30 September 2016

La Flore in Paris’s Museum of Decorative Arts

As part of its sponsorship and partnership activities, the Van Cleef & Arpels School is supporting the publication of three books on jewelry found in the Museum of Decorative Arts’ collection. The first, La Flore (Flora), which will be followed by La Faune (Fauna) and La Figure, illustrates the wealth of this collection to be discovered “for real” in museum’s Jewelry rooms.

  • JAR - "Camellia" bracelet made of gold, whitened silver, ruby and enamel - 1995

  • Stefano Poletti - Bracelet made of gilded brass and Murano glass - 1993

  • Crown made of lamp-worked glass, metal and cotton threads - 18th century

  • René Lalique - "Lily of the valley" necklace made of molded-pressed opalescent glass and silk cord - 1922

  • Lucien Gaillard - "Blackthorn flowers" comb made of horn, gold, silver and rose-cut diamonds - 1904

  • Hairpin made of silver, steel and chrysoberyls - Second half ot the 18th century

  • Claude Lalanne - "Orchid" necklace made of patinaed, partially gilded copper - 1983

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