Description

Specialties

  • Art Deco Jewelry
  • Retro Jewelry

1854

  • Hendricks Lacloche is married and starts his family.
  • All of his six surviving children end up in the jewelry trade.

1892

  • Léopold and Jules Lacloche leave Brussels and found Lacloche Frères at 51 rue de Châteaudun, Paris.
  • Jacques and Fernand Lacloche sail for New York.

1895

  • Jacques and Fernand return from America and found Lacloche & Cie in Madrid.
  • They sell jewelry designed and produced in Paris.

1896

  • Lacloche & Cie has a shop in Biarritz and opens another in San Sebastian, Spain.

1897

  • Walewyk-Lacloche opens in Madrid. They specialize in bridal baskets and hosiery. Bertha Lacloche (a younger sister) is the wife of Jacob Jacques Walewyk.
  • Walewyk-Lacloche has shops in Biarritz and San Sebastian.

1898

  • Leopold and Jules open Lacloche-Gompers with Louis Gompers at rue de l’Opéra in Paris later moving to Place Vendôme.
  • Soon they have shops in Aix-les-Bains, Monaco, Nice, Trouville, and Ostend Belgium.

1900

  • Jacques Lacloche, age 35, was killed in a train derailment leaving a pregnant wife and young child.

1901

  • New Lacloche Frères store at rue de la Paix, Paris.
  • Lacloche Freres-Gompers is dissolved.

1900

  • Émilie Lacloche, married to Joseph Cohen (Coven), open Coven Lacloche on rue de la Paix, Paris.
  • They win an honorary grand diploma at the Universal and Internation Exposition in Liège, 1905.
  • Eventually, they open a store in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1904

  • Acquired Streeter & Co. on Bond St. in London along with the inventory including the Agra Diamond.

1905

  • The Agra diamond is sold through Christie’s on February 22 to Max Meyer.

1907

  • Walewyk-Lacloche in Madrid is outfitting the future heir of the Spanish crown.
  • Lacloche Freres becomes Anciens établissments Lacloche Frères owned by Léopold, Jules, and Fernand wholesale and retail jewelers.

1914

  • Lacloche Frères in Nice is closed.

1917

  • Lacloche Frères buys  Carl Fabergé’s inventory in London so Fabergé can repatriate their overseas capital. The London branch of Fabergé closes.

1919

  • Jacques Jr. joins the firm in Paris.
  • Eventually, he will run the London operation.

1921

  • Death of Léopold Lacloche, age 58.

1922

  • Henri and Jacques  Lacloche, sons of Fernand, move to New York and open offices at 665 Fifth Ave.

1923

  • Lacloche Frères opens in Deauville for the summer season. The store remains until the close of the 1920s.

1924

  • Lacloche Frères opens in Cannes.

1925

  • Lacloche Frères awarded a Grand Prix at the Exposition internationale des artes décoratifs et industriels modernes. 

1929

  • Lacloche Frères exhibits at the Arts de la bijouterie, joaillerie et orfèverie at the Musée Galliera, Paris.

1930

  • Lacloche Frères is commissioned to create the Westminster Tiara which, among its 284 diamonds, includes the Arcot I and ArcotII diamonds.

1931

  • The bankruptcy of the Société anonyme des anciens établissments Lacloche Frères announced in June.
  • A la rue de la Paix (at the former address of Coven-Lacloche) is opened by one of the “Jacques”

1932

  • Four businesses owned by Lacloche are sold under a court order including rue de la Paix, Cannes, Deauville, and Biarritz.
  • The Stock held in England was sold to the Stone Richardson & Somerford Group.
  • Death of Fernand Lacloche, March 22.

1933

  • Nephew, Jacques Lacloche starts an eponymous business.

1934

  • Lacloche Frères reappears in London, directors unknown.
  • Jacques Lacloche provides goods to the firm for three years.

1936

  • Jacques showcases his jewelry in Cannes.

1937

  • Jacques Lacloche’s designs, exhibited in Paris at the Exposition internationale des arts et techniques,  are noticed by the New York Times.

1938

  • Jacques opens a salon at Place Vendôme and one in Cannes.

1939

  • Jacques was noted along with other major French luxury firms in L’Illustration for his items at the New York World’s Fair.

1944

  • Gestapo arrests Jacques Lacloche and imprisons him in a Montfleury villa. His release is secured by his friend Audrée Basax.

1945

  • Jacques marries Audrée.
  • They have a son named Francis.

1949

  • Jacques Lacloche moved the Cannes location to Palais des Festivals.

1954

  • Jacques becomes the first jeweler to create a perfume, No.1.

1956

  • Jacques creates a clip brooch and earrings for the new Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.

1963

  • Jean Dinh Van has a solo exhibition at Jacques Lacloche’s Place Vendôme location.

1965 & 1966

  • Exhibitions of contemporary furnishings are held at the Place Vendôme location.

1967

  • Jacques leaves the jewelry business to devote himself to “utilitarian creation” and the Place Vendôme
  • Shop closes.

1968

  • The Cannes location changes the name to Galerie J. Lacloche Édition. and exhibits jewelry by other artists.

1974

  • Francis Lacloche works with his father on his art exhibitions until they close the Jacques Lacloche gallery in 1982.

1999

  • Death of Jacques Lacloche.

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