Saturday, 5 February 2011
Boucheron comes up for auction this week at Bonhams London at an incredibly great value estimate. It is signed by one of the best jewellery makers, more that one meter long with exquisite craftsmanship and a design inspired in Verdura's famous scarf necklaces from the 1960's.
Frédéric Boucheron opened his first jewellery salon at the Palais Royal in 1858, and soon acquired fame as an expert in precious stones. A masterful technician and a creator of beautiful jewellery, he was the first jeweller to set up a shop in 1893 at the Place Vendôme, where the firm still operates successfully today. Over the years, the Maison Boucheron opened branches in Moscow and London, and also in japan, the Middle and Far East. Boucheron exhibited in many international expositions including the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial; the 1889 and 1900 Expositions Universelle in Paris, the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago; and the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Today the firm belongs to the Gucci group.