In 1955, after studying jewellery craftsmanship and design at L'Ecole des Arts Industriels in Geneva, Gilbert Albert went on to be the designer and head of Patek Philippe's workshop for seven years. From 1958 to 1988, his fantastical and original pieces gained him the prestigious `Oscar' award at the Diamonds International Awards no less than ten times, three for Patek Philippe, two for Omega and five times under his own workshop founded in 1962 – a unique achievement. Over the years, Albert's work has been exhibited around the world from London to Tokyo, Johannesburg to New York and he was the first living artist since 1917 to be invited to show his creations in the Moscow Kremlin, first in 1991 and again in 2003. Using corals, pearls, shell, crystals, enamels, meteorites, scarabs, diamonds and gemstones, the inspiration for Gilbert Albert's jewels has come from nature's forms and colours juxtaposed with the originality of the Etruscan and ancient goldsmiths. Producing a harmony between the past, present and future, the natural and man's innovation, each creation can be considered a work of art and as unique as the man himself.
LOT 95 , SALE 14306
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
($1,540 - $2,309)Follow Place Bid
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