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Kaija Aarikka

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Kaija Aarikka
Finland
1929-

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Trained in fashion and textiles.

1950

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


Adie Bros.

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Adie Bros.
UK
e.1879 - Cl. 1968

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler


Adler

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

Specialties

  • Specializing in use of color combinations.

1886

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

1972

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


Héctor Aguilar

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Héctor Aguilar
Mexico
Taxco
e. 1939

Specialties

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

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

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

1941

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

1943

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

1948

  • Opened Taller Borda jewelry retail outlet, Taxco.

1966

  • Aguilar workshops closed, Héctor retired.

1986

  • Death of Héctor Aguilar.


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Akelo

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Akelo
Italy

Specialties

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



Albert

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Albert
Switzerland
Geneva
e.1962

Specialties

  • Trained at l'Ecole des Arts Industriels.

Watch Designer for

Awards for

  • Patek Philippe
  • Omega
  • His own workshop.

1962

  • Opened his own workshop.



Aletto Bros

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Aletto Bros
USA
Boca Raton FL
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.
  • Naples Italy was the birthplace of Aletto Bros.


Alling & Co.

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Alling & Co.
USA
Newark NJ
c.1837

Specialties

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

Manufactured gold jewelry for:


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Alvin Corporation

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Alvin Corporation
USA
e.1886

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

1928


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Just Andersen

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

Specialties

1918

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

Designers

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


The Art Silver Shop

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

Specialties

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

Founders

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

Became the Art Silver Shop c.1918-1934.

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


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Artificers' Guild

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Artificers' Guild
UK
1901-1942

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Jewelry & Other Metalwork

Designers

1903

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

1906-1911

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


Charles Robert Ashbee

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Charles Robert Ashbee
UK
1863-1942

Specialties

1887-88

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

1898

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

Honorary Member

  • Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreich-Secession, Vienna.

1915-1919

  • Professor in Cairo

1919-1923

  • Palestine


Asprey & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Aucoc

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Aucoc
France
Paris
e.1821

Specialties

Founders

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

1821

  • La Maison Aucoc founded by Casimir Aucoc.
  • Specialty - Silversmithing

1854

  • Louis succeeded Casimir

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

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Audemars Piguet
Switzerland
e.1875

Specialties

  • 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.


Auran Kultaseppä Oy

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Auran Kultaseppä Oy
Finland

Specialties

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

1972-1975


Averbeck & Averbeck

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

Specialties

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

1900

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

c.1904

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


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Bagués

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Bagués
Spain
Barcelona
e. 1917

Specialties

  • Bagués e. 1917 - Barcelona
  • Bagués i Bagués e.1927 - Calle San Pau

1948

  • New branch in the Ramblas.

1950

  • New branch in the Passeig de Gracia.

Currently

  • Bagués-Masriera.



Bailey, Banks & Biddle

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle
USA
Philadelphia PA
e. 1832

Specialties

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

Founders

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


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Baily & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Jabez Baldwin

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Jabez Baldwin
USA
e.1813

Specialties

  • Gold and Silversmith

1813

  • Acquired John McFarlane’s business

1822

  • John J. Low apprenticed with Baldwin and became partner

1822-1840

  • Many partnerships


Ball, Black & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Mogens Ballin

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Mogens Ballin
Denmark
Copenhagen
1871-1914

Specialties

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

1890s


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)


Barnard, Edward, & Sons

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Barnard, Edward, & Sons
UK
e.1829

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers

  • Jane Barnard
  • Charles Francis Annesley Voysey


Olov Barve

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Olov Barve
Sweden
Stockholm
(1930 - )

Specialties



Baume & Mercier

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Baume & Mercier
Switzerland
c.1830

Specialties

  • Watchmakers

Currently

  • Owned by Richemont Group.



Bautte & Cie.

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Bautte & Cie.
Switzerland
Geneva
e.1791

Specialties

  • Specialized in very thin watches.
  • Jewelry with enamel and fine gold work rather than expensive gems.

1906

  • Purchased by Girard Perregaux.



Beattie & Sons

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Beattie & Sons
USA
Cleveland, OH
c.1884

Specialties

  • Jewelry until 1906
  • Dealt exclusively with fine Jewels.

Founder

  • 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.



Carmen Beckmann

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Carmen Beckmann
Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
c.1955

Specialties

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


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Belais Manufacturing Co.

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Belais Manufacturing Co.
USA
New York NY
e.1876 - 1933

Specialties

  • Very early manufacturer of White Gold in the United States

1918

  • Patented an 18k white gold alloy

1925

  • Patent struck down

President

  • Manufacturing Jewelers Association
  • 24 Karat Club

1933

  • Death of David Belais


John O. Bellis

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John O. Bellis
USA
d.1943

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Belperron Jewelry Maker's Mark

Benham & Froud

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Benham & Froud
UK
late 19th century

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

Designer


James Bennett

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James Bennett
York
New
c.1768

Specialties



Benson

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Benson
UK
London England
1849-1973

Specialties

c.1888

1973

  • Name sold



Benson, William Arthur Smith Jewelry Maker's Mark

Benvenuto Cellini

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Benvenuto Cellini
Italy
(1500-1571)

Specialties

  • Italian Renaissance goldsmith serving Popes and royalty.



Sigvard Bernadotte

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Sigvard Bernadotte
Sweden
1907-2002

Specialties

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

Designer for

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


Thorvald Bindesbøll

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Thorvald Bindesbøll
Denmark
1846-1908

Specialties

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

Influences

  • William Morris.
  • Eastern art.


Bippart & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
UK
Birmingham
e.1890

Specialties

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

Designers

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

1895

  • BGH became a Limited Company.

1910

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


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Palle Bisgaard

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Palle Bisgaard
Denmark

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Specialized in inlay work.


Black, Starr & Frost

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Black, Starr & Frost
USA
New York NY
e.1801

Specialties

Prestigious Jewelers

  • Cortlandt Starr (1833-1888) - 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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William Thomas Blackband

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William Thomas Blackband
UK
Birmingham
(1885-1949)

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Jewelers
  • Specialized in filigree.
  • Educated at the Vittoria Street School and later returned to teach. retiring from there in 1946.
  • Worked closely with Arthur Gaskin.


Porter George Blanchard

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Porter George Blanchard
USA
1886-1973

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Kaj Sølvsmedie Bojesens

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Kaj Sølvsmedie Bojesens
Denmark
e. 1913

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designers

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


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Boston Arts and Crafts Society

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Boston Arts and Crafts Society
USA
Boston MA
e.1897

Specialties

Members



Boucheron

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Boucheron
France
Paris
e.1858 - current

Specialties

  • Worked in both joaillerie and bijouterie.
  • Hired local artists to render designs.
  • Art Nouveau Designs
  • Dress Clips

1830

  • Frédéric Boucheron (1830-1902) born in Paris.

1858

  • Established his first boutique in the Galerie de Valois

1866

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

Innovative use of unusual materials

1866-1928

  • FB Maker's Mark in Lozenge depicted below.

1867

  • Exhibited at the World Exhibitions. Awarded a gold medal for jewelry in 1867 at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.

1878

  • First Prize at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.

1887

  • Boucheron is the only French jeweler to participate in the acution of the French Crown diamonds.

1889

  • Universal Exhibition, Paris marked the introduction of the point d'interrogation necklace.

1893

  • First jeweler to move to Place Vendôme.

1900

  • Gold medal at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.
  • Noted as one of the forerunners of Art Nouveau.

1902

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

1909

  • Louis goes to India for the first of many influential trips.

1921

  • Creates Queen Mother Elizabeth's favorite diadem.

1930

  • Boucheron is named Curator and Guardian of the Imperial Treasure of Persia.

c.1930s-40s

Designers

  • Jules Debut - 1858 to 1879
  • Octave Loeuillard - 1865 to 1875
  • Louis Rault - 1868 to 1875
  • Paul Legrand - 1863 to 1892
  • Auguste Bugniot - 1890 to ?
  • Lucien Hirtz - 1893 to 1925
  • Edmond-Henri Becker, sculptor & woodcarver.


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James Boyer

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James Boyer
USA
Boston MA
1700-1741

Specialties

  • Jeweler and stone setter.


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Charles Boyton & Son

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Charles Boyton & Son
UK
e.1934

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Worked for family firm.

1935

Designer

  • Charles Boyton


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T. & J. Bragg

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T. & J. Bragg
UK
Birmingham
early 19th cen.

Specialties

  • Specialized in enamel and gold bracelets and brooches.
  • Showed Egyptian style jewelry in 1872.

Founder

  • Thomas Perry Bragg in early 19th Century.

1844

  • Taken over by sons Thomas & John.

1862, 1867 & 1872

  • Exhibited at the International Exhibits.


Brandt

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Brandt
USA
Chicago IL
e. c.1906

Specialties

  • Geometric designs
  • Abstract compositions (Circular Motifs)
  • Noted for enamel & lacquer use and engraved precious gems.



Breguet

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Breguet
Switzerland
e.1775

Specialties

  • Watchmaker to the Courts of Europe.



John Brogden

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John Brogden
UK
London England
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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Charles Oliver Bruff

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

Specialties

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


Buccellati

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Buccellati
Italy
Milan (currently worldwide)
e.1919

Specialties

  • Easily recognized jewelry styles with distinct textures and engravings.
  • Hand made jewelry, hand alloyed metals, hand engraving and stone setting, using very little in the way of machinery.
  • No Untouched Gold every surface is engraved by hand.
  • Silverware, Silver plates and animal figurines.
  • Unique one-of-a-kind jewelry items that result in 70% of their profits.

Current Designers

  • Jewelry still designed by the family.
    • Senior Member: Andrea Buccellati, Milan.
    • Lucrezia (Andrea's daughter), New York.


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Bucherer

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Bucherer
Switzerland
Lucerne
e.1888

Specialties

  • High Quality Jewels.



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C.D. Peacock Jewelry Maker's Mark

William Cario

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William Cario
USA
Boston MA
(1712-1769) e. 1735

Specialties

  • Goldsmith and Jeweler



Caldwell & Bennett

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Caldwell & Bennett
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1830s

Specialties

1868

  • Renamed J.E. Caldwell
  • Chosen by Godey’s Lady’s Book to create the jewelry sold to subscribers through the magazine.



Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.

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Campbell Metcalf Silver Co.
USA
e.1892

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturers

Designer

  • Ernest W. Campbell


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Manuel Capdevila Massana

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Manuel Capdevila Massana
Spain
Barcelona
e.1918

Specialties

  • Manuel was a jeweler and a painter.



Carr, Alwyn C.E. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carrera y Carrera

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Carrera y Carrera
Spain
e.1885

Specialties

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


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Carter, Gough & Co.

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Carter, Gough & Co.
USA
Newark
e.1841

Specialties

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

1850s

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


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Cartier

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Cartier
France
Paris
e.1847

Specialties

  • Famous Jeweler

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

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Carvin French
USA
New York NY
e.1954

Specialties

Manufacturing for the Finest Jewelers

  • Pair of French Trained Jewelers who combined their names to become "Carvin French"
  • Master enamelists
  • Lapidary

Carved Gems for



Castellani

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Castellani
UK
London & Rome
e. c.1816

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths & Jewelers working in the archaeological style.
  • Specialized in goldwork, not precious stones.

'1814 Castellani apprenticed with his father in Rome. 1826

  • Began production of gold jewelry based on early Roman excavations with filigree.

1836

  • Advisor at the excavation of the Regulini Galassi tomb with an historic cache of Etruscan metal work.
  • His passion turned to deciphering the secrets of these ancient goldsmiths.

1848

  • Closed temporarily due to the Italian political climate

1851

  • Fortunato Pio Castellani (1793-1865) retires.

1858

  • Alessandro and Augusto Castellani re-opened the workshop

1862

  • International Exhibition, London
  • Featured their Etruscan style jewelry with granulation.

1860s

1930

  • Closed after the death of Alfredo.


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Pedro Castillo

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Pedro Castillo
Mexico
Taxco
e.1948

Specialties

1933

1939

1948

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


Century Guild

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Century Guild
UK
fl.1883-c.1892

Specialties


Chanel

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Chanel
France
Paris
e.1910

Specialties

1921

  • Chanel No.5 became the first couture perfume

1927-1933

  • Verdura collaborates with Chanel on jewelry design

1930

  • Maltese Cross design

1932

1939-1945

  • Closed during the Occupation

1971

  • Death of Coco Chanel


Chantecler

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Chantecler
Italy
Capri
e.1947

Specialties

  • 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

  • Exceptional craftsmanship
  • Tiaras

1780

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

1800

  • Orders from Joséphine Beauharnais.

1804

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

1809

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

1810

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

1815

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

1832

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

1837

  • Awarded Legion d'Honneur.

1834-1840

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

1862

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

1874

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

1900

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

1910

  • Opens in New York.

1928

  • 150th anniversary.

1972

1987

  • End of Chaumet family involvement in the firm.


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Chicago Silver Co.

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

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designer/Founder

  • Knut L. Gusafson

1945 -1964

  • Renamed Gustafson Craft.


Child & Child

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Child & Child
UK
London England
1880-1916

Specialties

1880

  • Harold & Walter Child opened their firm.

c.1891.

  • Began as plate workers, became manufacturing jewelers.
  • Royal Warrant for Queen Alexandra.

1899

  • Partnership dissolved
  • Harold continued until 1916.

1916

  • Firm closed.


Chopard

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Chopard
Switzerland
e.1860

Specialties



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


Erling Christoffersen

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Erling Christoffersen
Norway
Fredrikstad
e. 1932

Specialties

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


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

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Donald Claflin
USA
New York NY
(1935 - 1979)

Specialties

Designer for



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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Carl M. Cohr

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Carl M. Cohr
Denmark
Frederica
e. 1860

Specialties

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


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Edouard Colonna

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Edouard Colonna
USA
New York NY
(1862 - 1948)

Specialties

  • German born designer & decorative artist.

1877

  • Studied architecture in Brussels.

1882

  • Went to New York.

c. 1883-84

Associated with

  • S. Bing and Maison d'Art Nouveau as Jewelry & Glassware Designer.

c.1902

1948

  • Death of Edouard Colonna.



William Comyns & Sons

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William Comyns & Sons
UK
e.1848

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Connell & Co.

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Connell & Co.
UK
c.1839

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Retailed for

  • William Hutton & Sons
  • A.E. Jones


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Joseph Cooke

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Joseph Cooke
USA
Philadelphia PA
c. 1784

Specialties



John Paul Cooper

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John Paul Cooper
UK
Birmingham
(1869-1933)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

1897

  • Began to work with metal.

1899

1901

  • Head of Metalwork Department, Birmingham School of Art.

1906

  • Began to work with Japanese mixed metal techniques.


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Elizabeth Copeland

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Elizabeth Copeland
USA
1866-1957

Specialties


Courthope, Frederick

James Craig

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James Craig
USA
Williamsburg VA
e.1746

Specialties

  • George Washington was a customer, purchasing garnet earrings and mourning rings.
  • Craig was pro-American, manufacturing during the time that the colonies were gearing up to separate from England.



Margaret Craver

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Margaret Craver
USA
b.1907

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Crosby & Morse

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Crosby & Morse
USA
Boston
c.1860

Specialties

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


Angela Cummings

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Angela Cummings
USA
New York
1944 -

Specialties

Designer

1984

  • Launched Angela Cummings Inc.


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Cusi

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Cusi
Italy
Milan
e.1886

Specialties

  • Jeweler to the Royal Family, Duke of Aosta and Count of Turin.

1929

  • Opened a Branch near the San Remo Casino.



Bernard Cuzner

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Bernard Cuzner
UK
Birmingham
(1877-1956)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

Studied

Designer for

1910

  • Birmingham School of Art, Metalwork Department Head.

1935

  • Wrote: A Silversmith's Manual.

1942

  • Retired.


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Dahlquist, Inga Britte Jewelry Maker's Mark

Florence Ada Daish

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Florence Ada Daish
UK
fl.c.1930

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


Dali

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Dali
Spain
(1904 - 1989)

Specialties

  • 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.

Surrealist Design

  • First jewelry pieces commissioned by Eric Ertman of Finland.



David Andersen

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David Andersen
Norway
e.1878

Specialties

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

Founder

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

Late 19th century

  • Experimented with Enamel on silver.

1952

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

Desigers


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Uni David-Andersen

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Uni David-Andersen
Norway

Specialties



Frederick Davis

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Frederick Davis
Mexico
Mexico City
1877 - 1960

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Ex-Pat American.

1910

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

Jewelry

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

Materials

1933

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

1961

  • Death of Frederick Davis.


Nelson Dawson

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Nelson Dawson
UK
(1859-1942)

Specialties

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

1891

  • Took up metalwork & studied enamelling.

1900

  • Exhibited: Fine Art Society, London.

1901-1903

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

1914

  • Returned to painting.


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De Grisogono

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De Grisogono
Switzerland
Geneva
e.1993

Specialties



Otto de Parisen

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Otto de Parisen
USA
New York
c.1763

Specialties

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


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Deakin & Francis

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Deakin & Francis
UK
1786 - present

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Historically

Designer


Descomps Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Nanna & Jørgen Dietzel

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Nanna & Jørgen Dietzel
Denmark
e. 1921

Specialties

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

Nanna Designed for:


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Dinh Van

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Dinh Van
France
Paris
e.1976

Specialties

1960s

  • Employed by Cartier
  • Bold Geometric Cut-Out Designs


Arthur S. Dixon

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Arthur S. Dixon
UK
Birmingham England
(1865-1929)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Architect

1895



James Dixon & Sons

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James Dixon & Sons
UK
Sheffield
e.1806

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

c.1879


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James W. Dixon

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James W. Dixon
UK
London England
e.1806 - c.1992

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Platers
  • Britannia Metal Work
  • Staybright & Firth Markings on Stainless



Nehemiah Dodge

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Nehemiah Dodge
USA
Providence
1794

Specialties

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


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Rafael Dominguez

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Rafael Dominguez
Mexico
Taxco
e.1943

Specialties

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


Harold Lukens Doolittle

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Harold Lukens Doolittle
USA
1883-1974

Specialties

  • Craftsman
  • Brasswork


Doris

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Doris
Mexico
Cuernavaca
1953-1971

Specialties

  • Shop in Cuernavaca


George Dorwig

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George Dorwig
USA
Baltimore
c.1773

Specialties


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Drayson

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Drayson
UK
London England
e.1936

Specialties

Art Deco

  • High Quality, Innovative, Elegant Jewelry

c.1930s

  • Abstract Sculptural Jewels



Christopher Dresser

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Christopher Dresser
UK
London England
(1834-1904)

Specialties

Silver & plate designs executed by

Metalwork

Cast Iron

  • Coalbrookdale Co.


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Dryad Metal Works

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Dryad Metal Works
UK
e.1912

Specialties

  • Metalwork

Designer

  • William Pick


Jeremiah Dummer

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Jeremiah Dummer
USA
Boston MA
(1645-1718)

Specialties

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

1693


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

Specialties

  • Specialty Pavé-Set Jewelry


Alfred Dunhill & Co.

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Alfred Dunhill & Co.
UK
fl.20th century

Specialties

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


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Dusausoy

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Dusausoy
France
Paris
e.1840- c.1970

Specialties

  • Versatility was their Hallmark - many Combinations Possible for Each Piece of Jewelry.



Charles Dutens

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Charles Dutens
USA
Philadelphia PA
e.1753

Specialties



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E. Wolfe & Co.

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E. Wolfe & Co.
UK
London England
e.1850

Specialties

  • 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.



Anna Greta Eker

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Anna Greta Eker
Norway
(1928- )

Specialties

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


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Eliakim

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Eliakim
Egypt
Cairo
c.1940s & 50s

Specialties

  • Most Renowned Jewelry Salon in Cairo



Elkington & Co.

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Elkington & Co.
UK
e.1836

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork
  • Silver and Plate

Founder

1875-1885

1935 Executed modern designs for

  • Reginald Hill
  • Frank Neville
  • John Walker


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Espezel

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Espezel
France
Paris

Specialties

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



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Faberge Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alexis Falize

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Alexis Falize
France
Paris
e.1838

Specialties

  • Alexis helped develop Cloisonné techniques for jewelry.
  • Created Japanese motif enamel medallions, pendants, etc.
  • Renaissance Revival Jewelery
  • Lucien Worked in Basse-Taille, reviving the technique.
  • André - Falize Frères - produced Art Nouveau jewelry.

Alexis Falize 1833-35

  • Trained at Mellerio Frères

1838

  • Takes over Aristide Joureau-Robin's workshop.

1839

  • Birth of Lucien Falize.

1841

  • Registers master mark.
  • Never exhibits under his own name.

1848

  • Begins to create designs for Boucheron and others.

1856

  • Lucien joins the firm.

1862

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

1876

  • Alexis Falize retires.

1878

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

c.1880-1892

1894

  • Lucien's son André joins the firm.

1897

  • Lucien Falize dies.
  • Lucein Falize's Sons form Falize Frères with André at the helm.

1898

  • Alexis Falize Dies.

1900

  • Falize Frères win Grand Prix at the Exhibition

1904

  • Serbian Crown Jewels


Far-Fan

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Far-Fan
Mexico
Mexico City

Specialties

  • Plateria FarFan


Fasano

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Fasano
Italy
Turin
c.1928

Specialties



Fessenden & Co.

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Fessenden & Co.
USA
1858-1922

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


Feuillatre Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alexander Fisher

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Alexander Fisher
UK
(1864-1936)

Specialties

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

1896

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


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Flato

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

Specialties

1920s

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

1937

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

1970

  • Mexico City


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Fletcher & Gardiner

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Fletcher & Gardiner
USA
Boston Philadelphia
e.1808

Specialties


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Astrid Fog

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Astrid Fog
Denmark
1911-1993

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Simple geometric shapes; circles, squares and rectangles with a "modernist" flair.

Designed for

  • Georg Jensen
  • Created her first jewelry collection for Jensen c.1969.
  • Designed jewelry, holloware, haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing.
  • Used her understanding of clothing and fabric to create her jewelry.



Fontana et Cie

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Fontana et Cie
France
Paris
e.1840

Specialties

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

1840

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

1861

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

1871

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


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Fontenay
France
Paris
e.1847

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Jeweler
  • Bijoux Etrusques

1823

  • Eugène Fontenay (1923-1887) born in Paris, son of goldsmith Prosper Fontenay.
  • Apprenticed with Marchand.

1847

1858

1882

  • Sells the firm to Henri Smetz, his foreman.

1887

  • Death of Eugène Fontenay.
  • His book, Bijoux anciens et modernes is published posthumously.



Fouquet

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Fouquet
France
Paris
e. c.1852 - 1936

Specialties

  • Founded by Alphones Fouquet (1828-1911)

c.1862-1868

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

c.1870s

  • Fouquet began to develop his Renaissance Revival style for which he became renowned.

1878 World Exhibition

  • Strong influences of the ancient world and historic revival.

1878 International Exhibition, Amsterdam

1895

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

Specialized

1900 World Exhibition

  • Featured jewelry designed by Alphonse Mucha, who also designed the interiors for the shop at Rue Royale in 1901.
  • Etienne Tourette was employed as an enameller.

1919

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


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Fred

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

Specialties

  • Pearls and Colored Gemstones
  • Celebrity Clients


Clemens Friedell

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Clemens Friedell
USA
(1872-1963)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker


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N.E. From

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

Specialties

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

c.1960s

  • Bold Styles by other designers


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Gabrielsen, Bent

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Gabrielsen, Bent
Denmark
(1928- )

Specialties

1950-1953

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

1969

  • Opened workshop in Kolding.

Designed for


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Elizabeth Gage
UK
London England

Specialties



Lucien Gaillard

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Lucien Gaillard
France
Paris
1840-1933

Specialties

1840

  • Firm Founded by Amédée Galliard.
  • Made gilt copper jewels.

1860

  • Son Ernst took over the firm.
  • Made silver jewels.

c.1869

  • Worked in niello - unusual outside of Russia, Germany & Austria.
  • Japanese-Style Inlay.

1878

  • Lucien joins the firm as an apprentice.
  • Interested in Japanese metal techniques.

1889

  • International Exhibition, Paris - Gold Medal for Engraving and Legion d'Honnour.

1892

1900

  • Grand Prix and the Paris World Exhibition in Bijouterie-Joaillerie.

1933

  • Death of Lucien Gaillard.


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Dámaso Gallegos

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

Specialties

Worked for

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

1941

  • Opened LaAmatista workshop

Style

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

1976

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


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Galt Bros.

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Galt Bros.
USA
Washington DC
c. 1800

Specialties

  • Pistols, swords, silverware, jewelry and medals.


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Garcia, Ysidro Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bertel Gardberg

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Bertel Gardberg
Finland
1916-

Specialties

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

Designer for


Garrard

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Garrard
UK
London England
e.1735

Specialties

  • Tiaras & Crowns
  • Royal Commissions and Appointments

1735

  • First Royal Commission - Frederick, Prince of Wales.

1802

  • Robert Garrard Purchased the Business from George Wickes.

Clients

  • Queen Charlotte and George IV
  • Marquesses of Anglesey, Wellesley and Abercorn
  • Earls of Dudley, Haddington, Brownlow and Kilmorey
  • Rothschild Family.

1843

  • Queen Victoria Appointed them Jewellers to the Crown

1910

1937

  • Created the Coronation Crown for Queen Elizabeth with the Koh-i-Noor

1981


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Arthur Joseph Gaskin

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Arthur Joseph Gaskin
UK
Birmingham England
e. 1899 (1862-1928)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Filigree & wirework
  • Spiral Forms
  • Enamel

1894

  • Married Georgina, also an Arts & Crafts Jeweler.
  • They exhibited with the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.

1901

  • Began to exhibit with the Birmingham Group and continued until c.1915.

1902-1924

  • Head of Vittoria Street School for Silversmiths.

Designer for


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Gazdar

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Gazdar
India
Bombay
e.1933

Specialties



Geiss

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Geiss
Germany
Berlin
(1771 1846)

Specialties


Ghiso

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Ghiso
Argentina
Buenos Aires
e. c.1890s - c.1960s

Specialties

  • Used Freelance Designers
  • Emigrated from Italy to Buenos Aires c.1890.
  • Paris Branch Established by his sons.
  • Exported jewelry from Paris to Buenos Aires and New York.



Sven Arne Gillgren

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Sven Arne Gillgren
Sweden

Specialties



Giuliano

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Giuliano
UK
London England
e.1861

Specialties

1861

  • Established business on Frith St.

1860-1874

1895

  • Carlo Giuliano dies and sons Carlo Joseph and Arthur Alphonse ran the business until 1914


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Frances MacBeth Glessner

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Frances MacBeth Glessner
USA
Chicago IL
(1847-1922) c.1904-1915

Specialties

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


Golay Fils & Stahl

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Golay Fils & Stahl
Switzerland
Geneva
e.1837

Specialties

1896

  • King Carol I of Romania.
  • Jeweler the Royal Family of Romania.
  • Other Royal Customers: Kim Damrong of Siam and the Maharajah of Baroda.

1961

  • Purchased by Jacques Wolfgang - A Longtime Vendor to the Firm.

1976

  • Jesse Wolfgang Took Ownership.



Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
UK
London England
e.1898-1952

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Goldsmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers

c. 1930s Executed designs for


Bernice Goodspeed

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Bernice Goodspeed
Mexico
Taxco
e.1938

Specialties

  • American Cultural Antrhopologist.

1930

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

1935

  • Married.

1938

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

Inspirations

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

1971

  • Bernice died.


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Gorham Manufacturing

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Gorham Manufacturing
USA
Providence RI
e.1806

Specialties

Jabez Gorham (1792-1869)

J. Gorham & Son

  • Manufactured household items in silver.

Gorham Manufacturing Company

  • Manufacturers

Designers

c.1865

  • Using steam power they revolutionized silver production in America.
  • Mass produced silverware.

c.1890

  • Attempted to follow the English craft revival movement.
  • Special design group was established.
  • Lead by English silversmith William Codman.
  • Produced jewelry and silverwork in the crafts tradition.

Martelé


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Gorham, J. & Son Jewelry Maker's Mark

Gorham, Jabez Jewelry Maker's Mark

Graff

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Graff
UK
London England
e.1960

Specialties

Specializes in the World's Finest Diamonds:



Erik Granit

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Erik Granit
Finland
1930-1988

Specialties

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


Grann & Laglye

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Grann & Laglye
Denmark
(1906-1955)

Specialties

Founders

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


Greenleaf & Crosby

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Greenleaf & Crosby
USA
Jacksonville FL
e.1867

Specialties

  • Florida souvenirs and jewelry.

1887

  • St. Augustine - Alacazar.

1895

  • Palm Beach – Royal Poinciana Hotel.

1900

  • Miami – Breakers & Royal Hotel.


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Grima

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Grima
UK
London England
(1921 - 2007) e.1966

Specialties

  • Organic forms, textured wire

1970

  • Appointed jeweler to the Queen

Expansion

  • e.1966 London
  • e.1970 New York
  • e.1971 Zurich
  • e.1972 Tokyo
  • e.1987 Lugano
  • e.1992 Gstaad



John Paul Grimke

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John Paul Grimke
USA
Charleston NC
e.1741

Specialties

  • A diamond importer as well as a jeweler.
  • One of the first American jewelers to offer "diamond work".



S. Groth

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S. Groth
Denmark

Specialties

1863-1904

  • Assay Master


Guild of Handicraft

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Guild of Handicraft
UK
London Chipping Campden England
e.1888-1907

Specialties

  • Began as a craft guild & later was commercialized and became a Limited Company c.1902.
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork

Founder & Designer

Members

1890

  • Moved in to Essex House and installed William Morris's Kelmscott Press equipment.


Gump's

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Gump's
USA
San Francisco CA
e.1861

Specialties

  • Evolved from selling decorative objects to the newly rich in SF to exotic items from the East including jade jewelry.


Gérard

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Gérard
France
Paris
e.1968

Specialties

1985

  • Sold to American Investors

1988

  • Reopened in Paris as Louis Gérard, Joaillier International


Gübelin

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Gübelin
Switzerland
Lucerne
e.1854

Specialties

  • Began as Watchmakers.

1923

  • Added jewelry & established an international gemological laboratory.

2004

  • Celebrated 150 years in business.


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Werkstätte Hagenauer

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Werkstätte Hagenauer
Austria
Vienna
e.1898

Specialties

  • Karl Hagenauer workshop
  • Gold and silversmith
  • Belonged to the Wiener Werkstätte
  • Designed until his death in 1986


Paula Tuulikki Häiväoja

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Paula Tuulikki Häiväoja
Finland
(1929-)

Specialties

1956-1963

  • Designer for
    • Kaunis Koru
    • Worked in silver, gold and local gem material.

1963-1967

  • Designer for

1967

  • Set up her own studio.
  • Silver jewelry that changes with movement.



Frank G. Hale

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Frank G. Hale
USA
Chicago IL
(1876-1945)

Specialties

1906

London

  • Worked with Frederick Partridge

1907

  • Boston: Society of Arts and Crafts


Marius Hammer

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Marius Hammer
Norway
Bergen
(1847-1927)

Specialties

Designers

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


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Hammerman Bros.

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Hammerman Bros.
USA
New York NY
e. 1946

Specialties

  • High quality well manufactured jewelry


Hans Hansen

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

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer

Designers

1920s

  • Producing his own line

1932

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

1940

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

1992


Karl Gustav Hansen

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Karl Gustav Hansen
Denmark
(1914- )

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Began his training at 16 with his father.
  • Opened a workshop with his father.

Designer for

1940

  • Took over the Hans Hansen Silversmithy.

2001

  • The Karl Gustav Hansen award was created.
  • Awarded each year to an outstanding Danish silver designer.



Hubert Harmon

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Hubert Harmon
Mexico
Taxco
c.1942-1948

Specialties

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

Worked for

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


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Harry Winston

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Harry Winston
USA
New York NY
(1896-1978)

Specialties

  • Created platinum settings for gemstones that were fflexible
  • Bought and sold many famous gems and jewelry collections
  • Made major gemstone donations to museum collections.


George Hart

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George Hart
UK
Campden
b. 1882

Specialties


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Arthur Edward Harvey

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Arthur Edward Harvey
UK
1893-1978

Specialties

  • Designer

Designed for


W.H. Haseler & Co.

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W.H. Haseler & Co.
UK
Birmingham England
e.1850

Specialties

Manufacturers

  • Silver
  • Jewelry

1899 - 1927

  • Manufactured 'Cymric' for Liberty & Co.
  • As of 1901, Liberty owned 60% of W. H. Haseler.


Heath & Middleton

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Heath & Middleton
UK
1887-1909

Specialties

  • Manufacturers (Silver & Plate)
  • Metalwork

Designer


C.F. Heise

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C.F. Heise
Denmark
1904-1932

Specialties

1904-1932

  • Assay Master 1904-1932


Hemmerle

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Hemmerle
Germany
Munich
e.1893

Specialties

  • Originally Produced Medals and Ornaments for the Bavarian Court
  • Noted for Enamel and Filigree Work



Hennel

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Hennel
UK
London England
e.1736

Specialties

Origins

  • Silverware manufacturers
  • Evolved into an important pearl dealer



Erik Herløw

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Erik Herløw
Denmark
(1913-1991)

Specialties

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

Associated with


Hermès

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Hermès
France
Paris
e.1837

Specialties

  • Harness Makers

1922

  • Began Creating Women's Handbags

1929

  • Fashion Apparel

1930s

  • Designed "The Scarf"


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Bernhard Hertz

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Bernhard Hertz
Denmark
(1834-1909)

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Involved in popularizing skønvirke


Peter Hertz

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Peter Hertz
Denmark
Kobmagergade
(1811-1885) e.1834

Specialties

  • Royal Court Jeweler.
  • Still in business under the name P.Hertz and remains a family business.



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E. Hinsdale & Co.

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E. Hinsdale & Co.
USA
Newark NJ
1801

Specialties

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

Names

  • Epaphras Hinsdale
  • E. Hinsdale & Co.
  • Taylor & Hinsdale


David W. Hislop

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David W. Hislop
UK
Glasgow Scotland
e.1904-05

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Watchmaker
  • Stone dealer

Retailer for


Joseph Hodel

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Joseph Hodel
UK
fl.1890-1915

Specialties

  • Metalwork
  • Associated with Bromsgrove Guild


Hoeker & Zoon

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Hoeker & Zoon
Netherlands
Amsterdam
(1862-c.?)

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturing/retailing jewelry.


Anders Högberg

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Anders Högberg
Sweden
Göteborg
(1921 -1996)

Specialties

  • Jeweler, worked with his brother Sven Erik.
  • National College of Art 1947-1948.
  • Studied in Paris 1951-1952.


Sven Erik Högberg

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Sven Erik Högberg
Sweden
Götberg
(1924 -1997)

Specialties

  • Manufacturer & Designer

1951

  • S. Högberg mark first registered.

1957

  • Sven formed a partnership with his brother, Anders.

1963-73

  • "SEH" mark registered to Sven Erik Högberg.

1973

  • "SEH" mark registered to Margareta Högberg.


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Mauno Honkanen

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Mauno Honkanen
Finland
1931-

Specialties

Designer for


Saara Hopea-Untracht

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Saara Hopea-Untracht
Finland
(1925-1984)

Specialties

  • Family jewelers (Ossian Hopea) for generations.
  • Married to Oppi Untracht - expert in the technical aspects of jewelry.

1940s

  • Saara designed furniture.

1950s

  • Produced art glass.
  • Experimented with large geometric jewelry produced by the family business.

1960s-1970s

  • Worked in textile design.



Herbert Percy Horne

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Herbert Percy Horne
UK
1864-1916

Specialties


Charles Horner & Son

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Charles Horner & Son
UK
Halifax England
fl.1900-1920

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Pioneering manufacturers
  • Jewelers
  • Mass Produced simple Arts & Crafts style Liberty designs.


Christopher Hughes and Company

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Christopher Hughes and Company
USA
Baltimore MD
c.1773

Specialties

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


Hukin & Heath

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Hukin & Heath
UK
Birmingham England
e.1855-1953

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Silver and Plate

Executed designs for


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Hunt & Roskell

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Hunt & Roskell
UK
London England
e.1843 c.1897

Specialties

  • Fine watches and jewelry

1846

1851

  • Exhibited at the Great Exhibition, London.

Unknown date

  • Acquired by Albert Benson and Henry Webb.


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George Hunt

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George Hunt
UK
fl.1910-40

Specialties

  • Jeweler


William Hutton & Sons

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William Hutton & Sons
UK
Sheffield & London England
e.1800-c.1925

Specialties

  • Manufacturer - Silver & Plate
  • Metalwork

Designer

  • Kate Harris (produced items for 1900 Paris Exhibition.)


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Bernard Instone

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Bernard Instone
UK
Birmingham England
b.1891

Specialties


International Silver Co. Jewelry Makers' Mark

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J. Tostrup

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J. Tostrup
Norway
Oslo
e.1831

Specialties

Founder: Jacob Tostrup

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

1918

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

Post WWII


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J.E. Caldwell Co.

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

Specialties

1839

  • First ad for the business appeared in the United States Gazette.

1840 - 1859

  • Located at 140 Chestnut St.

1843 - 1848

  • Caldwell & Bennett partnership.

1848

1859

  • 822 Chestnut St.

1868 - 1916

  • 902 Chestnut St.

1881

  • Death of James E. Caldwell.
  • J. Albert Caldwell, son and successor ran the business until his death in 1914.
  • J. Emott Caldwell, grandson headed the business until his death in 1919.


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Louis Jaccard

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Louis Jaccard
USA
St. Louis MO
e.1829

Specialties


James Jacks

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James Jacks
USA
Philadelphia PA
1797-1800

Specialties



Jaeger Lecoultre

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Jaeger Lecoultre
Switzerland
Le Sentier, Vaud
e.1833

Specialties

  • Fine watches & clocks.

1844

  • Created the millionometer.

1847

  • Invented push device eliminating watch keys.

1866

  • Began manufacturing movements.

1902

  • Movements for Patek Philippe.

1937

  • Jaeger-Lecoultre merger.


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Janesich

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Janesich
France
Trieste & Paris
e. c.1835

Specialties

  • Early
    • Jewelry & silverware
  • Later

Clients:



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JAR
France
Paris
e.1977

Specialties

  • Joel Arthur Rosenthal (b. New York)
  • Unique jewelry and gemstones.

1978

  • Opened on Place Vendôme.

2002

  • Exhibition at Somerset House, London.

2013

  • Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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Robert R. Jarvie

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Robert R. Jarvie
USA
1865-1940

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Self taught Metalworker
  • Advertised himself in House Beautiful as the "Candlestick Maker."

1904

  • Opened the Jarvie Shop and changed his avocation to his vocation.

c.1905-1910

  • Added gold and silver to his line.

1912

  • Commissioned to create trophies by the Union Stock Yard Co.
  • Moved to the Old English Cottage building at the Chicago stockyards.

Assistants

1920


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Georg Jensen

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Georg Jensen
Denmark
(1866-1935) e.1904

Specialties

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

c.1890s

1904

  • Established his own shop

Designers


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Jørgen Jensen

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Jørgen Jensen
Denmark
(1895-1966) e.1931

Specialties

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

c. 1930s - 1962


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Søren Georg Jensen

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Søren Georg Jensen
Denmark
1917-1982

Specialties

1962 - 1974

  • Designer, Head of the Design Department - Georg Jensen



Jones & Crompton

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Jones & Crompton
UK
fl.c.1900

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturers


Albert Edward Jones

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Albert Edward Jones
UK
1879-1954

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


Jones, Ball & Poor

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Jones, Ball & Poor
USA
Boston MA
e.1849

Specialties

  • Most advanced jewelry store in the United States in its time.
  • Separate retail and wholesale entrances.
  • Vault provided for use by customers to store their goods.
  • Workshop below street level.

1852

  • Benjamin Shreve joined

1869

  • Charles H. Crump joined and Shreve, Crump & Low was formed.



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Frank & Regine Juhls

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Frank & Regine Juhls
Norway
Kautokeino

Specialties

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


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Kalo Shops

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Kalo Shops
USA
Chicago IL
c.1900-70

Specialties

  • Workshops for Jewelry & Silverware
  • Founded by Clara P. Barack
  • Simple silver jewelry with natural motifs & visible hammer marks.
  • Created jewelry and copper trays, desk accessories, etc. for there shop on Michigan Ave.
  • Early designs were angular, later they were know for rounding edges for strength.
  • Later added a full line of silver table items.

1914

  • Workshop moved from the Welle's home to the shop at 32 N. Michigan Ave.

Later

  • Purchased a building on Ontario Street for the shop and the workshop.

1936

  • Moved to 222 S. Michigan Ave.

Designers

  • Clara P. B. Welles
  • George S. Wells

Apprentices


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Kaunis Koru

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Kaunis Koru
Finland
e.1954

Specialties

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

Designers


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Elis Kauppi

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty
Elis Kauppi
1921-
Finland
Designer for
Kupittaan Kulta Oy

Alexander Kerr

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Alexander Kerr
USA
Williamsburg VA
e.1737

Specialties

  • A goldsmith by trade, Kerr sold jewelry and other household goods by lottery.



William B. Kerr & Co.

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William B. Kerr & Co.
USA
Newark NJ & Rhode Island (Gorham)
1855-1906

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer
  • Jeweler
  • Tablewear and Toilet Articles
  • Mass produced Art Nouveau styled jewelry.
  • Eventually sold to Gorham.



Keswick School of Industrial Art

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Keswick School of Industrial Art
UK
Keswick England
e.1884

Specialties

  • Evening institute to teach craft classes, mainly jewelry.
  • Metalwork - Silver
  • Small objects in the Arts & Crafts style.

Designers


Arthur King

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Arthur King
USA
New York, Miami, Paris, Havana, London
c.1960s-70s

Specialties


Karl E. Kipp

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Karl E. Kipp
USA
E. Aurora NY
1882-1954

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalwork

Designer for

1908-1912

  • Joined the Roycroft Institute as a metalwork foreman.
  • Kipp designed the metalwork that was then executed by a craftsperson.

1912

  • Opens the Tookay Shop.

1915-1929

  • Rejoins the Copper Shop.

1954

  • Karl Kipp Dies.


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Samuel Kirk & Son Co.

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Samuel Kirk & Son Co.
USA
Baltimore MD
e.1815

Specialties

  • Silversmith


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Grete Prytz Kittelsen

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Grete Prytz Kittelsen
Norway
Oslo
(1917 -2010)

Specialties

  • Goldsmith & Enamelist
  • Designed, jewelry & one-of-a-kind silver items.

1941

  • Goldsmithing Diploma

Designed for



Archibald Knox

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Archibald Knox
UK
Isle of Man & London England
(1864-1933)

Specialties

  • Painter
  • Jewelry Designer

Designer c.1899-1912

Teacher

  • Taught off and on from 1884-1933.
  • Knox designed in a Celtic revival style with machine mass production of the item(s) as the method of manufacture.



Anni & Bent Knudsen

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Anni & Bent Knudsen
Denmark
1927 & 1924-1997

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designer for

1956

  • Started their own silversmithy.


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Henning Koppel

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Henning Koppel
Denmark
(1917-1982)

Specialties

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

1946

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


Charles Krall

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Charles Krall
UK
e.1881

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Designer

  • John Dando Sedding


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Krementz & Co.

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Krementz & Co.
USA
Newark NJ
e.1866

Specialties

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


Kultateollisuus Ky

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Kultateollisuus Ky
Finland

Specialties

  • Manufacturer of jewelry and decorative objects.


Kupittaan Kulta Oy

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

Specialties

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

Founder

  • Ellis Kauppi


Kutchinsky

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Kutchinsky
UK
London England
c.1890s

Specialties

  • Polish immigrant family
  • Jewelers to the court of Ludwig of Bavaria
  • Instrumental in the use of Platinum in fine jewelry

1991

  • Bought by Moussaieff


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Holger Kyster

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

Specialties

  • Manufacturer

Producer for


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Georges L'Enfant

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Georges L'Enfant
France
Paris
c.1950s-1970s

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Manufacturing jeweler
  • Bright polish and texture alternating style

Workmaster



Lacloche Frères

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Lacloche Frères
France
Madrid & Paris
e.1875

Specialties

  • Art Deco Jewelry

1875

  • Madrid

1892

  • Paris

1904

  • Acquired Edwin Streeter's inventory including the Agra Diamond

1912

1920s-30s

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


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Lalaounis

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Lalaounis
Greece
c. 1960

Specialties

c.1940

  • Ilias Lalaounis joined and ran Zolotas, the Family Business.

1957

  • Began production of designs inspired by ancient Greece

1969

  • Ilias Lalaounis became a separate company

Currently

  • Run by Ilias Lalaounis' daughters


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Lalique

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Lalique
France
Paris
(1860-1945)

Specialties

Materials

1876

  • Apprentice to Louis Aucoc at age sixteen.

1878

  • Studied graphic design in London.

1880

  • Worked with Auguste Petit.
  • Designed fans, fabrics and wallpaper.

1882

  • Independent jewelry designer.

1884

  • Went into business with M. Varenne - signed Lalique et Varene, rue de Vaugirard 84

1885

  • Begins fabricating in the style that would make him famous.

1887

1889

  • Exposition Universelle features his work anonymously in Vever and Boucheron's displays.

1892

  • Begins to use glass
  • Designer of jewelry for Sarah Bernhardt & Maison de l'Art Nouveau.

1897

  • Legion of Honour's Croix de Chevalier.

1900

  • Lalique displays at Universal Exhibition (Paris) to great acclaim.

1925

  • Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels exhibits "The Springs of France".
  • Begins manufacturing objet and statuettes in the "Lalique" Style.

1945

  • Death of René Lalique.
  • After his death, firm Run By Son Marc and later Marie-Claude.


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Lapponia

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Lapponia
Finland
Helsinki
e.c.1963

Specialties

  • Manufacturer

Founders

c.1961

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

1963

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

1969

  • Comany named Kruunukoru Oy/Lapponia Jewelry Oy

1974

  • Company becomes "Lapponia"


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Larter & Sons

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Larter & Sons
USA
Newark NJ
e.1865

Specialties

  • Specialized in gentleman’s jewelry.

1890s

  • Patented a spring link for their sleeve link buttons.

1890

  • Patented a spring back stud.


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Le Roy et Fils

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Le Roy et Fils
France
Paris
e.1785

Specialties

1789

  • Bazile-Charles Leroy Founded House of Le Roy.

Clockmaker to

  • Emperor Napoleon.
  • Madam Mère.
  • The Duke of Bourbon.
  • Princess Pauline.

1823

  • Patent filed for a self-winding atmospheric clock operated by a weathervane.

1828

  • Partnered with his son Charles-Louis.

1836

  • Appointed Purveyor to the King and the Duke d'Orléans.

1840

  • Patent for wind clocks.

1845

  • Assigned the business to clock maker Casimir Halley Desfontaines conditional upon him retaining the name.

1865

  • Death of Charles-Louis Leroy.

1879

  • Louis Leroy joined the business.

1898

  • Business renamed Ancienne Maison Le Roy et Fils. L. Leroy et Cie successeurs.

1897

  • Ultra-complicated watch no. 1 begun - completed in 1904.

1904

  • Grand Prize at the St. Louis exhibition.

1930

  • Made an Officer of the Legion of Honour.

1935

  • Death of Louis Leroy.

1961

  • Death of Léon Leroy.
  • Pierre and Philippe Leroy took over the firm.


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Georges Le Sache
France
Paris
(1849- )

Specialties

  • Manifested a formal style of Art Nouveau.
  • Studied in Germany & London.

1872-1877

  • Designer
    • With Falize
    • Eventually became the premier manufacturing jeweler for Bijouterie & Joaillerie in Paris.



Lebolt & Co.

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Lebolt & Co.
USA
Chicago IL
e.1899-?

Specialties

Founders

1912

  • Installed workrooms to create handwrought items for his retail outlet.
  • Developed their own lines of jewelry and tableware.
  • Kept approx. 25 workers employed.
  • Became the House of Pearls as a volume importer.
  • Discontinued metalwork c.WWII as a result of rationing.

Designer

  • Edmund Boker


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Enrique Ledesma

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Enrique Ledesma
Mexico
Taxco
e.1950

Specialties

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

Worked for

1950

  • Opened his own shop.

Style

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

1979

  • Death of Enrique Ledesma.


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Alphonse Legros

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Alphonse Legros
UK
(1837-1911)

Specialties

  • Medallist


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Leysen
Belgium
Brussels
e.1855

Specialties

1855

  • Louis Leysen founded "Fabrique de Bijoux.

1920

  • Run by Louis, Henri & Charles.
  • New residence on rue Marche aux Poulets.
  • Many prominent clients.

1950

  • Headed by Jacques & Pierre.

1972

  • Henri Leyson (son of Jacques) continues the tradition.

1982

  • Official Supplier by Appointment to the Court of Belgium.



Liberty & Co.

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Liberty & Co.
UK
London England
e.1875

Specialties

  • Retailers & Organizers of Jewelry Design & Production
  • Cymric Silver 1899-1927
  • Tudric Pewter

Founder

  • Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917)

Manufacturers

Designers

c.1909

  • Sold Celtic (Cymric) line to Connel & Co.

Marks

  • Ly & Co - Rectangle: 1898-1901, London. Mainly used to mark imported goods.
  • L & Co - Conjoined diamonds: 1899-1927, Birmingham.
  • L & C C & L - 4 conjoined circles: 1893-1894, Birmingham. Liverty & Co. with Cymric Ltd.


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Thorbjørn Lie-Jørgensen

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Thorbjørn Lie-Jørgensen
Norway
Oslo
(1900 -1961)

Specialties

  • Jeweler & watercolorist.

Designer for



Longines

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Longines
Switzerland
Saint-Imier, Canton of Bern
e.1832

Specialties

1832

  • Saint-Imier watchmakers established by Auguste Agassiz.

1846

  • Agassiz heads the company and opens the market to the United States to great success.

1852

  • Ernest Francillon joins the firm eventually taking it over.

1867

  • Es Longines the Longines factory opens.
  • Produces the first movement, 20A.
  • Wins a award at the Universal Exhibition, Paris.

1876

  • Jacques David attends the Universal Exhibition in Philadelphia and returns to inspire the industrialization of Swiss watchmaking.
  • Longines pioneers mechanized production.

1878

  • By means of its newly mechanized production, Longines produces a simple chronograph, the 20H.

1881

  • Longines chronographs produced for Americans are purchased by horse racing aficionados.

1886

  • Longines is supplying the majority of New York Sports officials.

1888

  • Produces a certified chronometer, the 21.59 calibre.

1889

  • Logo is registered.

1893

  • Logo registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (forerunner of WIPO).

1899

  • Longines equips Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoie for his Artic expedition.

1900

  • GranPrix at the Universal Exhibition, Paris for La Renommée pocket watch.

1913

  • First calibre for a wristwatch.

1916

  • Begins development of shaped movements for wristwatches.

1919

  • Longines begin development of navigation instruments for aviators.

1927

  • Weems Second-Setting Watch for Navigation.

1931

  • Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch to be used with a sextant and nautical almanac.

1936

  • 13ZN calibre wristwatch patented.

1945

  • Longines patents its first self-winding movement, the 22A.

1954

  • Longines first quartz clock.
  • Used with a 16mm camera to record race finishes for officials.

1969

  • First cybernetic quarts calibre - Ultra-Quartz.

1972

  • Longines LCD Watch.
  • Currently in operation with the same Maker's Mark.



Los Ballesteros

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Los Ballesteros
Mexico
Taxco
e.1937 -

Specialties

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

1937

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

1941

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

1950s

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


Los Castillo

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Los Castillo
Mexico
e.1939

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Designers

Founder

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

Early designs

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

Later

1953

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


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Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
USA
New York NY

Specialties

  • Son of Charles Louis Tiffany.

1878

  • Louis C. Tiffany & Associated Artists.

1881

  • Patented opalescent window glass.

1885

  • Opened the Tiffany Glass Company.

1894

  • Patented Favrile Glass.

1900

  • Grand Prize at the International Exhibition, Paris.

c.1902

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

Motifs

  • Dragonfiles
  • Flowers
  • Vines
  • Mythology

Mediums

  • Enamel
  • Gemstones

1933

  • Death of Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Gerardo López

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Gerardo López
Mexico
Taxco
c.1939-c.1965

Specialties

  • Father to jewelry artisan Julio César López Heydeck.


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Maciel

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Maciel
Mexico
Mexico City

Specialties

  • Prominent Mexico City Silversmith.


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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
UK
Glasgow Scotland
1868-1928

Specialties



Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

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Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh
UK
Glasgow Scotland
(1865-1933)

Specialties

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

1890

  • Set up a studio with her sister Frances.
  • Working together to produce metalwork, graphics, textile designs and book illustrations.
  • Participated in Exhibitions.

1900


Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo

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Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
UK
1851-1942

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Metalwork

1882

  • Founded the Century Guild of Artists, a successful craft guild.


Erik Magnussen

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Erik Magnussen
Denmark
(1884-1961) e.1901

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Two years in Berlin.

1920

  • Immigrated to the U.S.

Designer for

c.1930

  • Workshop in New York.
  • Failed due to the depression.

c. 1933

  • Workshop in Los Angeles.

1939

  • Returned to Denmark
  • Worked in the "Nordic Style".


Arno Malinowski

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Arno Malinowski
Denmark
(1899-1976)

Specialties

  • Studied sculpture & engraving at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art.
  • Spearheaded use of mixed-metals in Danish Jewelry.

1936-1965 Designer for


Gustav Manz

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Gustav Manz
USA
New York NY
(1865-1946) e.1892

Specialties

  • Master Jewelery - Manufacturing Jeweler for the great jewelry houses.
  • Noted for his animal jewelry which he often modeled from live animals.
  • Other designs were often from nature: leaves, branches, reeds, flowers, etc.
  • Designes from other cultures included Egyptian, Aztec, Japanese & Persian , Classical Greece & Rome.

Manufactured for

1893

  • Immigrated to the U.S. after having lived, studied and worked in Stuttgart, Manz, Paris, England and South Africa.

C.1900

  • Business associations with the Bachems and Walter McTeigue

1901 - 1903

  • Offices at 41 Maiden Lane

1904

  • Created jewels for F. Walter Lawrence for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

1922-1934

  • 1 & 2 W. 47th St.

1944

  • 42 W. 48th St.

1946

  • Death of Gustav Manz.



Mappin & Webb

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

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

1774

  • Jonathan Mappin opened a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield.

1775

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

1849

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

1860

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

1868

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

Noted for

  • Fine silver, jewelry, watches and clocks.

1897

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

1903

  • John Newton Mappin purchased Mappin Brothers.

Designer

  • A. Hatfield (until 1935)

c.1930s Executed designs for

1990

  • Joined the Asprey group.

Currently

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


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Marchak
France
Kiev & Paris
e.1878

Specialties

1878

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

1889

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

1894

  • Marchak wins a Gold Medal in Antwerp.

1900

  • Marchak wins a Sliver Medal at the Paris Exhibition.

1905

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

1913

  • Alexandre Marchak joins the firm.

1917

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

1918

  • Death of Joseph Marchak.

1919

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

1922

  • Partnership with Robert Linzeler creating famous Art Deco jewels.

1925

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

1946

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

1946

  • Jacques Verger joined the firm.

1957

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

1960-1987

  • Bertrand Degommier is partner and designer.

1988

  • Verger sold to Baum.

2003

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


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Marcus & Co.

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

Specialties

Worked for

Parthered with

1884

  • Partnered with his son William.

1892

  • Marcus & Company.

1920s-30s

1962


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Herman Marcus

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Herman Marcus
USA
New York NY
e.1850

Specialties

1864

1900 Paris Exposition



Margot de Taxco

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Margot de Taxco
Mexico
Taxco
e.1948

Specialties

Founder Margot Van Vorhies Carr
1937

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

1948

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

Specialized c.1955

Style

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

Employed

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

Process

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

1975

  • Margot's death


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Marina B.

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

Specialties

  • Granddaughter of Sottiro Bulgari, founder of Bulgari.

1973

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

1977

  • Branded herself as Marina B.

1978

  • Opened A showroom in Geneva.

1986

  • Opened a boutique in New York.

2010

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


Gilbert Leigh Marks

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

Specialties

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

1885

  • Set himself up as a silversmith.

1896

  • Registered his Mark.


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Marshall Field & Company

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

Specialties

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

Produced

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


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Piedra y Plata

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Piedra y Plata
Mexico
Taxco
e.1950

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer

1950

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


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Marzo
France
Paris

Specialties

  • Art Deco Jewelers



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Lluis Masriera
Spain
Barcelona
(1872-1958)

Specialties

1839

  • Masriera firm founded in Barcelona by Lluis' grandfather.

1872

  • Masriera y Hijos

1886

  • Masriera Hermanos

1888

  • International Exposition, Barcelona.
  • Gold Medal.
  • Influenced by Lalique.

1889

  • Lluis studied enameling at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva.

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



Matl

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Matl
Mexico
Mexico City
e.1934

Specialties

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

Style

1960

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

2007

  • Ricardo Salas Poulat died.


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Mauboussin

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Mauboussin
France
Paris
e.1827

Specialties

1827

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

1873-1878

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

1925

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

1928-1931

1940-1950

  • Gaspipe style using minimal gold.
  • Naturalist themes.

1955

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


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John McFarlane

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John McFarlane
USA
Boston MA
c.1769

Specialties

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


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J. Herbert McNair

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J. Herbert McNair
UK
(1868-1955)

Specialties

  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Designer

'1899


McTeigue & Co.

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McTeigue & Co.
USA
New York NY
e.1895

Specialties

  • Specialty jewelry manufacturers.
  • High Quality with fine designs.

Clients

1990

  • McTeigue & Co. bought by Tiffany & Co.



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Meister

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Meister
Switzerland
Zurich
e.1897

Specialties

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.



Emma Melendez

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Emma Melendez
Mexico
Taxco
1953-1971 e.1953

Specialties

Artisans represented include

  • Johny Melendez
  • Emma Melendez
  • Del Rio
  • Jose Luis Flores
  • Miguel Garcia Martinez
  • Victor Jaimez
  • Francisco Rivera

Style

  • Technically flawless designs that work smoothly.
  • Uses of oxidation on backgrounds.


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Miguel Melendez

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Miguel Melendez
Mexico
Taxco

Specialties

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

1940

Specialized


Mellerio dits Meller

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Mellerio dits Meller
France
Paris
e.1613

Specialties

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

1796

  • Jean Baptiste Mellerio opens on Rue Vivienne.

1800

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

1815

  • Move to Rue de la Paix.

Royal Clients

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

Other Clients

  • Celebrities.
  • Intellectuals.

1843

  • Death of François.
  • Jean François takes over.

from 1853

  • Emperor & Empress are clients.

from 1860

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

International Expositions. 1862

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

1867

  • Paris

1873

  • Vienna

1878 & 1900

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

1925

  • Exposition des Arts Decoratifs

1939

  • New York World's Fair


Meriden Silver Plate Co.

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Meriden Silver Plate Co.
USA
e.1869

Specialties

  • Manufacturer


A. (Anton) Michelsen

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A. (Anton) Michelsen
Denmark
Copenhagen
(1809-1877) e.1841

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer
  • Danish Court Jewelers.
  • Son Carl took over the firm.
  • Specialized in enamel work.

Designers

1855

  • Participated in the World Exhibition, Paris.

1877

  • Upon his death, Anton's son, Carl, took over the firm.


Mikimoto

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Mikimoto
Japan
e.1878

Specialties

1888

  • Experiments began in pearl culturing.

1893

  • First hemispherical pearls were produced.

1899

  • First boutique in Ginza.

1913

  • Stores established internationally.

1916

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

1931

1954

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


Edward Moore

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Edward Moore
USA
New York NY
1851 - 1891

Specialties



Mortimer & Hunt

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Mortimer & Hunt
UK
London England
e.1838

Specialties

1838

1843


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Movado

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Movado
Switzerland
La Chaux-de-Fonds
e.1881

Specialties

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.



Henry George Murphy

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

Specialties

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

1912

1913

  • Opened his own shop in London.

c.1920s

1937

  • Principal of the Central School.


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Murrle, Bennet & Co.

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

Specialties

c.1914

  • Renamed White Redgrove & Whyte.


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Napper & Davenport

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Napper & Davenport
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Nardi

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Nardi
Italy
Venice
c.1920s

Specialties

1920s

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

1931

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

Famous for


Newlyn Industrial Class

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Newlyn Industrial Class
UK
1890-1939

Specialties

Designers


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Evald Nielsen

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Evald Nielsen
Denmark
(1879-1958)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Worked in the skønvirke style.
  • Trained as an Engraver & Chaser
  • S.L. Jacobson Represented his work Worldwide

Designer for

1909

  • Apprentice for Jensen.
  • Became Jensen's closest associate.
  • After Jensen's death, Nielsen carried on his work - for more than 50 years.


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Harald Nielsen

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Harald Nielsen
Denmark
(1892-1977)

Specialties

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

Designer for

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


Jais Nielsen

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Jais Nielsen
Denmark
(1885-1961)

Specialties

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


Wiwen Nilsson

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Wiwen Nilsson
Sweden
Lund
(1897-1974)

Specialties

  • A "Functionalist" Jeweler.
  • Studied in Hanau, Copenhagen & Paris.
  • Briefly did some work for Georg Jensen.

1927

  • Opened a workshop in Lund.

1950s

  • Changed his style to naturalism with a Japanese influence.


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Bjørn Sigurd Østern

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Bjørn Sigurd Østern
Norway

Specialties

  • Jeweler

Designer for


Ogden & Co.

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Ogden & Co.
UK
fl.1920-40

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designer


Old Mission Kopper Kraft

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

Specialties

  • Metalwork


Omar Ramsden Jewelry Maker's Mark

Oscar Heyman & Bros.

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

Specialties

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

1901

  • Apprenticed with their uncle, a workmaster for Fabergé.

1906

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

1909

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

1912

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

Jeweler's Jeweler for

1916-1942

1969

Today:

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


Ostertag

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Ostertag
France
Paris
c.1920-30s

Specialties


Ostier, Inc. Jewelry Makers Mark

P-Q

Paloma Picasso

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Paloma Picasso
France
Paris
(1949- )

Specialties

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

Designed for


Paltscho

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Paltscho
Austria
Vienna
e.1891

Specialties

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.



Daniel Parker

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

Specialties


Parker, Daniel Maker

Frederick James Partridge

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Frederick James Partridge
UK
(1877-1942)

Specialties

1899-1901

  • Studied : Birmingham Municipal School of Art.

1902


Patek Philippe

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Patek Philippe
Switzerland
c.1851

Specialties

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

1851

  • Supplied watches to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

1868

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

1932

  • Purchased by the Stern family.


Paulding Farnham Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charles & Elijah Peacock

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Charles & Elijah Peacock
USA
Chicago IL
e.1837

Specialties

Founder: Elijah Peacock e. 1837

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

Historically

1837

  • Lake Street

1871

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

Today


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John Pearson

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John Pearson
UK
fl.1895-1925

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Metalworker

Associated with


Pedro Boregaard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Perry, Son & Co.

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Perry, Son & Co.
UK
1876-83

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork

Designer


Sigurd Persson

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

Specialties

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


Petersen, Bent Gabrielsen Jewelry Maker's Mark

Petochi

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Petochi
Italy
Rome
e.1884

Specialties

  • A family of jewelers.
  • Alberto Petochi Currently producing Roman coin jewelry - the 1884 Collection.

2004

  • Sold to a Roman jewelry and luxury firm.



The Petterson Studio

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The Petterson Studio
USA
Chicago IL
c.1912-1949

Specialties

  • Workshops
  • Custom tableware, silverware and religious items.

Founder

  • John Pontus Petterson

1920s

  • Added Scandinavian designs to his style.


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Piaget

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Piaget
Switzerland
La Côte-aux-Fées
e.1874

Specialties

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.



Henri Picq

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Henri Picq
France
Paris

Specialties

  • Jeweler

Worked for



Piekäinen, Pekka Jewelry Maker's Mark

Antonio Pineda

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Antonio Pineda
Mexico
Taxco
(1919 - 2009) e.1941

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Born in Taxco, Mexico and studied sculpture and painting.
  • Apprentice to the Taller de Las Delicias under William Spratling.

1941

  • Founded his own workshop called Antonio.

1946

  • Exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor with Margaret De Patta, Georg Jensen.

1956

  • Opened a second workshop to meet the expanding needs of his clientele.

Style

  • Large size, clean lines with hollow construction.
  • Unique settings, joins and joints.
  • Evolved to be one of the most technically adept silversmiths in Taxco.

2009

  • Death at age 90.


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Sigreido "Sigi" Pineda

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

Specialties

1950

1952

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

Style

  • Modernist


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Isidro Garcia Piña

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Isidro Garcia Piña
Mexico
Taxco
e.1943 closed 1986

Specialties

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

Style

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


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Poulat, Ricardo Salas Jewelry Maker's Mark

James Powell & Sons

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James Powell & Sons
UK
e.1834

Specialties

Silver Mounts for their own Glassware


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Börje Rajalin

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Börje Rajalin
Finland
(1933- )

Specialties

  • Leader in modern Finnish design.

Designer for



Ramsden & Carr Jewelry Maker's Mark

Omar Ramsden

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

Specialties

1887

1888

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

1898

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

1919

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

1939

  • Death of Ramsden.


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Julius Olaf Randahl

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Julius Olaf Randahl
USA
Chicago IL
1880-1972

Specialties

  • Silversmith

1907-1910

  • Worked for Clara Welles.

1910

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

1930s

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

1950

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

1957

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

1963

  • Brothers bought a jewelry store.

1965

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


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Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone

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Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone
UK

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker


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Reed & Barton

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Reed & Barton
USA
e.1837

Specialties

  • Manufacturer


Regner

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Regner
France
Paris
c.1930s

Specialties

c.1930s

  • Finely crafted jewelry, small production.


René Boivin Jewelry Maker's Mark

René Sim Lacaze Jewelry Maker's Mark

Paul Revere

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

Specialties


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Reveri

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Reveri
Mexico
Taxco
e.1952-1989

Specialties

Founders: Reveriano & Maria Castillo

1952

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

Style

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


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William Bainbridge Reynolds

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William Bainbridge Reynolds
UK
1864-1939

Specialties

  • Silversmith

Designer for


Frances Richardson

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

Specialties


Joseph Richardson

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Joseph Richardson
USA
Philadelphia PA New York NY
e.1757

Specialties

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

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


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Riker Bros. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Eero Rislakki

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Eero Rislakki
Finland
(1924- )

Specialties

  • Studied to be an artist.

Designer for



Roberts & Belk

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Roberts & Belk
UK
Sheffield England
e.1809

Specialties

  • Manufacturers of Silver & Plate

Designer c.1920s-30s

  • Walter P. Belk


Johan Rohde

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Johan Rohde
Denmark
(1856-1935)

Specialties

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

c.1906 Designer for


Roycroft Copper Shop

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Roycroft Copper Shop
USA
Aurora NY
c.1900

Specialties

  • Copper Workshops

Founder c.1893

  • Elbert Hubbard

Designers

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


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Rubel Jewelry Maker's Marks

Ruser

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Ruser
USA
Beverly Hills CA
e.1947 - 1969

Specialties

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

1969

  • Closed.


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John Ruskin & Charles Eliot Norton

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John Ruskin & Charles Eliot Norton
USA
Boston MA
c.1874

Specialties

  • First organization offering classes and lectures on the crafts.



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S.J. Rood

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S.J. Rood
e.1873

Specialties

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

1998

  • Sold to Hancocks & Co.


Sabbadini

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Sabbadini
Italy
Milan
e.1940

Specialties

  • 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.



Jan Salakari

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Jan Salakari
Finland
(1932- )

Specialties

Designer for



Mirjam Salminen

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Mirjam Salminen
Finland
c.1954

Specialties

Designer for



Salvador

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Salvador
Mexico
Taxco & Mexico City
e.1952

Specialties

Founder: Salvador Vaca Terán, e.1952
1934

1939

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

1952

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

Style

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


Sanborn's

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Sanborn's
Mexico
Mexico City
1930-

Specialties

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

1933

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

1950

  • Fred Davis retired from Sanborn's.


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Gustave-Roger Sandoz

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Gustave-Roger Sandoz
France
Paris
c.1891

Specialties

1891

  • Took over watchmaking business from his father.
  • Became noted for traditional, high quality gold jewelry with gems.

1895



Pentti Sarpaneva

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Pentti Sarpaneva
Finland
1925-1978

Specialties

Designer for


Sasportas

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Sasportas
France
Paris

Specialties

French Jewelers.



Saunders Sheperd & Co. Ltd.

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

Specialties

1869 (as Saunders & Shepherd)

1889

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

1899-1905

Following WWII

1960-61

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

1981

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

1984

  • Emphasis on fine quality gold jewelry.


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Schlumberger

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Schlumberger
France
Paris New York
(1907-1987)

Specialties

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

Designs

Design Elements


Seaman Schepps

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Seaman Schepps
USA
New York Palm Beach Nantucket
e.1934

Specialties

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

Unusual materials

1940s-50s

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

1972

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

1992

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


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Settepassi

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Settepassi
Italy
Florence & Milan
e.1700

Specialties

Traditional Italian Jewelers.



Cyril James Shiner

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Cyril James Shiner
UK
Birmingham England
b.1908

Specialties

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

Designer for


Shreve & Company

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Shreve & Company
USA
San Francisco
e.1852

Specialties

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

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

1906

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


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Benjamin Shreve

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Benjamin Shreve
USA
Saco ME & New York
(1813-1896) e.1828

Specialties

  • Sea captain turned jeweler.

1853 - 1869

  • Many partnerships
  • Small sentimental jewelry.



Shreve, Crump & Low

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Shreve, Crump & Low
USA
Boston MA
e.1796

Specialties

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

1858

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

1869

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

1872

  • Store destroyed by fire.

1899

  • Davis Cup tennis trophy commissioned.

1903

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


Shreve, William Jewelry Maker's Mark

Jens Sigsgaard

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Jens Sigsgaard
Denmark
1933-1960

Specialties

  • Assay Master


Sloan & Co.

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

Specialties

  • High Quality Jewelry

1857

  • John Alexander Riley established Riley, Douglas & Williamson.

1887

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

1887

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

1891

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

1893

1895

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

1896

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

1984

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


Harald Slott-Moller

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Harald Slott-Moller
Denmark
(1864-1937)

Specialties

  • Jeweler
  • Specialized in Enamel.

Designer for



Peer Smed

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Peer Smed
USA
Brooklyn NY
1878-1943

Specialties

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

Designer

Family

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


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E.H.H. Smith Silver Co.

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

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


Harry Sørby

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Harry Sørby
Norway
(1905-1988)

Specialties

Designer for


Spaulding & Co.

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Spaulding & Co.
USA
Chicago IL
1889

Specialties


Edward Spencer

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Edward Spencer
UK
London England
(1872-1938)

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Metalworker

1903

Materials


William Spratling

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William Spratling
Mexico
Taxco
fl.1925-45

Specialties

  • Teacher in the Architecture Department at Tulane University.
  • Silversmith
  • Designer

1925

  • Traveled to Mexico to study Spanish Colonial architecture.
  • Made his first visit to Taxco and decided to live there.

1929

  • Moved to Mexico.
  • Invested it in a house in Taxco, near the silver mining region of Mexico.
  • Spratling created a jewelry workshop in Taxco.
  • Silver was not the usual jewelry material in Mexico and workers needed to be trained.
  • Created an apprenticeship system, training many who would later be famous in their own right.
  • Used native materials such as amethyst, turquoise and rosewood in his designs.

1935

  • Moved to a larger shop to accommodate the large number of tourists coming in on the improved roadways.
  • Sold furniture, rugs, wood and tin articles along with his silver jewelry.

1944

  • Went to Alaska at the invitation of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • Created 200 designs based on Alaskan motifs.
  • Trained Alaskans in Taxco and sent them back to train others.

1946

  • Spratling y Artisanos had 422 workers.
    • Hundreds of small shops were opened by men trained in Spratling workshops.

1967

  • Spratling died.
  • Alberto Ulrich purchased the estate and continued to produce jewelry under the name "Sucesores de William Spratling S.A."
  • Spratling was known throughout Mexico as the "Father of Mexican Silver."


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Harold Stabler

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Harold Stabler
UK
London England
(1872-1945)

Specialties

Designer for


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Starkie Gardner & Co.

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Starkie Gardner & Co.
UK
fl.1875-1940

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalworkers

Designer


Theodore B. Starr

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

Specialties


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Sterlé

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Sterlé
France
Paris
e.1934-1978

Specialties

Manufactured for

1945

  • Becoming very well known

1950s

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

Awards & designs

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

1960s

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

1969

  • Opens his own shop.

1976

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

1978

  • Sterlé dies.


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Gustav Stickley

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Gustav Stickley
USA
1858-1942

Specialties

  • Metalwork


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Arthur J. Stone

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Arthur J. Stone
USA
1901-37

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Workshops


Storr & Mortimer

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Storr & Mortimer
UK
London England
e.1819

Specialties



Karen Strand

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Karen Strand
Denmark
1824

Specialties

Designer for


Ramon Sunyer I. Clara

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Ramon Sunyer I. Clara
Spain
Barcelona
(1889-1963)

Specialties

  • 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.



Oriol Sunyer

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Oriol Sunyer
Spain
Barcelona
(1923-?)

Specialties

  • Contemporary jewelry designer.
  • Apprenticed with his father Ramon Sunyer



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Suomen Kultasepät Oy
Finland

Specialties



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Arthur Thumler

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Arthur Thumler
USA
1886-1969

Specialties

  • Silversmith


Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany & Co.
USA
New York NY
e.1837

Specialties

Founder: Charles Tiffany

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

Designers:

1837

  • J.L. Ellis joined the firm

1842

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

1847-1854

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

1848

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

1850

  • Paris branch opened at Rue de Richelieu

1856

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

1858

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

1862 Civil War

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

1867 Paris Exposition

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

1870

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

1872

  • London Branch.

1878 Paris Exposition

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

1879

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

1885

  • Paulding Farnham becomes Edward Moore's assistant.

1886

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

1887

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

1889 Paris Exposition

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

1893 World's Coloumbian Exposition

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

1900 Paris Exposition

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


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Tiffany Studios

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Tiffany Studios
USA
1879-1936

Specialties

  • Workshop

Director

Designer

  • Julia Munson


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Udall & Ballou

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

Specialties

  • Upscale Jewelers & Retailers.


Unger Bros.

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Unger Bros.
USA
1878-1919

Specialties

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

1910

1916

  • Made toilet articles.


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Dirk Van Erp Copper Shop

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Dirk Van Erp Copper Shop
USA
1908-77

Specialties

  • Metalworker

Designers

  • Dirk Van Erp
  • D'Arcy Gaw


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R. Wallace & Sons

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R. Wallace & Sons
USA
1855-1959

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


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William Whetcroft

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William Whetcroft
USA
Anapolis MD
c.1766

Specialties

  • Whetcroft established a policy of repairing and maintaining a customer's jewelry free of charge.


Whitehead & Hoag Co.

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Whitehead & Hoag Co.
USA
Newark NJ
e.1879

Specialties

  • Manufactured flags, banners, advertising jewelry, celluloid novelties as well as badges and emblems in gold and sterling silver.


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Whiteside & Blank

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Whiteside & Blank
USA
Newark NJ
1890

Specialties

Founded as: Henry Blank & Co. , 1890
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Manufacturers for


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Frank M. Whiting & Co.

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

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Manufacturer


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