The exhibition highlights various kinds of Japanese crafts, and archive pieces as well as modern items from the French jeweller.

BY KRIS CHAN

28 JUN 2017

French heritage is brought together with Japanese craftsmanship in the “Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels – High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts” exhibition. Running until August 6 at The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, the exhibition highlights 1,200 years of Japanese crafts and the exquisite skills of the French jeweller.

History buffs will enjoy the first section of the exhibition, which explores the high jeweller’s history, and the majority of items are from its archive collection of precious works.

Admirers of meticulous details and incredible savoir-faire will have plenty to see in the second section. Some 100 works of high jewellery are displayed with about 50 equally sublime examples of Japanese crafts, including cloisonné enamel, ceramics, lacquer ware and metalwork.

More info about this exhibition here.

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