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Legends of Van Cleef & Arpels

"L’Art de la Haute Joaillerie" exhibition

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  • Founded in 1906, the Maison reveals more than a century of its history through the exhibition "Van Cleef & Arpels, l’Art de la Haute Joaillerie" at Les Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris, from September 20th 2012 to February 10th 2013.

    Around 500 creations that have made the fame of the Maison are highlighted and shown with archives, documents and drawings, in an exhibition design by Jouin-Manku.

    The history of Van Cleef & Arpels is studded with technical inventions passed down by the Mains d’OrTM of the Maison from generation to generation. It is this knowledge, kept secret and combined with imagination and very free sources of inspiration that underpins this formidable profusion of forms and models.

    All the pieces have been researched and dated for this exhibition, so that the chronology of their creation can be precisely retraced for the first time.

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