Bloedkoraal collier Tony Duquette (2,6 meter lang)

Tony Duquette

Land:  Amerika
Periode:  20ste eeuw

Collier bestaande uit 281 gefacetteerde bloedkoralen kralen van verschillende grootte.
Maker: Tony Duquette & Hutton Wilkinson
Lengte: 2.60 m
Gewicht: 485 gram

Afkomstig uit de nalatenschap van Dodie Rosekrans (1919-2010).
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In 1999 waren Tony Duquette, Hutton Wilkinson en Dodie Rosekrans op reis in Bhutan, waar ze deze kralen kochten van een oude dame. Daarna hebben ze dit collier geregen. Duquette en Wilkinson waren de vaste interieurdesigners van Rosekrans’s vele villa’s, waaronder haar palazzo in Venetië, maar ze droeg ook de juwelen die ze maakten. In september dat jaar overleed Duquette, wat dit collier een van zijn laatste werken maakt.

'Beauty, not luxury, is what I value,” was Tony Duquette’s mantra.  

Tony Duquette (11 Juni 1914-9 september 1999, Los Angeles, California) was een Amerikaanse ontwerper.

Duquette created his early jewelry pieces at the same time he was designing ballroom scenes and fashion and dream sequences for MGM studios, 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios. His film work included “The Ziegfeld Follies,” starring Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer, “Lovely to Look At” with Zsa Zsa Gabor and “To Catch a Thief” with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Legendary directors Vincent Minnelli and Alfred Hitchcock sought out the freelance designer for his ability to bring his bold, fantastical creations to their sets.

His 1951 solo exhibition in the Louvre included a collection of his jewelryin 18k gold. When the Duchess of Windsor saw his pieces, she commissioned him to make a necklace of citrine, peridot and pearls. Duquette presented her with an 18k gold wreath of vines and flowers and she wore the necklace often, according to Wilkinson. By wearing it to evening events even though most wore platinum at the time she started the trend of wearing gold jewelry after five o’clock.


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Ref nummer:  4768
Status:  Te koop



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