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East Meets West. Exquisite Treasures from the Aga Khan Collection

Exhibition  /  05 May 2018  -  06 Jan 2019
Published: 15.11.2017
East Meets West. Exquisite Treasures from the Aga Khan Collection.
Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
Management:
Cornelie Holzach
Unknown Artist. Object: Chrysanthemum Vanity Case, 1928. Rubies, amethyst, sapphire, onyx, emerald, diamonds, gold.. Part of: Aga Khan Collection. Signed Lacloche Frères.
. Manufactured by Maker’s Mark Strauss, Allard & Meyer in Paris.
. Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.. Unknown Artist
Object: Chrysanthemum Vanity Case, 1928
Rubies, amethyst, sapphire, onyx, emerald, diamonds, gold.
Part of: Aga Khan Collection
Signed Lacloche Frères.
Manufactured by Maker’s Mark Strauss, Allard & Meyer in Paris.
Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.
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Intro
An exhibition showing outstanding creations by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier or Lacloche Frères.
Since classical antiquity, the mutual fascination between the Orient and the Occident has repeatedly brought about new art forms. In the Art Deco period, for example, exotic ornamental designs and calligraphies from China, Japan or the Middle East lent themselves perfectly to fulfilling people’s desire for decorative and unusual luxury. Also, the 1920s were characterized by technological progress and rapid societal changes, both of which were reflected in the jewellery and the arts of that era in the shape of exuberantly exotic ornamentation and colours, wedded to clear-cut shapes and austere materials.

The vanity and cigarette cases, clocks and watches, plus the pieces of jewellery, from the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection bear eloquent witness to this. The collection originated when, one Christmas, the Prince gave his wife a superbly ornamented case by Cartier as a gift. This was the beginning of what evolved into a comprehensive collection comprising creations by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Boucheron, Lacloche Frères and the selfsame Cartier company, all of which evoke associations with glamorous dinner parties in exotically decorated apartments or smoky night clubs.

A magnificent book about the collection was published in New York in 2017 under the title of Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era. The Prince and Princess Dadruddin Aga Khan Collection.

Opening

Friday, May 4th, 7 pm.
Unknown Artist. Object: Panther vanity case, 1927. Enamel, rubies, mother-of-peral, turquoise, onyx, diamonds.. Part of: Aga Khan Collection. Manufactured by Cartier in Paris.
. Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.. Unknown Artist
Object: Panther vanity case, 1927
Enamel, rubies, mother-of-peral, turquoise, onyx, diamonds.
Part of: Aga Khan Collection
Manufactured by Cartier in Paris.
Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Unknown Artist. Object: Cloud Retrograde Clock, 1927. Rock crystal, diamonds, onyx.. Part of: Aga Khan Collection. Movement by Vacheron Constantin.
. Signed Verger Frères. Manufactured in Paris.
. Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.
.  . Unknown Artist
Object: Cloud Retrograde Clock, 1927
Rock crystal, diamonds, onyx.
Part of: Aga Khan Collection
Movement by Vacheron Constantin.
Signed Verger Frères. Manufactured in Paris.
Lent Courtesy of Siegelson, New York.
 
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