Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur
An exclusive viewing of a local private jewelry collection
October 25 - November 9, 2018
2 East 63rd Street, New York City
Open daily to the public – Free access
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, is proud to present a selection of jewels from an important American private collection.
Built with passion over a twenty five year period, the exceptional beauty and very high quality of the assembled works sets it apart.
The selection offers the viewer a representative, insightful view of jewelry from the end of the 19th century up to the 1960’s. Art Deco, an effervescent time in jewelry history, is particularly well displayed in the exhibition.
The works are created by such celebrated jewelers as Lacloche Frères, Pierre Sterlé and Suzanne Belperron, as well as the renowned Parisian and American Maisons: Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany. Several older pieces of Judaica reflect another, more personal aspect of the collection.
From the symmetrical lines of Art Deco to the supple and airborne silhouettes of ballerinas, from white jewelry to polychromed pieces, from geometrical abstractions to figurative motifs, the pieces celebrate a diversity of inspirations and savoir-faire.
The exhibition « Through the Eyes of a Connoisseur » plays an important role in L’ÉCOLE’s missions: to illuminate the different facets of jewelry creation today and in the past, to contribute to and to share the outreach of knowledge. The unique character of these pieces is an homage to their owner.