Decorative Arts
enamel, black lacquer, 18 carat gold
13" H x 4 1/2" dia. (33.0 cm H x 11.4 cm dia.)
Marked under base: "Schlumberger Paris"
Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon
2018-2019: Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL, December 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019; National Museum of China, Beijing, May 30 - September 1, 2019; National Museum of Qatar, Doha, October 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020.

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, February 10 - June 18, 2017
©artist or artist’s estate

Curator’s Talk: The Reinstallation of the Mellon Collection

The collection of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts given by Paul and Rachel Mellon constitute an essential facet of the museum’s identity. Dr. Sylvain Cordier, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, discusses the reinstallation of the Mellon Collection.

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