On July 31, the Beyond Boundaries: Cartier and The Palace Museum Craftsmanship and Restoration exhibition ends in the Forbidden City. She tells not only about her passion for the East and Chinese "borrowings" in the collections of the French house, but also about an important restoration project. The craftsmen of the Cartier watch manufactory managed to restore six pieces of table and wrist clocks from the late 18th - early 19th centuries from the collection of the Imperial Palace Museum.
Until the end of summer, the Chaumet exhibition of historical royal jewels is open in Monaco. The Forum Grimaldi exhibition complex presents more than 250 items dating back to 1780, taken from archives, private collections, as well as from the treasury of the princely family of Monaco.
In a separate showcase there is a replica of a ruby parure made by jeweler Nito for Empress Marie-Louise in 1811. It includes a necklace, crown, tiara, a pair of earrings, bracelets and a jewelry comb. Tiara for Chaumet has always been a special jewel and attribute of power since the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. At the exhibition you can see a copy belonging to Countess Edwina Mountbatten (she wore it at the coronation of George VI), the tiara with emeralds of Princess Henkel von Donnesmark, the famous tiara with ears, as well as numerous examples of belle epoque aigretes designed by Joseph Chaumet. The exhibition will run until August 28.
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In Rome, the exhibition "Bvlgari, history, dream" is now taking place. It was located on two sites at once, in the Castel Sant'Angelo and in the Palazzo Venezia and brought together more than 170 exhibits from the archives of the Italian jewelry house and private collections. These are well-known to the public from previous Bvlgari retrospectives and Serpenti snakes that have become "programmed", things with antique Monete coins, modular Parentesi products, watches on a flexible Tubogas bracelet. As well as items that belonged to famous actresses: an emerald choker by Gina Lollobrigida, an emerald necklace with a detachable brooch Liz Taylor, a ruby brooch by Anna Magnani. The exhibition is complemented by about 80 couture dresses from the private collection of Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini, a socialite and extravagant style icon. The exhibition in the Eternal City will run until November 3.
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Historical treasures are also exhibited in the Moscow Kremlin, however, here they serve only as part of the exhibition along with a collection of icons, textiles, weapons and books. Exhibition “Keepers of Time. Restoration in the Moscow Kremlin Museums”is dedicated to the work of one of the most closed and non-public departments of the museum. Among the examples of the restoration of precious objects in the halls of the Assumption Belfry and the Patriarchal Palace are the fur hats of Tsar Ivan Alekseevich and Peter I, decorated with gold, stones, casting and embossing, and the crown of Empress Anna Ioannovna of 1730 made of silver with gilding, decorated with rubies, tourmalines and diamonds.
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This fall, the public will see two more important jewelry exhibitions. A large-scale retrospective "Vision and Virtuosity", dedicated to the American house Tiffany & Co., opens in Shanghai in September. It shows, for example, the first blue box, the script for Breakfast at Tiffany's with handwritten notes by Audrey Hepburn, all Blue Book catalogs dating back to 1845, and the legendary 128.54-carat yellow diamond.
At the end of the year, Milan's Palazzo Reale will open its doors to present to the public the historic decorations of the French house Van Cleef & Arpels. So far, we only know that Alba Cappelieri, chief specialist of the Vicenza Jewelery Museum, will curate the exhibition, while Italian music and literature will be the central theme of the scenography.>