Art Deco has become one of the most iconic, recognised and revived styles in the history of art, architecture and design. The style emerged from France in the 1910s - deriving its name from the term 'art décoratif' - but reached its peak during the Jazz Age in the following decade. The style was influenced by various artistic movements, including Cubism, De Stijl and Fauvism, resulting in the unmistakable geometric shapes and vibrant colours. The style originated from furniture and textile design, but rapidly spread also to art, fashion, jewellery and architecture. Art Deco jewellery designers focused on symmetry and clean lines; for rings, opulence was added to understated design through coloured gems, such as emerald, sapphire and ruby. Opulent materials like onyx, marcasite, opal and mother-of-pearl were also popular for rings during this period.
The auction house Tajan is proud to present the incredible collection of former explorer Georg Fischer on May 23, 2018. The collection reflects the passion, Dr Fisher and his wife, had for art, accessories and finds from their long and many trips around the globe. Read more to discover the treasures of a lifetime.
One auction house is ending the auction season in style with a series of exceptional sales comprising seven different categories and nearly 2,500 lots. Here are the highlights of the sale, from art and jewellery to fashion accessories and archaeological treasures.