Vintage earclips signed Boucheron set with cabochon sapphires 1980
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Antique jewelry object group: earrings clips
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin: France
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Period: ca. 1980
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Material: 18K yellow gold
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Extra information: Boucheron - A leading French jewelry firm, founded in 1858 in the Palais Royal, Paris, by Frédéric Boucheron (1830-1902) and now having its main establishment at 26 Place VendOme, Paris, with branches in London and elsewhere.Frédéric Boucheron was succeeded by his son Louis (1874-1959), in turn succeeded by his son Gerard (b. 1910), whose son Alain (b. 1948) is now active in the business. The London office, established in 1907, is at 180 New Bond St. In 1960the firm at the request of the Shah of Iran, set up in Tehran the display of the Royal Jewelry Collection. Boucheron is noted as a specialist in gems as well as a designer of luxury and medium-priced jewelry.
Precious stones: Two cabochon sapphires
Birthstones: Sapphire is the birthstone (or month stone) for September.
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Engraving: Boucheron or 750
Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions: height 1,96 cm (0,77 inch), width 0,64 cm (0,25 inch)
Weight: 11,00 gram (7,07 dwt)
Reference Nº: 17342-0280
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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Boucheron is a French jewelry house founded in 1858 by Frédéric Boucheron.
The jeweller worked with a wide range of golds as well as precious gems like rubies and peridots. His jewellery was inspired by motifs from nature like the snake, later chosento be the house's symbol. The first Boucheron boutique was established in 1858 in the Galerie de Valois at the Palais Royal in Paris. In subsequent years, Frédéric Boucheron opened an atelier and began working with his nephew, Georges Radius. The play on shapes, manipulations of the material and combinations of gems had found their audience by the end of the 19th century. Boucheron was now attracting a clientele of writers, artists and princes.
When Fédéric Boucheron died in 1902, his son, Louis, took over the house. As heir, he contributed to the label’s development, by reaching further than France alone. He opened a branch in Moscow and he also established a collaboration with the young jeweler, Pierre Sterlé. In 1954, his children, Fred and Gérard Boucheron, were next to take over the brand. Maintaining the inherited expertise, they established the label in Japan during the 1970s, during which time Jane Birkin famously posed holding a Boucheron diamond necklace.
Alain Boucheron became head of the company in 1971, and in 2000, the Gucci group acquired the Boucheron jewelry house. Under the direction of Jean-Christophe Bedos, new boutiques were inaugurated all over the world. In 2007, Boucheron was the first jeweler to open an e-commerce shop in Europe. In 2011, Claire Choisne was named creative director of the jewelry house at Place Vendôme. After a century and a half, the Boucheron jewelry house has become an important reference of fine jewelry and timepieces.