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01 October 2018

Kenneth Jay Lane vintage jewelry sale

October 17, the Ciro multi-brand boutique (owned by Burma) will offer an exceptional sale of 150 vintage pieces from the 60s to the 80s by Kenneth Jay Lane.

 

The American, who died last July, was the king of costume jewelry. Just as essential a figure in New York society, he said he drew his inspiration from the ethnic jewelry sold in the markets, as well as from designers such as Verdura and David Webb. These collector pieces on sale at Ciro represent the pinnacle of his style. They are oversized, extravagant, colorful and always made of non-precious materials: resin, gold metal, plastic, porcelain, fabric, etc. Their wow effect is inversely proportional to their price: between 100 and 600 euros for Tutankhamun brooches or bunches of grapes, necklaces decorated with antique coins, fibulas decorated with Moorish heads or candelabra earrings. Eight jewels appear in the reference book on Kenneth Jay Lane, including the silk macrame necklace with ceramic pansy, or the pair of rhinestone earrings inspired by Fabergé’s eggs. From the Duchess of Windsor to Elizabeth Taylor to Jackie Kennedy, the greatest jewelry collectors wore Kenneth Jay Lane, often mixed with pieces by Van Cleef&Arpels, Harry Winston and Cartier. The perfect opportunity to treat yourself.

 

Ciro – 14, rue de Castiglione – Paris 1er

 

 

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