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Secret Garden - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes. The box becomes the jewels.

A greenhouse of enamel plique-à-jour with gold structures forming geometric motifs [first two photos]. A small bird on the roof is ready to fly away. The walls taken apart form two identical cuffs for the wrist and the roof becomes a bowl for marshmallows [third photo]. The floor is paved with diamond, opal and obsidian and, when pulled out, its centre becomes a pendant [fifth photo]. This miniature Orangerie has trees, statuary and a bench to sit on and contemplate life. Some shoes have been left behind after a party. An umbrella is left in an elephant foot stand in case it is raining when you leave [fourth photo].This hothouse sits on a lotus leaf made of rose quartz and aventurine.”

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Snakepit - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes. The box becomes the jewels. Each box tells its own story.

In outer space is the Snakepit, floating on its rock crystal star. When opened, this studded constellation of diamonds on matte black gold becomes a cuff that can be worn on the wrist. If you take the lid off and look down, you will see the floor covered with writhing snakes. Two skeletons have been left behind, unable to escape, doomed to be worn as earrings. The floor and the ceiling of the Snakepit can be worn as pendants.”