Museum Quality Jewels in Manhattan
From The New York City Jewelry and Watch Show at The Metropolitan Pavilion on the West Side of Manhattan to TEFAF NY Fall 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory on the East Side, many rare treasures in all classifications and time periods of jewelry could be found among the participating international dealers.
TEFAF New York, which made it’s debut in the U.S. at the Armory for spring 2017, returned for Fall and ran from October 28 – Nov 1, 2017 with fine arts of museum quality and outstanding examples of the history of decorative and wearable arts. The show is an offshoot of TEFAF Maastricht, which is heralded as the world’s leading art and antiques fair, which will present its 31st edition in March 2018.
The jewelry at TEFAF New York show rivaled the spring’s sublime range and featured pieces from antiquity through vintage 1970s, with numerous signed jewels from some of the leading dealers and shops including Wartski, A La Vielle Russie, Veronique Bamps and Seigelson.
The New York City Jewelry & Watch Show featured it’s own highly collectible pieces.
Our treasure hunt took us through many a century. We were surprised to find so many compelling bracelets in every variety of antique through vintage jewelry, followed by brooches/clips and dramatic necklaces. Early authentic rings from medieval through Georgian times in impeccable condition are traditionally hard to find but we found enough to make our heart’s sink when we had to leave them behind. Let’s just say, we coveted a range of pieces and although we couldn’t purchase the Cartier Art Deco bracelet or the Boivin floral brooch, we could at least take photos and bring you some of our favorite finds.
Here from both shows are the pieces that will linger in our minds and every now and then, haunt our dreams
BRACELETS: FROM VICTORIAN “CUFFS” TO ART DECO AND ULTRA MODERN
BROOCHES/CLIPS: FROM FEMININE FLOURISHES TO REMEMBRANCE AND ROMANCE NECKLACES:
FROM ETRUSCAN AND ARCHEOLOGICAL REVIVAL TO RETRO INNOVATION