Jean Schlumberger: The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts books – Z55z.co

A dazzling look at a superb collection of magnificent jewelry and objets d art by one of the th century s most inventive and influential designers Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist jeweler Jean Schlumberger played a key role in th century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories After beginning his career crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in s Paris, Schlumberger opened his own private salon at Tiffany Co in the mid s and began attracting celebrity clients, including Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Jacqueline Kennedy This stylish catalogue presents highlights from the unrivaled collection of Schlumberger s work given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by horticulturist, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of the museum Rachel Lambert Mellon Both commissioned and collected by Mrs Mellon, these magnificent cigarette cases, pill boxes, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, and objets d art celebrate the shared passions that united artist and patron love of nature, dedication to perfection and beauty, and clarity of vision


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