Clip “Chrysanthemum”, Paris, 1937 – gold, Platinum, in the manner of the Serti Mysterious ducted rubies, brilliant – and baguette-cut diamonds;from the collection of Van Cleef & Arpels.
The famous French jewelry firm Van Cleef & Arpels presented in a devotedly curated exhibition in Paris Museum of Of Arts Decorative pay tribute to 400 exhibits that describe the background of exquisite hand company of exquisite treasures and the star of the high French jeweller’s art.
The story of Van Cleef & Arpels begins with the marriage of two young people enthusiastic of the jeweller’s art: Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stone vendor and Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a stone grinder. Since establishing her firm in 1906 on the Paris Place Vendôme passion for gems and a sense of the business, which is significant for Van Cleef & Arpels, has not lost in intensity. Since 1910, the designs by Van Cleef & Arpels designers set the standard for the connection of art and sophisticated jewelry craft. The Paris exhibition of the otherwise isolated not public treasures, presented an extensive collection. In doing so both the House collection of Van Cleef & Arpels also loans from private collectors worldwide shown as.
Vanity Case with Jewels
Stylistic and technical achievements of past centuries are retraced in detail for the curious visitor.The concentrated viewing of the processing of diamond and color gemstone is used as a common thread. At the same time explains the different types of dealing with gold, disclosed the sources of inspiration of the designer, and demonstrated the continuous technical innovations. There are the colorful decorated works of the 1920s, which New lines and ushering in the transition from the playful art to the rigorous elegance of form reduced Art Decoration. The floral curved elements are captured it in today so popular Pavement processing and contrasted with simple jade underground, as for example on the Roses vanity case from 1926, with rubies, emeralds and yellow diamonds on enamelled jade is provided.
Van Cleef & Arpels – Timelessly Beautiful Jewellery
The lusty rediscovery of frivolous luxury can be track, as it was observed also in the clothing trends in the postwar works from the 1940s. Lush Goldsmith loops that run counter to fragile femininity with conservative values and for beautification remember on funeral arrangements as well as the ecstatic urge with their diamonte gold lace trims. In the 1950s, the makers of jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels ready to collections porter develop for those who can afford them in the booming economic recovery. These collections sets the groundwork for the development of experimental-inspired designs of upcoming wild 1960s and 1970s psychedelic. The fine jeweler shy away from no longer to process the so-called semi-precious stones such as turquoise – of course in the usual refined gold version with fine diamonds. Up to the present day, the latest designs by Van Cleef & Arpels is not comparable with the historic gems.
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