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DIVA, the museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp Belgium ๐Ÿ‘‰ Masterpieces in miniature 05.03 - 15.08.2021
Before his death in 2001, Arthur Gilbert made it clear that his collection had to be preserved and made accessible for future generations. One way of doing this is through new acquisitions of contemporary pieces. This box was the first contemporary commission from the Gilbert Collection since it found a home at the V&A in 2008. 

Jewellerโ€ฏSilvia Weidenbach combines goldsmithing with 3-D printing technology, using a secret recipe which she calls โ€˜moon dustโ€™. ๐ŸŒ™ After several months exploring theโ€ฏcollection, she created a series of objects for a display entitled Visual Feast.โ€ฏThis box is the pinnacle of the series. 

๐Ÿ‘€โ€ฏCome admireโ€ฏVisual Feastโ€ฏfor yourself in the exhibitionโ€ฏ #MasterpiecesInMiniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA.โ€ฏ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏ05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021โ€ฏ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏโ€ฏ 

Visual Feast gold box 
London, 2018 
Silvia Weidenbach 
โ€˜Moon dustโ€™ (3-D printed nylon), gold, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell 
V&A, Loan:Gilbert.1-2018 
ยฉ DIVA, foto: Dominique Provost 

@vamuseum @silviaweidenbach 

 #MasterpiecesinMiniatureโ€ฏ #Gilbertcollectionโ€ฏ #vamuseumโ€ฏ #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #mondaymasterpiece

Before his death in 2001, Arthur Gilbert made it clear that his collection had to be preserved and made accessible for future generations. One way of doing this is through new acquisitions of contemporary pieces. This box was the first contemporary commission from the Gilbert Collection since it found a home at the V&A in 2008. Jewellerโ€ฏSilvia Weidenbach combines goldsmithing with 3-D printing technology, using a secret recipe which she calls โ€˜moon dustโ€™. ๐ŸŒ™ After several months exploring theโ€ฏcollection, she created a series of objects for a display entitled Visual Feast.โ€ฏThis box is the pinnacle of the series. ๐Ÿ‘€โ€ฏCome admireโ€ฏVisual Feastโ€ฏfor yourself in the exhibitionโ€ฏ #MasterpiecesinMiniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA.โ€ฏ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏ05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021โ€ฏ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏโ€ฏ Visual Feast gold box London, 2018 Silvia Weidenbach โ€˜Moon dustโ€™ (3-D printed nylon), gold, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell V&A, Loan:Gilbert.1-2018 ยฉ DIVA, foto: Dominique Provost @vamuseum @silviaweidenbach #MasterpiecesinMiniatureโ€ฏ #Gilbertcollectionโ€ฏ #vamuseumโ€ฏ #victoriaandalbertmuseum #mondaymasterpiece

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Visit DIVA during the summer vacations with your (grand)children and take part in the coloring contest of @museumpassmusees! Who knows, you might win a beautiful coloring set! Everyone with or without a museum pass can participate, so don't forget to take home your coloring page and send it in before August 31st for a chance to win the prize! More info on the back of the coloring page and on www.museumpassmusees.be/nl/kleurplaat. Try your luck!
  #DIVAantwerp  #AntwerpDiamondDestination  #museum  #antwerp   #diamond  #diamant  #juwelen  #jewelry  #jewellery  #finejewellery  #finejewelry  #hautejoaillerie  #contemporaryjewelry  #contemporaryjewellery   #artjewelry  #artjewellery  #silver  #silversmithing  #crafts

Visit DIVA during the summer vacations with your (grand)children and take part in the coloring contest of @museumpassmusees! Who knows, you might win a beautiful coloring set! Everyone with or without a museum pass can participate, so don't forget to take home your coloring page and send it in before August 31st for a chance to win the prize! More info on the back of the coloring page and on www.museumpassmusees.be/nl/kleurplaat. Try your luck! #DIVAantwerp #AntwerpDiamondDestination #museum #antwerp #diamond #diamant #juwelen #Jewelry #Jewellery #finejewellery #finejewelry #hautejoaillerie #contemporaryjewelry #contemporaryjewellery #artjewelry #artjewellery #silver #silversmithing #crafts

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18 days ago
๐Ÿฅ„ We all know spoons. They have been around for centuries in all kinds of shapes and sizes and belong to one of the oldest inventions by man! Nowadays, spoons are usually made on a large scale, but traditionally spoons were carved, and from the 15th century, forged in bronze, brass, tin and eventually silver. Just look at the craftsmanship of the Schapmans Brothers, the makers of these two coffee spoons! 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there a craftsman or woman in you? Discover it in the spoon forging workshop from 25 to 29 August! During this workshop you will learn the basic technique for forging a spoon. You will practice with copper and when you have mastered the basic technique you can start working with silver. And if you want you can add a fork to this! ๐Ÿด

Register now at https://bit.ly/3hJpaAJ!

๐Ÿ“ท Two coffee spoons, Schapmans brothers, Mechelen, ca. 1870-1940, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA (photo: Hugo Maertens), S2008/12

 #museum  #museumfromhome   #museumart  #europeanart  #museumvisit  #museums  #arthistory   #museumlover  #museumlife  #forging  #crafts  #spoons  #silver  #silversmithing  #coppersmithing  #antwerp  #visitantwerp

๐Ÿฅ„ We all know spoons. They have been around for centuries in all kinds of shapes and sizes and belong to one of the oldest inventions by man! Nowadays, spoons are usually made on a large scale, but traditionally spoons were carved, and from the 15th century, forged in bronze, brass, tin and eventually silver. Just look at the craftsmanship of the Schapmans Brothers, the makers of these two coffee spoons! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there a craftsman or woman in you? Discover it in the spoon forging workshop from 25 to 29 August! During this workshop you will learn the basic technique for forging a spoon. You will practice with copper and when you have mastered the basic technique you can start working with silver. And if you want you can add a fork to this! ๐Ÿด Register now at https://bit.ly/3hJpaAJ! ๐Ÿ“ท Two coffee spoons, Schapmans brothers, Mechelen, ca. 1870-1940, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA (photo: Hugo Maertens), S2008/12 #museum #museumfromhome #museumart #europeanart #museumvisit #museums #ArtHistory #museumlover #museumlife #forging #crafts #spoons #silver #silversmithing #coppersmithing #antwerp #visitantwerp

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20 days ago
Today Arya, DIVAยดs intern working at the exhibition department, shares her  #favoritobject โค๏ธ from our permanent collection โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™. And we couldnยดt agree more!

โ€œIโ€™m Arya from Hyderabad, India, and I am currently pursuing an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts degree (with a specialization in History, Anthropology and Sociology) at University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, the Netherlands. I chose this piece because I thought it symbolizes the global nature of the history of jewelry and the trade of jewels because of rubies (from Burma), sapphires (from Sri Lanka) and the emeralds (from India) that were put together by Gustave Baugrand. In the nineteenth century when the peacock became a personification of the femme fatale, and this piece signifies the power jewelry can hold in the lives of people. Also, I canโ€™t stop myself from admiring the beautiful craftmanship and the sheer skill that must have been warranted in the creation of this piece.โ€

๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this beautiful peacock brooch in the permanent exhibition โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™, at DIVA.

๐Ÿ“ท Gustave Baugrand, 1867, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA, photo: Dominique Provost, DMK05/1

 #DIVAantwerp  #museum  #jewels  #jewellery  #jewelry  #Belgian  #crafts   #arts  #crafting  #antwerpenstraalt  #brooche  #wearableart

Today Arya, DIVAยดs intern working at the exhibition department, shares her #favoritobject โค๏ธ from our permanent collection โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™. And we couldnยดt agree more! โ€œIโ€™m Arya from Hyderabad, India, and I am currently pursuing an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts degree (with a specialization in History, Anthropology and Sociology) at University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, the Netherlands. I chose this piece because I thought it symbolizes the global nature of the history of jewelry and the trade of jewels because of rubies (from Burma), sapphires (from Sri Lanka) and the emeralds (from India) that were put together by Gustave Baugrand. In the nineteenth century when the peacock became a personification of the femme fatale, and this piece signifies the power jewelry can hold in the lives of people. Also, I canโ€™t stop myself from admiring the beautiful craftmanship and the sheer skill that must have been warranted in the creation of this piece.โ€ ๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this beautiful peacock brooch in the permanent exhibition โ€˜DIVA, a Brilliant Storyโ€™, at DIVA. ๐Ÿ“ท Gustave Baugrand, 1867, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA, photo: Dominique Provost, DMK05/1 #DIVAantwerp #museum #jewels #Jewellery #Jewelry #belgian #crafts #Arts #crafting #antwerpenstraalt #brooche #wearableart

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โœ๏ธ In late 2016, DIVA made a successful bid at Bernaerts for a pen drawing on Dutch paper attributed to Bernard Picart (1673-1733): a design for the lid of a snuff box that can be dated after 1711. The artist drew inspiration from classical mythology: ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด. This scene is a variant of a 1668 painting by Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711) in the  #museummayervandenbergh, from which a print titled ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ช ๐˜—๐˜ณรฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ (Always Faithful Patronage) was published in 1670.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Under the theme 'the DNA of collecting', the drawing was integrated into the expo ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, which shows a snuff box from Vienna with a variation on this classic theme elaborated in enamel by Philipp Ernst Schindler (1723-1793).

@vamuseum 
@bernaerts.auctioneers 
@peterbernaerts 

1. Venus presenting armor to Aeneas, attributed to Bernard Picart, ca. 1711-1733, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA
2. Venus hands over armor to Aeneas, Pierre Michel Colas & Philip Ernst Chindler, ca. 1780,Victoria and Albert Museum, London
3. Venus hands over armor to Aeneas, Gerard de Lairesse, 1668, Museum Mayer van den Bergh 

 #masterpiecesinminiature  #divaantwerp 
 #gilbertcollection  #victoriaandalbertmuseum 
 #museummayervandenbergh  #Antwerp
 #drawing  #dutchpaper  #bernarduscramer
 #gold  #enamal  #snuffbox 
 #mythology  #venus  #aeneas  #armour  #putti  #rivergod
 #dutchart  #bernardpicart  #gerarddelairesse
 #vienneseart  #philipernstchindler  #pierremichelcolas

โœ๏ธ In late 2016, DIVA made a successful bid at Bernaerts for a pen drawing on Dutch paper attributed to Bernard Picart (1673-1733): a design for the lid of a snuff box that can be dated after 1711. The artist drew inspiration from classical mythology: ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด. This scene is a variant of a 1668 painting by Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711) in the #museummayervandenbergh, from which a print titled ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ช ๐˜—๐˜ณรฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ (Always Faithful Patronage) was published in 1670. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Under the theme 'the DNA of collecting', the drawing was integrated into the expo ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, which shows a snuff box from Vienna with a variation on this classic theme elaborated in enamel by Philipp Ernst Schindler (1723-1793). @vamuseum @bernaerts.auctioneers @peterbernaerts 1. Venus presenting armor to Aeneas, attributed to Bernard Picart, ca. 1711-1733, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA 2. Venus hands over armor to Aeneas, Pierre Michel Colas & Philip Ernst Chindler, ca. 1780,Victoria and Albert Museum, London 3. Venus hands over armor to Aeneas, Gerard de Lairesse, 1668, Museum Mayer van den Bergh #MasterpiecesinMiniature #DIVAantwerp #Gilbertcollection #victoriaandalbertmuseum #museummayervandenbergh #antwerp #Drawing #dutchpaper #bernarduscramer #gold #enamal #snuffbox #mythology #venus #aeneas #armour #putti #rivergod #dutchart #bernardpicart #gerarddelairesse #vienneseart #philipernstchindler #pierremichelcolas

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Finally, the summer holidays start in a few days! โ˜€๏ธ For many of us, this is the moment to get away from it all and seek out sunnier climates. Have you packed your bags yet? ๐Ÿงณ One of the basics is your toiletries. This was also true in the 17th century. From then onwards, toilet services included all accessories required for what was then the first social event of the day: the ceremony of getting dressed. Accessories such as a toothpick and ear spoon were made of silver. Throughout the centuries, more individual accessories were developed, such as this extravagant 18-carat-gold spirit flask.

๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this toilet service for yourself at the exhibition  #MasterpiecesInMiniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA. ๐Ÿ“… 05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021 ๐Ÿ“… @vamuseum 
๐Ÿ“ท 
 #MasterpiecesinMiniature  #Gilbertcollection  #vamuseum  #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #toiletservice  #holidays  #luggage 

๐Ÿ“ท Highlights from a 26-piece toilet service, Tobias Baur (ca. 1660-1735), Augsburg, ca. 1695, V&A collection, Loan: Gilbert.553, 555, 567, 566, 571-2008; Spirit flask with โ€˜CHโ€™ monogram, George Unite & Sons (ca. 1865-1928), Birmingham, 1878, V&A collection, Loan: Gilbert.40-2008 (photo: @Dominiqueprovost)

Finally, the summer holidays start in a few days! โ˜€๏ธ For many of us, this is the moment to get away from it all and seek out sunnier climates. Have you packed your bags yet? ๐Ÿงณ One of the basics is your toiletries. This was also true in the 17th century. From then onwards, toilet services included all accessories required for what was then the first social event of the day: the ceremony of getting dressed. Accessories such as a toothpick and ear spoon were made of silver. Throughout the centuries, more individual accessories were developed, such as this extravagant 18-carat-gold spirit flask. ๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this toilet service for yourself at the exhibition #MasterpiecesinMiniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA. ๐Ÿ“… 05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021 ๐Ÿ“… @vamuseum ๐Ÿ“ท #MasterpiecesinMiniature #Gilbertcollection #vamuseum #victoriaandalbertmuseum #toiletservice #holidays #luggage ๐Ÿ“ท Highlights from a 26-piece toilet service, Tobias Baur (ca. 1660-1735), Augsburg, ca. 1695, V&A collection, Loan: Gilbert.553, 555, 567, 566, 571-2008; Spirit flask with โ€˜CHโ€™ monogram, George Unite & Sons (ca. 1865-1928), Birmingham, 1878, V&A collection, Loan: Gilbert.40-2008 (photo: @Dominiqueprovost)

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๐Ÿ’ Today Suzanne de Lange, press and communications officer at DIVA, shares her  #Favorite object โค๏ธ from  #masterpiecesinminiature 

"One of my favorite objects of the Gilbert Collection is definitely this golden snuffbox with enamel butterflies. Itยดs beautifully carved and makes me wonder if the original owner really used it as a snuffbox or as a showpiece? Tip: visiting the expo with kids? Let them hunt for the butterflies, fun guaranteed! 

Hardstones are a recurring material in 18th-century German snuffboxes. They were almost exclusively sourced locally and variously carved, incised and encrusted to enhance their natural shades and patterns. The designer of this snuffbox is unknown but originates possibly from Dresden, ca. 1770. 

๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this masterpiece for yourself in the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, at DIVA.

๐Ÿ“ท 1: A gold and rock crystal snuffbox, with enamel butterflie, probably Dresden, ca. 1770 ยฉ Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, on loan to Victoria and Albert Museum @vamuseum 

๐Ÿ“ท 2: DIVA Antwerp ยฉ Ans Brys

 #MasterpiecesinMiniature  #Gilbertcollection  #vamuseum  #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #micromosaic  #decorativearts  #goldsmithing  #preciousmetals  #miniature

๐Ÿ’ Today Suzanne de Lange, press and communications officer at DIVA, shares her #favorite object โค๏ธ from #MasterpiecesinMiniature "One of my favorite objects of the Gilbert Collection is definitely this golden snuffbox with enamel butterflies. Itยดs beautifully carved and makes me wonder if the original owner really used it as a snuffbox or as a showpiece? Tip: visiting the expo with kids? Let them hunt for the butterflies, fun guaranteed! Hardstones are a recurring material in 18th-century German snuffboxes. They were almost exclusively sourced locally and variously carved, incised and encrusted to enhance their natural shades and patterns. The designer of this snuffbox is unknown but originates possibly from Dresden, ca. 1770. ๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this masterpiece for yourself in the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, at DIVA. ๐Ÿ“ท 1: A gold and rock crystal snuffbox, with enamel butterflie, probably Dresden, ca. 1770 ยฉ Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, on loan to Victoria and Albert Museum @vamuseum ๐Ÿ“ท 2: DIVA Antwerp ยฉ Ans Brys #MasterpiecesinMiniature #Gilbertcollection #vamuseum #victoriaandalbertmuseum #micromosaic #decorativearts #goldsmithing #preciousmetals #miniature

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a month ago
In preparation for the  #MasterpiecesInMiniature exhibition, the kneehole desk was professionally restored so that you could admire this exceptional piece of furniture in its optimal condition! 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Moreover, the restorers were able to attribute the manufacture of the furniture to ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐˜, a younger contemporary of none other than Andrรฉ-Charles Boulle! Born in 1666, Sageot was first active as a cabinetmaker around about 1690. In 1698, he was admitted to the cabinetmakers' guild and worked as an ebeniste with inlay and marquetry. Sageot's main output was armoires, commodes and desks. His workshop flourished until around 1720 when, due to illness, he stopped working and sold his stock. 

Photo: Kneehole desk, attributed to Nicolas Sageot, Paris, 1690 - 1710, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA

In preparation for the #MasterpiecesinMiniature exhibition, the kneehole desk was professionally restored so that you could admire this exceptional piece of furniture in its optimal condition! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Moreover, the restorers were able to attribute the manufacture of the furniture to ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐˜, a younger contemporary of none other than Andrรฉ-Charles Boulle! Born in 1666, Sageot was first active as a cabinetmaker around about 1690. In 1698, he was admitted to the cabinetmakers' guild and worked as an ebeniste with inlay and marquetry. Sageot's main output was armoires, commodes and desks. His workshop flourished until around 1720 when, due to illness, he stopped working and sold his stock. Photo: Kneehole desk, attributed to Nicolas Sageot, Paris, 1690 - 1710, Collection City of Antwerp, DIVA

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May 20th the online DIVA talk about the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature took place. Missed the event? ๐Ÿค— No problem, you can watch the online talk on our Youtube channel. ๐Ÿ“บ

Join Alice Minter & Jessica Eddie, curators of theโ€ฏRosalindeโ€ฏand Arthur Gilbert collection and the exhibition, as they share further insights on the fascinating collecting habits of the Gilberts and on some of the most iconic pieces of the collection. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’

๐Ÿ’ป DIVA Talk: Masterpieces in Miniature: insights from the curators
๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/2TNKjS9

 #DIVAantwerp  #VAmuseum  #Masterpiecesinminiature  #onlinetalk  #DIVAtalk  #gilbertcollection

May 20th the online DIVA talk about the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature took place. Missed the event? ๐Ÿค— No problem, you can watch the online talk on our Youtube channel. ๐Ÿ“บ Join Alice Minter & Jessica Eddie, curators of theโ€ฏRosalindeโ€ฏand Arthur Gilbert collection and the exhibition, as they share further insights on the fascinating collecting habits of the Gilberts and on some of the most iconic pieces of the collection. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ป DIVA Talk: Masterpieces in Miniature: insights from the curators ๐Ÿ‘‰https://bit.ly/2TNKjS9 #DIVAantwerp #vamuseum #MasterpiecesinMiniature #onlinetalk #DIVAtalk #Gilbertcollection

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a month ago
๐Ÿ” Monday Masterpiece ๐Ÿ”

Time to dress up! ๐Ÿ‘— Since weโ€™re recently allowed to go back to the office once a week, time to bring out those matching jewels, we think. ๐Ÿ’

How about these earrings and pendant that are part of a parure? In the 19th century, these were very popular with tourists in Italy! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น A parure is a set of matching jewelry meant to be worn together. On this parure, peasants in traditional regional costume are depicted with micromosaic. A technique in which small, coloured tiles of glass are placed in a particular pattern. 

The scenes are based on Roman Costumes Drawn from Nature, a series of illustrations by Charles Hullmandel, published in 1820. ๐Ÿ“œ A taste for traditional regional costume and peasant life conveyed a powerful message in support of the rise of nationalism which shook Europe in the 1830s. In Italy, this movement was known as the Risorgimento. 

๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this parure for yourself at the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA. ๐Ÿ“… 05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021 ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏ 

๐Ÿ“ท Pendant and earrings โ€˜Doves and costumed peasantsโ€™, Rome, ca. 1870, DIVA (photo: @dominique.provost) 

 #MasterpiecesinMiniature  #Gilbertcollection  #vamuseum  #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #jewellery  #parure  #micromosaic  #micromosaicjewelry  #matchingjewels  #peasants  #earrings  #pendant  #dressup  #charleshullmandel  #risorgimento

๐Ÿ” Monday Masterpiece ๐Ÿ” Time to dress up! ๐Ÿ‘— Since weโ€™re recently allowed to go back to the office once a week, time to bring out those matching jewels, we think. ๐Ÿ’ How about these earrings and pendant that are part of a parure? In the 19th century, these were very popular with tourists in Italy! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น A parure is a set of matching jewelry meant to be worn together. On this parure, peasants in traditional regional costume are depicted with micromosaic. A technique in which small, coloured tiles of glass are placed in a particular pattern. The scenes are based on Roman Costumes Drawn from Nature, a series of illustrations by Charles Hullmandel, published in 1820. ๐Ÿ“œ A taste for traditional regional costume and peasant life conveyed a powerful message in support of the rise of nationalism which shook Europe in the 1830s. In Italy, this movement was known as the Risorgimento. ๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this parure for yourself at the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, in DIVA. ๐Ÿ“… 05.03.2021 - 15.08.2021 ๐Ÿ“…โ€ฏ ๐Ÿ“ท Pendant and earrings โ€˜Doves and costumed peasantsโ€™, Rome, ca. 1870, DIVA (photo: @dominique.provost) #MasterpiecesinMiniature #Gilbertcollection #vamuseum #victoriaandalbertmuseum #Jewellery #parure #micromosaic #micromosaicjewelry #matchingjewels #peasants #Earrings #pendant #dressup #charleshullmandel #risorgimento

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๐Ÿ’ Today Inge Cloetens, registrator at DIVA, shares her  #Favorite object โค๏ธ from  #MasterpiecesInMiniature

As I admired this majestic object, I almost couldn't believe it was labeled a toy in England in the 18th century. ๐Ÿงณ It was primarily a personal stylish case for women to store their daily necessities. The "toy" element is mainly found in the chimes incorporated into the object, courtesy of clock and toymaker James Cox. ๐Ÿ•ฐ

The use of animals in ornamentation attracted me to this object. ๐Ÿ˜ The elephants at the bottom are carrying the whole object on their backs. ๐Ÿฆ‹ The butterflies flutter around happily with their colorful wings, while a graceful bird is showing off at the top. ๐Ÿฆ The two children near the clock add a playful touch to the whole.
All in gold with accents in pearls and imitation stones make this item a playground for the eyes!

๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this masterpiece for yourself in the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, at DIVA.

๐Ÿ“ท  Jewelled necessaire with seven-bell carillon, London, ca. 1770, James Cox, DIVA (photo: @dominique.provost)

 #MasterpiecesinMiniature  #Gilbertcollection  #vamuseum  #victoriaandalbertmuseum  #decorativearts  #miniature  #clock  #necessaire  #ornamentation  #elephants  #butterflies  #peacock  #watches  #carrilons  #jamescox  #agate  #pearl  #clockmaking  #gold

๐Ÿ’ Today Inge Cloetens, registrator at DIVA, shares her #favorite object โค๏ธ from #MasterpiecesinMiniature As I admired this majestic object, I almost couldn't believe it was labeled a toy in England in the 18th century. ๐Ÿงณ It was primarily a personal stylish case for women to store their daily necessities. The "toy" element is mainly found in the chimes incorporated into the object, courtesy of clock and toymaker James Cox. ๐Ÿ•ฐ The use of animals in ornamentation attracted me to this object. ๐Ÿ˜ The elephants at the bottom are carrying the whole object on their backs. ๐Ÿฆ‹ The butterflies flutter around happily with their colorful wings, while a graceful bird is showing off at the top. ๐Ÿฆ The two children near the clock add a playful touch to the whole. All in gold with accents in pearls and imitation stones make this item a playground for the eyes! ๐Ÿ‘€ Come admire this masterpiece for yourself in the exhibition Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, at DIVA. ๐Ÿ“ท Jewelled necessaire with seven-bell carillon, London, ca. 1770, James Cox, DIVA (photo: @dominique.provost) #MasterpiecesinMiniature #Gilbertcollection #vamuseum #victoriaandalbertmuseum #decorativearts #miniature #clock #necessaire #ornamentation #elephants #butterflies #peacock #watches #carrilons #JamesCox #agate #pearl #clockmaking #gold

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โ˜€๏ธ Are you feeling the heat as well?!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Then come to the museum and cool off in the expo  #MasterpiecesInMiniature! Of course, a wine cooler, like this one by James & Elizabeth Bland, is extra appealing right now.... The wine cooler is part of the collection of Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde, one of the world's greatest collections of decorative art, of which some masterpieces are now on display at DIVA!

๐Ÿ“ท Wine cooler, James & Elizabeth Bland, London, 1794-1795, DIVA (photo: Dominique Provost)

โ˜€๏ธ Are you feeling the heat as well?! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Then come to the museum and cool off in the expo #MasterpiecesinMiniature! Of course, a wine cooler, like this one by James & Elizabeth Bland, is extra appealing right now.... The wine cooler is part of the collection of Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde, one of the world's greatest collections of decorative art, of which some masterpieces are now on display at DIVA! ๐Ÿ“ท Wine cooler, James & Elizabeth Bland, London, 1794-1795, DIVA (photo: Dominique Provost)

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