A Preview of TEFAF Maastricht 2015
For 11 days each year in March, the fantastical intersection of Madison Avenue and Champs Elysées becomes reality in the Dutch town of Maastricht. At TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s most important annual art fair, the “streets” adopt the names of the most prestigious shopping thoroughfares from around the globe, bringing the world’s finest dealers in art, antiques, and jewelry under one roof.
Hailing from 20 countries, a total of 275 dealers (20 less than last year) will set up shop next week along Place Vendôme, New Bond Street, Sunset Boulevard, and the like. Nearly anything a well-heeled collector, or museum curator for that matter, could ever want will be on display for purchase at TEFAF, from paintings by Pieter Breughel the Younger and Peter Paul Rubens to a Mae West Lips Sofa by Salvador Dali.
Otto Jakob Kapok Ring moulded using beeswax sticks, inspired by the entwined shapes of the roots of kapok trees native to the Southeast Asian rainforests. – Partially oxidized white gold, cornflower-blue sapphire 7.49ct, 223 brown diamonds, 214 black diamonds. One-of-a-kind. 2015
Alexandre Reza La Chose Ring – Featuring a natural Columbian 11.72ct. cabochon emerald set on a rose gold and diamond mount
Carlo and Arthur Giuliano (active 1895-1914) Necklace – Gold, black and white enamel, diamonds, brown zircons, pearls. London, circa 1890 (Wartski)