The Italian jewellery firm, Janesich, is best known for its Art Deco pieces, particularly their intricately enamelled vanity and cigarette cases. Yet, the family firm was founded a century before.
Leopold Janesich (1802-1880) was Dalmatian born but learnt the jewellery trade in Italy. In 1835 he opened his first shop in the North Eastern Italian coastal city of Trieste. The shop was located on the Capo di Piazza and sold silver wear and jewellery.