news — March 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

Schlumberger on exhibition

On exhibition 140 pieces signed by French designer Jean Schlumberger. Here are a few.
If you like the jewels of the great designers you are certainly among the fans of Jean Schlumberger. And if you are fans of Jean Schlumberger you might have a desire to visit an exhibition dedicated to this jewelry designer, but not only, which brings together 140 pieces of this master of the precious world. Provided you go to Virginia, United States, halfway between New York and Florida. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, in fact, organized this exposure dedicated to Jean Schlumberger. The designer began his career in 1930, working for Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris. In New York, in 1950, Schlumberger has then become designer of Tiffany jewelry. It is known for imaginative interpretations of animals and botanical subjects: some of his pieces have made the history of jewelry. But not only: he also designed the door cigarettes, candlesticks or boxes for pills. Many of his pieces have been collected in the Rachel Lambert Mellon collection and are now on display in the exhibition. Rachel’s husband, who died in 2014, Paul Mellon, has donated a number of pieces to the museum, which now holds the largest and most comprehensive public collection of jewelry and art objects created by the French designer. Federico Graglia

Jasmine, collana di Jean Schlumberger del 1966
Jasmine, collana di Jean Schlumberger del 1966
Gli uccelli, 1964. Oro, smalto, lacca, rubini, turchesi
Gli uccelli, 1964. Oro, smalto, lacca, rubini, turchesi
Girasole, centrotavola
Girasole, centrotavola
Jellyfish (La Meduse). Spilla del 1967 per Tiffany. Oro 18 carati, platino, pietra di luna, diamante, zaffiro. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Mellon
Jellyfish (La Meduse). Spilla del 1967 per Tiffany. Oro 18 carati, platino, pietra di luna, diamante, zaffiro. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Mellon
Bracciale con farfalle. Oro, diamanti e pietre
Bracciale con farfalle. Oro, diamanti e pietre
Obelisco, centrotavola
Obelisco, centrotavola
Bracciali con smalto, oro e pietre
Bracciali con smalto, oro e pietre

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