Incredible Colorful Collection of Cartier Jewelry, Watches and Objects of Art on Exhibit in Denver
The ArtScience Museum is the first venue in Asia to host this exhibition, which is the largest collection of Cartier timepieces ever displayed in public. The exhibition travels also for the very first time outside the birthplace of watchmaking, Switzerland, and presents a unique opportunity for the public to discover the secrets and stories behind unique timepieces created by Cartier.
Egyptian striking clock owned by Mrs. George Blumenthal. Swiss Cartier Paris, 1927. Gold, silver gilt, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, emerald, cornelian, enamel; 24 x 15.7 x 12.7cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection ? Cartier.
Planning a winter ski trip to Colorado? You may want to add on a day in Denver to visit an incredible exhibit of one of our favorite brands: Cartier. The exhibit, entitled “Brilliant, Cartier in the 20th Century,” began this past weekend at the Denver Art Museum and will remain in place until March 15, 2015.
It is a one of the most comprehensive exhibits to come to America and is solely at this venue. The exhibit displays 250 dazzling Cartier jewels, watches, clocks, objects of art, desk and writing accessories and other items all created between 1900 and 1975.
Surrounding the watches, jewelry and other items are drawings, sketches, historic photos and other types of materials of the times — all setting the cultural stage for the Cartier pieces and the era during which they were made. From the aristocracy of the Russian Tsars to the Art Deco and Roaring Twenties eras, Cartier made its indelible mark in history – dressing the world’s most preeminent socialites, financiers, celebrities and more.
The exhibition is created in segments that include a focus on men’s items, such as wristwatches, pocket items and more. There are even pieces on display that were worn by some of the brand’s most famed clients: Daisy Fellowes, Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace of Monaco, Barbara Hutton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Mexican film star María Félix.