Bloedkoraal collier Tony Duquette (2,6 meter lang)

Bloedkoraal collier Tony Duquette (2,6 meter lang)

Duquette Tony

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).
Harpers Bazaar: Dodie Rosekrans’s Couture Life
Huffington Post: Appreciating the Art of Dodie Rosekrans
C Home: Trove of Treasures 

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.

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.

“Beauty, not luxury, is what I value,” was Tony Duquette’s mantra. These faceted coral beads were bought from an old lady during his travels in Bhutan with his business partner Hutton Wilkinson and his friend, fashion icon Dodie Rosekrans, in 1999. Hollywood decorator Tony Duquette (1914-1999) created sets for movies, costumes and crazy magical interiors for movies and famous people, and boldly scaled jewelry for the duchess of Windsor, Sharon Stone and the fashion houses of Gucci and Balmain. Malachite and coral were his favorite materials. This 2.6 meter long necklace has 281 faceted coral beads in various sizes. A stunner, and one of the very last Duquette pieces ever made. It was acquired from the estate of Dodie Rosekrans, who passed away in 2010. Please visit our website for more info, and send us a message.

Type:    Colliers
Land:    Amerika
Periode:    1940 - 1980
Ref nummer:    6881
Status:    Verkocht

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