In honor of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Maison Cartier presents: «Cartier and the Chinese Inspirations», an exclusive exhibition.
- NECKLACE CARTIER PARIS, ORDER FROM 1934
39 pieces influenced by China, carefully selected by Cartier Collection, will be showcased on the first floor of the Lucerne boutique (Switzerland) from 24th January to 2nd February 2020. This unique exhibition will allow visitors to discover these exceptional creations, whilst taking a look back at the passion that the Maison has nurtured for Chinese culture.
- ALARM CLOCK WITH STAND CARTIER NEW YORK, 1930
Table clocks, jade and agate cigar holders, diamond brooches and powder compacts from the early 20th century… the many creations on display will demonstrate to the public both the incomparable expertise of the ateliers, and the historic creative spirit of the Maison Cartier.
Cartier and China
At Cartier, this curiosity for the Far East had been building for a long time. Creations in a Chinese or Japanese style would appear from time to time, mentioned in the archives between 1877 and the early years of the 20th century. It was not until the inter-war years, in the maelstrom of the roaring Twenties, that this tendency was to become a veritable craze. From that time, Asian influence was regularly seen in the Maison Cartier creations. It impacted the design of jewellery, timepieces and motifs, featured in how specific materials were worked, and was occasionally distilled into an Art Deco type stylisation.