek-themed jewelry collection for the Hattie Carnegie Collection.

Materials used


Nanna & Jørgen Dietzel

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Nanna & Jørgen Dietzel
Denmark
e. 1921

Specialties

  • Nanna 1923 - 2005 & Jørgen 1921-1961
  • Trained as furniture designers.
  • Nana opened a design firm in 1946.

Nanna Designed for:


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Nanubhai Jewellers

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

e.1942
Bombay
• Jewelers to:
• Late Majaraja Scindia of Gwalior
• The King & Queen of Nepal
• King Saud of Saudi Arabia
• Emperor of Ethiopia

Napper & Davenport

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Napper & Davenport
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Nardi

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Nardi
Italy
Venice
c.1920s

Specialties

1920s

  • Giulio Nardi founded Nardi in the Piazza San Marco.
  • Techniques inspired 18th century Venetian goldsmiths.

1931

  • Began to make brooches inspired by the Venetian Moretto.
  • Alberto Nardi took over from Giulio Nardi.

Famous for


Nehemiah Dodge

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Nehemiah Dodge
USA
Providence
1794

Specialties

  • Dodge - "Father of the Jewelry Industry in Rhode Island" (Proddow & Healy, p.12)
  • Goldsmith
  • Jeweler
  • Watch maker.
  • Dodge also manufactured a less expensive line of jewelry using plated gold.
  • Nehmiah’s uncle, Seril Dodge, is believed to have invented a process for soldering thin sheets of gold over copper using silver solder.


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Nelson Dawson

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Nelson Dawson
Great Britain
1859-1942

Specialties

  • Architect and painter who took up metalwork c.1891.
  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker
  • Enameller

1891

  • Took up metalwork & studied enamelling.

1900

  • Exhibited: Fine Art Society, London.

1901-1903

  • Designer & Founder Artificers' Guild.
  • Enamels by his wife Edith Dawson (m.1893). Very accomplished enamellist of the period.

1914

  • Returned to painting.


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Newlyn Industrial Class

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Newlyn Industrial Class
UK
1890-1939

Specialties

Designers


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Nilda Nunez del Prado

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Nilda Nunez del Prado
(1918 - )
La Paz
• Traveled and studied the arts and dancing.
1946
• Began to work mainly as a goldsmith and jeweler.


O

O. Max Werner

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O. Max Werner
Germany
Berlin
e.1900

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer for J.H Werner, Berlin.
  • Exhibited at the International Exhibition, 1900.


Ogden & Co.

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Ogden & Co.
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designer


Old Mission Kopper Kraft

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Old Mission Kopper Kraft
USA
San Francisco CA
1922-c.1925

Specialties

  • Metalwork


Olier et Caron

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Olier et Caron
France
fl.1910-40

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Olov Barve

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Olov Barve
(1930 - )
Stockholm, Sweden
• Had jewelry workshop with Inge-Britt Dahlquist

Omar Ramsden

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Omar Ramsden
UK
London England
(1873-1939) e.1898-1939

Specialties

1887

1888

  • Won prizes and awards a the Sheffield School of Art.
  • Met Alwyn Carr.

1898

  • Ramsden and Carr registered their mark at Goldsmith's Hall, London.
  • Designed Art Nouveau jewelry, influenced by medieval and contemporary designs.

1919

  • Firm dissolved and Ramsden continued in a more traditional style.

1939

  • Death of Ramsden.


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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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Oriol Sunyer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Oriol Sunyer Gaspar
(1923-?)
Barcelona
• Contemporary jewelry designer.
• Apprenticed with his father Ramon Sunyer

Oscar Dietrich

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Oscar Dietrich
Austria
1853-1940

Specialties

  • Gold & Silversmith


Oscar Heyman & Bros.

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Oscar Heyman & Bros.
USA
New York NY
e.1912

Specialties

  • Handcrafted, signed and numbered jewelry pieces.
  • Unique and esoteric gemstones and phenomenal gems, cut and polished in their own workshop.

1901

  • Apprenticed with their uncle, a workmaster for Fabergé.

1906

  • The family moved to New York.
  • Skilled in platinum work, they were uniquely trained and highly desirable.

1909

  • Oscar went to work for the newly opened Cartier, New York.

1912

  • Oscar Heyman & Brothers was opened at 49 Maiden Lane.
  • Supplied high quality platinum jewelry to the trade.

Jeweler's Jeweler for

1916-1942

1969

Today:

  • Still a family run operation employing many relatives of the original team.


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.


Ostertag

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Ostertag
France
Paris
c.1920-30s

Specialties


Ostier, Inc.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ostier, Inc.
c.1938
New York

• Award winning jewelers.
1969
• Closed, Inventory sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries.

Otto de Parisen

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Otto de Parisen
USA
New York
c.1763

Specialties

  • German born jeweler known for fabulous gem-set jewelry.


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Otto Prutsche

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Otto Prutsche
Austria
(1880-1949)

Specialties


Ovide Yencesse

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Ovide Yencesse
France
1869-1947

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Engraver


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Pablo Picasso

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973)
Spain
France
• Artist
• Jewelry executed in 23k gold.
• Jewelry produced in editions of 20.

Palle Bisgaard

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Palle Bisgaard
Denmark

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Specialized in inlay work.


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


Paltscho

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paltscho
e.1891
Vienna
1891
• Carl Paltscho opened Biedermann & Paltscho.
• Carl's son Erwin convinced him to go out on his own.
• Edwin Paltscho designed hidden elaborate clasps often copied by other famous jewelers.

Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe
Switzerland
c.1851

Specialties

  • Antoni Patek made pocket watches c.1839.
  • Adrien Philippe invented the keyless winding system.

1851

  • Supplied watches to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

1868

  • Created first wristwatch.
  • Pioneered the perpetual calendar.
  • Split seconds hand.
  • Chronograph.
  • Minute repeater.

1932

  • Purchased by the Stern family.



Patriz Huber

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(1878-1902)
Munich
• Architect & Jewelry Designer
• Member of the Darmstadt colony.
Designs produced by
T. Fahrner
M.J. Ruckert

Paul Bürck

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Paul Bürck
Germany
1878-1947

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer
  • Famous for Art Nouveau textile designs.

1899-1902

  • Member of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony

Designed for


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


Paul Revere

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Paul Revere
USA
Boston MA
(1734-1818) e.1760s

Specialties


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Paul Sturm

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Paul Sturm
(1859-1936)

Specialties

  • Medalist & Sculptor


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.


Paula Tuulikki Häiväoja

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paula Häiväoja
(1929-)
Finland
1956-1963
Designer for
Kaunis Koru
• She worked in silver, gold and local gem material.
1963-1967
Designer for
Kalevala Koru
• Kinetic & sculptural silver and Gold jewelry.
1967
• She set up her own studio.
• Silver jewelry that changes with movement.


Paulding Farnham

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paulding Farnham
(1859 – 1927)
Rome
• Fine Jewelry
Enameled Orchids – 6 Gold Medals
1885
• Joined the Design Department at Tiffany & Co.

Paul-Marcel Damman

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Paul-Marcel Damman
France
1885-1939

Specialties

  • Medallist


Pavel Ovchinnikov

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Pavel Ovchinnikov
Russia
c.1853-1917

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Pedro Boregaard

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Pedro Boregaard
USA
New York
e.1983

Specialties

  • Won may international jewelry design competitions.

1966

  • Trained with Hemmerle, Munich.
  • Worked in England.

1974

  • Moved to New York to design for Tiffany

1983

  • Opened Atelier on 48th St., New York.

1994

  • Moved to 53rd & Madison.

c.2003

  • Moved his workshop to Broadway & Lafayette.
  • Moved his design studio to Western New York State.

2011

  • Opened Boregaard Jeweler in Narrowsburg, NY.


Pedro Castillo

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Pedro Castillo
Mexico
Taxco
e.1948

Specialties

1933

1939

1948

  • He set up a workshop in his home and singe his work PC.


Peer Smed

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Peer Smed
USA
Brooklyn NY
1878-1943

Specialties

  • Born in Copenhagen he emigrated to Brooklyn, NY
  • Silversmith
  • Created designs reminiscent of the Jensen style
  • Jewelry designs used floral motifs, lilies were a favorite.
  • Never using gems, the beauty of Smed's jewelry came from chased details, patinas and the metal itself.

Designer

Family

  • Daughter Lona became a regarded silversmith (LPS mark) through 1940s.
  • Son Dan made jewelry with a Hollywood following. Died 1951.
    • Dan had a shop on Canon Dr. in Beverly Hills with clients such as William Randolph Hearst.


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Pekka Piekäisen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Pekka Piekäisen
(1945- )
Finland
• Known for watch designs, especially bracelet watches.
Designer for
Auran Kultaseppä


Pentti Sarpaneva

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Pentti Sarpaneva
Finland
1925-1978

Specialties

Designer for


Perry, Son & Co.

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Perry, Son & Co.
UK
1876-83

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork

Designer


Peter Behrens

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Peter Behrens
Germany
1868-1940

Specialties

  • Industrial designer - Silver, Metalwork & Jewelry.
  • Architect, painter, illustrator and book-binder.
  • Modernist Movement Leader.

Designer for


Peter Egli

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Peter Egli
e.1951
Switzerland
Greece
• Jewelry Designer since 1951.
• Works mainly in Greece.

Peter Tereszcuzuk

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Peter Tereszcuzuk
Austria
Vienna
(1875-1963)

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Known for the use of ivory faces.
  • Desk sets & figurals.


Peter Hertz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Peter Hertz
(1811-1885)
e.1834
Kobmagergade, Denmark
• Royal Court Jeweler.
• Still in business under the name P.Hertz and remains a family business.


Petochi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Petochi
e.1884
Rome

• A family of jewelers.
• Alberto Petochi Currently producing Roman coin jewelry - the 1884 Collection.
2004
• Sold to a Roman jewelry and luxury firm.

The Petterson Studio

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The Petterson Studio
USA
Chicago IL
c.1912-1949

Specialties

  • Workshops
  • Custom tableware, silverware and religious items.

Founder

  • John Pontus Petterson

1920s

  • Added Scandinavian designs to his style.


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Piaget

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Piaget
e.1874
La Côte-aux-Fées

1874
• Georges Édouard Piaget founded as a high precision watch movement firm.
1911
• Timothée Piaget took over running the firm.
1943
• Gérald and Valentin Piaget registered the brand.
1945
• Built a new manufacturing facility.
1957
• Began to produce ultra-thin movements.
• Calibre 9P - 2mm thick hand wound movement.
1960s
• Calibre 12P - 2.3 mm thick self winding movement.
• Created hardstone dials.
• Cuff watch.
• Began to create jeweled watches and jewelry.
1979
• Polo Watch integrated the case and the bracelet.

Piel Frères

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Piel Frères
France
Paris
e.1855

Specialties

1925

  • Name change to Paul Piel et Fils.


Pierre Baltensperger

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Pierre Baltensperger
Bahnhofstrasse Manufacturing & Retail Jewelers
e.1878
Zurich (1888)
• Manufacturing & Retail Jewelers.
• Took over the firm in 1950.

Pierre Roche

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Pierre Roche
France
1855-1922

Specialties

  • Medallist


Pierre Turin

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Pierre Turin
France
1891-1968

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.


Pomodoro Brothers

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Arnaldo Pomodoro
Giorgio Pomodoro
c.1954
Italy
• Sculptors: Made jewelry for 14 years.

Porter George Blanchard

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Porter George Blanchard
USA
1886-1973

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Poul Warmind

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Poul Warmind
Denmark
(1884-1930)

Specialties

Designed for


Primavesi & Kaufmann

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Pius Kaufmann
Thomas Primavesi
e.1954-1988
Montreal,
Canada
• Pius Kaufmann, born 1928, St. Gall, Switzerland
• Goldsmith for A. Weber & Co., Geneva.
• Thomas Primavesi, b. 1925, Rehbert/Krems, Austria.
• Family once helped finance the Wiener Werkstätte .
1953
• Met in Canada
1954
• Opened Atelier.

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:


R

R.G. Kern

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
R.G. Kern
e.
Dusseldorf
Frankfurt
• Manufacturing & Retail Jewelers

R. Wallace & Sons

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R. Wallace & Sons
USA
1855-1959

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


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Ragna Sperschneider

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ragna Sperschneider
(1928-2003)
Hamburg
• Artisan Jeweler
• Gold jewelry & liturgical vessels with enamel work

Rafael Dominguez

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Rafael Dominguez
Mexico
Taxco
e.1943

Specialties

  • Rafael Dominguez - 1911-1980
  • Studied with Spratling
  • Owned Casa Dominguez silver and arts studio with his wive Juana.


Ralph Esmerian

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Esmerian
e.1890
Paris
New York
• Historically: Pioneering Colored Stone Cutting


Ramon Sunyer I. Clara

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ramon Sunyer I. Clara
(1889-1963)
Barcelona

• Jeweler.
Silversmith.
• Studied with his father, Josep Sunyer i Parera (1850-1919).
• Became a premier jeweler of the Noucentisme - a Catalan cultural movement formed as a reaction against Modernisme.
• Designed Liturgical objects for churches.
1925
• Exhibited at the Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris.
1936
• Sixth Milan Triennal.
Taught at
Escola d'Arts i Oficis.
Founded
Amics de l'Art Liturgic.
Amics de Gaudi.
Lead
Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc.

Ravinet D'Enfert

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Ravinet D'Enfert
France
fl.20th cen

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


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


Reed & Barton

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Reed & Barton
USA
e.1837

Specialties

  • Manufacturer


Regner

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Regner
France
Paris
c.1930s

Specialties

c.1930s

  • Finely crafted jewelry, small production.



Reinhold Reiling

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Reinhold Reiling
(1922-1983)
Pforzheim
• Goldsmith, Industrial Designer & Engraver
• Taught in Pforzheim and maintained a workshop there.

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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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.

Reveri

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Reveri
Mexico
Taxco
e.1952-1989

Specialties

Founders: Reveriano & Maria Castillo

1952

  • Reveriano and Maria opened Reveri.
  • Maria was the designer and Reveriano the silversmith.

Style

  • Smooth jewelry without much patterning.
  • Mixed metal flatware.


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Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone

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Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone
UK

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker


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Richard Riemerschmid

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Richard Riemerschmid
Germany
(1867-1957)

Specialties

  • Designer, Painter & Architect

Designed for

  • Bruckmann & Söhne
  • Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst
  • Vereinigte Werkstätte Für Kunst Im Handwerk
  • Weishaupt


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Riker Bros.

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Riker Bros.
USA
Newark NJ
e.1846

Specialties

Founders:
Riker & Tay
Riker Bros.
e.1846

  • Patented processes for surface ornamentation of jewelry and an improved sash fastener.
  • Manufactured gold fob, chains and fobs.
  • Early manufacturer of Masonic jewelry.
  • Worked in plique-à-jour enamel.


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Risler et Carré

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Risler et Carré
France
fl.1920-60

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths.


Robert Altenloh

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Robert Altenloh
Belgium
Brussels
e.1910-1930

Specialties

  • Silversmith

Designer for



Robert Kraft

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Robert Kraft
e.1920
Pforzheim
• Jewelers, Manufacturing Silversmiths
Formerly
Kirchgaessner & Kraft

Roberts & Belk

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Roberts & Belk
UK
Sheffield England
e.1809

Specialties

  • Manufacturers of Silver & Plate

Designer c.1920s-30s

  • Walter P. Belk


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.


Rod Edwards

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Rod Edwards
(1921 - )
Australia (Born & Trained)
London (Studio and Offices)
• Modernest colored stone jewelry.
• Sydney Art School.
1954-60
• Costume jewelry designer.
1960
• Established workshop for colored stone jewelry design and fabrication.


Roel D'Haese

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Roel D'Haese
(1921 - )
Belgium
• Modernest Jewelry Designer.
1938-42
Ecole Nationale Superieure d' Architecture et ses Arts Decoratifs.

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USA
Cleveland OH
e.1904-1920

Specialties

Founders: Rokesley Shop

  • Louis Rorimer
  • Carolyn Hadlow
  • Ruth Smedley
  • Mary Blakeslee

The Name

  • Rokesley - was created using letters from the creators names.
  • Arts & Crafts silversmiths/metalsmiths.
  • Specialized in jewelry and small decorative items.
  • Enamel was a common decoration.

1904

  • Founded in Rorimer's studio.
  • Rorimer was not a silversmith, he helped establish the shop.

1912

  • Blakeslee left.

1920

  • Smedley died.


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Roland Engelhard

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Roland Engelhard
Germany
Hanover
(1868-1951)

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Medallist


Rolex

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Rolex
e.1905
e. London
1919 Geneva & Bienne
1905
• Founded by Hans Wilsdorf.
• Originally Wilsdorf & Davis.
1908
• Renamed Rolex - a more memorable identity.
1910
• First to receive Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Center, Bienne.
1919
• Moved to Geneva.
1926
• Invented the waterproof watch - Rolex Oyster.
1927
• Shop windows featured the Rolex Oyster suspended in a fishbowl.
1931
• Invented the self-winding watch with Perpetual rotor.
1945
Datejust, the first self-winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial.
1953
Explorer, commemorates the ascent of Mt. Everest.
Submariner Waterproof to 100 meters with rotating diver's immersion bezel.
1955
GMT Master Watch for pilots with two tone - day/night - bezel.
1956
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date.
Oyster Perpetual Milgauss resistant to magnetic interference.
1963
Cosmograph Daytona featuring tachymetric scale on the bezel for calculating average speed.
1967
Oyster Sea-Dweller, waterproof to 610 meters.
1971
Explorer II, 24-hour hand.
1978
Sea-Dweller II, waterproof to 1220 meters.
1992
Yachtmaster, first watch in the Professional Oyster collection to be available in three sizes – 29, 35 and 40 mm.
2007
Yachtmaster II, interaction between the movement and the case via a rotatable ring command bezel.
2008
Deepsea, can resist pressures deeper that anyone could survive.
2012
Sky-Dweller, Dual time zone 42 mm case, annual calendar & rotatable Ring Command bezel.

Roycroft Copper Shop

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Roycroft Copper Shop
USA
Aurora NY
c.1900

Specialties

  • Copper Workshops

Founder c.1893

  • Elbert Hubbard

Designers

  • Walter Jennings
  • Karl Kipp - Roycroft copper shop produced copper jewelry.
  • Dard Hunter
  • Roycroft crafts community develops and features an apprentice system.


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Rozet & Fischmeister

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Rozet & Fischmeister
Austria
Vienna
e.1770-Current

Specialties

  • Jewelers & Silversmiths
  • c.1900 Fischmeister studied with Lalique.
  • Produced plique-à-jour jewels in the French style.

Founder

  • Nikolaus Rozet


Rubel

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Rubel
USA
New York London Paris
e.1943

Specialties

  • Began as a Parisian manufacturing firm, Rubel Freres, in association with Van Cleef & Arpels.

1943

  • Discontinued their affiliation with Van Cleef & Arpels and opened under their own name.

Jewelry designs

Designer

  • Maurice Duvalet (shared with VCA.)

1947

  • Closed.


Rudolf Bosselt

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Rudolf Bosselt
Germany
1871-1938

Specialties

  • Medalist & Jewelry Designer & Chaser
  • Art Nouveau sculptures, medals and plaques.

1899-1903

  • Member of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony

1903-1911

  • Taught at the Dusseldorf Kunstgewerbe School.

1910

  • Designed medals and plaques for the World Exhibition, Brussels.


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Rudolf Dentler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Rudolf Dentler
e.1955
Blaubeuren
c.1955
Ulm
c.1968
• Goldsmith & Sculptor


Rudolf Ferdinand Marschall

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Rudolf Ferdinand Marschall
Austria
Vienna
(1873-1967)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Studied at the School of Engraving.

1903

  • Medallist to the Imperial Court.

1905

  • Director - Vienna School of Arts


Ruser

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Ruser
USA
Beverly Hills CA
e.1947 - 1969

Specialties

  • Freshwater baroque pearl Jewelry.
    • Swans.
    • Hummingbirds.
    • Poodles.
    • Skunks.
    • Cherubs.

1969

  • Closed.


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S. Groth

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S. Groth
Denmark

Specialties

1863-1904

  • Assay Master


S.J. Rood

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S.J. Rood
e.1873

Specialties

  • Diamond merchants.
  • Jewelry Manufacturers.
  • Royal Warrant by Queen Mary.

1998

  • Sold to Hancocks & Co.


Saara Hopea-Untracht

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Saara Hopea-Untracht
1925-1984
Finland
• Family jewelers (Ossian Hopea) for generations.
• Married to Oppi Untracht - expert in the technical aspects of jewelry.
1940s
• Saara designed furniture.
1950s
• Produced art glass.
• Experimented with large geometric jewelry produced by the family business.
1960s-1970s
• Worked in textile design.


Sabbadini

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sabbadini
e.1940
Milan
New York
• Design driven high quality Italian jewelry company.
1940
• Founded by Bruno Sabbadini, a gem trader.
• Bruno's son Alberto began designing the jewels to feature his father's gems.
1983
• Opened a New York showroom.
2007
• Opened a boutique in St. Moritz.
• Currently run by Alberto, his wife Stefania and their children, Pierandrea and Micól.

Saint-Yves

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Saint-Yves
France
Paris
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer
  • Works commissioned by La Maison Moderne.


Sakari Vapaavuori

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sakari Vapaavuori
Finland

Salvador

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Salvador
Mexico
Taxco & Mexico City
e.1952

Specialties

Founder: Salvador Vaca Terán, e.1952
1934

1939

  • Left Spratling and worked with his cousins, the Los Castillo family, for 15 years (under their signature.)

1952

  • Opened a workshop in Mexico City, employing 25 silversmiths.

Style

  • Pierced shaped over a shadowbox motif.
  • Extensive use of overlapping planes.
  • Modernist Designs.
  • Mosaics.


Samuel Kirk & Son Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty

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Samuel Kirk
Samuel Kirk & Son Co.
e.1815
Market Street Baltimore
• Silversmith

Sanborn's

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Sanborn's
Mexico
Mexico City
1930-

Specialties

  • Mexico City department store selling silver, antiques and souvenirs.

1933

  • Fred Davis Left the Sonora News Compny and partnered with Frank Sanborn.
  • Davis was manager of Sanborn's for over 20 years.
  • Silver items were produced in a European style for Sanborn along with Fred Davis designs marked FD.
  • Valentin Vidaurreta produced jewelry for Sanborn's.

1950

  • Fred Davis retired from Sanborn's.


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Sasportas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sasportas

Paris

• French jewelers.

Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.

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Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.
England
London
e.1869

Specialties

1869 (as Saunders & Shepherd)

1889

  • Licensed the Krementz one piece collar stud.
  • Invented the self-closing bracelet.

1899-1905

Following WWII

1960-61

  • Commissioned to make a gold watch to be presented to the Queen.

1981

  • Commissioned to make a gold bracelet (20th birthday gift) for the Princess of Wales.

1984

  • Emphasis on fine quality gold jewelry.


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Seaman Schepps

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Seaman Schepps
USA
New York Palm Beach Nantucket
e.1934

Specialties

  • Had shops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York selling a myriad of goods.
  • Became known as an avant-garde jeweler, "America's Court Jeweler."
  • Chunky pieces with quantities of colored gemstones.
  • Maltese cross brooches, shell earrings chunky bracelets following the styles of other famous jewelers of the day.

Unusual materials

1940s-50s

  • Animal themes.
  • Celebrity & Society Clients including the Duchess of Windsor and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

1972

  • Seaman Schepps died.
  • Patricia Schepps Vaill, his daughter continued the tradition.

1992

  • The business was sold to Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenhajm who continue to produce jewelry in the traditional Schepps style using the original molds and designs.


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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.



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


Seppo Tamminen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Seppo Tamminen
Finland
Designer for
Turun Hopea Oy


Settepassi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Settepassi
e.1700
Florence
Milan
• Traditional Italian Jewelers.

Shreve & Company

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Shreve & Company
USA
San Francisco
e.1852

Specialties

Founder: George Shreve (1828-1893) e.1852
1852

  • George and nephew Samuel sailed for the California gold rush.
  • Established a jewelry business upon arrival.
  • After Samuel’s death George Shreve went on to develop Shreve & Co. into the finest jewelry establishment in the west.

1906

  • Moved to the new earthquake-proof building at the corner of Post and Grant streets.
  • Silver and decorative items for the home as well as jewelry.


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Shreve, Crump & Low

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Shreve, Crump & Low
USA
Boston MA
e.1796

Specialties

  • Started by John McFarlane opened a silversmith workshop across the street from Paul Revere.

1858

  • William Shreve (1835-1919) joined Shreve & Co.
  • Went east to join the Ninth New York Militia and later the Second United States Sharp Shooters during the Civil War.

1869

  • William Shreve returned to Boston and formed Shreve, Stanwood & Co. which became Shreve, Crump & Low.
  • Consolidation of various firms created the name Shreve, Crump & Low.

1872

  • Store destroyed by fire.

1899

  • Davis Cup tennis trophy commissioned.

1903

  • Created the Cy Young Cup.
  • Still in business today.


Sigreido "Sigi" Pineda

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Sigreido "Sigi" Pineda
Mexico
Taxco - Mexico City - San Miguel de Allende
1953-c.1975

Specialties

1950

1952

  • Opened "Plateros" (quickly changed to Sigi to identify with him.)
  • For several years Sigi wandered from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City and back to Taxco setting up workshops.

Style

  • Modernist


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Sigurd Persson

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Sigurd Persson
Sweden
Stockholm
(1914 -2003) e.1943

Specialties

  • Industrial Designer and Artisan Jeweler.
  • Silversmith father began his handicraft education.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
  • Swedish State School of Arts, Crafts and Design.


Sigvard Bernadotte

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Sigvard Bernadotte
Sweden
1907-2002

Specialties

  • Son of the King of Sweden & brother of the queen mother of Denmark.

Designer for

  • Georg Jensen
  • First non-Danish designer for Jensen.
  • Known for clean lines of form.


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.

Sloan & Co.

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Sloan & Co.
USA
Newark NJ New York NY
e.1895

Specialties

  • High Quality Jewelry

1857

  • John Alexander Riley established Riley, Douglas & Williamson.

1887

  • Frank T. Sloan joined Carter, Sloan & Co. as an office boy.

1887

  • After working with various partners, the firm was renamed John A. Riley.

1891

  • Frank T. Sloan left Carter, Sloan & Co and, along with Allen A. McDonald, joined the business which became John A. Riley & Sloan Co.

1893

1895

  • Sloan was the remaining partner and renamed the firm Sloan & Co.

1896

  • His father, Augustus K. Sloan, retired from Carter, Sloan & Co. and joined his son at Sloan & Co.
  • Opened a New York office.

1984

  • Last time Sloan & Co. was listed in the Jewelers' Circular/Keystone Brand Name and Trademark Guide.


Société Parisienne D'Orfèvrerie

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

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths
  • Silversmiths


Søren Georg Jensen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Søren Georg Jensen
1917-1982
Denmark
• Son of Georg Jensen.
• Silversmith & Sculptor
• Manufacturer
Designer, Head of the Design Department 1962 - 1974
Georg Jensen

Spaulding & Co.

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Spaulding & Co.
USA
Chicago IL
1889

Specialties


Starkie Gardner & Co.

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Starkie Gardner & Co.
UK
fl.1875-1940

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalworkers

Designer


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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Stichtsche Zilverfabriek

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Stichtsche Zilverfabriek
Germany
Utrecht
e.1904

Specialties

Founder: Cornelis L.J. Beeger e.1904

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths
  • CJL Begeer worked at the family firm C.J. Begeer from 1888.


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Storr & Mortimer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Storr & Mortimer
e.1819
London

• Goldsmiths & Jewelers
• Later became Mortimer & Hunt

Stanislas Sucharda

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Stanislas Sucharda
Czech Republic
Prague
(1866-1916) e.1882

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Worked in the Jugendstil style of Art Nouveau.
  • Studied and taught at the School for Decorative Art, Prague.


Suomen Kultasepät Oy

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Suomen Kultasepät Oy
Finland

Specialties



Sven Arne Gillgren

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Sven Arne Gillgren
Sweden

Sven Erik Högberg

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Sven Erik Högberg
(1924 -1997)
e.1951
Götberg, Sweden
• Manufacturer & Designer
1951
• S. Högberg mark first registered.
1957
&bull Sven formed a partnership with his brother, Anders.
1963-73
• "SEH" mark registered to Sven Erik Högberg.
1973
• "SEH" mark registered to Margareta Högberg.

Szandrik

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Szandrik
Slovakia
e.1895 Austro-Hungary c.1918 - Czechoslovakia c.1994 - Slovakia

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers

1895 - Founder

  • Rytier Robert von Berks, a member of the a German Mining Union (Geramb Bergwerk Union or GBU in German).
  • Named the company after the landowner, Janos Szandrik.

1899

  • Designer Jan Peterka (1871-1938) joined the firm.

1900

  • Entered Peterka's designs in the World Exhibition, Paris with great success.

1918

  • Name changed to Sandrik.

c. 1945

  • Following WWII, the firm was nationalized and consolidated with the Czechoslovakian firm Bibus.


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T. & J. Bragg

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T. & J. Bragg
Great Britain
Birmingham
early 19th cen.

Specialties

  • Founded by Thomas Perry Bragg in early 19th Century.

1844

  • Taken over by sons Thomas & John.

1862, 1867 & 1872

  • Exhibited at the International Exhibits.
  • Specialized in enamel and gold bracelets and brooches.
  • Showed Egyptian style jewelry in 1872.


The T.C. Shop

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The T.C. Shop
USA
Chicago, IL
c.1910-1923

Specialties

  • Believed to be founded by Emery W. Todd & Clemencia C. Cosio.
  • Housed in the Fine Arts Building, Chicago.
  • "Hand Wrought Jewelry, Special Wedding Gifts, Etc.


Tabbah

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Tabbah
e.1862
Beirut
1862
• Joseph Tabbah, an engraver specialized in engraving blocks for silk printing, founds Tabbah as a jewelry house.
1925
• Art Deco jewelry production.
1945
• A workshop founded in Bab Idriss (Beirut Central District) later transformed into a boutique.
1950s
• Al Sauds (members of the Saudi ruling family) become patrons.
1957
• King Abdul Aziz Al Saud presents President Eisenhower with a state gift of a jeweled sword made by Nagib Tabbah.
1978
• Nabil moves to Monaco and Tabbah opens a showroom.
1987
• Beret ring launched.
2012
• 150th Anniversary.

Tane

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Tane
Mexico
Mexico City
e.1953-Current

Specialties

Founder: Pedro Leitese, 1953-Current

  • Large commercial operation with a workshop and foundry in Mexico City.
  • Workshop in Tlalpujahua, Michoacan with 90 craftsmen.
  • Silversmithing school in Zacatecas.

1942

  • Founded by Sergio & Natalia Leites, French immigrants.
  • Originally they made leather bags - tannerie, thus the name.

1953

  • Joined by José and Rosa Vilner who produced pre-conquest style designs.
  • Sold items to Tiffany.


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Tapio Wirkkala

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Tapio Wirkkala
Finland
(1915-1985

Specialties

  • Worked in Glass, Porcelain and Silver.

Designer for


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.

Tétard Frères

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Tétard Frères
France
Paris
e.1880

Specialties


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Theodor Fahrner

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Theodor Fahrner
Germany
Pforzheim
(1868-1929)

Specialties

  • Son of the founder (also Theodore, 1823-1883)
  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Mass produced, inexpensive, beautiful jewelry for the masses.

Materials

1855

  • Seeger & Fahrner Jewelry Factory.

1877

  • Founded Pforzheimer Kunstgewerbeverein (Commercial Art Society).

1883

  • Death of Theodor Fahrner Sr.

1900-1919

  • Numerous Artists Created Fahrner Jewelry.

1900

  • Silver Medal at the Paris World's Fair.

1901

1917

  • Membership in Deutsche Werkbund.

1919

  • Death of Theodor Fahrner
  • Firm Sold to Gustav Braendle, keeping key employees including Friedrich Katz.

Designers


Theodor Müller

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Theodor Müller
Germany
e.Early 20th cen

Specialties


Theodor von Gosen

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Theodor von Gosen
Germany
Munich
(1873-1943)

Specialties

  • Designer, Medalist & Sculptor
  • Vereinigte Werkstätten c.1900
  • Favored feminine figural motifs


Theodor Wende

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Theodor Wende
(1883-1968)

Specialties

  • Silversmith & Jeweler


Théodore Spicer-Simpson

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Théodore Spicer-Simpson
France
1871-1859

Specialties

  • Medallist


Theodore B. Starr

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Theodore B. Starr
USA
John St. NY
(1837-1907) e.1864

Specialties


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Thomas Dietschy

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Thomas Dietschy
(1930-)
Basle
• Watchmaker & Jeweler
• Watchmaker training Vacheron et Constantin.
• Gemological School Idar-Oberstein.
1954
• Worked in the family firm.
1959
• Opened his own workshop.


Thorbjørn Lie-Jørgensen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Thorbjørn Lie-Jørgensen
(1900 -1961)
Oslo, Norway
• Jeweler & watercolorist.
Designer for
David-Andersen

Thorvald Bindesbøll

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Thorvald Bindesbøll
Denmark
1846-1908

Specialties

  • Danish architect and designer.
  • Jewelry designs produced by A. Michelsen for the 1900 Paris Exhibition.

Influences

  • William Morris.
  • Eastern art.


Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany & Co.
USA
New York NY
e.1837

Specialties

Founder: Charles Tiffany

  • Tiffany, Young & Ellis
  • Tiffany & John P. Young
  • 259 Broadway NY
  • 550 Broadway NY
  • Manufacturer

Designers:

1837

  • J.L. Ellis joined the firm

1842

  • Importing of gold jewelry from Europe for sale in America.

1847-1854

  • Importers of goods from England, France, Germany, Italy & Switzerland
  • Gold & Diamond jewelry of their own design.

1848

  • John Young in Paris took advantage of the fall of Louis Philippe and purchased the court’s jewelry and enough diamonds to keep the firm going for years to come.
  • Charles Tiffany became known as the king of diamonds.

1850

  • Paris branch opened at Rue de Richelieu

1856

  • Pieces a Hartford Connecticut historic oak tree, felled in a storm, were used by Tiffany to make patriotic carvings for jewelry.

1858

  • Tiffany bought the last, unused 20 miles of the transatlantic cable and created souvenir jewelry.
  • Office and Watch Manufacturing in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Incorporated as a full -fledged manufacturer.

1862 Civil War

  • During the Civil War they provided Swords, uniform laces, epaulettes, ornaments and medals and badges, caps, rifles and shoes. The profits enabled Tiffany & Co. to return to making jewelry and silverware after the war as a major player.

1867 Paris Exposition

  • Tiffany won first prize for its silverware – the first ever for the United States.

1870

  • Moves to West Union Square at 15th with workshops and retail space.

1872

  • London Branch.

1878 Paris Exposition

  • Tiffany & Co. wins the Grand Prix for silverware, a gold medal for its architectural revival jewelry and 6 other medals.
  • Tiffany premiered its Mixed Metalware in the Japanese style to great acclaim.

1879

  • Tiffany Diamond
    • Tiffany & Co. purchased a 287.42 carat rough yellow diamond from South Africa and had it cut in Paris resulting in the largest flawless yellow diamond to that date.
  • Until 1880 Sole distribution of Patek Philippe & Co. in USA.

1885

  • Paulding Farnham becomes Edward Moore's assistant.

1886

  • Tiffany & Co. develops the six prong setting to hold a diamond – known ever after as the “Tiffany Setting

1887

  • Tiffany & Co. purchases 24 lots of Empress Eugenie’s diamond jewelry from the French government.

1889 Paris Exposition

  • George Kunz assembled a collection of rare minerals and gems for exhibit at the Paris Exposition along with the jewelry made by Tiffany & Co.
  • Tiffany introduces an American collection of jewelry and ornaments inspired by American art and resources such as Tennessee Pearls, Montana Sapphires Arizona Garnets, Colorado Rock Crystal, Mexican Opal.
  • Tiffany & Co.’s enamel orchids displayed at this Exposition inspired a revival of enamel jewelry.

1893 World's Coloumbian Exposition

  • Tiffany exhibited more American influenced pieces with colored stones along with internationally influenced items

1900 Paris Exposition

  • Tiffany exhibited American made jewels with American and historical motifs.


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Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
USA
New York NY

Specialties

  • Son of Charles Louis Tiffany.

1878

  • Louis C. Tiffany & Associated Artists.

1881

  • Patented opalescent window glass.

1885

  • Opened the Tiffany Glass Company.

1894

  • Patented Favrile Glass.

1900

  • Grand Prize at the International Exhibition, Paris.

c.1902

  • Went to work in the design department at Tiffany & Co.
  • First Director of Design for Tiffany & Co.

Motifs

  • Dragonfiles
  • Flowers
  • Vines
  • Mythology

Mediums

  • Enamel
  • Gemstones

1933

  • Death of Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Tiffany Studios

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Tiffany Studios
USA
1879-1936

Specialties

  • Workshop

Director

Designer

  • Julia Munson


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Tillander

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Tillander
Finland
St. Petersburg - Helsinki c.1918
e.1860

Specialties

1900

  • Firm was taken over by the founder's son.
  • Exported demantoid.
  • Simple, original, high quality jewelry.
  • Surviving son moved the business to Finland after the Russian Revolution.

1923-1957

  • Chief Designer was Oskar Pihliin (son of Fabergé's Master)
  • Tillader remains a family run jewelry business.

Designers


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Tone Vigeland

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Tone Vigeland
Norway
(1938- )

Specialties

  • Functional, sculptural jewelry.
  • Known for combining unusual materials.
  • Nails
  • Forged Iron
  • Steel
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Innovative designs.
  • Chain-nail large necklaces
  • Use of metal shapes, balls and tubes


Toni Cavelti

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Tony Cavelti
(1931 - )
Vancouver,
Canada
• Modernist Jeweler.
1999
• Sold to Henry Birks and Sons, Inc.

J. Tostrup

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J. Tostrup
Norway
Oslo
e.1831

Specialties

Founder: Jacob Tostrup

  • Decorative Arts & Enamel Jewelry
  • Produced traditional Norwegian folk filigree silver jewelry.
  • Oluf Tostrup developed Champlevé and Plique-à-Jour enamel for the firm.
  • Torolf Prytz, architect was the production manager & designer of award winning boxes and cups.

1918

  • Jacob Prytz (son of Torolf Prytz & Hilda Tostrup) took over the firm.

Post WWII


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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin

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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
USA
New York Los Angeles Miami Beach Palm Beach Beverly Hills Atlantic City Chicago Paris
c.1929-c.1950s

Specialties

  • Parisian jeweler Mauboussin opened in New York in 1929, merged with Trabert & Hoeffer following the stock market crash.
  • Popular with the Hollywood set who loved their large diamond jewelry and accessories.

1930s

  • Reflections collection of bold yellow gold and colored gemstone jewels


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Turriet und Bardach

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Turriet und Bardach
Austro-Hungarian

Specialties


Turun Hopea Oy

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Turun Hopea Oy
Finland
Turku

Specialties

  • Silver Jewelry Manufacturer.


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Udall & Ballou

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Udall & Ballou
USA
New York Palm Beach Newport Paris
e.1888

Specialties

  • Upscale Jewelers & Retailers.


Unger Bros.

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Unger Bros.
USA
1878-1919

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Manufacturer
  • Started out manufacturing gold jewelry but switched to silverware and silver jewelry.

1910

1916

  • Made toilet articles.


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Universal Genève

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Universal Watch
Universal Genève
e.1894
Geneva
1894
• Patented a 24-hour Indication Watch.
World War I
• Pocket & Trench Watches for all combatants.
1917
• First Chronograph.
1925
Auto Rem Self-winding timepiece.
1933
Compur.
1936
Aero Compax - Stopwatch, Moon Phase, Medico, Tri- Uni- Master Vortex.
Pour Hermes - Chronograph.
1954
Polarouter.
1958-1969
Polerouter.
1965
White Shadow & Golden Shadow Thinnest automatic watch movement of the era.
1960s-1970s
• Owned by Bulova.
1970-1980s
• Introduced quartz movements to replace auto and manual wind movements.
1989
• Purchased by Stelux Holdings Interational, Ltd.

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Vacheron Constantin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Vacheron Constantin
e.1755
Geneva
• Luxury Watch Company.
• Started by Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731-1805).
1770
• Created the first complication.
1779
• First engine-turned dials.
1785
• Abraham Vacheron, Jean-Marc's son, takes over.
1810
• Jaques-Barthélemy Vacheron, grandson of Jean-Marc, runs the company.
1819
• Jaques-Barthélemy's export expansion requires a business partner.
• Partnership established with Francois Constantin and firm was renamed Vacheron et Constantin.
1839
• Georges-Auguste Leschot joined the firm and invented standardized caliber watch movements.
1844
• Georges-Auguste Leschot invented a pantographic device for engraving small watch parts.
1885
• First nonmagnetic timepiece able to withstand magnetic fields.
1887
• Became a stock company.
1970
• Company was renamed, dropping the "et" between the names.
1996
• Bought out by Richemont Group.


Vladimir Makovsky

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Vladimir Makovsky
(1884-1966)


Worked for
Cartier
Van Cleef & Arpels
Black, Starr & Frost
• Specializing in Chinese lacquer and inlaid stone work.


Van Kempen, Begeer & Vos

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Van Kempen, Beeger & Vos (KNEB)
e.1919 (merger)
Voorschoten
• Manufacturing Silversmiths.
1925
• became Zilverfabriek Voorschoten.

Valentin Vidaurreta

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Valentin Vidaurreta
Mexico
Mexico City c. 1941 Taxco
e.1935-1955

Specialties

  • Wealthy aristocrat who became an artist, amature horticulturist and silversmith.

Designs

Designed for

  • Fred Davis at Sanborn's.
  • Taller Borda.
  • Spratling, possibly.
  • His work was often signed by the workshop producing the design rather than with Vidaurreta's own mark.


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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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