Precious Art Deco Objects
First time in Asia: a selection of precious Art Deco objects from the remarkable collection of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan
L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Hong Kong presents a selection of art objects from a remarkable collection of the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.
The precious boxes making up that collection were amassed for his wife, the Princess Catherine Aleya Beriketti, and represent incredible masterpieces of inventiveness, creativity, fantasy, skills and technical prowess.
These precious objects, whose craftsmanship was as important as their function, were specially designed for the first wave of ‘liberated’ women in the 1920s: women who smoked, enjoyed going out, applied make-up in public, and kept track of their numerous social engagements with a watch or a clock.
Cigarette cases, nécessaires (vanity cases), powder compacts and other precious objects in gold enriched in ornamental or precious stones, adorned with mother-of-pearl, lacquer or translucent enamel, sometimes enhanced with miniatures of Asian or Western inspiration, were presented for the first time in New York at the Cooper Hewitt Museum on the occasion of the exhibition “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”.
At L’ÉCOLE in Hong Kong, they will be exhibited in a scenography highlighting the multiple Chinese, Japanese, Persian and European influences on these exceptional Art Deco objects.
To guide visitors in their discovery of the exhibition, dedicated tours in English, Cantonese and Mandarin will be organized. Please kindly observe the language of your selected session during registration.
Admission to the exhibition is completely free. Online pre-registration details will be announced soon.
4 Nov 2019 - 9 Feb 2020
Registration details to be announced
L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Unit 510A, L5
K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong