Tag Archives: Coco Chanel

The 100 Year Perspective

On January 1, 1921, California beat Ohio State 28-0 in the Rose Bowl. In that same week, the country’s first religious service radio broadcast aired on KDKA-Pittsburgh, Turkey made peace with Armenia, and Eugene O’Neill’s “Diff’rent” premiered in New York City. The second year in what would turn out to be an explosive decade of […]

Jeanne Toussaint: Cartier’s Petite Panthére

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx Panthére ring by Cartier

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher “A woman who revolutionized contemporary jewelry” is how Cartier describes jewelry designer Jeanne Toussaint in the 2019 film series, entitled L’Odysée de Cartier. Born in 1887, Jeanne Toussaint (1887-1978) was the daughter of lacemakers from the south of Belgium in the city of Charleroi. She grew up with handmade goods surrounding […]

Gavels n Paddles: Andy Warhol painting, $247,000, Stevens Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Andy Warhol painting, $247,000, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An original oil on canvas rendering of the French fashion designer Coco Chanel by the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol sold for $247,000 at an on-site auction held Aug. 8 at Lauri Mundi – one of Mississippi’s most regal antebellum homes, in Aberdeen – […]