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Lacloche Frères

Lacloche Frères was a Spanish jewellery house known for its Art Deco jewellery and objects. The firm was founded in 1875 by four brothers in Madrid: Fernand, Jacques, Jules, and Leopold Lacloche. During the 1920’s and 30’s, the brothers were famous for their brightly colored, geometric “lacquered and enameled cigarette and vanity cases, set with diamond and precious stone decorative motifs of mixed inspiration.”1

At the 1925 Paris exposition, the firm also presented a fantastic series of pendants that depicted La Fontaine’s fables. In addition to a store in Madrid, Lacloche Frères established locations in Sébastian, Paris, and Barriatz. During the First World War, it bought Faberge’sLondon store and remaining stock when the Russian government repatriated Faberge’s personnel and assets and set up shop in its place.2

Maker’s Marks and Timeline:

Lacloche Frères

Country

City

,

Era

Description

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

Sources

  • Bennett, David & Daniela Mascetti. Understanding Jewelry. Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1989.
  • Raulet, Sylvie, Jewelry of the 1940’s & 1950’s. New York: Rizzoli, 1988.

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