Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

French jewelry company Lacloche Freres

French jewelry company Lacloche Freres. Basket of flowers brooch. Platinum, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds. 1920

Basket of flowers brooch. Platinum, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds. 1920. French jewelry company Lacloche Freres

French jewelry company Lacloche Freres
The illustrious history of the family business Lacloche is one of the greatest gems of Parisian jewelry from the Belle Epoque to the 1960s. The company was known for its elegant designs and exquisite craftsmanship. Their tiaras, bracelets, pins, watches and women’s accessories (dressing tables, cigarette cases) embody the spirit of Art Nouveau and Art Deco and are some of their most famous creations. Their four generation products have adorned many crowned heads, including Queen Victoria of Spain, Duchess of Westminster, Kings of Greece and Siam, and Grace Kelly. Marked with Lacloche Frères, then Jacques Lacloche, the jewelry was created by the best workshops in Paris. In particular, Langlois, Péry, Rubel, Strauss Allard et Meyer ou Verger.

Having individually several stores in France and Spain, the three Lacloche brothers officially united in 1901. Noteworthy, they united under the name “Lacloche Frères”. First, they settled in the very center of Paris at 15 Rue de la Paix. Three years later they moved to London and then to Spain, Argentina and Egypt. Their collaborations with many of the finest jewelers of the era have produced masterpieces in a wide variety of styles, including the stylish Egyptian and East Asian Art Deco.

French jewelry company Lacloche Freres. A cigarette case, the work of the Lacloche brothers. Around 1925. Paris

A cigarette case. 1925. Paris

While several well-known jewelry houses, including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, have also crafted jewelry in these styles, Lacloche Egyptian renaissance jewelry stands out for its sophistication. Their products of the 1920s are distinguished by bright colors and geometric lines. These are lacquered and enameled cigarette cases and cosmetic cases, decorated with diamonds and precious stones that form various motifs. At the 1925 exhibition, along with Chinese-inspired jewelry, Lacloche presented a series of “narrative” style rectangular pendants depicting La Fontaine’s fables in simple geometric lines, with colored gemstones on a diamond background. Egyptian and naturalistic motifs were also characteristic of the products of the House of Lacloche in the 1920s.

Signature

Signature

French jewelry company Lacloche Freres

Made in 1940-1945 clip brooches

Made in 1940-1945 clip brooches

A girl in a camp uniform with a bouquet of flowers clip brooch. Gold with gems. Gold clip-clown with corals and gems. Flower girl brooch, gold with sapphires and rubies. Below – Eskimo with sleigh drawn by dogs gold brooch.

Bird openwork circular brooch. Art Deco. Ruby, sapphire, emerald, onyx, enamel, diamond, platinum. 1930s

Bird openwork circular brooch. Art Deco. Ruby, sapphire, emerald, onyx, enamel, diamond, platinum. 1930s

Bouquet of violets diamond brooch. Jacques Lacloche, circa 1937

Bouquet of violets diamond brooch. Jacques Lacloche, circa 1937

Bow brooch. Platinum, diamond. Circa 1930

Bow brooch. Platinum, diamond. Circa 1930

Bracelet with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds in the Egyptian style. 1925. Paris

Bracelet with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds in the Egyptian style. 1925. Paris

Carnelian cabochons lacquer bracelet. 1930s

Carnelian cabochons lacquer bracelet. 1930s

Diamond necklace. Lalique for Lacloche Frères, 1890

Diamond necklace. Lalique for Lacloche Frères, 1890

Dragonfly brooch, Gold, enamel, diamonds

Dragonfly brooch, Gold, enamel, diamonds

Early 20th century ruby bangle

Early 20th century ruby bangle

Egyptian revival style brooch. Jadeite, diamonds, rubies, onyx, emeralds. 1920s

Egyptian revival style brooch. Jadeite, diamonds, rubies, onyx, emeralds. 1920s

Emeralds and diamond brooch. 1900s

Emeralds and diamond brooch. 1900s

Exquisite bracelet with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. 1925

Exquisite bracelet with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. 1925

Flower designs of future decorations

Flower designs of future decorations

Flower head clip brooch. Sapphire, diamond. Circa 1955

Flower head clip brooch. Sapphire, diamond. Circa 1955

Grand Prix awarded decorations

Grand Prix awarded decorations

Owl on a branch brooch. Gold, diamond, ruby. 1950s

Owl on a branch brooch. Gold, diamond, ruby. 1950s

Peacock brooch. Platinum, Diamond, Onyx. Circa 1915

Peacock brooch. Platinum, Diamond, Onyx. Circa 1915

Platinum and diamond brooch. 1920s

Platinum and diamond brooch. 1920s

Powder box made of gold with enamel and diamonds. Around 1925. Paris. Noticeably the impact of early Thai art

Powder box made of gold with enamel and diamonds. Around 1925. Paris. Noticeably the impact of early Thai art

Rectangular brooch. Diamond, sapphire. Circa 1925

Rectangular brooch. Diamond, sapphire. Circa 1925

Rosebud brooch. Platinum, diamond Brooch. Circa 1925

Rosebud brooch. Platinum, diamond Brooch. Circa 1925

Scarecrow clips. Gold, sapphires, rubies, diamonds. Circa 1945

Scarecrow clips. Gold, sapphires, rubies, diamonds. Circa 1945

St. Andrew's Cross brooch. Sapphires, diamonds, enamel. Early 20th century

St. Andrew’s Cross brooch. Sapphires, diamonds, enamel. Early 20th century

Swallow brooch. Diamond, enamel, 18 K gold. 1900s

Swallow brooch. Diamond, enamel, 18 K gold. 1900s

The diamond necklace. 1910. An excellent example of the garland style

The diamond necklace. 1910. An excellent example of the garland style

Wrist bracelet with rubies and diamonds. About 1925

Wrist bracelet with rubies and diamonds. Circa 1925