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Didier Ltd Gallery specializing in 20th-century artists' jewels by painters, sculptors, architects and designer

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Today on the occasion of the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict the Porta della Morte (Doors of Death) in the front of Sa...
05/01/2023

Today on the occasion of the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict the Porta della Morte (Doors of Death) in the front of Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican will be opened. The bronze doors, commissioned by Pope John XXIII, were designed and sculpted by Giacomo Manzu between 1961-1964. At the bottom of each door are three different dead animals including this dead bird with its head turned downwards symbolising death. Manzu also produced 18ct gold brooches of each of these animals in an edition of six, which he made in a special corner of his studio along with other gold jewels.

Happy New Year, wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2023 surrounded by loved ones, Martine and Didier
31/12/2022

Happy New Year, wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2023 surrounded by loved ones, Martine and Didier

Three French hens for the third day of Christmas courtesy of  for
28/12/2022

Three French hens for the third day of Christmas courtesy of for

As thoughts go from Christmas to New Year, preparations are looking good for a Bacchanalian evening. Happy New Year
27/12/2022

As thoughts go from Christmas to New Year, preparations are looking good for a Bacchanalian evening. Happy New Year

Wonderful day with  photographing our Italian  and  pieces for our next catalogue “Italian artist Jewellery and the Rise...
21/12/2022

Wonderful day with photographing our Italian and pieces for our next catalogue “Italian artist Jewellery and the Rise of the Padua School”.
Special thanks to our serenely beautiful model , makeup artist who was so attentive and a joy to work with, and, of course, our brilliant photographer who helped bring our jewels to life on Catherine - many thanks to all - we are so looking forward to the final results and sharing them in due course.

My great grand father  wearing his Christmas hat in front of his picture of the  which he painted while a scholar at the...
15/12/2022

My great grand father wearing his Christmas hat in front of his picture of the which he painted while a scholar at the in Rome

Today is the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban surrealist . He designed jewels on two occasions - the first we...
08/12/2022

Today is the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban surrealist . He designed jewels on two occasions - the first were a dozen unique pieces designed in 1972 for the AUREA exhibition in Florence - these are the first three pictures here, and then again in the 1980s for when de designed two pendants reproduced here from an Artcurial catalogue of 1992.

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13/11/2022
Thank you   for your kind review of our booth  in today’s Weekend Arts section. The show is in the  until Monday14th Nov...
11/11/2022

Thank you for your kind review of our booth in today’s Weekend Arts section. The show is in the until Monday14th November. A thank you also to for inviting us to take part.
A further thank you to for wearing the pendant so beautifully and for all our photographs

This gold and enamel pendant brooch has quite a history. Designed by  (born today in 1920) in 1971 it was made by GianCa...
06/10/2022

This gold and enamel pendant brooch has quite a history. Designed by (born today in 1920) in 1971 it was made by GianCarlo Montebello]. However, it is also the only piece to have surfaced from the armed robbery of GEM Montebello jewels in Udine in 1978, saved from the melting pot by the strong enamel. We reunited it with GianCarlo in the in Milan, an emotional bitter sweet meeting as this robbery marked the end of GEM Montebello editions of some of the finest artist jewels ever created, but he was happy that we had it in our collection. It also heralded the start of GianCarlo’s own jewellery production while he continued to work with artists on a more personal level. The jewel will be included in our forthcoming catalogue “Italian artist jewellery and the rise of the Padua School” (working title, aiming for publication in Spring 1933).

GianCarlo Montebello]

Torrid would have been  109th birthday. This gold and enamel necklace called Tête de poete was conceived in 1969 produce...
05/10/2022

Torrid would have been 109th birthday. This gold and enamel necklace called Tête de poete was conceived in 1969 produced by
A retrospective exhibition of her work is currently and we shall be displaying a collection of her jewels in November.
Please DM for invitation.

The birds in the neighbourhood have taken on some colourful plumage - welcome to the Notting Hill Carnival 🎤🎼🎤🎼
29/08/2022

The birds in the neighbourhood have taken on some colourful plumage - welcome to the Notting Hill Carnival 🎤🎼🎤🎼

London zoo aviary is now home to monkeys - my dad  was the structural engineer (on the left) and my godfather  the archi...
02/08/2022

London zoo aviary is now home to monkeys - my dad was the structural engineer (on the left) and my godfather the architect (on the right) with Lord Snowden in the middle

Futurist suit, hat and handbag designed by  and seen in the painted hallway of his apartment in Rome, which is now run b...
15/07/2022

Futurist suit, hat and handbag designed by and seen in the painted hallway of his apartment in Rome, which is now run by
The Elica jewels in gold and cut coloured agates were produced by Artcurial under the supervision of Balla’s daughters after an original felt “modification” from 1914.

A young visitor
03/07/2022

A young visitor

 holding court  stand no 301 next to Le Caprice restaurant
30/06/2022

holding court stand no 301 next to Le Caprice restaurant

All that is missing is a   Relaxing time after a wonderful evening with
24/05/2022

All that is missing is a
Relaxing time after a wonderful evening with

I only managed to wear this fabulous  necklace before it found a new home several years ago now - it is the only photo w...
16/05/2022

I only managed to wear this fabulous necklace before it found a new home several years ago now - it is the only photo we have of it. The horns in the background are by

And the winner for jewellery  is ….Australia
14/05/2022

And the winner for jewellery is ….
Australia

The three digital covers of the latest  magazine, featuring Man Ray and Dali jewels, appeared while we were watching   s...
14/05/2022

The three digital covers of the latest magazine, featuring Man Ray and Dali jewels, appeared while we were watching sale of Rosalind and Melvin Jacobs ($42 million) - if anyone regrets not bidding we have Man Ray’s The Oculist, Claude Lalanne’s Mimosa, Picasso’s Petit barbu, and Noma Copley’s tie available

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Featured in this week’s   with a  gold bangle designed by  which unfortunately was not mentioned in the caption
23/04/2022

Featured in this week’s with a gold bangle designed by which unfortunately was not mentioned in the caption

 jewellery  which closes this Sunday April 10th at 6pm. Wooden mould part pendant painted in her typical matt black worn...
07/04/2022

jewellery which closes this Sunday April 10th at 6pm. Wooden mould part pendant painted in her typical matt black worn with style by

Making use of the old mannequins we scavenged from the Barney storerooms for our display  on the 5th (shoe) floor of Bar...
04/04/2022

Making use of the old mannequins we scavenged from the Barney storerooms for our display on the 5th (shoe) floor of Barney’s at 660 Madison Avenue - open until Sunday 10th April.


All set up   using mannequins and other props from the storerooms at Barney’s ahead of the opening night party in a coup...
31/03/2022

All set up using mannequins and other props from the storerooms at Barney’s ahead of the opening night party in a couple of hours to benefit in the old Barney’s building at 660 Madison Avenue. The show opens to the public tomorrow at mid-day and rind until Sunday April 10th

The rescheduled  in Spring is taking place in the old Barney’s flagship store at 660 Madison Avenue, which previously ho...
29/03/2022

The rescheduled in Spring is taking place in the old Barney’s flagship store at 660 Madison Avenue, which previously houses the offices of J. Paul Getty’s Standard Oil. Our stand is on the 5th floor, which was the old shoe department, and we are making the most of re-using old shop fittings for this pop-up.

Among the artists jewels we shall be bringing or rather returning is this pendant watch designed by as part of the to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research that was produced in collaboration with Barney’s twenty-nine years ago.

First view of our pop up stand  which is taking place in the old Barney’s at 660 Madison from 1-10 April - we are on the...
26/03/2022

First view of our pop up stand which is taking place in the old Barney’s at 660 Madison from 1-10 April - we are on the 5th floor with a window to the outside world — the show starts on the 5th floor so you can’t miss us!!

Was so wonderful to step out of the old Barney’s on Madison where we are setting up for  and literally bump into  and   ...
26/03/2022

Was so wonderful to step out of the old Barney’s on Madison where we are setting up for and literally bump into and 🥰 followed by 🍾 in in the footsteps of and

Artists’ jewels are often tokens of love and this unique heart-shaped pendant from 1965 with 73 differently shaped rubie...
14/02/2022

Artists’ jewels are often tokens of love and this unique heart-shaped pendant from 1965 with 73 differently shaped rubies set in white gold is no different - made by the Italian sculptor for his wife Inge.

We will be bringing this and other treasures to the rescheduled from 1-10 April but note the new exciting location for this year only - 660 Madison Avenue - the Winter Show is taking over the old Barney’s store and you will be able to find us on the 5th floor - going up!!!

Even on a cloudy day my great grandfather  stained glass windows in the Sacre Coeur in Cognac were glowing. Designed in ...
02/02/2022

Even on a cloudy day my great grandfather stained glass windows in the Sacre Coeur in Cognac were glowing. Designed in 1923 to commemorate the First World War, this was the first time I have got to see them having been told by my mother that they were in the Sacre Coeur in Paris but then she had grown up in Sevres as a little girl and probably thought that there was only one.

15/01/2022

Acting my age - not a day over 60!
Gold necklace by

It’s arrived - a lockdown project hot off the press which has been great fun and rewarding, while taking me back to my r...
09/01/2022

It’s arrived - a lockdown project hot off the press which has been great fun and rewarding, while taking me back to my roots.

Here’s a thumbs up to 2022  - both by  who would have been 101 today - good reason to celebrate  Brooch available but wa...
01/01/2022

Here’s a thumbs up to 2022 - both by who would have been 101 today - good reason to celebrate

Brooch available but watch sold.

TEFAF Online opens tomorrow and Didier and I will be taking part in Meet the Experts Live on Thursday 9th September at 5...
08/09/2021

TEFAF Online opens tomorrow and Didier and I will be taking part in Meet the Experts Live on Thursday 9th September at 5pm Uk time, 6pm European time and 12pm New York time.

“Discover wearable art with Didier Ltd” will be a conversation with Lin Jamison of GemX discussing artists’ jewellery in general but with a focus on the three jewels that are our TEFAF online presentation: by Arnaldo Pomodoro, Lucio Fontana, and Claude Lalanne, all of which were produced by the great facilitator and editor of artists’s jewels GianCarlo Montebello.

The talk is open to everyone and is free to join. There will be time for questions at the end, so please invite friends, log on, listen, and participate.

https://www.gemxclub/upcoming
or through the TEFAF website
https://www.tefaf.com/initiatives/programs/169-discover-wearable-art-with-gem-x

Coming to    - opening in 9 days - from September 9th-13th 14.00 BSTWe are also taking part in “TEFAF meet the Experts L...
30/08/2021

Coming to - opening in 9 days - from September 9th-13th 14.00 BST

We are also taking part in “TEFAF meet the Experts Live” together with on Thursday 9th September at 12.00 EST / 17.00 BST - details and links to follow in the next few days

  this morning - archives yesterday - pure joy with  - and more to come
16/07/2021

this morning - archives yesterday - pure joy with - and more to come

 waiting for   to open in Pubol as our  fest begins - tomorrow the Archives and the jewels …
14/07/2021

waiting for to open in Pubol as our fest begins - tomorrow the Archives and the jewels …

Finally in Barcelona  with  and the
13/07/2021

Finally in Barcelona with and the

This is probably a better photo -  looks less like an endangered
11/07/2021

This is probably a better photo - looks less like an endangered

From  wonderful exhibition opening with so many  friends       and  plus  who didn’t make the photos to the tranquility ...
11/07/2021

From wonderful exhibition opening with so many friends and plus who didn’t make the photos to the tranquility of literally next door to an Ancient Greek and Roman city - my kind of place

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Head piece signed Vic Gentils and hand adornment by Eliseo Mattiacci.

Via Didier Ltd
Who had the chance to see the beautiful creations of Arnaldo Pomodoro and many other famour artists?

Thank you so much to Didier Ltd and Galleria Consadori for this amazing chance!
Milano Jewelry Week is on the latest Issue of Lusso Style!

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Looking forward to showing our artist jewels embracing all the glamour of the Dolce Vita in the 1950s and 1960s in Milan in a couple of weeks
This unique pendant by , courtesy of Didier Ltd is formed from wood, mouldings and two piano keys painted matte black. Highlighted with a silver edge, this piece dates back to 1980-1985 and was shown at / Basel this past June.
The American sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899–1988) is renowned for her bold, monumental abstract assemblages. Didier Ltd's Curio presentation of jewelry includes her personal pieces from the 1960s; pendants designed for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s 1984 production of Cristoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice formed from crushed tin cans, fishing floats, and beads; and pendants and brooches made shortly before she died, which have never before been exhibited
Didier Ltd presents 'Paint It Black' by Louise Nevelson next week at Design Miami/ Basel. Pictured: Extremely large 1960’s gold and wood pendant made for Nevelson’s Whitney Museum retrospective to wear at the opening but not used in the end as photos show her wearing a brooch instead
Didier Ltd presents Paint It Black, a Curio exhibition of jewelry designed by the iconic American sculptor Louise Nevelson at / Basel in June.

These works are mostly painted in monochrome matte black, a color, for Nevelson, that “contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors.”

These unique jewels are sculptures in miniature, typically made from small scraps of wood or found objects like clothespins and piano keys, painted black and given gold or metal highlights.

The jewels fall into three main groups: her personal pieces from the 1960s, which appear in many photographs of her; pendants formed from crushed tin cans, fishing floats, and beads she designed for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s production of Cristoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice in 1984; and lastly a group of pendants and brooches made shortly before she died, which have never been exhibited.
Masque (Grand), 1972, by Pablo Picasso, cast by Francois Hugo.

Exhibited at Masterpiece by Didier Ltd, this pendant is taken from a sketch/doodle that Picasso made of the artist Rembrandt in February 1971, cast by his goldsmith Francois Hugo. It was made in an numbered edition of 20 together with two artist and two author proofs (model no. 1750).
This necklace was the fourth and final jewel designed by Chilean Surrealist Roberto Sebastian Matta for Giancarlo Montebello and was produced in an unfinished edition from 1974. The Cacastrello necklace is composed of 18ct gold and rock crystal with three bat pendants set with diamond and ruby eyes. The name of this necklace “Cacastrello” is a playful combination of the Italian word for a bat (p**istrello) and the French slang to urinate (p**i) and defecate (c**a) — typical of Matta’s humor. Didier Ltd will also be exhibiting further rare examples of Matta’s first two designs at /
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