The Art of Cartier (1995)

The Art of Cartier (1995)

St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

This exhibition allowed Cartier to revisit its past as official purveyor to the Russian imperial court. Amid a spirit of renewal as Leningrad had just been renamed St Petersburg, The Art of Cartier exhibition opened in the gilded surroundings of the Hermitage Museum, rekindling the splendor of a bygone age: Kokoshnik tiaras, objets de vertu and enameled decorative pieces made for a brilliant display in the history-steeped setting of St George’s Hall, the principal throne room.