The Jewelry History Series Has Big Plans for a Third Year
U.S. Antique Shows’ dedication to supporting ongoing schooling within the antiques neighborhood is prevalent on the a number of particular occasions they host all year long, resembling sales space talks, Appraisal Day and e-book signings – simply to call a couple of. For a 3rd 12 months this January, the present producer will as soon as once more host the Jewelry History Series previous to the beginning of their premier occasion, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show on the Miami Beach Convention Center. This jewellery convention, January 26-27, brings collectively an exceptional group of jewellery historians, sellers, and graduate gemologists to talk on numerous jewellery historical past matters. Plus, new this 12 months, the collection will host a particular screening of the award-winning documentary, Sharing The Rough.
The convention yearly welcomes retailers, wholesalers, appraisers, seasoned and novice collectors, in addition to anybody with an curiosity in studying in regards to the historical past of vintage jewellery.
I not too long ago had a possibility to speak with among the scheduled audio system about their profession backgrounds and the lecture they ready for the upcoming convention.
Emily Stoehrer’s instructional background is in vogue historical past (she acquired her grasp’s diploma from FIT) and early in her profession she targeted solely on textiles and vogue arts. In 2007, nevertheless, Stoehrer met curator and jewellery historian Yvonne Markowitz on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, whom opened her eyes to new profession alternatives.
“My degree concentration was in fashion and textiles and a large part of my coursework focused on fashion history. There was little emphasis in jewelry. While my Master’s thesis on the great fashion and jewelry collector Countess Mona Bismarck included jewelry, it wasn’t until I met Yvonne that I considered jewelry as a specialization. She opened my eyes to thinking more deeply about jewelry and encouraged me to consider how jewelry, fashion, and other accessories worked together.”
With Stoehrer’s stellar background as a basis, Markowitz mentored her – even inspired her to pursue her Ph.D. So when Markowitz retired in 2014, her protégé Stoehrer was the proper candidate to take her place. “Yvonne is irreplaceable, but our close relationship and my knowledge of the collection aided in making a seamless transition,” she says.
As Stoehrer continues to develop her function because the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, she might be curating a model new exhibition on revival jewellery in 2017 on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Jewelry History Series’ attendees would be the first to get a sneak peek. “My lecture [at the conference] is going to explore revival jewelry and the upcoming exhibition I’m working on about this topic. When you refer to revival jewelry, many people think of the 19th century and all the exhibitions that were occurring around Europe, inspiring different designers during this period. I will discuss that in my lecture, however, I will also explore how 21st century designers continue to be inspired by this jewelry.”
From aerospace to Asian antiques, Eric Hoffman turned a 40 12 months passion right into a second profession after retirement. Hoffman was an aerospace engineer who spent his profession on the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and retired as chief engineer of the Space Department. “Studying and collecting Chinese arts, antiques, and antiquities was always a hobby for me, even while working as an engineer. After retiring around 10 years ago, it blossomed into a business. My principle interest is Chinese jade and I study, write, and lecture on the topic regularly.”
Through Hoffman’s research on jade, he got here to understand kingfisher feather jewellery, referred to as tian-tsui in Chinese. “Kingfisher feather jewelry has been part of the Chinese culture for more than 2,000 years, dating as far back as the Han Dynasty. The Chinese have painstakingly applied the iridescent blue feathers of the kingfisher birds to create spectacular jewelry and art objects,” he says.
Hoffman will current his findings on this beautiful and prized jewellery on the Jewelry History Series, placing the items collectively for collection’ attendees. His lecture will discover all elements of kingfisher feather jewellery – the place it comes from and the historical past behind how the Chinese started utilizing it as an ornamental accent. He may also arm attendees with some clues on courting these items and detecting the inevitable fakes in at present’s market.
Jeannine Falino is outlined by many various roles – curator, scholar, educator, and writer. She has been a curator for her whole profession, which spans almost 30 years. She focuses on American ornamental arts from colonial to up to date, together with metalwork, jewellery, trendy craft, and design.
Along with curating, lecturing, and writing, Falino additionally enjoys working with dwelling artists. “Collaborating with artists has been an exciting part of what I do now. I like speaking with them about their artistic vision and visiting their studios.” She is at the moment co-curator of the exhibition Gilded New York: Design, Fashion & Society on the Museum of the City of New York. This exhibit explores New York City’s visible tradition on the finish of the 19th century, displaying 100 works, together with costumes, jewellery, portraits, and ornamental objects.
Falino is happy to participate, for the primary time, within the Jewelry History Series this January. “My lecture will focus on American Modernist jewelry and the artists who translated the excitement of surrealism and modernism into wearable jewelry. This topic is very interesting because for the first time, artists were making jewelry out of non-precious materials and individuals chose to wear such pieces – not for their financial worth – but for the new avant-garde attitude it signified.”
During the 2 day Jewelry History Series, an array of periods will happen. Below is the entire listing of audio system scheduled for the 2016 jewellery collection.
- Patricia Faber, The Next Wave: Collecting Studio Art Jewelry 1970-1990
- Michael Goldstein, The History of Diamonds in Jewelry
- Gail Brett Levine, Precious Stone Wannabees
- Panel Discussion: Many Ways to Look at Jewelry
(Panel Members: Elyse Zorn Karlin; Yvonne Markowitz; Gloria Lieberman; Suzanne Martinez and Gail Brett Levine)
- Elyse Zorn Karlin, Jewelry of the French Courtesans
- Emily Stoehrer, Castellani to Cartier; Historically Inspired Jewelry
- Yvonne Markowitz, Oscar Heyman & Bros.: The Jeweler’s Jeweler
- Jeannine Falino, American Modernist Jewelry: The Excitement of Avant Garde
- Eric Hoffman, Tian-Tsui: Chinese Kingfisher Feather Jewelry
- Ulysses Grant Dietz, Jewelry, from Pearls to Platinum to Plastic
Series attendees may also be among the many first to see The Original Miami Beach Antique Show earlier than it opens with a tour of choose jewellery exhibitor cubicles on Day Two of the convention. During this tour, attendees will preview the magnificent items accessible for buy. In addition, collection attendees obtain complimentary admission to the present as soon as it opens.
For a descriptions of the periods, data on the documentary and to register, go to www.MiamiBeachAntiqueShow.com.