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Exhibition "Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française"

Paris, France 13.06.2024 — 01.09.2024 Book your ticket
Diadème de Rachel dans Phèdre aux perles et camées, 1843 © Collection Comédie Française.jpg

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts (Paris - Grands Boulevards)

Hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau, 16 bis, boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris

 

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm.

Late night on Thursdays until 9pm.

Special closure on: July 14, August 15.

 

Free guided tours:

On Tuesdays (1pm), Wednesdays (1pm), and Thursdays (6pm and 7pm).

 

Exhibition inquiries:

exposition.ecole@vancleefarpels.com  

+33 170 70 37 50

 

Free admission, by reservation

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Exhibition "Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française"

In partnership with the Comédie-Française, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts will be showcasing stage jewelry worn by the most famous actors and actresses - Talma, Rachel, Sarah Bernhardt... - retracing the history of stage jewelry since the 18th century. Jewelry, paintings, drawings and manuscripts bear witness to the opulence of these objects, which, while often made from non-precious materials, feature their jewelers’ skills.

Curators: Agathe Sanjuan, curator-archivist at the Comédie-Française, and L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.

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Exhibition Images "Stage Jewelry from the Comédie-Française"

97 - Broche de Sarah Bernhardt, René Lalique © Coll. Comédie-Française – Photo L’École Van Cleef & Arpels (6).jpg (

Brooch once owned by Sarah Bernhardt / René Lalique, 1896
Gold, emeralds, enamel
Photo : L'École Van Cleef & Arpels - Benjamin Chelly

© Coll. Comédie-Française
Diadème de Rachel dans Phèdre aux perles et camées, 1843 © Collection Comédie Française.jpg

Rachel's diadem in Phèdre with pearls and cameos, 1843. Photo : L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – Benjamin Chelly

 

© Coll. Comédie Française
71 - Couronne de Mlle Raucourt, 1871 © Coll. Comédie-Française – Photo L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – Benjamin Chelly (8).jpg

Crown worn by Mlle Raucourt in Rodogune by Pierre Corneille, 1871
Gilded copper alloy, blown pearls, leaded glass, textiles
Photo: L'École Van Cleef & Arpels - Benjamin Chelly

© Coll. Comédie-Française
Couronne de laurier en bronze doré de Rachel, XIXe siècle ©  Collection Comédie Française (2)

Laurel wreath in gilded bronze by Rachel, 19th century. Photo : L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – Benjamin Chelly

© Coll. Comédie Française
81 - Pectoral de Mounet-Sully © Coll. Comédie-Française – Photo L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – Benjamin Chelly (3).jpg

Athalie, pectoral by Mounet-Sully, 1909. Gilded copper alloy, textile, faceted glass cabochons on paillons
Photo : L'École Van Cleef & Arpels - Benjamin Chelly

© © Coll. Comédie-Française
Rachel's diadem in Phèdre aux pierres de couleur, 1843 © Collection Comédie Française.jpg

Rachel's diadem in Phèdre with colored stones, 1843. Photo : L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – Benjamin Chelly

© Coll. Comédie-Française
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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.  Photo Benjamin Chelly.

Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

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Exhibition “Stage Jewels of the Comédie-Française”, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.
Photo Benjamin Chelly.

Comédie Française Catalogue FR

Catalog

This book provides the public with an unprecedented look at around 40 of these stage jewels from the Parisian theater, dating from the late eighteenth century to the 1980s, enriched with costumes, graphic works, and archival documents, to understand both their historical and symbolic dimensions.

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