Mariera trunk show/reception at Telluride's Lustre Gallery

Mariera trunk show/reception at Telluride's Lustre Gallery

Cross, gold & glass On Thursday, March 17, 5 – 8 p/m/. Telluride’s Lustre Gallery hosts a reception for a trunk show featuring bling with a pedigree: historic art nouveau jewels, handcrafted in Barcelona from original molds and enameling technique created by artist Lluis Masriera. Representatives from Masriera are in town through the weekend.

Founded in 1839, the House of Masriera became synonymous with Art Noveau jewelry in Spain, ultimately sharing a podium with Lalique glass and Gaudi’s over the top architecture. Lluís Masriera (1872-1958), son of jewelers and painters, pioneered several innovations in his field, including the technique known as “Barcelona Enamel”, a translucent enamel possessing brilliant luminosity and remarkable definition. Fortunately for jewelry collectors today, Masriera saved every mold used in his design process. Each contemporary Masriera is made from these original molds, and so they are not considered reproductions, but originals.

To learn more, click on this link to hear an interview with Sally Lakes about Masriera.The interview includes specifics about pieces in the Masriera line being introduced to Telluride through Lustre last March. But Lakes also discusses the history of the historic company and what makes  the collection unique.

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