A French Lapis Lazuli Box with Platinum and Diamond Hinges
Dimensions: 13.5 x 8.8 x 2.5cm
Like Art Nouveau, Art Deco was an artistic movement, not limited to jewellery. It cultivated an ideology that is characterised by a celebration of the modern and mechanical. Like the Cubist art movement, Art Deco jewellery focuses on the relationship between form and function. Clean lines and geometry are dominant.
The 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris was the debut of the new ‘style moderne’.
See other Art Deco jewellery here.