Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Congratulations EEE!

The inestimatable Emily Evans Eerdmans of the eponymous blog, has recently been married and the bloggers on her blog roll have decided to throw her a wedding shower! As she is an Art Historian, I thought she would appreciate the history (as well as craftsmanship) of commissioning fine works of art from jewelers, a royal tradition.
Cartier has been accepting comissions from European royalty, maharajas and jetsetters for generations. As Emily is so entirely fabulous, she and her hubby are definitely worth of 'Le Flamboyant', a tableclock made by Cartier,Paris. The round clock is perfect for the center of a library table, so Emily won't forget a date with her husband while busy researching for one of her well-known books! The clock is formed of gold and silver and set with 1,540 diamonds, 1 ruby, 12 emeralds, 230 green tourmalines, 230 iolites, 140 pink tourmalines, 160 citrines, and much mother -of-pearl, lapis lazuli and onyx. As the name suggests, the clock is certainly bold and ornate!
Congratulations to the happy couple as they make their way home from a honeymoon in Hawaii to start married life!

9 comments:

pve design said...

How generous of you. I actually thought you might have some sort of Architectural design as a gift. What a wonderful clock for a timeless couple.
I am still working on my post for them.
pve

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Patricia, what a great idea! I did struggle for ideas and that is a great one. Why didn't I think of that?!

sophiedahydesigns said...

I don't know. I think the clock is pretty fabulous!

Mrs. Blandings said...

I think you did perfectly! Those jeweled Roman numerals are stunning.

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Stefan - wow. you can give me virtual gifts anytime. and it's actually very practical - it can double as a retirement fund! xo, EEE

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Sophie & Mrs. Blandings -I thought this clock was GORGEOUS and a gift anyone would appreciate, especially Emily!

Emily, You're very welcome, I just wish it were the real thing (but I might have been tempted to keep it!).

little augury said...

What a gorgeous clock, and a to be treasured heirloom-divine. You are invited to-well-any virtual sort of to do I will have.pgt

home before dark said...

Now that is time worth spending. Great choice for the worldly couple and so considerate of both of their passions: green (an antique) for Mr. EEE and jewels with history for the lady.

Summer is a Verb said...

Wow! Remind me to invite you to my next gift receiving event! XXOO