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==Adler==
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{{:Adler Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>Adler<br/>e. 1886<br/></center>
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{{:Akelo Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
:&bull; Specializing in use of color combinations.
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{{:Albert Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Aletto Bros Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Akelo]]==
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{{:Asprey & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[Akelo]]<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Italy</center>
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{{:Aucoc Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Audemars Piguet Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Albert==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Albert<br/>e.1962<br/></center>
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|<center>Geneva</center>
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:; Watch Designer for
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::&bull; Patek Philippe.
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:; Awards for
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::&bull; Patek Philippe.
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::&bull; Omega.
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::&bull; His own workshop.
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{{:Auger Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Bapst & Falize Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Aletto Bros==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Aletto Bros<br/>19 cen.<br/>e.1964<br/></center>
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|<center>Naples<br/>New York</center>
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:&bull; Contemporary interpretations of historic jewels.
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:&bull; Masterful use of ''[[Invisible Setting]]''.
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{{:Baume & Mercier Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==Asprey & Co.==
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{{:Bagués Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[File:Asprey Co 1903 1908 makers mark.jpg|thumb|150px|left|1903-1908]][[File:Asprey Co 1906 1907 makers mark.JPG|thumb|150px|right|1906-1907 - Objects]][[File:Asprey Co 1908 makers mark.JPG|thumb|150px|left|1908]][[File:Asprey Co 1910 1965 makers mark.jpg|thumb|150px|right|1910-1965]][[File:Asprey Co 1986.jpg|thumb|150px|left|1986]][[File:Asprey Co 2007 makers mark.jpg|thumb|150px|right|2007]]</center>
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|<center>Asprey & Co.<br/>e.1781</center>
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|<center>Great Britain</center>
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:&bull; Jewelers.
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:&bull; Silversmiths.
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:&bull; Dressing Cases.
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:; 1847
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::&bull; New Bond Street Store.
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:; 1851
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::&bull; Great Exhibition: Gold Medal awarded by Queen Victoria.
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:; 1862
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::&bull; Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria.
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:; 1889
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::&bull; Royal Warrant from King Edward VII.
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:; 1925
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::&bull; Pearl Necklace commissioned by Queen Mary.
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:; 1930
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::&bull; Five trunks commissioned by Maharajah of Patiala.
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:; 1975
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::&bull; Queen's Award to industry from Queen Elizabeth II.
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:; 1998
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::&bull; Merger: Asprey & Garrard.
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:; 2002
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::&bull; Demerger from Garrard.
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:; Currently
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::&bull; Specializing in custom designs, novelties & luxury merchandise.
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{{:Bautte Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Aucoc]]==
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{{:Beattie & Sons Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Aucoc]], Louis<br/>Louis Aucoc Fils e.1877<br/>La Maison Aucoc e.1821</center>
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|<center>Paris<br/>France</center>
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:&bull; [[Chased]] & [[enamel]]ed items using the finest materials.
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:&bull; [[Art Nouveau]] designs.
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:&bull; Taught and employed [[Lalique, René Jewelry Maker's Mark|Lalique]].
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:; 1821
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::&bull; La Maison Aucoc founded.
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::&bull; Later run by Louis's brother André.
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:; 1850
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::&bull; Louis Aucoc Born.
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:; 1877
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::&bull; Louis Took over the firm of Lobjois.
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::&bull; Active in the societies, committees and juries.
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:; c.1899
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::&bull; Created floral [[Art Nouveau]] jewels.
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::&bull; Chased gold.
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::&bull; Gold and enamel.
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::&bull; Enamels with precious stones.
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::&bull; Carved [[horn]].
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:; 1932
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:::&bull; Death of Louis Aucoc.
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{{:Belais Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Belperron Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==Audemars Piguet==
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{{:Benson Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Audemars Piguet<br/>e.1875<br/></center>
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|<center>Switzerland</center>
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:&bull; Created the ''Grande Complication''.
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:&bull; First skeleton [[watch]].
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:&bull; Thinnest manual wind.
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:&bull; Ultra-Thin automatic perpetual.
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{{:Benvenuto Cellini Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Black, Starr & Frost Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Auger==
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|<center>AG with square framed star.</center>
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|<center>Alphonse Auger<br/>e.1862<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris, France</center>
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:; 1862
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::&bull; Alphonse Auger forms his first company.
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:; 1895
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::&bull; Son, George, enters the firm.
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:; Style
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::&bull; [[Art Nouveau]]
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==Bailey, Banks & Biddle==
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{{:René Boivin Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[file:Bb&b-sig.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Bailey, Banks & Biddle]]<br/>Joseph T. Bailey c.1832 Bailey & Co.<br/>Partners Joseph T. Bailey II, George W. Banks & Samuel Biddle c.1878<br/></center>
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|<center>Philadelphia PA</center>
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{{:Boucheron Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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:;Founders
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::&bull; George Banks.
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::&bull; Samuel Biddle.
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::&bull; Joseph T. Bailey.
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:&bull; Manufacturing jewelers.
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:&bull; Diamond dealers.
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:&bull; Jewelers to prominent Americans.
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:&bull; ''America's oldest jeweler''.
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:&bull; Civil War swords.
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:&bull; Mortuary Medal for Abraham Lincoln.
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:&bull; Medal of Honor.
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:&bull; Purple Heart, Silver & Bronze Stars. 
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:&bull; Floral jewelry with semi-precious [[Colored Stone|colored stone]]s.
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{{:Brandt Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Breguet Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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==Bapst & Falize==
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|<center>Stamped Mark<br/>BF with steer between</center>
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|<center>Bapst & Falize<br/>Partnership <br/>1880-1892<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris</center>
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:&bull; Combined Bapst's French royal jewelry tradition & Falize's Grand Prize & Legion of Honor at the 1878 Paris Exhibition
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:; Partnership
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::&bull; Germain Bapst (fl.1875-1895)
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::&bull; Lucien Falize (1838-1897)
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==Baume & Mercier==
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{{:Brogden, John Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Baume & Mercier<br/>c.1830<br/></center>
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|<center>Switzerland</center>
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:&bull; Watchmakers.
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:; Currently
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::&bull; Owned by Richemont Group.
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{{:Buccellati Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Bucherer Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Bagués==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Bagués<br/>e. 1917<br/>Bagués i Bagués<br/>e.1927</center>
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|<center>Barcelona<br/>Calle San Pau</center>
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:; 1948
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::&bull; New branch in the ''Ramblas''.
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:; 1950
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::&bull; New branch in the ''Passeig de Gracia''.
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{{:Bulgari Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:J.E. Caldwell Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Bautte==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Bautte<br/>e.1791<br/></center>
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|<center></center>
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:&bull; Specialized in [[watch]]es.
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:; 1906
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::&bull; Purchased by Girard Perregaux.
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{{:Capdevila Massana, Manuel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Carrera y Carrera Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Beattie & Sons==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Beattie & Sons<br/>c.1884<br/></center>
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|<center>Cleveland</center>
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:&bull; Jewelry until 1906.
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:&bull; Dealt exclusively with fine Jewels.
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{{:Cartier Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Carvin French Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Belais]]==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Belais]]<br/>e. c.1900<br/></center>
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|<center>USA</center>
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:&bull; First to use [[White Gold]] in Jewelry in the United States.
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:; 1917
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::&bull; Patented a white gold formula.
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{{:Castellani Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:C.D. Peacock Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Belperron]]==
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|<center>Typically not Signed<br/>Sometimes with Manufacturer's Mark for Groëné et Darde</center>
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|<center>[[Belperron]]<br/>1925 Boivin<br/>1933 Maison Herz<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris</center>
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:&bull; Carved [[Rock Crystal]], [[Chalcedony]] & [[Agate]].
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:&bull; Swirled motifs.
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:&bull; Jeweler to the stars & Duke & Duchess of Windsor.
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{{:Chanel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Chantecler Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==Benson==
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{{:Charlton & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Benson<br/>1849-1973<br/></center>
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|<center>London</center>
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:&bull; [[Watch]]es & clocks.
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:;c.1888
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::&bull; [[Platinum]] & yellow [[gold]] novelty [[brooch]]es.
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::&bull; Acquired Hunt & Roskell.
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:;1973
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::&bull; Name sold.
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{{:Chaumet Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Child & Child Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[Benvenuto Cellini]]==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>[[Benvenuto Cellini]]<br/>(1500-1571)<br/></center>
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|<center>Italy</center>
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:&bull; Italian Renaissance [[goldsmith]] serving Popes and royalty.
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{{:Chopard Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Black, Starr & Frost]]==
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{{:Christian Dior Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[file:blackstarmark.jpg|300px]]</center>
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|<center>Cortlandt W. Starr<br/>(1833-1888)<br/>e.1801<br/>
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[[Black, Starr & Frost]]</center>
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|<center>1801 Georgia<br/>1860 New York</center>
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:&bull; Prestigious jewelers.
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:&bull; Distinguished during the Civil War - turned jewelry maker.
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:&bull; Small versions of European style [[diamond]] jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.
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:; 1876
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::&bull; B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY.
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::&bull; Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners ''Black, Starr & Frost''.
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:; 1920
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::&bull; Black, Starr & Gorham.
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:; 1929
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::&bull; Merged with Gorham.
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{{:Christofle Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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{{:Cipullo Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Claflin, Donald Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==[[René Boivin]]==
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|<center>Vertical Lozenge<br/>RB with Snake Symbol</center>
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|<center>[[René Boivin]]<br/>(1864-1917)<br/>e. c.1890<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris</center>
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:&bull; Use of Uncommon combinations of materials: i.e. wood and [[pearls]].
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:&bull; Bold use of colored [[gemstone]]s.
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:&bull; Large bold striking designs.
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{{:Cocteau, Jean Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Cohen, Julius Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==[[Boucheron]]==
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{{:Colonna, Edouard Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>[[file:Boucheron Jewelry Maker's Mark.jpg|300px]]</center>
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|<center>[[Boucheron]]<br/>e.1858<br/></center>
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|<center>Paris</center>
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:; 1830
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::&bull; Frédéric Boucheron born in Paris.
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:; 1858
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::&bull; Established Workshop
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::&bull; Lacy gold metalwork.
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::&bull; Faultless Craftsmanship.
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:; Innovative use of unusual materials
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::&bull; First to do openwork ''[[cloisonné]]'' (''[[Plique-à-Jour]]'') [[enamel]].
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::&bull; Carved [[diamond]]s into insect wings and sometimes engraved them.
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::&bull; [[Steel]] encrusted with [[gold]].
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:; 1878, 1889 & 1900
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::&bull; Exhibited at the World Exhibitions.
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:; Designers
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::&bull; Jules Debut (1858-1879
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::&bull; Paul Legrand (1863-1892)
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::&bull; Auguste Bugniot (1890-?)
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::&bull; Lucien Hirtz (1893-1925)
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:; 1902
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::&bull; Death of Frederic Boucheron.
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::&bull; Succeeded by Louis, his son.
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:; c.1930s-40s
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::&bull; Popularized detachable [[Dress Clips|dress clips]].
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==Brandt==
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{{:Cummings, Angela Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Brandt<br/>e. c.1906<br/></center>
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|<center></center>
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:&bull; Geometric designs.
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:&bull; abstract compositions (Circular Motifs.)
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:&bull; Noted for [[enamel]] & [[lacquer]] use and engraved precious gems.
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{{:Cusi Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Dali Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Breguet==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Breguet<br/>e.1775<br/></center>
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|<center>Switzerland</center>
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:&bull; Watchmaker to the Courts of Europe.
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==[[John Brogden|Brogden, John]]==
 
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|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[John Brogden]]<br/>1842-1885<br/></center>
 
 
|<center>London</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; [[Historical Revival in Jewelry|Ancient, Egyptian and Renaissance revival-style jewelry]].
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Buccellati]]==
 
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|<center>[[file:Buccellati Maker's Mark.jpg|300px]]<br/>
 
[[file:Buccellati Maker's Mark 1.jpg|300px]]</center>
 
|<center>[[Buccellati]]<br/>Mario Buccellati <br/>e.1919<br/></center>
 
|<center>Milan<br/>Worldwide</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Improvisational use of materials during WWII "Dutch Gold" over copper, chipped gems mounted upside down.
 
:&bull; Easily recognized style with distinct textures and engravings.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==Bucherer==
 
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|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Bucherer<br/>e.1888<br/></center>
 
|<center>Lucerne</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; High Quality Jewels.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Bulgari]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Bulgari]]<br/>e.1857<br/></center>
 
|<center>Rome</center>
 
|
 
:;Historically
 
::&bull; [[Necklace]]s.
 
::&bull; [[Bracelet]]s.
 
::&bull; [[Buckle]]s and Belts.
 
:&bull; Style based on classicism & Renaissance [[gold]] work.
 
:&bull; Emphasis on wearable jewels.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[J.E. Caldwell]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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|-
 
|<center>[[file:JECaldwell Maker's Mark.jpg|300px]]<br/>
 
[[file:jec1.jpg|300px]]<br/>
 
[[file:jec2.jpg|300px]] </center>
 
|<center>[[J.E. Caldwell]]<br/>e.1839<br/></center>
 
|<center>Philadelpha</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Fine [[Art Deco]] & [[Art Nouveau]] jewels.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==Capdevila Massana, Manuel==
 
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|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Manuel Capdevila Massana<br/>Joaquim - e.1918<br/></center>
 
|<center>Bacelona</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Manuel was a jeweler and a painter.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Carrera y Carrera]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Carrera y Carrera]]<br/>e.1885<br/></center>
 
|<center>Spain</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Historically: Jewelers to society & aristocracy.
 
:&bull; Known for fine workmanship and sculptural design.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Cartier]]==
 
<onlyinclude>
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center>[[file:Cartier Maker's Mark.jpg|300px]]<br/>
 
[[file:Cartier Maker's Mark 1.jpg|300px]]<br/>
 
[[file:Cartier Maker's Mark 2.jpg|300px]]</center>
 
|<center>[[Cartier]]<br/>e.1847<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris<br/>e.1847<br/>London<br/>e.1902<br/>New York<br/>e.1909</center>
 
|
 
:; 1852
 
::&bull; Egyptian [[scarab]] design
 
:; 1856
 
::&bull; Princess Mathilde became a customer
 
:; 1873
 
::&bull; Egyptian Revival pushed Cartier to the pinnacle of the world of jewelry
 
:; 1902
 
::&bull; London branch established
 
:; 1904
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King Edward VII, England
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King Alfonso XIII,  Spain
 
::&bull; Queen Alexandra of England wears the ''Resille'' necklace
 
:; 1905
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King Carlos I of Portugal
 
:; 1906
 
::&bull; Production in the [[Art Deco]] style began
 
:; 1908
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn, Siam
 
:; 1909
 
::&bull; New York branch opens
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King George I, Greece
 
:; 1910
 
::&bull; Sale of the [[Hope Diamond]]
 
:; 1913
 
::&bull; First ''Mystery Clock''
 
:; 1914
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: Duke Philippe d'Orleans
 
:; 1917
 
::&bull; Two strands of [[Pearl Types|natural pearls]] traded for mansion at 653 Fifth Avenue
 
:; 1921
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: King Edward VIII
 
:; 1924
 
::&bull; ''Trinity Ring and Bracelet''
 
:; 1933
 
::&bull; Jeanne Toussaint ''The Panther'' became Director of Fine Jewelry
 
:; 1936
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: Prince Louis II, Monaco
 
:; 1942
 
::&bull; ''Caged Bird Jewel''
 
:; 1944
 
::&bull; ''Freed Bird Jewel''
 
::&bull; Panther [[Brooch]] ordered by the Duchess of Windsor
 
:; 1969
 
::&bull; ''Cartier''  [[Taylor-Burton Diamond]] sold to Richard Burton
 
:; 1970
 
::&bull; ''Love'' bracelet
 
:; 1997
 
::&bull; 150th anniversary
 
|-
 
|}
 
</onlyinclude>
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
==[[Carvin French]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Carvin French]]<br/>e.1954<br/></center>
 
|<center>New York</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers.
 
::&bull; [[Verdura Jewelry Maker's Mark|Verdura]].
 
::&bull; Donald [[Claflin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Claflin]].
 
::&bull; R. Esmerian, Inc.
 
::&bull; [[Raymond Yard Jewelry Maker's Mark|Yard]].
 
:&bull; French Trained Jewelers.
 
:&bull; Master [[enamel]]ists.
 
:&bull; [[Lapidary]].
 
:; Carved Gems for
 
::&bull; Donald Claflin.
 
::&bull; Angela Cummings.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Castellani]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Castellani]]<br/>e. c.1816<br/></center>
 
|<center>Rome<br/>c.1860s Paris & London</center>
 
|
 
:; 1826
 
::&bull; Began production jewelry based on early Roman excavations.
 
:; 1848
 
::&bull; Closed temporarily due to the Italian political climate.
 
:; 1858
 
::&bull; Alessandro and Augusto Castellani re-opened the workshop.
 
:; 1860s
 
::&bull; Became a tourist destination for [[Historical Revival in Jewelry| Archeological Revival]] jewelry.
 
:; 1930
 
::&bull; Closed after the death of Alfredo.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[C.D. Peacock]]==
 
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!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[C.D. Peacock]]<br/>e.1837<br/></center>
 
|<center>Chicago</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Chicago Fine Jewelry Retailer.
 
:; Historically
 
::&bull; [[Arts & Crafts]] Jewelry.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==Chanel==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Chanel<br/>e.1910<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris</center>
 
|
 
:; 1921
 
::&bull; Chanel No.5 became the first couture perfume.
 
:; 1927-1933
 
::&bull; [[Verdura]] collaborates with Chanel on jewelry design.
 
:; 1930
 
::&bull; ''Maltese Cross'' design.
 
:; 1932
 
::&bull; [[Diamond]] jewelry launched.
 
:; 1939-1945
 
::&bull; Closed during the Occupation.
 
:; 1971
 
::&bull; Death of Coco Chanel.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==Chantecler==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Chantecler<br/>e.1947<br/></center>
 
|<center>Capri</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; [[Coral]] jewelry.
 
::&bull; Jet-set and famous clientele.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==[[Charlton & Co.]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
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!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Charlton & Co.]]<br/>1909<br/></center>
 
|<center>New York</center>
 
|
 
:;Currently
 
::&bull; Grant A. Peacock, New York.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Chaumet]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
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!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Chaumet]]<br/>e. 1793 Nitot et Fils<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris<br/>1910 New York</center>
 
|
 
:; 1780
 
::&bull; Etienne Nitot Opens for business on rue St. Honoré
 
:; 1800
 
::&bull; Orders from Joséphine Beauharnais.
 
:; 1804
 
::&bull; Crown for Napoleon.
 
:&bull; Princess Joséphine.
 
::&bull; Hydrangea [[parure]].
 
::&bull; [[Cameo]] & [[intaglio]] parure.
 
::&bull; Pearl parure.
 
:; 1809
 
::&bull; François Regnault Nitot takes over the firm after the death of Etienne Nitot.
 
:; 1810
 
::&bull; Napoleon commissions a [[ruby]] [[parure]] for his bride, Marie Louise.
 
:; 1815
 
::&bull; François retires and turns the firm over to Jean Baptiste Fossin, his workshop director.
 
:; 1832
 
::&bull; Fossin & Fils named "Crown Jewellers" of France.
 
:; 1837
 
::&bull; Awarded ''Legion d'Honneur''.
 
:; 1834-1840
 
::&bull; Jean Valentin worked for Fossin.
 
::&bull; Royal Warrant: Queen Victoria - to Morel.
 
::&bull; Morel's daughter married Joseph Chaumet.
 
:; 1862
 
::&bull; Fossin turns the company over to Prosper Morel.
 
::&bull; Fossin organizes the ''bijouterie et joaillerie française'' for the London World Exhibition.
 
:; 1874
 
::&bull; Joseph Chaumet partners with Morel.
 
::&bull; Chaumet marries Morel's daughter and takes over the firm in 1885.
 
:; 1900
 
::&bull; Gold Medal at the Paris World Exhibition.
 
::&bull; Russian Imperial Order.
 
::&bull; Became known as the ''Master of [[Tiaras]]''.
 
:; 1910
 
::&bull; Opens in New York.
 
:; 1928
 
::&bull; 150th anniversary.
 
:; 1972
 
::&bull; Remounted the [[Sancy Diamond]].
 
:; 1987
 
::&bull; End of Chaumet family involvement in the firm.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
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==[[Child & Child]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center>[[file:Child & Child Hallmark.jpg|center|300px]]</center>
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Child & Child]]<br/>1891-1915<br/></center>
 
|<center>London</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; [[Historical Revival in Jewelry|Renaissance Revival]]
 
:&bull; [[Art Nouveau]]
 
:&bull; [[Edwardian]] Jewelry
 
:; Specialty
 
::&bull; [[Enamel]]work
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
 
==Chopard==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Chopard<br/>e.1860<br/>Sold in 1963 to the Scheufeles</center>
 
|<center>Switzerland</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Precision Watches
 
:&bull; Ladies Fine Jewelry
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Christian Dior==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Christian Dior<br/>e. December 16, 1946<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris</center>
 
|
 
:; 1950s:
 
::&bull; Couture "New Look"
 
:; 1950
 
::&bull; Added other luxury goods including jewelry
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Christofle==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Christofle<br/>e.1830<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris</center>
 
|
 
:; 1845
 
::&bull; Expansion included tableware
 
:; 1930
 
::&bull; Commission for jewelry from [[Marchak]]
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Cipullo==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Cipullo<br/>(1936-1984<br/></center>
 
|<center>Rome & New Hork</center>
 
|
 
:; Assistant Designer
 
::&bull; David Webb
 
:; Designer for
 
::&bull; Tiffany & Co.
 
::&bull; Cartier
 
:; 1969
 
::&bull; Designed ''Love Bracelet''
 
::&bull; Design Themes: Nails, Dollar Signs, Knots and Rope
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==[[Claflin]], Donald==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Donald [[Claflin]]<br/>( - 1979<br/></center>
 
|<center>New York</center>
 
|
 
:; Designer for
 
::&bull; [[David Webb Jewelry Maker's Mark|Webb]]
 
::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
 
:::&bull; Design Themes: fantasy, children's characters, fairy tales, strawberrys
 
::&bull; [[Bulgari Jewelry Maker's Mark|Bulgari]]
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Cocteau, Jean==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Jean [[Cocteau]]<br/>(1889 - 1963)<br/></center>
 
|<center>Paris</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Avant-Garde Artist
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Cohen, Julius==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Julius Cohen<br/>e.1956<br/></center>
 
|<center>New York</center>
 
|
 
:; Trained by
 
::&bull; [[Oscar Heyman & Bros.]]
 
:&bull; Well Designed and Executed Fine Jewelry
 
:&bull; Renowned for Serving Customers at Home
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Colonna, Edouard==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Edouard Colonna<br/>(1862 - 1948) <br/></center>
 
|<center>International<br/>New York<br/>Paris<br/>Canada</center>
 
|
 
:; Worked for
 
::&bull; [[Louis Comfort Tiffany Jewelry Maker's Mark|Louis Comfort Tiffany]].
 
:; Associated with
 
::&bull; S. Bing and ''Maison d'[[Art Nouveau]]'' as Jewelry & Glassware Designer.
 
:; c.1902
 
::&bull; Designs for [[Marcus & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Marcus & Co.]] and Brainerd B. Thresher.
 
:; 1948
 
::&bull; Death of Edouard Colonna.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
 
==Cummings==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Cummings<br/>(1944 - <br/>Angela Cummings Inc. e.1984</center>
 
|<center>New York</center>
 
|
 
:; Designer
 
::&bull; [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany & Co.]]
 
:; 1984
 
::&bull; Launched Angela Cummings Inc.
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==Cusi==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>Cusi<br/>e. 1886<br/></center>
 
|<center>Milan</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Jeweler to the Royal Family, Duke of Aosta and Count of Turin
 
:; 1929
 
::&bull; Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
==[[Dali]]==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
 
!width=35%|Maker's Mark
 
!width=15%|Name/Period
 
!width=10%|Location
 
!width=40%|Specialty
 
|-
 
|<center></center>
 
|<center>[[Dali]]<br/>(1904 - 1989)<br/></center>
 
|<center>Spain</center>
 
|
 
:&bull; Made Jewelry to Protest the Emphasis on Cost of Materials vs Design in Jewelry '{{Quote |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.}}
 
:&bull; Surrealist Design
 
|-
 
|}
 
[[category:Jewelry_Maker's_Marks]]
 
 
 
__NOTOC__
 
 
==David Orgell==
 
==David Orgell==
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
 
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"

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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.



Akelo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Akelo

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


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.


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.


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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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.


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)



Baume & Mercier

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


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.


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


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


Benvenuto Cellini

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


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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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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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.


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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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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J.E. Caldwell Co.

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

Specialties


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Manuel Capdevila Massana

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


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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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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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.


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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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


Christofle Jewelry Maker's Mark

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.



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


Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau
France
Paris
1889 - 1963

Specialties

  • Avant-Garde Artist


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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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.


Angela Cummings

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Angela Cummings
USA
New York
1944 -

Specialties

Designer

1984

  • Launched Angela Cummings Inc.


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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.


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.


David Orgell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
David Orgell
c. late 1800s
England
c.1940 Los Angeles
1958 Beverly Hills, CA
• Retailer of Fine Jewelry, Timepieces & Objets d’Art


De Grisogono

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


Deakin & Francis

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Mark
Deakin & Francis
1786 - present
Great Britain
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturers
Historically
• High Quality Handmade Jewelry with Enamel
Cuff Links
Designer
Arthur Edward Harvey


Descomps

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Descomps
(1872 - 1948)
Paris
• Jewelry Featuring Engraving & Enamels


Despres

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Despres

France
Art Deco Artiste-Bijoutier
Bijoux Glaces Mirrored Jewelry
Bijoux Moteurs Motor Jewels
1930
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur


Dinh Van

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dinh Van
e.1976
Paris
1960s
• Employed by Cartier
• Bold Geometric Cut-Out Designs


Dixon, James W.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
James W. Dixon
e.1806
c.1992
London
• Silversmiths
• Platers
Britannia Metal Work
• Staybright & Firth Markings on Stainless


Drayson

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


Dunand

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Dunand
(1872 - 1942)
Geneva & Paris
• Japanese Lacquerwork, Art Deco Wide Gold Bangles
• Tapastry Effect with Silver, Lacquer, and Stone


Dunay

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Henry Dunay
(1935 - )
e.1956
New York
• Specialty Pavé-Set Jewelry


Dusausoy

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


Edward Moore

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Edward Moore
1851 - 1891
Director of Tiffany & Co. Silver Workshops
New York
• Award Winning Silver Designs for Tiffany & Co.
Japanesque Jewelry & Archaeological Revival Jewels


Eliakim

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Eliakim
c.1940s & 50s
Cairo
• Most Renowned Jewelry Salon in Cairo


Esmerian

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


Espezel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Espezel

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


Nielsen, Evald

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped Signature
Evald Nielsen
(1879-1958)
Denmark
• Silversmith
• Trained as an Engraver & Chaser
• S.L. Jacobson Represented his work Worldwide
Designer for
Georg Jensen


Faberge

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Faberge
(1846 - 1920)
Russia
• 1884 First Imperial Easter Egg Royal Warrant Awarded
• 1897 Royal Warrant from Sweden & Norway
• Shut Down by the Russian Revolution


Falize

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Alexis Falize

Lucien Falize
e.1838
Paris
1833-35
• Trained at Mellerio Frères
Cloisonné Jewelry.
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.
1876
• Alex Falize retires.
1878
Legion d'Honneur and Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle
c.1880-1892
• Partnersihp with Germain Bapst Forming Bapst & Falize.
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



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.



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


Feuillâtre, Eugène

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Eugène Feuillâtre
(1870 - 1916)
Paris
• Famous for his Enamel Work
• Studied under Louis Houillon
• Worked closely with Etienne Tourette
1890
• Head of Lalique Enamel workshop.
1897
• Opened his own workshop.
• Used Émail en Ronde Bosse, Cloisonné and Plique-à-Jour all together.



Flato

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Flato
(1900 - 1999)
New York
Beverly Hills
Mecixo City
c.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


Fontana

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fontana
e.1840
Paris
• Classical Design
• Fine Workmaship
Chaumet Holds their Archives


Fontenay

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



Fouquet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
George: G F with whip between
Fouquet
e. c.1852 - 1936
(Alphonse 1828 - 1911)
(Georges 1862 - 1957)
(Jean 1899 - 1961)
Paris
Specialized
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
• Convertible necklace/tiaras featuring email en ronde bosse.
1895
• George Took over the firm.
• Registers his mark.
Specialized
Art Nouveau & Art Deco Styles
• Extensive use of Enamel and Colored Stones
• Learned the jewelry arts at Rouvenat.
1900 World Exhibition
• Featured jewelry designed by Alphonse Mucha.
• Etienne Tourette was employed as an enameller.


Fred

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fred
e.1936
Paris
Beverly Hills
Houston
New York
Geneva
Tokyo
Hong Kong
Cannes
Monte Carlo
Seoul
Pearls and Colored Gemstones
• Celebrity Clients


Gage

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gage

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


Gaillard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gaillard
e. 1860
Paris
• Japanese-Style Inlay
Enamel, Niello & Patination
Art Nouveau Jewels with Insects, Flowers & Trees - Featuring Organic Materials
1889
• International Exhibition, Paris - Gold Medal for Engraving and "Legion d'Honnour
1892
• Business Transferred to Sons


Garrard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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


Gazdar

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


Geiss

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Geiss
(1771 1846)
Berlin
Berlin Iron Jewelry
Gothic Revival Iron Jewelry of Individual Motifs


Gérard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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


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


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


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


Graff

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


Grima

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Andrew Grima
(1921 - 2007)
e.966 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

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gübelin
e.1854
Lucerne
• Began as Watchmakers
1923
• Added jewelry & established an international gemological laboratory
2004
• Celebrated 150 years in business


Gustav Manz

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gustav Manz
(1865-1946
New York City
• Worked for Tiffay & Co., Marcus & Co., Cartier and many others
• Workshop in Rockefeller Center (Union Square)
• Prominent clients


Hagenauer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hagenauer
e.1898
Vienna
• Hagenauer workshop
• Gold and silversmith
• Belonged to the Wiener Werkstatte
• Designed until his death in 1986


Hale, Frank G.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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


Hammerman

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


Harry Winston

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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.


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


Hennel

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


Hermès

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



Hoeker & Zoon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hoeker en Zoon
(Hoeker & Son)
(1862-c.?
Amsterdam
• Silversmiths
• Manufacturing/retailing jewelry


Hunt & Roskell

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


Jaeger Lecoultre

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Jaeger Lecoultre
e.1833
Le Sentier, Vaud, Switzerland
• 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


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


JAR

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
JAR
e.1977
Paris
• Joel Arthur Rosenthal (New York)
• Unique jewelry and gemstones


King, Arthur

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


Kutchinsky

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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


L'Enfant, Georges

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


Lacloche Frères

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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


Lalique

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
R L with sword
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 jewelry of the Belle Époque.
1876
• Apprentice to Louis Aucoc.
1878
• Studied graphic design in London.
1882
• Independent jewelry designer.
1884
• Two years with Varenne (Signed Lalique & Varenne).
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 Verver 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.


Le Sache, Georges

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
LS in Horizontal Lozenge
Le Sache, Georges
(1849-)
Paris
Designer
• With Falize
• Manufacturing Jeweler for Bijouterie & Joaillerie


Le Roy et Fils

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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 clockmaker 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.


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.
1872
• 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
Stamped Mark
Liberty & Co.
e.1875
Great Britain
• Retailers & Organizers of Jewelry Design & Production
• Cymric Silver
• Tudric Pewter
Manufacturers
W.H. Haseler & Co.
Designers
• Oliver Baker
Bernard Cuzner
Christopher Dresser
Arthur Joseph Gaskin
Albert Edward Jones
• J.M. King
Archibald Knox


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.


Louis Comfort Tiffany

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Louis Comfort Tiffany

New York

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.


Mappin & Webb

Jewelry Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mappin & Webb
e.1869
London
Sheffield
• 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
Arthur Edward Harvey
• Keith Murray
• James Warwick
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

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marchak
e.1878
Kiev
Paris
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.


Marcus & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Marcus & Co.
1892
New York
Paris
Palm Beach
London
Herman Marcus departed Germany for New York c. 1850s.
Worked for
Tiffany & Co.
Ball, Black and Company.
Parthered with
Theodore B. Starr - Starr and Marcus.
1884
• Partnered with his son William.
1892
• Marcus & Company.
1920s-30s
• Created Diamond Jewelry.
Plique-à-Jour enamel in the Art Nouveau Style.
• Flower Brooches.
1962
• Merged with Black, Starr & Frost.


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.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Marina B.
e.1977
Geneva
Monte Carlo
Gstaad
St. Moritz
Milan
London
Tokyo
New York
• 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.


Marzo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Marzo

Paris

• Art Deco Jewelers.


Masriera, Lluis

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

1839
• Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by his grandfather.
1879
• Studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva where he learned enameling.
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.


Mauboussin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mauboussin
e.1827
Paris

:; 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
• A trio of gemstone themed exhibitions.
• 1928 Emerald
• 1930 Ruby
• 1931 Diamond
1940-1950
• Gaspipe style using minimal gold.
• Naturalist themes.
1955
• Opens in Place Vendôme.
• Mauboussin has retail locations around the world.



Maurice Duvalet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Maurice Duvalet



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


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.


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.


Mellerio dits Meller

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mellerio dits Meller
e.1613
Paris
1815 - Rue de la Paix
End of 19th century - Place Vendôme
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.
• London World Exhibition, 1862.
• Queen Isabella II of Spain becomes a customer.
• Paris, 1867.
• Vienna, 1873.
• Paris, 1878 & 1900.
Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, 1925.
• New York World's Fair, 1939.



Mikimoto

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Mikimoto
e.1878
Japan

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
• First South Sea Pearl was cultured.
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.


Mortimer & Hunt

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
ISH Punch
Later IM & ISH with and without a surmounting crown
Mortimer & Hunt
e.1838
London

1838
• After Paul Storr retired from Storr & Mortimer, John Hunt joined the firm.
1843
• John Mortimer retired and Hunt & Roskell was founded.


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.


Nardi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Nardi
c.1920s
Venice, Italy

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
Blackamoor brooches.
• Inspired by Othello - the Moor of Venice a symbol of purity and love.
Carved from
• Ebony.
Sardonyx.
Chalcedony.
• Many celebrity clients.


Omar Ramsden

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Omar Ramsden

(1873-1939)
e.1898
closed 1939
London

1887
• Apprenticed at a Sheffield silversmith.
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.


Oscar Heyman & Bros.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Engraved Archive Number
Later a Stamped Logo
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New York

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
Cartier.
Van Cleef & Arpels.
Marcus & Co.
Tiffany & Co.
1916-1942
• Secured 7 patents including:
• Secure invisible bracelet clasp.
• Security pin for double-clip brooches.
• Nearly exclusive US supplier of invisibly set jewels to Van Cleef & Arpels.
1969
• Created the necklace for Cartier to highlight the Taylor-Burton Diamond.
Today
• Still a family run operation employing many relatives of the original team.
Specialties
• Handcrafted, signed and numbered jewelry pieces.
• Unique and esoteric gemstones and phenomenal gems, cut and polished in their own workshop.


Ostertag

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Ostertag
c.1920-30s
Paris
Place Vendôme
• French Jeweler.
• Thought to rival the work of Cartier, VCA & Boucheron.


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.


Paloma Picasso

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Paloma Picasso
(1949- )
Born in Paris

• Daughter of artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot.
• Began as a costume designer.
Designed for
• Yves Saint Laurent.
Zolotas c. 1971.
Tiffany & Co. c. 1980-currently.


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

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Patek Philippe
c.1851


• Antoni Patek made pocket watches c.1839.
• Adrien Phillippe 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.


Pedro Boregaard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Pedro Boregaard
e.1983

New York
• Won may international jewelry design competitions.
Designer for
Tiffany c. 1974.


Petochi

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


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


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.


Picq, Henri

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.


Regner

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Regner
c.1930s
Paris

c.1930s
• Finely crafted jewelry, small production.


René Sim Lacaze

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



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.


Rubel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Rubel Co.
e.1943
New York
London
Paris
• 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
Baguette diamond necklaces.
• Dancer brooches.
• Flamenco dancers.
• Rockettes.
• Louis XVI Style.
• Cancan.
Fantasia inspired dancers.
• Flower Brooches with ruby, diamond and turquoise.
• Domed cocktail rings and matching earrings.
Designer
• Maurice Duvalet (shared with VCA.)
1947
• Closed.


Ruser

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Ruser
e.1947
Beverly Hills, CA

• Prior to opening his own shop, Ruser worked for Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
Specialty
• Freshwater baroque pearl Jewelry.
• Swans.
• Hummingbirds.
• Poodles.
• Skunks.
• Cherubs.
1969
• Closed.


S.J. Rood

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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S.J. Rood
e.1873


Diamond merchants.
• Jewelry Manufacturers.
• Royal Warrant by Queen Mary.
1998
• Sold to Hancocks & Co.


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.


Sandoz, Gustave-Roger

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

Art Nouveau goldsmith.


Sasportas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sasportas

Paris

• French jewelers.


Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Saunders Shepherd & Co. Ltd.
e.1869
London

1869 (as Saunders & Shepherd)
• Company launched
• Specialized in Whitby jet and onyx mourning jewelry.
1889
• Licensed the Krementz one piece collar stud.
• Invented the self-closing bracelet.
1899-1905
Gemstone rings.
Chains.
Goldsmiths.
Silversmiths.
• Exporters of jet, onyx & silver jewelry.
Following WWII
• Moved toward gold manufacturing & diamond jewelry.
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.


Schlumberger

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Schlumberger
(1907-1987)


• Costume jewelry designer for Elsa Schiaparelli.
• First designer at Tiffany & Co. to be able to sign his designs.
Designs
• Whimsical
• Butterflies
• Birds
• Sea life
• Flowers
Objets de Vertu
Design Elements
Enamel
• Colorful gemstones


Seaman Schepps

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Seaman Schepps
e.1934
New York
Palm Beach
Nantucket
• 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
• Gemstones in every color.
• Shell.
• Ivory.
• Turquoise.
• Wood.
• Coral.
• Rock Crystal.
• Found 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.


Settepassi

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


Sloan & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sloan & Co.
e.1895
Newark, NJ
New York
• 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
• James M. Bennett of Krementz & Co. joined the firm.
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.


Sterlé

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sterle-sig.jpg
Sterlé
e.1934
Paris

Manufactured for
Boucheron
Chaumet
• Osterag
• Kirby
• Puiforcat
• Hair & Hat ornaments.
Gold & diamond studded leather goods.
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.


Storr & Mortimer

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

• Goldsmiths & Jewelers
• Later became Mortimer & Hunt


Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sunyer I. Clara, Ramon
(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.


Sunyer, Oriol

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Sunyer, Oriol
(1923-?)
Founded: Barcelona
• Contemporary jewelry designer.


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.


Templier, Raymond

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Templier, Raymond
91891-1968)
e.1849
Paris

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.


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

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Tétard Frères
20th Century
Paris

Silversmith
• Exceptional French Art Deco silversmith.


Theo Fennel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Theo Fennel
e.1982
London

• Witty, youthful design and quality craftsmanship.
• The craftsmen he employs often employ difficult, arcane techniques that would have died out if not employed in this workshop.


Thesmar, Andre Fernand

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Thesmar, Andre Fernand
(1843-1912)


• French Enameler in the Japanese style.
1900
• Exposition Universelle, Paris


Tillander

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
A. Tillander
e.1860
St. Petersburg
Helsinki c.1918
•Classical revival jewelry with filigree and granulation.
1900
•Firm was taken over by the founder's son.
•Exported demantoid.
• Simple, original, high quality jewelry.
1923-1957
•Chief Designer was Oskar Pihliin (son of Faberge's Master)
• Tillader remains a family run jewelry business.


Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
c.1929-c.1950s
New York
Los Angeles
Mimi Beach
Palm Beach
Beverly Hills
Atlantic City
Chicago
Paris
• 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


Treskow, Elisabeth

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.


Van Cleef & Arpels

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Van Cleef & Arpels

Paris
e.1895
New York
Worldwide
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
Minaudière created.
1931
• 1st Prize at the International Colonial Exhibition.
1933
Mystery Setting patented.
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
&brul; 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.


Verdura

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Verdura
e.1939
New York

1926
• Fulco moves to Paris.
• Worked in the textile department of Chanel.
• Produced costume jewelry for Chanel.
1935
• Went to Hollywood, then New York and worked with Paul Flato.
1939
• Opened his own jewelry business.
1972
• Sold out to Joseph Alfano and retired.
1985
• Verdura Inc. sold to Ward Landrigan.
Influences
• Royal Jewels
• Byzantine art
• The Maltese cross


Verger Frs

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

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


Verver

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
An "E and a "V" with an anchor between withing a chevron
Verver
e.1821
Metz
Paris
1821
• Pierre Paul Vever set up business in Metz.
1848
• Jean Jacques "Ernest" inherits the business.
1871
• Verver family leaves Metz as it becomes part of the German Empire.
• Ernest Vever bought the firm "Baugrand" in Paris (an established Parisian jeweler.)
1874
• Sons Paul and Henri become partners in the firm.
1876
• The firm registers their mark (used until 1912.)
1881
• Begin to produce in the Renaissance revival and Oriental styles.
1889
• Paris International Exposition - Jewelry Grand Prize.
1900
• World's Fair Grand Prize for their Art Nouveau Style
• Henri produced Sylvia - an Art Nouveau pendant of a butterfly-winged female (in the collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.)
Employed Outside artisans
• Etienne Tourette - Enameller.
1915
• Paul dies.
1921
• Henri hands the business to Andre & Pierre - Paul's sons.
1960
• Taken over by Jean Vever (grandson of Paul.)
1982
• Activities ceased.


Valadimir Makovsky

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Small black "M"
Valadimir Makovsky
(1884-1966)


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


Wander & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Wander
Wander France
Wander & Co.
e.1921
New York

• Jewelry featuring rough, precious and semi-precious carved stones.
• Maintained a branch in Paris during the 1960s & 1970s.


Waslikoff

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamped "W" between within a cartouche having a flat top and bottom and wiggly sides
M. Waslikoff & Sons
c.1920s
New York

Diamond and platinum jewelry specialists.
• Flexible platinum bracelets and earrings.


Watherston & Son

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Watherston & Son
e.1796
London

• Goldsmith
• Silversmith
1824
Brogden and Garland
1831
• Garland and Watherston
1841-1864
• Watherston and Brogden
1851
• Exhibitors at the Great Exhibition
1864
• Watherston and Son


Webb

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Stamped "Webb"
David Webb, Inc.
e.1948
New York

• Famous for his "Jeweled Jungle"
1948
• David Webb and Nina Silberstein opened David Webb, Inc. in New York.
1950s-1960s
• Bold flowers and organic forms.
1964
• Duke of Windsor buys a frog bracelet.
1970s
• Began producing more subtle designs to go with less flamboyant times.
1975
• David Webb dies and the Silberstein family continued production of his iconic designs.
2010
• Sold to Sima Ghadamian, Mark Emanuel and Robert Saidian.
• Continuing the tradition drawing on previously unproduced designs from the extensive archives and using the original molds.
• Gem materials and updated functional aspects (earring backs, etc.) distinguish the "old" from the "new."


Weingrill

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Weingrill
e.1879
Italy

• Goldsmiths
• Specializing in tubogas style chains and bracelets.


Wièse

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Stamp rhombus, with initials JW and stars above and below (through 1890)
1890 Rhombus with WIESE and stars above and below.
Jules & Louis Wièse
e.1844
1923 closed
Berlin
Paris
1834
• Jules Wièse studied goldsmithing under Johann Georg Hossaeur in Berlin.
1839
• Moved to Paris and worked with Froment-Meurice.
1844
• Established workshop exclusively to produce for Froment-Meurice.
1849
• Paris World Exhibition medal with Froment-Meurice.
• Registers a jewelry maker's mark for his own company.
1855
• Paris World Exhibition First Class Medal for his own Neo-Renaissance jewelry.
1862
• London World Exhibition Gold Medal for neo-Renaissance jewelry.
1867
• Bronze medal for Archaeological-Revival jewelry.
1880
• Firm transferred to son, Louis Wièse.
1890
• Death of Jules and a new registry mark for Louis.
1923
• Death of Louis.



Willmore

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Willmore
e.1773
1855 closed
London

• Silversmiths
• Snuff boxes featuring repoussé lids.


E. Wolfe & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
E. Wolfe & Co.
e.1850
London

• Bird & animal brooches, cocktail & engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings & cuff links.
19th Century
• Known for tiaras and crowns.
• Queen Alexandra's coronation crown (for Carrington & Co.)
Connaught Diamond Tiara.
• The Imperial Crown of India for Delhi Durbar.
• Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
Russian Fringe Tiara (for Garrard & Co.)
Current Ownership
• Alan & Richard Cornelius.


Wolfers

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Monogram and 'ex unique'
Wolfers, Philippe
(1858-1929)
Brussels

Wolfers Frères
• Court Jewelers
• Trained under his father gaining the skills of a goldsmith and jeweler.
1870-1890s
• Influenced by Japanese craftwork and naturalism in the French Art Nouveau style.
• Set up his own workshop in Brussels
• Worked with ivory.
1889
• Built an Art Nouveau villa at La Hulpe where he studied flowers, insects, peacocks, swans, bats, etc.
• His designs became quite distinct from those of Wolfers Frères often sinister and surreal.
• International Exhibition, Antwerp, 1894 & exhibition of Les Vingt, Brussels, 1895 - showcased carved ivory.
1902-1904
Plique-à-Jour enamel, gems and gold insects.
• Supplied Cartier with small serpent jewels.
c.1908
• His work became more geometric and abstract.
• Turned away from jewelry to create sculpture.


Yaèche Frères

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Yaèche Frères

Paris


Yard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Yard
e.1922
Raymond Yard

New York
1898
• Messenger at Marcus & Co.
• Took jewelry making classes at night and trained at Marcus & Co. during the day.
1902
• Began to string pearls for Marcus & Co.
1906
• Promoted to Salesman working his way to General Manager
1920s
• Established his own firm.
• Created his own distinctive style.
1930s
• Extensive use of platinum.
• High quality gemstones i.e. Kashmir sapphires and Burma rubies.
1940s
• War years resulted in a change to yellow gold and palladium with semiprecious stones.
1950s
• Return to platinum.
• Used some imported French yellow gold mountings for brooches and bracelets.
1958
• Raymond Yard retired. He turned the firm over to 3 of his employees.
1960s
• Moved the firm to 580 Fifth Ave.
• Introduced baguettes set with claws.
• More French mountings used.
• Classic Yard styles and new styles made the firm prosperous.
1970s
• Abstract designs, metal featured.
1989
• Firm taken over by Robert Gibson Jr. (son of one of the 3 Yard employee successors.)


Zolotas

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Zolotas
e.1895
Efthimios Zolotas

Athens, Greece
• Ancient Byzantine jewelry motifs.
1900
• Opened his "Experimental Laboratory" on Aeolou St., Athens
1910
• Created jewels and tiaras for the Greek Royal family to wear to the coronation of King George V of England.
1960s
• 18k yellow gold historical Greek designs.
• Celebrity & aristocratic clientele.
1970s
• Moved the business to 10 Panepistimiou Ave., where it remains today
• Opened in Paris.
• 22k gold with texture and colored stones.
Lang Antiques
Lang Antiques