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A Tale of Two Cities for the High Jewelry House of Mellerio

Black Serpent Ring in enamel, yellow gold, rubies, spinels and diamonds by Mellerio circa 1860. Photo ©Courtesy Mellerio, Collection Mellerio, Paris. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris/New York — Two stunning pieces from the House of Mellerio’s heritage collection will be on view to a public on both sides of the Atlantic. The stunning pieces, two articulated bracelets in the form of a coiled snake, date from the Second Empire and were designed to be worn on the upper arm in the style of Antiquity which was in fashion in the 1860s. They are timeless pieces that drew the interest of two of the world’s leading museums. The black serpent bracelet will cross the Place Vendôme in Paris and head to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) on the rue de Rivoli and which looks out over the Tuileries Gardens. It is one of the 100 objects that have been chosen for the landmark Luxuries exhibition which opened today and is being held there through to May 2nd.

White Serpent Ring in enamel, yellow gold, rubies, spinels and diamonds by Mellerio circa 1860. Photo ©Courtesy Mellerio, Collection Mellerio, Paris. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile the white serpent ring will cross the Atlantic to join forces with other beautiful pieces in the show Beautiful Creatures opening up on December 15th and showing through to August 8th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which is on Central Park West and overlooks Central Park. The bracelets are fashioned in enamel, yellow gold, rubies, spinels and diamonds. The legendary high jewelry house of Mellerio, founded in 1613 by the Mellerio family and still owned by the Mellerio family, is regarded as the oldest jewelry house in the world.
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Top: Black Serpent Ring in enamel, yellow gold, rubies, spinels and diamonds by Mellerio circa 1860. Bottom: White Serpent Ring in enamel, yellow gold, rubies, spinels and diamonds by Mellerio circa 1860. Photo ©Courtesy Mellerio, Collection Mellerio, Paris. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Mellerio
9 rue de la Paix
75002 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 42 61 57 53
https://mellerio.fr/

American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5102
+1 212 769-5100
http://www.amnh.org/

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 44 55 57 50
https://madparis.fr/francais/musees/musee-des-arts-decoratifs/

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