L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels: supporting jewelry research

The commitment of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts to education and research
As an extension of its sponsorship activities for teaching, in 2019 L’ÉCOLE created five post-graduate research grants for students enrolled in a master’s course in History of Art or Gemology whose research work is related to jewelry.
This financial support for jewelry research is in keeping with the mission of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, an institute that is equally passionate about creating jewelry expertise as it is about sharing it.

The 2019 winners
Following a long deliberation, the jury – chaired by Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, and made up of Nicolas Bos, President & CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, Olivier Segura, Scientific Director of L’ÉCOLE and Guillaume Glorieux, Director of Education and Research at L’ÉCOLE – came to an agreement on their six chosen recipients.

Estelle Boucher-Detrez
Second-year Master’s student at the Université de Bordeaux.
Subject: “Jewelry and Art History in the West: Historic Perceptions and Modern Concerns.
Supervision: Pascal Bertrand

Victorine Dubois
First-year Master’s student at the Université Rennes 2.
Subject: “Floral Motifs and Botanical Science in Le livre des ouvrages d’orfèvrerie by Gilles Légaré (1663).” Supervision: Estelle Leutrat

Florent Guérif
Second-year Master’s student at the École Pratique des Hautes Études.
Subject: “Alphonse Fouquet (1828-1911), Jeweler.” Supervision: Audrey Nassieu-Maupas

Jeanne Marie d’Avigneau
Second-year Master’s student at the Université de Rennes.
Subject: “Jewelry Tastes in the Valois Court at the Time of Charles VI (1380-1422).”
Supervision: Marie Jacob

Maxence Vigier
First-year Master’s student at the Université de Nantes.
Subject: “The Orange Luminescence of Sapphires and Rubies.” Supervision: Emmanuel Fritsch

Anne de Pontonx (winner of the Van Cleef & Arpels Grant)
Second-year Master’s student at the Université de Nanterre.
Subject: “Genetic Dialogues Between Dance and Jewelry: the Example of Jewels, Balanchine Choreography, Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry (1967).”
Supervision: Panayota Volti (lecturer of History of Art) and Rémi Labrusse (teacher of Contemporary History of Art)