To celebrate Hanukkah, Les Enluminures is pleased to announce a special offering of four exceptional animal rings by the famed Jewish artist, writer, and jeweler, Mosheh Oved (1885-1958). He created his first animal rings in the basement of his shop during the German Blitz of London. During one of these raids his wife, observed how Mosheh’s hands were trembling. While they took shelter in the basement, she gave him some modelling wax to steady his hands. Thus began the series of animal rings in gold and silver, sometimes with small gemstones for the eyes. Les Enluminures hopes the group of animal rings and their maker inspire you, bringing peace with the spirit of giving during this holiday season. Happy Hanukkah!
Les Enluminures will inaugurate for the very first time at TEFAF Maastricht an exhibition that has been fifteen years in the planning. It consists of forty-six pieces of European jewelry – pendants, reliquaries, amulets, and talismans – from the eighth century to the eighteenth century.