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Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Stunning nature inspired pendant with Japanese motif. Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry
French jeweller Alexis Faliz (1811-1898) was among the first jewelers to pay attention to the elegant stylization of the natural world inherent in Japanese art. The history of the famous brand began in 1932, when Alexis studied all aspects of the jewelry sphere: manufacturing, design, sales and accounting. In 1830s, he opens his own workshop. Faliz specialized in “artistic” jewelry: using semiprecious stones, fine metal work and enameling. He experimented with enamels, while learning from the most talented enamellers of the time. Later, often copied, his pieces aroused general interest due to the bright colors. Once he had already restored the production of Limoges enamels; now, from 1860 to 1865, he devoted himself to the study of the eastern technique of cloisonne enamel. In collaboration with Antoine Tard, a talented master of enamels, he made amazing jewelry with opaque enamels in frames made of matte gold. Traditionally, with innovative motifs inspired by Persian, Indian and, above all, Japanese art.

A rare necklace of the 1870s and a pair of earrings with a collection of cameos on the mythological subjects

A rare necklace of the 1870s and a pair of earrings with a collection of cameos on the mythological subjects

When Alexis retired in 1876, his son, Lucien (1839-1897), took over the management of the workshops. Having received sufficient training for 20 years under the guidance of his father, Lucien took a worthy place at the helm. A highly skilled enamelist, jeweler and jewelry designer, his passion was the Renaissance and Japanese culture. In 1878, the House of Falize won the Grand Prix for his products and the Order of the Legion of Honor at the International Exhibition in Paris. In 1878, Lucien combined his talent with the talent of Bapst, a former jeweler of the French royal family, and began to make jewelry for the Parisian wealthy nobility.

Alexis Falize cloisonne enamel jewelry

1867-1869 pendant. Gold, enamel

1867-1869 pendant. Gold, enamel

Until 1892, Bapst and Faliz enjoyed their own prosperity. During this time, Falize helped theorize the development of such a direction as Art Nouveau by creating articles for Samuel Bing’s monthly magazine “Le Japon artistique”.

A pendant-mirror made of gold with enamel and diamonds. 1880. An excellent example of cloisonne enamel, with which the master worked

A pendant-mirror made of gold with enamel and diamonds. 1880. An excellent example of cloisonne enamel, with which the master worked

When Lucien unexpectedly passed away in 1897, his sons Andre, Pierre and Jean continued the business under the name Falize Frères. Their products won two grand prix at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

Antique portraits necklace and earrings. Framed portraits with monograms

Antique portraits necklace and earrings. Framed portraits with monograms

Bapst & Falize, circa 1885

Bapst & Falize, circa 1885

Beautiful pendant locket of oval form by Lucien Falize

Beautiful pendant locket of oval form by Lucien Falize

Bird in the tree red earrings, Japanese motif

Bird in the tree red earrings, Japanese motif

Butterfly and flower round pendant

Butterfly and flower round pendant

Engraved Falize ring

Engraved Falize ring

Exquisite bracelets

Exquisite bracelets

Fabulous work of jewelry art - pendant

Fabulous work of jewelry art – pendant

Figurative brooch pendant

Figurative brooch pendant

Gold bracelet with enamel and diamonds. Circa 1840. Rare original case in the form of a coffin. Pear-shaped diamond hanging from the mouth of a snake

Gold bracelet with enamel and diamonds. Circa 1840. Rare original case in the form of a coffin. Pear-shaped diamond hanging from the mouth of a snake

Gold framed bird cloisonne pendant

Gold framed bird cloisonne pendant

Gold open work bracelet with a cameo insert

Gold open work bracelet with a cameo insert

Gold open work bracelet

Gold open work bracelet

Gorgeous black, yellow and green enamel pendant

Gorgeous black, yellow and green enamel pendant

Initials pendant 1860

Initials pendant 1860

Jewellery box, 1875

Jewellery box, 1875

Lucien Falize Paris, circa 1880

Lucien Falize Paris, circa 1880

Medallions with enamel, work by Alexis Falize, the design by Lucien Falize, enamel by Tard. 1870. This set testifies characteristic for Falis passion for Japanese art

Medallions with enamel, work by Alexis Falize, the design by Lucien Falize, enamel by Tard. 1870. This set testifies characteristic for Falis passion for Japanese art

Nature inspired enameled pendant

Nature inspired enameled pendant

Necklace and ring

Necklace and ring

Necklace with centring on a copper and white enamel profile of a lady, monograms and fleur-de-lys, white and black enamel, rose-cut diamonds. Lucien Falize, 1880

Necklace with centring on a copper and white enamel profile of a lady, monograms and fleur-de-lys, white and black enamel, rose-cut diamonds. Lucien Falize, 1880

Oval pendant

Oval pendant

Rooster pendant, Japanese style

Rooster pendant, Japanese style

Saint George the Victorious killing a dragon gold and pearl pendant

Saint George the Victorious killing a dragon gold and pearl pendant

Semi-parure of gold with enamel work. 1875. An example of the enamel's characteristic for this master

Semi-parure of gold with enamel work. 1875. An example of the enamel’s characteristic for this master

Series of bracelets with engraving

Series of bracelets with engraving

Set of necklace and earrings. 1867

Set of necklace and earrings. 1867

Signed Alexis Falize

Signed Alexis Falize

Snowdrop ring

Snowdrop ring

Stork brooch pendant - from drawing to final product

Stork brooch pendant – from drawing to final product