Finding old art at the brocante is always a treat. But finding someones art portfolio is another thing all together. The other day at the brocante I found just that: A nineteen century, French jewelry design portfolio!
Above are two drawings one is a bracelt design, and the other a pendant.
The ring has a bee and its main body would be a precious stone. The other is a beetle of some sort holding a diamond. Interesting.
What type of jewelry do you like best? I like pearls.
The bracelt is intricate, delicate and if made would cost the price of a small used car, or a couple bottles of Chateau Margaux 2009. What would you prefer:
A small used car
A couple bottles of Chateau Margaux
The ability to design and draw like the above artist?
This one appears to be a sword with a drap of fabric over it.
I am not so fond of this one. Though I admire the workmanship.
I prefere necklaces, long ones at that.
A cameo, and a couple of drop pendant.
I wonder if the designer ever saw any of her designs become pieces of jewelry? If so how what stones were used, and how much they cost to produce. I wonder if any of these pieces are around, and if someone is wearing any of the today?