PRECIOUS ART DECO OBJECTS

Country: France
City: Paris
Museum/Gallery: L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts


From the Prince and Princess
Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection

Poster Precious Art Deco Objects Exhibition_150

     Vanity cases, powder compacts and cigarette boxes are the backdrop for refined decorative effects, executed on the miniature surfaces. To look at, these feminine accessories are veritable masterpieces of creativity, fantasy and technique. Made from gold or platinum, they are enriched with precious stones and gemstones, and covered in mother-of-pearl, enamel or lacquer.


The Myth of the East

CHINESE INFLUENCE

Imperial Door Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, circa 1924Imperial-Door-Vanity-Case,-Lacloche-Freres,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-circa-1924_W1000

Cigarette Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1927
Cigarette-Case,-Cartier,-Paris,-circa-1927_W1000

Poppy Vanity Case by JANESICH
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard and Meyer, Paris, circa 1928Poppy-Vanity-Case,-Janesich,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-circa-1928_W1000


Koi and Dragon Compact by CARTIER

Paris, circa 1930
Koi-and-Dragon-Compact,-Cartier,-Paris,-circa-1930_W1000

Dragon and the Pearl Vanity Case by CARTIER
with mosaic by Vladimir Makovsky, Paris, circa 1927Dragon-and-the-Pearl-Vanity-Case,-Cartier,-with-mosaic-by-Vladimir-Makovsky,-Paris,-circa-1927_W1000

 

Mountain Landscape Vanity Case by BOUCHERON
Paris, circa 1928Mountain-Landscape-Vanity-Case,-Boucheron,-Paris,-circa-1928_W1000

Lac Burgaute Box by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1927Lac-Burgaute-Box_Cartier_Paris-circa-1927

Landscape Vanity Case by Black, Starr and Frost
Mosaic probably by Vladimir Makovsky,1929Landscape-Vanity-Case,-Black,-Starr-and-Frost,-mosaic-probably-by-Vladimir-Makovsky,-1929_W1000

Lac Burgauté Garden Scene Vanity Case by JANESICH
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, circa 1929

Lac-Burgaute-Garden-Scene-Vanity-Case,-Janesich,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-circa-1929_W1000


Panther Vanity Case by CARTIER

Paris, 1925PantherCartier,-Paris,-1925-Vanity-Case

JAPANESE INFLUENCE

Koi Vanity Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1930Koi-Vanity-Case,-Cartier,-Paris,-circa-1930_W1000

Vanity Case by BENSIMON
Paris, circa 1920Vanity-Case,-Bensimon,-Paris,-circa-1920_W1000


Bonsai Tree Compact by CARTIER

Manufactured by Auguste Peyroula, Paris, 1928Bonsai-Tree-Compact,-Cartier,-manufactured-by-Auguste-Peyroula,-Paris,-1928_W1000

Vanity Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1925Vanity Case, Cartier, Paris, circa 1925_W1000


Buddha Vanity Case by CARTIER
New York, circa 1930Buddha-Vanity-Case,-Cartier,-New-York,-circa-1930_1000



Cigarette Case by CARTIER

circa 1929

 Cartier, circa 1929, Cigarette Case

Vanity and Cigarette Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1920Vanity-and-Cigarette-Case,-Cartier,-Paris,-circa-1920_W1000

Cigarette and Vanity Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1925Cigarette-and-Vanity-Case,-Cartier,-Paris,-cira-1925_W1000


Plum Blossom Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES

Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, circa 1925

Plum-Blossom-Vanity-Case_2,-Lacloche-Freres,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-circa-1925_W1000

 

Chrysanthemum Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, 1928Chrysanthemum-Vanity-Case,-Lacloche-Freres,-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-1928_W1000


Floral Sash Vanity Case by STRAUSS, ALLARD and MEYER

Paris, circa 1925Floral-Sash-Vanity-Case,-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-crica-1925_W1000

PERSIAN INFLUENCE

Vanity Case by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris,1928Signed Van Cleef & Arpels,for Alfred Langlois


Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES

Manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris,1925Persian-style-Vanity-Case,-Lacloche-Freres,-manufactured-by-Alfred-Langlois,-Paris,-1925_W1000


Noble Hunt Vanity and Cigarette Case by VAN CLEEF and ARPELS

Paris,1930Noble-Hunt-Vanity-and-Cigarette-Case,-Van-Cleef-and-Arpels,-Paris,-1930_W1000

 

Cigarette Case by OSTERTAG
Manufactured by Alfred Langlois,Paris,1929

Persian-style-Cigarette-Case,-Ostertag,-manufactured-by-Alfred-Langlois,-Paris,-1929_W1000


Vanity Case by BOUCHERON

Manufactured by A.Frey, Paris, 1926Persian Scene Vanity Case, Boucheron, manufactured by A.Frey, Paris, 1926_W1000

Noble Hunt Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES
Paris, circa,1930Noble-Hunt-Vanity-Case,-Lacloche-Freres,-Paris-circa,-1930_W1000

EUROPEAN INFLUENCE

Cylindrical Vanity and Cigarette Case by CARTIER
Paris, circa 1913

Cartier, Paris, circa 1913 Cylindrical Vanity and Cigarette Case,

Putto and Lady Vanity Case
Probably Russia,
circa 1920Putto-and-Lady-Vanity-Case,-Probably-Russia,-circa-1920_W1000

Putti Vanity Case, Attributable to CARTIER
circa 1920Putti-Vanity-Case,-Attributable-to-Cartier,-circa-1920_W1000

Scale Pattern Box by CARTIER
 Paris, circa 1928Scale-Pattern-Box,-Cartier,-Paris,-circa-1928_W1000

Vanity Case by TIFFANY & CO.
Paris, circa 1925Vanity-Case,-Tiffany-and-Co_W1000

Feuilles Cigarette Case by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris, 1927Feuilles-Cigarette-Case,-Van-Cleef-and-Arpels,-manufactured-by-Alfred-Langlois,-Paris,-1927_W1000


Geometric Pattern Cigarette Case, by CARTIER
Manufactured by Renault, Paris, 1930Geometric-Pattern-Cigarette-Case,-Cartier,-manufactured-by-Renault,-Paris,-1930_W1000

Aubergine Motif, Cigarette Case by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris 1927Aubergine-Motif,-Cigarette-Case,-Van-Cleef-and-Arpels,-manufactured-by-Alfred-Langlois,-Paris-1927,_W1000

Amber and Snakeskin Vanity Case by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Strauss Allard & Meyer, Paris, 1926Amber-and-Snakeskin-Vanity-Case,-Van-Cleef-&-Arpels,-manufactured-by-Strauss-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-1926_W1000


Rose Vanity Case by LACLOCHE FRÈRES
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, 1925Rose-Vanity-Case,-Lacloche-Freres,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-and-Meyer,-Paris,-1925_W1000

Rose Compact and Lipstick Baton by LACLOCHE FRÈRES
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer

Rose Compact and Lipstick Baton, Lacloche Frères, manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer_open

Floral Vanity Case, Watch and Pencil by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris, 1930Van Cleef & Arpels, manufactured by Alfred Langlois, Paris, 1930,Floral Vanity Case, Watch and Pencil,

Box by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, Paris, 1928Box,-Van-Cleef-and-Arpels,-manufactured-by-Strauss,-Allard-&-Meyer,-Paris,-1928,_W1000

Creation of the Collection

For a period of almost thirty years, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan amassed a collection of boxes, clocks and precious objects created by the greatest jewelry houses of the Place Vendôme in Paris. These he offered to his wife, Princess Catherine, at various important occasions in their lives, as a celebration of their enduring love.

Prince and Princess Saddrudin Aga KhanPrince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan

The Exhibition and its Catalog

Poster-Precious-Art-Deco-Objects-Exhibition_2193This unique Exhibition was presented at L’École, School of Jewelry Arts. Established in 2012 in Paris, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’École aims to initiate the public into the savoir faire of jewelry-making techniques, the world of precious stones, and the history of jewelry through the various classes, conferences and exhibitions on offer, both in Paris and around the world. The catalog presents valuable information on the manufacturing techniques of each of the works as well as the history of Art Deco written by distinguished specialists.

Pages: 128
Editions: in French and English

Catalogue under the supervision of Guillaume Glorieux,  University Professor, Director of Research at L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels

SUMMARY

FOREWORD
By Marie Vallanet-Delhom and Nicolas Bos

ARTICLE 1
THE EXTRAORDINARY PRECIOUS OBJECTS COLLECTED BY PRINCE AND PRINCESS Sadruddin Aga Khan 
By Catherine Cariou and Nicolas Luchsinger

ARTICLE 2
THE ART DECO STYLE
By Jérémie Cerman

ARTICLE 3
Magnificent inspirations. A Bejeweled Journey
By Adriano Davoli

ARTICLE 4 
The Ancient arts of enamel , lacquer and inlay for a modern world
By Timothy Adams

Descriptions of the displayed objects by Sarah Davis