Diamond brooch, Jacques Lacloche, circa 1937. Photo Sotheby's.

Designed as a bouquet of violets, set with circular-, single-cut and baguette diamonds, signed J. Lacloche, French assay and maker's marks. Estimation 10,000 — 18,500 CHF

Provenance: This brooch was designed by Charles Jacqueau, father of the current owner.

Educated at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, followed by apprenticeships in goldsmithing and bronze work, the young Charles Jacqueau (1885-1968) was recruited by Louis Cartier as a designer in 1909. Together, the two men developed the identity of the Maison over several decades. M. Jacqueau created the design for this brooch privately which was in turn produced by Jacques Lacloche.

Exposition: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, March to April 2007
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, October 2006 to January 2007
Umi-Mori Art Museum, January to February 2007

Litterature: Cf: M et Mme Chazal, Art Deco Jewellery, Charles Jacqueau, Genius Jewellery Designer and the Brilliant Age of Boucheron, Lalique etc, 2006, pg.158 for an image of this brooch.

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