Herve Van Der Straeten France Gilded coquillage / seashell necklace, 1990s

Herve Van Der Straeten France Gilded coquillage / seashell necklace, 1990s

1,850.00

This is a stunning piece! such a wonderful design and beautifully made by hand, each movable 'shell' attached to a leather rope, terminating in the variable catch at the rear, from which hands the signature, all gilded in a rich burnished gold. Handmade in his Marais atelier in Paris, Van Der Straeten's jewellery has always been exciting and stylish, though he has ceased production sadly, now concentrating on his furniture designs. Herve Van Der Straeted studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he began creating jewellery. He has designed collections for many couturiers, Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacroix , Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin to name a few. Every piece is cut out with gusto from brass sheeting with an electric saw, producing a primitive, rough outline. The surface is then ‘hammered’ or hand finished, and gilded. His style of working can be compared to Matisse and his paper cut outs, working with metal instead. He very sadly has ceased jewellery manufacture, having moved more into furnishings and design, manufacturing the most fabulous large mirrors. He is the designer of the iconic ‘J’Adore’ by Dior perfume bottle.

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