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Lucotte : the origins

Founded between 1775 and 1790, thus a
little before the French Revolution, the
Maison Lucotte was specialized in the
manufacture of pewter pottery…

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Lucotte and toy soldiers

The Maison Lucotte, or Au Plat d’Etain, named
after the store, was on the first floor, the factory
being in the basement. The first Lucotte labels
also indicate that “the great specialty (was) the
production of lead soldiers and subjects
produced since 1840” …

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Manufacturing of Lucotte parts

Using the considerable expertise acquired
over the years in the manufacture of lead
and tin objects, Lucotte chooses an alloy
with a high tin content…

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Once upon a time Lucotte…

From the very beginning, Lucotte figurines were
decorated with a high degree of precision and quality.
An old catalog describes the Empire figurines as an
“artistic collection” with “uniforms taken from the
most authentic documents”…

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The famous Red Boxes

The first boxes were made of strong
cardboard or cardboard and wood
covered with a characteristic embossed
red paper and a colorful and informative
label …

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Early 20th Century: Lucotte and
the WWI

En 1913, la famille In 1913, the Lucotte/Courtes family sold the
company to Madame M Margat who expanded
the range by producing a complete series of all
the combatants of the First World War

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Famous collectors

Some famous toy soldiers’ collectors
(sometimes from Lucotte), with very
different professions have marked the
history of the figurine

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