Date(s) - 25/04/2023
Gallery 209 & 213
Create a Fleurs des Siècles inspired by Jane Hutcheson. Arrangement and container will be displayed on a 6” square black acrylic cube. Arrangement should not exceed the perimeter of the cube and not be more than 8” high. Viewed from all sides. Please include photograph with entry.
Jane Hutcheson, impressed and inspired by the 17th and 18th century Vincennes porcelain flowers, made up arrangements of clay flowers that she displayed in the window of Alice Maynard’s needlework shop at 558 Madison Avenue in New York City. Gorham enthusiastically adopted the idea that Ms. Hutcheson make her creations in metal for their gift line.
“The Gorham Fleurs you will pick will last forever” was an enthusiastic advertising slogan Gorham chose to describe their Fleurs des Siècles gift line. The flower arrangements, produced from the early 1970s to mid-1980s contain an amazing variety of flowers, leaves, nuts, and berries. Each jeweled metal flower or leaf is handcrafted, and hand enameled over gold plate. These exquisitely arranged bouquets are tucked into sterling and gold-plated cachepots, authentic reproductions of antique porcelain vases, various baskets or blooming within Murano glass domes.