Exhibition “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” at the Denver Art Museum

Jan 4, 2014

From November 16, 2014 to March 15, 2015, the Denver Art Museum will host a major exhibition dedicated to the jewellery house Cartier.

Through more than 250 pieces from private collections (jewels, decorative objects…) and having belonged to both anonymous and prestigious clients such as Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, J.P. Morgan or the Aga Khan, the house of Cartier offers you to discover its history.


Necklace in platinum, diamonds and cabochon-cut central emerald. It was commissioned for – and worn by – Mrs Beatrice Mills Forbes, Countess of Granard, according to a special order in 1932. Cartier Collection, photo by Nick Welsch for Cartier.


Egyptian clock made for Mrs George Blumenthal, Cartier Paris, 1927. It is made of gold, silver leaf elements, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, emerald and carnelian. It is also enamelled in various places. It measures 24 x 15.7 x 12.7 cm. Cartier Collection, photo Nick Welsch for Cartier.


Gold, emerald, ruby and diamond necklace commissioned for – and worn by – Maria Felix. Special order from 1975. Cartier Collection, photo by Nick Welsch for the house of Cartier.

More on this exhibition in a few months.

See you soon!


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