Precious Objects Cartier 1900-1935
October 3rd – October 24th 1997


Cartier Objects d’art, exhibition view, 1997

The exhibition Objets d’Art presents the collection of Alain Cartier, grandson of Louis Cartier. The collection includes 40 objects divided in the following categories: watches, table boxes and ‘objets de vertu’ (frames, opera glasses, hat broaches, paper knifee, evening bags, combs, cigarette cases, lipstick cases and bonbonnière boxes). All objects are made of gold, silver and stone, mounted with precious gemstones and enamel. Five gouaches with designs of Cartier’s Belle Epoque and Art Dèco jewels are also exhibited: broaches, necklaces, bracelets and earings. The choice to exhibit Cartier’s objects comes from the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the British Museum in London iniziative, following the important exhibition Cartier 1900-1939 curated by the two Museums in the same year.