Cartier Exhibit Slated for Houston

A major exhibition from The Art of Cartier Collection will take place at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from Oct. 31, 2004, through March 27, 2005. The exhibit, titled "Cartier design viewed by Ettore Sottsass," includes diadems, brooches, necklaces, rings, and bracelets as well as accessories like cigarette cases, writing instruments, clocks, and watches. Approximately 200 pieces were selected from various periods to showcase the work of the family company, which was established in 1847. Ettore Sottsass, an Italian maestro whose works include ceramics, glass items, and furniture, will serve as director of the Cartier Design exhibition. Highlights include the famous Elephant Mystery Clock made for the Maharaja of Nawanagar, the Tutti Frutti necklace that belonged to Daisy Fellowes, and the Duchess of Windsor's Tiger lorgnette. The Cartier jewels on display demonstrate the great cult
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