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Inupiaq Walrus Ivory Comb

The Museum Showed the Comb Upside Down History is rarely told by the vanquished. If we find their story, we who live in the world of the conquerors don’t know how to read it. We highlight a big ship as … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: From the Ottomans to the Qajars

The boundaries of the Ottoman and Persian Empires often overlapped over the course of history Their art has been enriched by many outside influences such as Central Asian, Indian, and even Chinese. Qajar is a Turkish word meaning people who … Continue reading

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Learning from the Creative Museum and Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment

In quotes are comments from Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment by Truus Daalder. Reference numbers are in italics and specified at the bottom. The photographs and other writing come from the collection and scholarship of The Creative Museum. I thought it … Continue reading

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Jessica Beauchemin: Collection Bestiaire and A Sense of Time

  Ms. Beauchemin writes in French. English speakers may read a translation in the first comment. Bestiaire I – Dasyatis sephen, 2011 Medium: Black Ebony, Movingui Veneer, Stingray polished and non polished Finish: Linseed Oil and Beeswax Techniques: Bending, Sculpture, … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: Folk and Personal Combs

By The Creative Museum: Nous ouvrons toujours des yeux émerveillés devant des peignes qui méritent le titre d’œuvre d’art. Nous admirons la beauté et la richesse des matériaux, la perfection des formes, le savoir-faire des orfèvres qui créent ces véritables … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: Haute Couture Combs

Par le Creative Museum: Les défilés de Haute Couture sont toujours attendus avec intérêt car on aime à être ébloui par la féerie de couleurs et de formes qui s’y déploient. Les grands couturiers donnent tout pouvoir à leur imagination … Continue reading

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How I stumbled upon hair ornaments…

By Jessica Beauchemin: I stumbled upon hair ornaments by chance, and to this day, I am still moved by this surprising story… Following studies in Artistic Cabinet-Making and work in a small shop, very soon I felt the need to … Continue reading

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Chinese Comb of Gods

By The Creative Museum: This impressive ivory comb features the eight Chinese Gods from the Dao Temple, home of Taoism. The artist portrayed the immortals crossing the sea. Respectively, they represent incarnations of the Chinese people: male, female, old, young, … Continue reading

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Cameo Masterpiece

This Regency tiara comb, c. 1820, has seven oval shell cameos, which portray winged characters in mythical scenes. The cameos are surrounded by small beads and mounted in an intricate open-work design. Sotheby’s estimates its value at between 4,000 to … Continue reading

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Three Easy Pieces

These works will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Dec. 9, 2010. The barrette is by Cartier, circa 1905. In front, a setting of old European-cut diamonds weighs about 5 carats. Blonde tortoiseshell in back completes the piece. Price estimate: $10,000 … Continue reading

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