Lot 168
  • 168


8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • Jean Schlumberger
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.


In good condition with a few minor areas of loss to the enamel. The mounting with minor scratching, dents and discoloration throughout. With French export marks for 18 karat gold. Clasp closes securely and is fitted with a safety pin which must be pulled out or pushed in from the side to open and close.
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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.