Two leaves clip: 1967 - Platinum, gold, Mystery Set emeralds, diamonds - Van Cleef & Arpels Collection - Incense container paulownia design: Hattori Shunsho - 2014 - Lacquer on wood, inlay with wings of Jewell Beetle – Photo Credit: Ezaki Yoshikazu – Van Cleef & Arpels Collection
Fuchsia clip, 1968 - Platinum, gold, Mystery Set rubies, diamonds
“Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels - High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts” exhibition’s poster
“Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels - High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts” exhibition casts a light on the Maison’s Heritage collection compared to traditional Japanese artwork.
Since the 8th century, Kyoto has been established as a cultural center of Japan, hosting skilled artisans and influencing their timeless artwork.
As Japanese crafts, Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations are masterpieces, and those who create them are known in Japan as Living National Treasures (or more properly, Important Intangible Cultural Properties).
The exhibition offers the opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship both honored in Japan and France.
Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Craft
Venue: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Term: from Saturday, April 29th to Sunday, August 6th, 2017