DIM. 95 x 64 x 15 mm.
Provenance: Christies, November 21st, 1972.
Jean-Geroges Rémond, Geneva
Jean-Georges Rémond was active from 1783 to circa 1815-1820. Became Master goldsmith on December 22, 1783 and
struck his first Master mark. Seven years later he appears to have formed a company: Georges Rémond & Cie, which
eventually became, circa 1800, Rémond, Mercier, Lamy & Cie. During the French occupation of Switzerland by Napoléon,
Jean-Georges Rémond recorded marks. In 1792, the partners Joseph Guidon, Jean-Georges Rémond, David Gide, Laurent
Guisseling and Jean-Noël Lamy informally began working as Guidon, Rémond, Gide & Cie, (the company was officially
registered on January 1, 1796). In 1809, the firm took on the name of Jean-Georges Rémond & Cie, and had offices both
in Geneva and Hanau. The partners were Jean-Georges Rémond, Jean-Noël Lamy, Jean Boëhm (domiciled in Hanau),
Denis Blondet, Laurent Guiseling, and Daniel Berton. In 1811, Jean-Georges Rémond, Jean-Noël Lamy, Laurent Guiseling,
Pierre Mercier and Daniel Berton formed a company known as Rémond, Lamy, Mercier & Cie.
Bibliography (to understand the importance of Jean-Georges Rémond as a gold box maker in Geneva)
Chapuisat, Edouard, Le commerce et l'industrie à Genève pendant la domination française (1789-1813), d'aprés des
documents inédits, Editions A. Julien, Georg & Cie, 1908, p. 489.
Haydn, Williams, & Clarke, Julia (ed.), Enamels of the World, 1700-2000, The Khalili Collection, London, The Khalili Family
Trust, 2009, pp. 292-317 (see also: http://www.khalilicollections.org).
Clarke, Julia, "Swiss gold boxes: myth or reality?", in Murdoch, Tessa, & Zech, Heike (ed.), Going for Gold: Craftsmanship
and Collecting of Gold Boxes, Brighton, Sussex Academic Press, 2014, pp. 70-71.
To be sold without reserve