The Mauboussin jewellery house was founded in 1827 by Rocher and Noury. At the time of its formation, the firm took the name of its co-founder, Noury. The rise of this company is credited to Georges Mauboussin, who joined his uncle’s firm in 1877 as an apprentice, and by 1903 was the sole proprieter. In 1898 the firm was renamed Mauboussin, and it was the turn of the century that really propelled the firm into one of the best-known French jewellers.
In 1925, Georges Maouboussin was named ‘Grand Parisian Jeweller’ at the highly reputed Decorative Arts Exhibition in Paris.
As a result of this international accolade and acclaim, the firm enjoyed great popularity with their ‘Art Deco’ style well into the 1930s.
Mauboussin is renowned for their exceptional gem-set jewellery, with coloured stones in particular dominating their most iconic designs. Marlele Dietrich famously wore Mauboussin diamond and emerald bracelets through her appearance in ‘The Devil is a Woman.’ Mauboussin continued to produce creative luxury jewellery throughout the 60s and 70s, with a markedly asymmetric aesthetic.
The 1980s onwards bought the firm some iconic designs that were best-sellers and still sought after to this day, with the Olympe ring, the Dream & Love engagement ring, as well as the Chance of Love collection which was launched in the 2000’s.
Pieces by Mauboussin, whether from the ‘Art Deco’ period or later are highly coveted by collectors, contact us today to find out how much your items could be worth at auction.
Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.
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