Congratulations! Brian and Anna Haughton for this article. Who also have my porcelaine pieces in their gallery in London. Repost from @haughtoninternational using @RepostRegramApp - hank you Anna Somers Cocks @a.somerscocks for the wonderful article in @theartnewspaper.official. We are sincerely honoured and looking forward to continuing the scholarly tradition at our upcoming seminar “Diplomacy, Power & Wealth”, 27th & 28th June 2018 at @christiesinc London. .
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I want to fly to Moscow to see the finished fabric. Divine preservation 😍 Repost @jacquard_moscou
Reconstruction of historic textile.
And thanks for all the likes this week @jacquard_moscou . #designhistory#textiles#historicpreservation
Dreaming of #spring as we hunker down through our third nor’easter in the last two weeks? In lieu of the real thing, transport yourself to a warmer time with the beautiful glass blossoms on this #TiffanyStudios#Dogwood table lamp, a #recentacquisition now available at @lilliannassau. The shade features a masterful selection of mottled pink and white dogwood blossoms in varying levels of transparency against a background of blue, pink and green “foliage” glass.
This @boucheron belt buckle from circa 1900 depicts two baroque dolphins in sculpted gold with demantoid garnet eyes coming together to clutch a brown zircon in their mouths. It is Pisces season, after all. ✨🐬✨
More jewels from @tefaf_art_fair last year. These bazu bands (correct me if I’m wrong, Indian jewelry is not my specialty!) from @vgjewellery are enameled on the backs and set with diamonds and a rainbow of gemstones on the front. The nine gems have spiritual significance and are known as Navaratna, which means “nine gems.” ✨
In celebration of #internationalwomensday , we are honoring Lillian Nassau, our pioneering founder and the First Lady of the second generation of #TiffanyGirls .
Mrs. Nassau, a young recently-divorced mother of two, was earning a living during the Great Depression by buying and selling old gold and jewelry door-to-door on Long Island. These experiences during the 1930s were her first taste of the world of antiques, exposing her to the #decorativearts and fostering an appreciation for turn-of-the-century design and especially the work of Tiffany Studios, then considered out of fashion. She caught the “antiques bug,” eventually sharing space at a furniture store in Manhattan where she learned the ins-and-outs of the trade.
By 1945, then in her mid-40s, Mrs. Nassau had established a store under her own name at 927 ½ Third Avenue. At this first location and after 1967 in her new gallery space at 220 East 57th Street, where the gallery continues to thrive today, she built up the market for #ArtNouveau and #ArtDeco at a time when there was little appreciation for either movement. She was the first to handle work by #LouisComfortTiffany and #TiffanyStudios , and was an early champion of other titans of early 20th century design, including René Lalique, Georg Jensen, Emile Gallé, and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, among others.
Mrs. Nassau was an instrumental supporter of the earliest museum exhibitions on Art Nouveau and Tiffany, arranging private loans and sharing her time and expertise. She encouraged decorators and designers to utilize Tiffany designs throughout the mid-century, placed works in some of the finest private collections and museums, and even donated a spectacular Tiffany glass mosaic fountain from her collection to the @metmuseum, which is now one of the jewels of the @metamericanwing. Though she officially retired in the 1980s, Mrs. Nassau remained a fixture in the field and her lasting influence on the marketplace is still felt today.
Thank you Mrs. Nassau for having the foresight to fuel the interest in the now thriving field of early 20th century Decorative Arts. Her legacy shines on today at @lilliannassau, where we continue to honor her vision.
Such a wonderful evening celebrating the astounding work of @laurenadrianajewellery at her exhibition #JewelsNow , on view from now until March 14th. And if you can, join me, Lauren, and Lee @siegelson Monday the 12th for a panel discussion on collectible jewels! ✨💠✨
Cheeky little video of me prepping for the last side of my smallest mould, made five sides the day before, pieces soaked, walls up, natches in ready to go 💪🏼 finished all six moulds yesterday, pretty happy to see the back of the plaster room
Aino Aalto (born Aino Mandelin-Marsio, 1894-1949) was a pioneer of Finnish design. Often left in the shadow of her architect husband Alvar Aalto, Aino is also known for her own individual contributions which helped bring modern Finnish design to the international arena. Her architectural exhibitions for Artek received the Gran Prix at the 1936 Milan Triennial. Aino also won the gold medal at the same competition for her “Aalto Glasses” which were inspired by the circles created by throwing rocks in the water. Eighty years later, the versatile, stackable “Aino Aalto” glassware continues to be a timeless classic for Iittala. Aino Aalto also designed buildings, interiors, furniture and textiles. Repost from @iittala