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Marzo & Laillet

circa 1915
A beautiful set of six bi-colour dress buttons with diamond centres and sapphire surrounds.
£5,750.00
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An elegant set of French bi-coloured diamond and sapphire dress buttons/cufflinks by Marzo & Laillet c.1915, each of the six matching buttons finely handcrafted in 18ct yellow gold and inlaid to the front with a circular panel of platinum with a textured woven pattern centred with an old-cut diamond, within a narrow surround of calibre cut sapphires, in original fitted box with a pair of gold cufflink fittings and six gilt metal button backs concealed beneath the buttons.
Specifications
  • OriginFrench
  • Gemstones and Other Materials6 x old cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 0.2cts 180 x calibre cut sapphires estimated to weigh a combined total of approxinately 2cts
  • Condition ReportVery fine
  • Setting18ct gold and platinum with French marks
  • Weight description14.5 grams
  • DimensionsEach button 14mm diameter
Directors notes
Jewellers Lorenzo Marzo & Eugène Laillet entered into a partnership in 1911. They were based at 22 rue de la Paix in Paris but also had premises in Biarritz. They seperated in 1915 with Marzo remaining at no.22 and Laillet moving to no.5 rue de la Paix.

Marzo

Lorenzo Marzo was a jeweller of Spanish origin who worked for his uncle’s silversmithing business in Madrid before moving to Paris where he established his own jewellers.  He registered his maker’s mark on July 6th 1901 and gave his address as 207, rue Saint-Honoré although later the firm moved to 22 Rue de la Paix and also opened stores in...

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