Exhibition “Cartier, Style and History”
This is the first Parisian event of this scale since the retrospective devoted to the Maison Cartier in 1989 at the Petit Palais.
Presented at the Grand Palais in Paris until 16 February, the exhibition “Cartier, Style and History” brings together for the first time more than 600 exceptional pieces, in the prestigious Salon d’Honneur.
Exceptional jewellery, emblematic pieces, sumptuous tiaras, but also watches, clocks, refined objects, designs or fashion accessories are brought together in this dazzling exhibition, which retraces the importance of the jeweller in the history of taste and the decorative arts, from its foundation in 1847 to the mid-1970s.
In this historical and aesthetic retrospective, the most beautiful pieces are on display, along with more than 300 documents from the Cartier archives.
Through styles, inspirations and personalities, this sumptuous exhibition retraces the history of Cartier, who played a major role in the history of the decorative arts.
The exhibition is punctuated by the evocation of emblematic characters from the history of the House of Cartier, and highlights the popularity of jewellery with the most elegant personalities of the 20th century.
The house of the man known as the “king of jewellers” and “jeweller to kings” seduced the whole world, from the Maharajah to the Queen of England, including film stars and American heiresses (Barbara Hutton, Marlene Dietrich, Liz Taylor, Maria Felix…).
Cartier’s unique know-how has been able to survive the centuries and adapt to the times, offering an exciting testimony to the evolution of taste and social codes: from classic to modern creations, including exoticism.
Commissioned by Sir Bhupindar Singh (1928), Maharajah of Patiala. Set in platinum and set with 2930 diamonds, two rubies and the famous Beers diamond (234.69 carats), for a total weight of 1000 carats. Photo copyright Cartier.
This exhibition, the largest ever devoted to the House of Cartier, does not neglect any of the activities that made its reputation, from the ceremonial jewellery to the more intimate pieces. A must see!
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