The Musée Guimet devotes a large exhibition to jade. The fetish stone of the Middle Kingdom reveals its finest interpretations, which have given substance to some of the finest creations of the jeweller Cartier during the Art Deco.
Object of ultimate fascination and luxury, jade is much more precious than gold in the eyes of Asians, especially Chinese. The emperors were adorning themselves with it; today jade is at the wrists and necks of many wealthy young women of the Western world, high jewellers such as Cartier having used it in many refined ways.
Through no less than 330 precious objects gathered for the first time in France, the Musée Guimet endeavors to understand why jade is so much loved by jewellers, from yesterday and today, from Asia and the West.
To see from October 19, 2016 to January 16, 2017.
Musee Guimet – 6 Place d’Iéna, Paris 16e