A STORY OF STYLE AND HERITAGE (2013)
Shenyang, Liaoning Provincial Museum
Thirty years after the creation of the Cartier Collection, this prestigious museum paid tribute to one of Cartier's infinite sources of inspiration: China.
300 pieces from the Cartier Collection were shown in connection with 100 masterpieces from the Shenyang museum's Chinese collections. This unique selection was accompanied by documents selected from the Maison Cartier's archives.
This exhibition was testament to Cartier's creative development and its rich sources of inspiration, with objects that displayed refinement down to the smallest detail. The materials, forms, motifs, colors and iconographic repertory reflected these aesthetic influences, which first inspired Cartier to create breathtaking clocks and precious objects in the 1920s.
The pieces assembled in these two collections illustrated the dialogue between these two cultures. They were testament to the Parisian jeweler's curiosity and eternal fascination with the Far East.