Lucien Gaillard Buckle

  • Lucien Gaillard

  • Buckle
  • Sterling | Goldwash
  • c. 1898
  • 6 x 6 cm
  • Perfect condition
  • € 4.500,-

Lucien Gaillard (1861 - 1942) was a French goldsmith, jeweller and jewellery designer. He
He came from a family of jewellers and was the son of goldsmith Ernest Gaillard, who in turn had taken over the business from his father, Amédée Gaillard.  From 1878, Lucien Gaillard became an apprentice in his father's business. From 1891 Lucien took over the company.  Initially Gaillard produced bottles, vases, small objects and parasol buds.

In 1900 Gaillard won the 'Grand Prix' at the World Exhibition. The way in which René Lalique presented his work also encouraged him to focus on jewellery making. Around 1878 Gaillard became more and more captivated by art and crafts from Japan.  From 1900 onwards he employed lacquerworkers, horn-cutters and metalworkers from Tokyo. He is mainly known for his Art Nouveau-style jewellery, mostly made of horn, precious metals and gemstones.  The decors are based on natural examples such as insects, flowers, plants and water. The influence of René Lalique is clearly visible in many of his jewels. Some are even almost literal translations of Lalique's gouache designs on paper.

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