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London Jewels / DIOR LACQUER, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM-SET 'MILLY CARNIVORA EGRATIGNA CHIPIE' RING, 2008

Lot 202
DIOR: LACQUER, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM-SET 'MILLY CARNIVORA: EGRATIGNA CHIPIE' RING, 2008
27 April 2022, 11:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

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DIOR: LACQUER, DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM-SET 'MILLY CARNIVORA: EGRATIGNA CHIPIE' RING, 2008

The flowerhead enamelled in vivid lacquer hues of yellow, red, purple and metallic purple, set with vari-cut diamonds including rose and brilliant-cut, accented by a circular-cut spinel centre, on a neon green enamel vine forming the band, with a brilliant-cut diamond highlight, the base of the band with a hammered finish, signed Dior, numbered 042674, maker's mark, French assay mark, ring size M, maker's case and certificate of authenticity

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Provenance:
A Private Collection of Jewels by Victoire de Castellane for Christian Dior

For an example see "Dior Joaillerie: The A to Z of Victoire de Castellane", by Victoire de Castellane, with text by Olivier Gabet, New York, 2020, No 311.

Victoire de Castellane has been creative director of Dior Joaillerie since its inception in 1998 and her ground-breaking designs consistently turn the jewellery world's tendency for self-reference and historicism on their head. Hallmarks of de Castellane's work are colour, asymmetry and an extraordinary attention to detail. Gemstones of all hues are incorporated into jewels of lush, exotic flora and fauna that are also decorated in lacquer from an unlimited post-Warholian electric colour palette. The internal and the external features of each piece is given equal importance and are regarded as crucial as the seams of a dress. What remains hidden is as elaborately and skilfully worked as the exterior to give the wearer endless pleasure. In de Castellane's jewels, reality mixes with fantasy, inspiration comes from the technicolor world of Japanese animation as well as the legacy of Christian Dior. In the words of de Castellane "When you are bored, feeling alone, jewellery protects you.. I love all bad vanishing, just the memory of what's beautiful staying in my mind. Life is not like that. That's why I do jewellery."

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