Friday, 25 February 2011

VCA, Set in Style-Exoticism: Cambodian Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels made this bracelet in Paris in 1938. Art Deco artists took inspiration on anything exotic, the egyptian revival, Indian and Chinese movements from this period are well known. Cambodia was then still a french colony and that is where Van Cleef got the idea for this magnificent diamond bracelet.

The piece is displayed at the Exoticism section in the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition and it belongs to Van Cleef's collection.