20 January 2020
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has just bought a unique book from Wartski, entitled, “Les Émaux Cloisonnés Anciens et Modernes” (“Ancient and Modern Cloisonné Enamels”). A very fitting purchase, because the enamel plaque, whose cover was inlaid and made by the jeweller Alexis Falize, was first exhibited there in 1869. It was Katherine Purcell, associate director of Wartski and author of “Falize: A Dynasty of Jewelers” who spotted it and describes it in this video. During your trip to see it at the MAD (from April in the “Japonism” room), don’t miss Falize’s other pieces in the gallery des Bijoux.
In the “fantasy” category, brands offering vermeil, gold-plating and gold-plated brass are flying high. This is due to…
Opaque, smooth and shiny without sparkling: there’s nothing like lacquer to satisfy that crazy desire for color and optimism!
I was so surprised by the extreme lightness of this Tabayer bracelet – to the point of wondering if it was really gold at all.
As the central element of this collection, links even become a garment in their own right when Roustaing turns them into an ultra-sexy top.
Too big, too fragile, too disturbing, too bulky, too outrageous, too eccentric, too over-the-top… just too much. That’s what you’ll say when you...
In Renard Bijoux, you get a sense of authenticity, rurality, the emotions generated by the tiny details of everyday life, and of work done by hand.