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Emerald, pearl and diamond evening bag, Lacloche Frères, circa 1905
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
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37
Emerald, pearl and diamond evening bag, Lacloche Frères, circa 1905
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Emerald, pearl and diamond evening bag, Lacloche Frères, circa 1905
The clasp modelled as a bat with outstretched wings, set with rose diamonds, its eyes set with faceted emeralds, to a fancy link chain handle, the bag of mesh design supporting pendants set with rose diamonds and pearls, measuring approximately 145 x 130mm, signed Lacloche Frères, numbered, French assay marks and maker's marks for Julien Duval, gross weight approximately 191 grams.
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Catalogue Note

Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.

Lacloche Frères are responsible for the production of some of the finest jewels of the early twentieth century. Having individually operated a number of shops in France and Spain, it was not until 1901 that the Lacloche brothers formally grouped together under the name Lacloche Frères, establishing themselves in the heart of Paris at 15, Rue de la Paix, before expanding to London, at 2 New Bond Street, in 1904, and then to a number of other locations across France, Spain, Argentina and Egypt. Their collaborations with many of the best jewellers of the era created masterpieces across a variety of different styles, including the stylish Egyptian- and East Asian-influenced Art Deco pieces for which they are perhaps best known. 

This distinctive Art Nouveau evening bag retailed by Lacloche owes its extraordinary workmanship to Julien Duval (b. 1856) a Parisian jeweller particularly renowned for his jewels in sculpted gold, many of which were created in collaboration with the medallist Frédéric de Vernon.

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