Attributed to Jacques GAUTIER: Central part... - Lot 224 - Yann Le Mouel

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Attributed to Jacques GAUTIER: Central part... - Lot 224 - Yann Le Mouel
Attributed to Jacques GAUTIER: Central part of a necklace in silver-plated and gilded metal, composed of slightly domed marquise elements embellished with white glass cabochons and holding in pendants identical motifs adorned with green and blue glass. Length: approx. 31 cm, elements missing. Hook clasp system. Jacques Gautier (1924-2004) Avant-garde designer and true artist-craftsman of jewelry, a student of goldsmith François Hugo enamel after discovering Renaissance ceramics and enamels. Renaissance ceramics and enamels. He went on to develop his own enameling techniques, reinterpreting past practices of the past in his own personal style. His style is characterized by the translucency translucency of the enamel, inclusions in the glass and the play of effects on the silver base. In 50s, he designed jewelry for the Haute Couture, including Dior and Nina Ricci. 1958, he opened a gallery on rue Jacob, next to his studio. His first customers included Simone de Beauvoir, Max Ernst and Sonia Delaunay. In the 70s, he diversified his media, tackling stained glass enamelled steel, mirrors and glass, while continuing to create jewelry for private commissions and private commissions and Haute Couture collections. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, devoted a fine retrospective to her entitled "Bijoux-Lumière" in 1999.
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