Memento Mori (remember that you can die) is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. These timepieces were made to remind people to stick to these, christian, rules for succesful living (and after-life) by the minute….. Clever!
1810; 18K gold, enamel, diamond verge and fusee skull watch. 43 mm high x 27 wide x 32 deep. Sold for $16,000.
Skull-shaped timepieces as reminder that we all are immortal…
The teardrop shaped perfume bottle and pendants that Elsa designed for Halston in th early 70’s
Elsa Peretti® Bone Cuff available at Tiffany’s
Elsa Peretti is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s finest, most creative, jewellery designers. Born in Florence, she studied interior design in Rome. Peretti created jewellery for Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo and Halston. Elsa Peretti has worked exclusively with Tiffany since 1974, creating personal ornaments and tableware in silver, gold, lacquered wood, glass, carved hard stones and bamboo basketry. She held her first retrospective exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) New York in 1990. She has won a number of accolades including the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for Design (1971), the President’s Fellow Award from the Rhode Island School of Design (1981) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessory Designer of the Year Award for 1996. She received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from FIT in 2001. In 2013 she has received the prestigious Premi Nacional de Cultura de Catalunya. (via elsa peretti /theheritagestudio / tiffany)
Next year you really have to join in and splurge at the Gem-Kingdom sample sale!
But today, (Saturday, 10/12/11, five o’clock) visit the Gem Kingdom Flagship store, at the Huidenstraat 13, Amsterdam, for drinks and nibbles. Mimi Berlin Specials Dreamhomes/Traumhäuser will be revealed! We are exited to meet y’all!!