Cartier is the ‘jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers’, so declared Edward VII – and it’s an epithet that has endured. Supplying ineffably luxurious treasures since 1847, the Parisian jeweller was founded by Louis-François Cartier, though it was his grandchildren Louis, Pierre and Jacques who transformed Cartier from a boutique into a globally renowned name.
The Maison pioneered platinum as a setting in the 1860s, and ground-breaking expertise was not restricted to jewellery alone; Cartier’s history of haute horlogerie plots an evolution from the jewellery watches of the 19th century to contemporary wrist watches, establishing iconic codes that remain at the heart of Cartier timepieces to this day.
Since 1880, Cartier was intrigued by the concept of everyday objects, including their earliest fragrance flacons and powder compacts, to stationery and inkwells, which were actually given their very own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. By the time the 1930s came around Louis Cartier founded the ‘S for Silver’ department with the intention of creating luxury gifts and objects like vases, teapots and teacaddies, lighters, belts, and pocket watches.
The eternally glamorous Jeanne Toussaint garnered the pet name La Panthère thanks to her collection of furs.
Fast forward to 2020, and the Maison has launch such darling everyday accessories which respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Panthère de Cartier. A collections to bring beauty into your life. From practical to playful, delicate to portable, suitable and linked by their emblematic codes. Cartier’s art de vivre resounds from its home and lifestyle pieces.
The emblematic panther has embodied Cartier’s creation ever since its first appearance on a watch with panther spots in 1914. She graduated from abstract to figurative representation three years later when she was depicted flanked by cypress trees on a nécessaire gifted by Louis Cartier to Jeanne Toussaint in 1917. In 1988 it decorated the first Cartier Limoges La Maison Collection – the new collection fits perfect with it.
Becoming a Maison legend, this motif runs throughout a contrasting collection of white, black, green and red. Limoges porcelain objects, trinket tray, solitaire board, vase or paper objects, notebook, stationery, and finally a cashmere blanket. Lift the lid on the lauded red box to uncover a new heirloom, whether sparkling with diamonds or shining in solid gold.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Tea Box
The Panthère de Cartier collection presents an array of refined pieces to decorate your interior in true Cartier style. The porcelain tea box is a perfect example of the iconic Panthère’s migration from the jewellery sphere into a more domesticated realm, presenting an elegant porcelain silhouette that serves as an ornate home for the wild motif. H.14.5cm x W.10cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Vase
Panthère prowls across this handpainted porcelain vase with the same striking presence. Depicted in the black and gold colourway that was selected for the motif’s debut, it carries the rich history of the Maison’s archives into your home, instantly commanding your tabletop or mantlepiece. H.22cm x W.9cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Pencil Holder
Standing poised on your desk, this Cartier Panthère de Cartier pencil holder is a beacon of the Maison’s resounding elegance. Its pristine hand-painted Limoges porcelain body is detailed with the Maison’s hallmark feline, showcasing its tempered prowl across a minimalist canvas. Store fine stationary or other belongings in this petite design and simultaneously elevate your workspace with the Maison’s luxurious style. H.10.5cm x D.9cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Trinket
Artistic director Jeanne Toussaint’s glamorous style was an amalgamation of Chinese, Indian and Persian influences through the lens of her own Parisian heritage, leading to the conception of one of Cartier’s most-famed emblems – the Panthère. This striking feline has remained present in the label’s collections for decades and is seen adorning this trinket tray in the same defiant colourway that was selected on its debut. H 9.5cm x W.21.5cm x D.2.5cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Trinket Tray
Appointed Cartier’s artistic director of high jewellery in 1933, Jeanne Toussaint conceptualised striking designs that remain iconic to this day. The Panthère became her fingerprint and remains a pillar of the brand’s style. This porcelain trinket tray is adorned with the signature feline motif and serves as the ideal resting place for your own prized Panthère accessories. H.17cm x W.17cm x D.3cm approx.
Cartier Limoges Panthère de Cartier Trinket Trays (Set of 4)
For loyalists dripping in Cartier jewels, this set of four trinket trays offers multiple surfaces to rest your off-duty accessories. Each design is crafted from pristine porcelain and showcases the roaming Panthère motif, channelling every ounce of elegance possessed by its fine jewellery relations. H.8cm x W.8cm x D.2cm approx.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Box – medium
The eternally glamorous Jeanne Toussaint garnered the pet name ‘La Panthère’ from her then lover Louis Cartier thanks to her vast collection of furs. You can mimic the Parisian icon’s tastefully spotted abode with the addition of this white lacquered wood Panthère de Cartier box to your interior.
Whether it’s sat contently upon your dressing table or on your mantlepiece for all to see, this design captivates its beholder with the Maison’s unequivocal elegance. An immaculate resting place for your prized Panthère rings? The Cartier Panthère de Cartier Box is available in three sizes (with different decoration), W.21.5cm x L.9.5cm x H.6cm (large), W.16cm x L.7cm x H.4.5cm (medium – shown), and L.12cm x H.5.5cm x D.3.5cm (small).
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Stationary Box Set
Cartier presents the Panthère de Cartier stationary box set to keep your correspondence in order. Known for its Parisian elegance, the label showcases a pristine box in lacquered wood that acts as a pedestal for its unrivalled Panthère emblem. It holds ample potential as a decorative piece, as well as storing fifteen signature cards and envelops for contacting loved ones by hand.
Includes stationary box, 15 greetings cards, 15 envelopes H14.5cm x W19cm x D6cm approx. Every card and its corresponding envelope is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Cards and Envelopes
Whatever your message, scribing onto these Cartier cards ensures your words are received with the utmost attention. The iconic Panthère is seen prowling at the corner of each card, instilling a simple invitation or a special heartfelt letter with the brand’s unwavering elegance. 17cm x W.12cm approx. Every card and its corresponding envelope is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier A5 Notebook
Cartier thrives on creativity and passion, and the Panthère de Cartier notebook offers up the perfect canvas for your own ideas to expand. Its A5 stature is crafted using solely responsibly sourced paper, with 180 pages to fill with quick jottings or deeply thought-out plans. The Panthère emblem resides on the cover, presented with impactful minimalism.
The Panthère de Cartier A5 Notebook is crafted from paper that’s sourced from a sustainably managed forest. L.21cm x W.15cm approx.
Cartier Panthère de Cartier Merino Wool-Cashmere Throw
As animal prints rise in popularity across homeware, Cartier presents its luxury take on the trend with this merino wool-cashmere throw. Spotlighting muted tones, it makes a subtly glamorous addition to your living area, whether you choose to drape it over the arm of your sofa or leave it at the foot of the guest bed.
190cm x 140cm approx. With 90% Merino and 10% Cashmere, it is impossibly soft. This is a wintry bedding must-have.
Yes, the year might have been apocalyptic, to say the least, but the launch of this collection certainly brings us that bit of joy, and something to look forward to in such unprecedented times, don’t you think? Let’s make this Christmas the most wonderful time of the year once again, and look forward to gifting these items to your loved ones, or even pampering yourselves with (because self-love always comes first ;))
The Panthère de Cartier collection is available at Cartier boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and precious world of Cartier.