Monday, October 20, 2014

Cartier in the 20th Century

Cartier in the 20th Century
Published by The Vendome Press
Introduction by Pierre Rainero
The text by Margaret Young-Sanchez, Michael Hall, Stefano Papi, and Janet Zapata

Cartier in the 20th Century is being published in association with the Denver Art Museum to coincide with an exclusive exhibition, "Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century." On view from November 16, 2014- March 15, 2015, the exhibition features 250 objects, including equisite fine jewelry, timepieces, men's accessories and more. A must see collection on exhibit!

Tiara. Cartier Collection. Photo Credit: Nick Welsh
Platinum, round  old-cut diamonds, calibre' and fancy cut onyx, natural pearls and enamel. Circa 1914
Persian cigarette case. Cartier Collection. Photo credit: Nils Herrmann
Special ordered by Mrs W. K. Vanderbilt II
Gold, platinum, enamel, single-cut diamonds

Cartier Collection. Cartier London. Photo credit: Nick Welsh.
Special order for Lady Beatrice Granard, 1932.
Platinum, round rose and old-cut diamonds,  polished, cushion shaped 143.23 carat emerald.

Cartier in the 20th Century is filled with 300 color and black and white photographs as well as many images showing royalty and celebrities wearing exquisitely refined Cartier jewels.

Hindu Necklace. Cartier, Paris, Special order, 1936, altered in 1963. Made for Daisy Fellowes, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune and daughter of a French Duke.

Egyptian Striking Clock. Cartier Paris, 1927.
Sold to Florence Blumenthal
Cartier Collection. Photograph: Nick Welsh

Stomacher Brooch.  Special order, Cartier Paris, 1907.
Platinum, sapphires, round old and rose-cut diamonds.
Cartier Collection. Photo credit: Vincent Wulveryck

Cuff Links.  Cartier Paris, 1929.
Cartier Collection. Photo credit: Marion Gerard
Platinum faceted rectangular emeralds, faceted and calibre' cut sapphires. Double-click hook system

Flamingo Brooch, Cartier Paris.
Special order, 1940, sold to the Duke of Windsor
The Duke and Duchess supplied many of the  stones used in this brooch.
Cartier Collection. Photo credit: Nils Herrmann

Crocodile Necklace, Cartier Paris, special order, 1975 for Maria Felix, a celebrity Mexican actress
Cartier Collection. Photo credit: Nick Welsh

This book contains  one of the most stunning collections of jewels I have ever seen published and will be an excellent addition to any library. Please purchase through your local book seller or on Amazon

The Vendome Press has provided me with the publicity copy of this fine book.

Thank you to my many friends, family,  and faithful followers who support The Arts

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MJH DesignArts said...

Hi Karena, You are speaking my language. I love jewels and the stories behind them. xoxo Mary

Mark D. Ruffner said...

These are all gorgeous designs, Karena! I'd love to have known the stages of producing that Persian cigarette case — I've never seen gold etched or engraved quite like that.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Gorgeous post, Karena. One of my most treasured possessions is a Cartier tank watch. Have a wonderful week.

Karena said...

Mark, there are pages devoted to equisite cigarette cases, cigarette holders , lighters etc, from the era of when smoking was "so fashionable"
Jewels themselves!

La Contessa said...

I have seen MOST of these pieces in person!A few years back in San Francisco CARTIER had an exhibit.
The STOMACHER spoke to me!CAN YOU IMAGINE wearing such a piece?!!I was recently in PARIS and CARTIER had a booth at an antique show I attend.......the jewels wereNOT to be believed!Do you ever think jewels and DRESSING will come back into fashion?I sure hope so!
PS.The soiree was BEAUTIFUL......working on photos now to share with YOU!

Jennifer said...

Simply stunning. All of it. That Crocodile neck piece is amazing! The cigarette case is beautiful!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Love that clock!!

Pura Vida said...

can you imagine the opulence? Love the flamingo!

Sienna said...

Cartier is SO beautiful, I wish I could own some-one day!

Love CompassionateLee said...

Stunning exhibit! I wish I could attend the exclusive event. Happy Wednesday, Karena :)

Woodside Park said...

Such an icon! I can't wait to get my hands on this splendid book!! Thanks for the preview. Cheers

missgiven said...

The tiara is my favorite.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beyond exquisite!!!

I Dream Of said...

Gorgeous book, Karina. Those gems are absolute works of art. I could stare at them for days.

Hope your weekend sparkles! XOXO

lisa Mende design said...

amazing work! love Cartier!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Cartier is my favorite!
Thanks for the delicious images! You are always so nice to coment on my blog! Do me a favor and like me on facebook!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Just beautiful...

helen tilston said...

Hello Karina
Like Jeanne said, I could look at this books for days.
You so nicely present all these exquisite pieces. Can I only have one?

Wishing you the peace of Sunday

Helen xx

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