Is there anyone who designed such magnificent jewelry and objets as Jean Schlumberger? Oh yes, I'd gladly accept a Schlumberger bauble from anyone who's feeling generous. But what about these little trinkets? How fabulous would that cigarette box look casually tossed on a side table? And wouldn't those candle holders look terrific on a mantel? Many of the pieces below are now part of the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, donated by Mrs. Paul Mellon, a major client of Schlumberger. I have yet to find anyone who designs comparable pieces, but if you do please let me know. In the meantime, I'll just have sweet dreams thinking about these lovelies.
Crystal obelisk with red lacquer, 1973.
Crystal coupe with red lacquer, 1973.
Pair of candle holders, c. 1968. Formerly owned by Mrs. Paul Mellon.
Blackamoors, 1961. Black lacquer, sapphires, and rubies.
Gold cigarete box, c. 1962.
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Brooches and Pendulette, 1966. Repousse gold, coral, and various gemstones.
Flower pot (gold, amethysts, emeralds), 1960.