- November 27, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Do you love jewelry and beautiful creations?
Join us at a retrospective of the work of the famed Laroche Jewelers, purveyors to the rich and famous.
Founded in 1901, the Maison Lacloche was one of Paris’ celebrated jewelry houses from the Belle Époque period to the 1960s.
Established on rue de la Paix in 1901, it also had boutiques in Madrid, in London on New Bond Street, as well as branches in Nice, Biarritz, San Sebastián, Cannes and Deauville.
Lacloche Frères, and later Jacques Lacloche, created jewelry for the royals: Queen Victoria of Spain, Edward VII of England, the kings of Greece and Siam, as well as for aristocratic figures such as the Duchess of Westminster, and even Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly.
This is the first time an exhibition is dedicated to them.
With examples of jewelry, clocks (both large and small), and vanity cases—the Lacloche specialty—as well as archival documents, the retrospective will illustrate various trends, including the naturalism of Art Nouveau, Egyptomania and the penchant for the Far East during the Roaring Twenties, the modernism of Art Deco, and the charmingly seductive creations of the 1950s.
Clips were the most popular pieces of jewelry, taking on many forms and motifs : double clips, ear clips, hair clips, in various patterns and forms from the Owl design to a clip in the shape of a curled wood shaving.
A guide will lead us through the main elements on display.
This is a free visit, but please register above so we can confirm the number of participants.
Place Vendome, 31 rue Danielle Casanova, Paris, 75001, France