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Golden Menagerie, Temple St. Clair

S$314

With an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart, Temple St. Clair fashions jewelry from rare colored gems with distinctive gold work to illustrate universal narratives of the earth and cosmos. In each of the one-of-a-kind pieces that comprise her Haute Couture collection, St. Clair explores our relationship to animals through a lens of whimsy and discovery and celebrates a connoisseur’s level of gemstones and Florentine craftsmanship. The Golden Menagerie offers an exclusive window into the alchemic jeweler’s process, illustrating the collection through St. Clair’s original watercolor paintings and luminous photography of each stage of creation. From the articulated Secret Garden Serpent necklace to vibrantly jeweled Fantasy Birds earrings to a ring mounted with a falcon ready to take flight from the wearer’s finger, St. Clair’s creations come to life on the page, imbued with alchemy and artistry.

Temple St. Clair discovered her passion for creative expression in gold and precious gemstones over thirty years ago. She founded her company in Florence, Italy, beginning her partnership with the world’s finest goldsmiths: the centuries-old Florentine jewelers’ guild. Barneys New York inaugurated their fine jewelry department with her first collection in 1986. St. Clair’s Golden Menagerie is a magical journey through each of her three Haute Couture collections: Mythical Creatures, Wings of Desire, and The Big Game. Mythical Creatures made its debut with a critically acclaimed exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in January 2015; Wings of Desire was unveiled at The Salon: Art + Design in New York in November 2015; and The Big Game will be debuted at the DeLorenzo gallery in New York in December 2016. St. Clair’s collections are sold throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. In 2016, she was awarded the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industry’s most prestigious honor.

Since 2000, Dominique Forest has been the chief curator of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Jewelry at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, and she participated in the opening of the jewelry gallery in 2006. She specializes in decorative arts from the 20th century and has authored several works on the subject, including French Brassware Between 1900 et 1950, Luc et Marjolaine Lanel and The Art of Things: Product Design Since 1945. She was previously the curator at the Magnelli Museum in Vallauris, France, where she developed a pilot program to invite designers to work with ceramic.

Adrienne Mayor is a folklorist, a historian of science, and a research scholar in the classics department at Stanford University. Her recent books include The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World and Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates the Great, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy, the latter of which won an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2010 and was a 2009 National Book Award finalist. Mayor’s books have been translated into ten languages and her work has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the History Channel; in The New York Times and National Geographic; and at the Smithsonian. She is a regular contributor to the award-winning history of science website Wonders and Marvels.

If the content of your order arrives damaged, or is incorrect, you are eligible for a refund or replacement delivery (pending availability). If you received a damaged item, please email orders@assouline.com with your order number, details of the damage and photos if possible.
If you wish to return your order for any other reason, we allow returns for exchange or merchandise credit only within 14 days of delivery. No refunds. Please note you will be responsible for the return shipping cost. Please email orders@assouline.com to begin the return process. Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received and within 14 days of the delivery date. Exchanges and credit are applicable only at the original point of purchase.

Assouline is a true luxury brand for culture; their books combine intellect and emotion in an unforgettable world of timeless beauty and sophistication. With unwavering respect for the product and artisanship, their limited editions bring haute couture to the coffee-table as fashion brands bring their designs to our closets. Assouline pledges to plant one tree for every book sold, nurturing the environment through every sale.

Assouline

Golden Menagerie, Temple St. Clair

S$314

With an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart, Temple St. Clair fashions jewelry from rare colored gems with distinctive gold work to illustrate universal narratives of the earth and cosmos. In each of the one-of-a-kind pieces that comprise her Haute Couture collection, St. Clair explores our relationship to animals through a lens of whimsy and discovery and celebrates a connoisseur’s level of gemstones and Florentine craftsmanship. The Golden Menagerie offers an exclusive window into the alchemic jeweler’s process, illustrating the collection through St. Clair’s original watercolor paintings and luminous photography of each stage of creation. From the articulated Secret Garden Serpent necklace to vibrantly jeweled Fantasy Birds earrings to a ring mounted with a falcon ready to take flight from the wearer’s finger, St. Clair’s creations come to life on the page, imbued with alchemy and artistry.

Temple St. Clair discovered her passion for creative expression in gold and precious gemstones over thirty years ago. She founded her company in Florence, Italy, beginning her partnership with the world’s finest goldsmiths: the centuries-old Florentine jewelers’ guild. Barneys New York inaugurated their fine jewelry department with her first collection in 1986. St. Clair’s Golden Menagerie is a magical journey through each of her three Haute Couture collections: Mythical Creatures, Wings of Desire, and The Big Game. Mythical Creatures made its debut with a critically acclaimed exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in January 2015; Wings of Desire was unveiled at The Salon: Art + Design in New York in November 2015; and The Big Game will be debuted at the DeLorenzo gallery in New York in December 2016. St. Clair’s collections are sold throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. In 2016, she was awarded the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industry’s most prestigious honor.

Since 2000, Dominique Forest has been the chief curator of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Jewelry at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, and she participated in the opening of the jewelry gallery in 2006. She specializes in decorative arts from the 20th century and has authored several works on the subject, including French Brassware Between 1900 et 1950, Luc et Marjolaine Lanel and The Art of Things: Product Design Since 1945. She was previously the curator at the Magnelli Museum in Vallauris, France, where she developed a pilot program to invite designers to work with ceramic.

Adrienne Mayor is a folklorist, a historian of science, and a research scholar in the classics department at Stanford University. Her recent books include The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World and Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates the Great, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy, the latter of which won an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2010 and was a 2009 National Book Award finalist. Mayor’s books have been translated into ten languages and her work has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the History Channel; in The New York Times and National Geographic; and at the Smithsonian. She is a regular contributor to the award-winning history of science website Wonders and Marvels.

If the content of your order arrives damaged, or is incorrect, you are eligible for a refund or replacement delivery (pending availability). If you received a damaged item, please email orders@assouline.com with your order number, details of the damage and photos if possible.
If you wish to return your order for any other reason, we allow returns for exchange or merchandise credit only within 14 days of delivery. No refunds. Please note you will be responsible for the return shipping cost. Please email orders@assouline.com to begin the return process. Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received and within 14 days of the delivery date. Exchanges and credit are applicable only at the original point of purchase.

Assouline is a true luxury brand for culture; their books combine intellect and emotion in an unforgettable world of timeless beauty and sophistication. With unwavering respect for the product and artisanship, their limited editions bring haute couture to the coffee-table as fashion brands bring their designs to our closets. Assouline pledges to plant one tree for every book sold, nurturing the environment through every sale.

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