HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS, WASHINGTON (USA)

Spectacular Gems and Jewellery from the Merriweather Post Collection

Exhibition from 10 June 2017 to 1 January 2018

This season, the Hillwood Estate Museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition in homage to Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heiress to the Post cereal empire and an important Cartier client. For the first time, the most remarkable jewels that belonged to her will be brought together at her former private residence in Washington, now a museum. Among the Cartier creations on display, visitors can discover an Art Deco ring on loan for the occasion from the Cartier Collection. This exhibition is testimony to American high society’s taste, the fascinating stories behind some exceptional historic gems and the stylistic trends that influenced jewellery in the early 20th century.

 

More details can be found on the museum's website:
https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/Spectacular-Gems-and-Jewelry

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry exhibition
Pendant brooch

Pendant brooch

Cartier London, 1923. Altered by Cartier New York, 1928

 

Platinum

Emeralds

Diamonds

Enamel

 

Courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Photograph by Square Moose Inc.