HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS, WASHINGTON DC

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection

Exhibition on view June 10, 2017 - January 1, 2018

This season, the Hillwood Estate Museum presents an exceptional exhibition paying tribute to Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), the Post cereal empire heiress and longstanding client of the Maison Cartier. For the first time, the most remarkable jewelry from her collection is shown in her former private home in Washington, which has become a museum. Among the Cartier pieces on view, visitors can discover an Art Deco-style ring on loan from the Cartier Collection. This exhibition explores the sense of style in American high society, the history of exceptional historical stones, and the stylistic developments that influenced early 20th-century jewelry design.

 

More information is available on the museum's website:
https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/Spectacular-Gems-and-Jewelry

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry exhibition
Pendant brooch

Pendant brooch

Cartier London, 1923, altered by Cartier New York, 1928

 

Platinum

Emeralds

Diamonds

Enamel

 

Courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Photograph by Square Moose Inc.