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168

FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. PAUL MELLON

Gold and Enamel Bracelet, Jean Schlumberger, Paris
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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168

FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. PAUL MELLON

Gold and Enamel Bracelet, Jean Schlumberger, Paris
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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Gold and Enamel Bracelet, Jean Schlumberger, Paris
Applied with alternating sections of orange and dark gray paillonné enamel, spaced by fluted gold accents, studded with gold dot and lozenge motifs, gross weight approximately 78 dwts, internal circumference 6 inches, signed Schlumberger Paris, with French assay and workshop marks. With signed pouch.
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Catalogue Note

Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910-2014), better known as ‘Bunny’ Mellon, was a renowned horticulturist, philanthropist and collector. She was the wife of Mr. Paul Mellon, only son of financier Andrew Mellon, who amongst his many accomplishments served as Treasury Secretary to three presidents. Mrs. Mellon’s instinct for color, form and design laid the foundation for what was to become one of her greatest passions: the art of gardening. Her most celebrated project was the White House Rose Garden that Jacqueline Kennedy personally asked her to design. Another particularly enduring and fruitful partnership was formed when Mrs. Mellon was enlisted to landscape the terrace of Jean Schlumberger’s New York City apartment. Over the course of their friendship, Schlumberger created nearly two hundred pieces for Mrs. Mellon, often taking inspiration directly from her garden. The majority of the collection can now be found at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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