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Description

Boucheron

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’interrogationnecklace.

1893

  • First jeweler to move to Place Vendà´me.

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.