Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A PIECE OF MUCHA'S LEGACY


My friend Irja, who runs the vintage shop Hoochie Mama Jane came across Art Nouveau jewellery said to truly be from the beginning of the 20th century and designed by Mucha himself! Mucha! I love Mucha! And Irja loves Mucha - she even has a Mucha tattoo. As she also tends to go for more is more she therefore had to get these, even not convinced of their origin.

After some googling and some emails it turned out these necklaces were dead stock from a Czech factory that closed around 1924-25 and the design on the jewellery where indeed originally by Mucha's hand! Quite the find.

And oh what amount of vintage bling bling! Classy bling. And pretty gems.



The necklaces will not be for sale at Irja's store though, she'll keep them to herself.

23 comments:

AndiPants said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! I can completely understand her keeping them for herself.

stephanie said...

Lucky Irja!

Hey, I was baking today when I thought about that cupcake of yours, you posted the other day.. Are you planning to share us your recipe? Specially that toffee frosting! Nham!

GinCherry said...

Wow it's awesome and the origin and history of it are stuning.It's really big treasure :)

Cristina Ortiz said...

I love the second photo.

K said...

Mucha<3<3

E said...

mucha mucha mucha! I am planning an art nouveau tattoo. Love Mucha and all nouveau/deco stuff.

Helga said...

I also have a Mucha tattoo.Very jealous of the jewellry!

Rhia said...

Gorgeous piece! I love Mucha too! Did you see the Mucha exhibtion couple years ago in Amos Anderson's art museum? That was amazing!

Ilona said...

Oh well, it would have too good to be true if that jewellery was on sale... :)
By the way I have visited Mucha Museum in Prague, that's quite a nice little museum.

janettaylor said...

Amazing!

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Urban Fairy said...

wow, that is awesome! :)

melina bee said...

what an amazing find!! like maybe the best I have ever heard of.

melina bee

Idun said...

Omg! What a find! I'd love to do that myself one day.

Darkinia said...

I love Mucha, too. I really enjoy his works.
I'd keep such a piece of art by myself, too!

sueper said...

wow, what a find - i truely love mucha his drawings rock!

Josie Tyrell said...

Beautiful

x Josie

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Sophie Lewis said...

Wow I love these. So intricate.

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Fiona Timantti said...

Apua! Miten ihania! Haluuuuuun!

Rosie Unknown said...

Those are so so so amazing! What a find!

Lady said...

officialy green with envy:D
as a huge fan of art nouveau jewelery. and it's a piece you can die for. and by mucha himself, my god. lucky gal, your friend.

julez_mez said...

Beautiful necklace!
And i love the term 'classy bling', that's such a good phrase.

xoxox