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Friday, December 13, 2013

Cartier The Magnificent


Mystery Clock, Cartier Paris 1920
Ebonite (hard vulcanised rubber) citrine, yellow gold, white gold ,platinum, diamonds, and enamel.


The largest exhibition to date with over 600 pieces.
Cartier is a true Paris Original.
The exhibition is well documented and beautifully presented including gigantic jeweled projections on the ceiling and walls of the Salon d'Honneur of the Grand Palais.

Tiara Cartier Paris 1914, natural pearls, diamonds onyx.

Marie of Romania Sapphire  Qatar Museum authority.
478 cts. of Sri Lankan origin, a natural (non-heat treated) sapphire.


 Marie Queen of Romania
Purveyors of jewels and objects to Queens, Duchesses, and celebrities and people with taste and style.
Cartier  is owned today by http://www.richemont.com
Read more here

Cartier bracelet Silver and gold.  The trend in yellow gold,  I call"jungle modern" was
 Inspired by the Colonial Exhibition Paris, in 1931.




For fierce followers of fashion
The Duchess of Windsor Horst P.Horst 1948
Marlene Dietrich 1942,With Cartier silver and gold bracelet and earrings.  a gift from Jean Gabin
Image Marlene Dietrich collection Berlin

 Cartier a step in time, and always ahead.
 Cartier Panther watch Cartier paris 1914
Mughal emerald 141.13 cts.
Jeweled rapture at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Paris 1925


Sir Bhupindra Singh Maharaja of Patiala (1891-1938)

Patiala Necklace
Special order Cartier Paris, 1928
Cartier Style and History

 Mrs. Daisy Fellowes

Cartier Hindu style necklace special order Cartier Paris  1936 for Mrs. Daisy Fellowes.

Cartier brooch  Mughal  emeralds, platinum and diamonds for Marjorie Merriweather Post 
Made by Cartier London in 1923 
Altered by Cartier New York 1928.
Image Cartier in America, Fine Arts Museums San Francisco

Image Hillwood Estate  Museum and Gardens
Marjorie Merriweather Post( then)Mrs. E. F. Hutton and her daughter  Nadenia
Painted by Giulio de Blaas in 1929

Queen Elizabeth II of great Britain with Princess Anne, photo by Marcus Adam.
 The Queen is wearing the flower brooch made by Cartier London Brooch in 1953.
 Flower brooch platinum diamonds,  23.60 cts pink diamond called the Williamson.
Royal collection/Her majesty Elizabeth II, London. Images Cartier Style and History 


 The sumptuous exhibition catalogue.

Cartier emerald, diamond, and pearl necklace,
 windows rue de la Paix Paris.


Cartier Paris earrings
windows rue de la Paix Paris.











Monday, October 14, 2013

Stained Glass

Ecclesiastical clerical and ecstatic

Passion and mythology in the  Boudoir

Other-Worldly
Antoni Gaudi Crypt Guell, Barcelona

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate, Image Metropolitain Museum publications
2, 14 inch disks by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Mechanized color  for his glorious fountains at his country estate Laurelton Hall.
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate, Image Metropolitan Museum publications
Perpetual blossoms
Louis Comfort Tiffany clear, opalescent white, and stained glass sculpted leading.
You can see through these windows!

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate, Image Metropolitan Museum publications
Close up of  the blossoms.  Heat formed sculpted lead and stained leaded glass.

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate, Image Metropolitan Museum publications
Photo of  the blooming windows in  the Tiffany family home
 before they were moved to Laurelton Hall, which sadly burnt down in 1957.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Sunsets



As the sunsets on summer it lights up the sky in Paris!


We are treated to the most spectacular colors .

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Highland Fling on the Fringe

While Paris sweltered, we went to Edinburgh  Scotland 
to see our son, and take in some of the Fringe Festival.
It was gloriously sunny and oh so cool!
Edinburgh is surrounded by water and full of greenery, 
the air is remarkably fresh!
Charming carriage houses
and the crescents in 18th century New Town.
Monuments and
Stonework
The school where my son was studying
 A Little gem of an Art Museum


with a little Madame
by François Boucher
And now for the Fringe!
100's of venues and so many choices.
New Yorkers at the Fringe

Children
Neo-Victorians
Look Left
look Right
Look at the fabulous men in skirts (kilts).
This was my first visit to Edinburgh, I loved it!