Van Cleef & Arpels brings some-more than 370 treasures from a repository to Shanghai for an muster of Timeless Beauty
Legendary French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels teamed with Shanghai ’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shanghai) for a monumental two-month arrangement of iconic jewels, watches, changed accessories as well as repository drawings as well as documents. Called Timeless Beauty, a muster spanned some-more than 100 years of story as well as reflects a informative as well as inventive ties in between a residence as well as China , afterwards as well as now.
More than 370 pieces collected from Van Cleef & Arpels’ pick up as well as in isolation owners were delicately ecstatic to Shanghai for this changed display. Architects Patrick Jouin as well as Sanjit Manku ready to go a 1,200-square-meter space upon dual levels of a notable relic to etch a dream-like tour travelling 4 themes: exoticism, nature, magnificence as well as femininity.
“Chinese enlightenment as well as cultured values have had a good change upon a creations for a past 100 years or more,” pronounced residence boss as well as arch senior manager military officer Stanislas de Quercize. “The inventive hint of China as well as France has done us move a Van Cleef & Arpels Timeless Beauty muster to China .” Artist Wang Xiaohui, who was invited to write for a beautiful Timeless Beauty Exhibition coffee list book notes: “Who could suppose that, after over a century, a valuables maison can still be so sharp-witted with their creations? . . . This origination is a most appropriate understand of their dreams as well as poetry.”
Timed to applaud a muster was a recover of limited-edition Alhambra pieces accessible usually in China as well as an startling latest High Jewelry pick up which captures Van Cleef & Arpels’ fast culture, beauty as well as femininity.
8 MUST-SEE HISTORIC VAN CLEEF & ARPELS JEWELS
Tiara ragged by Princess Grace of Monaco during her daughter Caroline’s wedding, 1976 – The bullion diadem is set with pear-shaped, marquise-shaped as well as turn diamonds weighing 77.34 carats. Van Cleef & Arpels was a ‘official retailer to a realm of Monaco’ from a mid-1950s interjection to Grace Kelly’s adore of a house.
Dragon self-centredness case, 1923 – Epitomises a Asian change in Van Cleef & Arpels’ artistry. Red as well as black finish as well as rose-cut diamonds mounted in yellow bullion as well as platinum.
The Zip necklace, 1951 – A Van Cleef & Arpels trademark, a Zip reflects a closure complement initial used upon aviators jackets. Here, it is fashioned in yellow bullion with bullion rope hearts studded with brilliants.
Ludo bracelet, 1935 – Purchased by American heiress Barbara Hutton when she was 21. A stretchable bullion ‘belt-like’ ornament upon a arm is bordered by round-cut diamonds with a bend set with baguette- as well as round-cut diamonds.
Hummingbird hatpin, 1925 – From a jeweller’s endless as well as ancestral menagerie, as well as standard of a ‘white jewellery’ character of a 1920s. In rose-cut diamonds as well as platinum.
The Pastilles clip, 1951 – Showing a jeweller’s signature ‘Mystery Setting’ for gems withdrawal no steel visible. Featuring calibre-cut rubies as well as baguette-cut diamonds.
Millefiori self-centredness case, 1928 – An Art Deco gem, display a house’s charming flowering plant motifs. Diamonds, immature as well as red finish as well as red jasper spark upon a black finish background.
The Radiant Minaudiere, 1934 – Minaudiere, or changed cases, were invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1930. This a single facilities a radiating crawl design as well as ring of calibre-cut emeralds as well as single-cut diamonds.