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Adler

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Adler
e. 1886
Founded: Istanbul, Turkey
1972: Geneva
Currently: London, Hongkong & Gstaad
  • Specializing in use of color combinations.


Akelo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Akelo

Italy


Albert

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Albert
e.1962
Geneva
  • Watch Designer for Patek Philippe
  • Awards for Patek Philippe, Omega & His own Workshop


Aletto Bros

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Aletto Bros
19 cen.
e.1964
Naples
New York
  • Contemporary Interpretations of Historic Jewels.
  • Masterful use of Invisible Setting


Asprey

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Asprey
e. 1791
London
  • Dressing Cases
  • Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria, 1862
  • Currently Specializing in Custom Designs, Novelties & Luxury Merchandise


Aucoc

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Aucoc
e.1821
Paris
  • Chased & Enameled Items Using the Finest Materials
  • Art Nouveau Designs


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


Auger

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Auger
e.1862


Bailey, Banks & Biddle

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Joseph T. Bailey c.1832 Bailey & Co.
Partners Joseph T. Bailey II, George W. Banks & Samuel Biddle c.1878
Philadelphia
  • America's Oldest Jeweler
  • Civil War Swords
  • Mortuary Medal for Abraham Lincoln
  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Diamond Dealers
  • Jewelers to Prominent Americans
  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart, Silver & Bronze Stars


Bapst & Falize

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bapst & Falize
Partnership 1880-1892
Paris
  • Combined Bapst's French Royal Jewelry Tradidion & Falize's Grand Prize & Legion of Honor at the 1878 Paris Exhiibition


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


Bautte

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bautte
e.1791
  • 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


Belais

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Belais
e. c.1900
USA
  • First to use White Gold in Jewelry in the United States
  • Patented a White Gold formula in 1917


Belperron

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Belperron
1925 Boivin
1933 Maison Herz
Paris>


Benson

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benson
1849-1973
London


Benvenuto Cellini

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Benvenuto Cellini
(1500-1571)
Italy
  • Italian Renaissance Goldsmith Serving Popes and Royalty


Black, Starr & Frost

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Black, Starr & Frost
c.1801
1801 Georgia
1860 New York
  • Prestegious Jewelers 1876 Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners Black, Starr & Frost
  • 1920 Black, Starr & Gorham
  • 1929 Merged with Gorham


René Boivin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
René Boivin
(1864-1917)
e. c.1890
Paris
  • Use of Uncommon Combinations of Materials: i.e. Wood and Pearls
  • Bold use of Colored Gemstones
  • Large Bold Striking Designs


Boucheron

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Boucheron
e.1858
Paris


Brandt

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Brandt
e. c.1906
  • 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


Brogden, John

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
John Brogden
1842-1885
London


Buccellati

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
15 MI
Buccellati
Mario Buccellati
e.1919
Milan
Worldwide
  • Improvisational Use of Materials During WWII "Dutch Gold" over Copper, Chipped Gems Mounted Upside Down
  • Easily Recognized Style with Distinct Textures and Engravings


Bucherer

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


Bulgari

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Bulgari
e.1857
Rome


J.E. Caldwell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
J.E. Caldwell
e.1839
Philadelpha



Capdevila Massana, Manuel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Manuel Capdevila Massana
Joaquim - e.1918
Bacelona
  • Manuel was a Jeweler and a Painter



Carrera y Carrera

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Carrera y Carrera
e.1885
Spain
  • Historically: Jewelers to Society & Aristocracy
  • Known for Fine Workmanship and Sculptural Design



Cartier

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cartier
e.1847
Paris e.1847
London e.1902
New York e.1909
  • 1852 Egyptian Scarab Design
  • 1856 Princess Mathilde Became a Customer
  • 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 Sale of the Hope Diamond
  • 1913 First Mystery Clock
  • 1914 Royal Warrant: Duke Philippe d'Orleans
  • 1917 Two Strand 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 Cartier Taylor-Burton Diamond sold to Richard Burton
  • 1970 Love Bracelet
  • 1997 150th Anniversary



Carvin French

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Carvin French
e.1954
New York
  • Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers
  • French Trained Jewelers
  • Master Enamelists
  • Lapidary
    • Carved Gems for: Donald Claflin & Angela Cummings



Castellani

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Castellani
e. c.1816
Rome
c.1860s Paris & London
  • 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 Became a Tourist Destination: Archeological Revival Jewelry
  • 1930 Closed After the Death of Alfredo



C.D. Peacock

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
C.D. Peacock
e.1837
Chicago
  • Chicago Fine Jewelry Retailer
  • Historically: Arts & Crafts Jewelry



Chanel

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chanel
e.1910
Paris
  • 1921 Chanel No.5 Became the First Couture Perfume
  • 1927-1933 Verdura Collaborates with Chanel on Jewelry Design
  • 1930 Maltese Cross Design
  • 1932 Diamond Jewelry Launched
  • 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.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Charlton & Co.
1909
New York
  • Currently: Grant A. Peacock, New York



Chaumet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chaumet
e. 1793 Nitot et Fils
Paris
1910 New York
  • Princess Josephine
  • 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 the Morels
  • Morel's Daughter Married Joseph Chaumet
  • 1900 Russian Imperial Order
  • Became Known as the Master of Tiaras
  • 1910 Opens in New York
  • 1928: 150th Anniversary
  • 1972 Remounted the Sancy Diamond
  • 1987 End of Chaumet Family Involvement in the Firm



Child & Child

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Child & Child
1891-1915
London



Chopard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Chopard
e.1860
Sold in 1963 to the Scheufeles
Switzerland
  • Precision Watches
  • Ladies Fine Jewelry


Christian Dior

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Christian Dior
e. December 16, 1946
Paris
  • 1950s: Couture "New Look"
  • 1950 Added other Luxury Goods Including Jewelry


Christofle

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Christofle
e.1830
Paris
  • 1845 Expansion Included Tableware
  • 1930 Commission for Jewelry from Marchak


Cipullo

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cipullo
(1936-1984
Rome & New Hork
  • Assistant Designer: David Webb
  • Designer: Tiffany & Co. *Designer: Cartier **1969 Designed Love Bracelet **Design Themes: Nails, Dollar Signs, Knots and Rope


Claflin, Donald

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Donald Claflin
( - 1979
New York
  • Designer: David Webb
  • Designer: Tiffany & Co.
    • Design Themes: Fantasy, Children's Characters, Fairy Tales, Strawberrys
  • Designer: Bulgari



Cocteau, Jean

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Jean Cocteau
(1889 - 1963)
Paris
  • Avant-Garde Artist



Cohen, Julius

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Julius Cohen
e.1956
New York
  • Well Designed and Executed Fine Jewelry *Renowned for Serving Customers at Home


Colonna, Edouard

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Edouard Colonna
(1862 - 1948)
New York



Cummings

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Cummings
(1944 -
Angela Cummings Inc. e.1984
New York



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



David Orgell

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
David Orgell
c. late 1800s
England
c.1940 Los Angeles
1958 Beverly Hills, CA



De Grisogono

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



Deakin & Francis

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Deakin & Francis
e.1786
England



Descomps

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Descomps
(1872 - 1948)
Paris



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


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



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


Evald Nielsen

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Evald Nielsen
(1879 - 1958)
Copenhagen
  • Trained as an Engraver & Chaser
  • S.L. Jacobson Represented his work Worldwide



Faberge

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Faberge
(1846 - 1920)
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  • 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
Falize
(1839 - 1897)
Paris
  • Cloisonné Jewelry
  • 1878 Legion d'Honneur and Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle
  • c.1880-1892 Partnersihp with Germain Bapst Forming Bapst & Falize *Lucein Falize's Sons form Falize Freres c. 1897
  • 1900Falize Freres win Grand Prix at the Exhibition
  • 1904 Serbian Crown Jewels


Paulding Farnham

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Paulding Farnham
(1859 – 1927)
Rome


Fasano

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fasano
1928
Turin



Feuillatre

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Feuillatre
(1870 - 1916)
Paris
  • 1890 Head of René Lalique's Enamel Workshop
  • Famous for his Enamel Work



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
Fontenay
(1823 - 1887)
Paris



Fouquet

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Fouquet
e. c.1852 - 1936
(Alphonse 1828 - 1911)
(Georges 1862 - 1957)
(Jean 1899 - 1961)
Paris


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



Gaillard

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



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



Geiss

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Geiss
(1771 1846
Berlin


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


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


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
  • 1970 Appointed Jeweler to the Queen
  • Organic Forms, Textured Wire


Gubelin

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Gubelin
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


Hagenauer

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hagenauer
e.1898
Vienna
  • Hagenauer Workshop
  • Gold and Silversmith
  • Franz Belonged to the Wiener Werkstatte
  • Franz Designed until his Death in 1986


Hale, Frederick G.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Frank Gardner Hale
(1876-1945)
Chicago


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 Flexible
  • 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


Hermes

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Hermes
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 & Jewelry


Jaeger Lecoultre

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


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


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


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
Lalique
(1860-1945)
Paris
  • 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 he Would Become Famous For
  • 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 *After his Death Firm Run By Son Marc Then Marie-Claude


Le Sache, Georges

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
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Le Sache, Georges
(1849-)
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Paris
  • Works with Falize as Designer
  • Manufacturing Jeweler for Bijouterie & Joaillerie
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