Once again, Van Cleef & Arpels is taking part in the Fine Art and Antique Fair TEFAF Maastricht from March 7 to 15, 2020. This prestigious annual event brings together masterpieces of various disciplines, from antique artwork and grand master painting to High Jewelry.
This year, Van Cleef & Arpels will present a selection of vintage and contemporary pieces, a link between tradition and modernity. The creations selected attest to the Maison’s rich style and savoir-faire over decades, bonded by a taste for the finest materials.
- Evening bag, 1964
The Heritage collection
The Heritage collection consists of vintage High Jewelry, jewelry and objets d’art created by Van Cleef & Arpels between the 1920s and 1990s. Each of them has undergone archive research to retrace its history and guarantee its authenticity. For this latest TEFAF Maastricht event, the Maison is exhibiting a selection of rare pieces which exemplify a given period, showing the craftsmanship involved in their creation, and the quality of precious stones employed. Subtlety of detail and elegance of style come out in an assortment of pieces, ranging from a clip fashioned in the 1920s to an evening bag from 1964, with sources of inspiration including the world of couture and Indian traditions.
- Zip Antique Orient necklace transformable into a bracelet
Contemporary High Jewelry
At TEFAF Maastricht, Van Cleef & Arpels invites visitors to discover some of its emblematic High Jewelry creations through a selection of contemporary pieces. The themes dear to the Maison are expressed in the grace of a ballerina or the metamorphosis of a Zip necklace, while rows of precious stones intersect in a tribute to the Roaring Twenties. Festooned with dazzling gems, the pieces embody the fluidity and motion emblematic of the Van Cleef & Arpels style.
- Pink finch ballerina clip