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Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery, Volume 1, The Designers from A to K, Antique Collectors' Club, Suffolk, 1994, cover
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Lucien Gaillard employed Japanese craftsmen at his Parisian firm on la Boetie 107, in order to create jewelry as well as vases and objects for the 1900 Paris Exposition. When René Lalique saw the extraordinary collection of jewelry, he told Gaillard to focus on that area. In the following years, his craftsman created unique pieces with special enamelwork, such as the Bluebird Comb.