Luis Masriera founded the House of Masriera in 1839 and by 1900 the firm had become a unique representation of Art Nouveau jewelry in Spain. Masriera created some of the most creative and prestigious jewelry and designs the world has ever seen. He won numerous international prizes throughout his career.
Masriera brought a revolutionary style to the Art Nouveau world. His jewelry and pieces were characterized by a distinct Mediterranean influence and a masterful treatment of enamel in every technique. Masriera s distinct style became known as Barcelona Enamel.
Masriera s jewelry was a consistent force in the world of art until his death in 1958 and other artwork, such as Lady of the Lake, carries on his unique style posthumously.