Venice: Caffe Quadri – Le Chiavi del Passato Aprono Futuri Preziosi – Cocktail. On a warm late summer evening, a cocktail party, entitled “Le Chiavi del Passato Aprono Futuri Preziosi” (the keys of the pass open precious futures…), in the most famous square of Venice, at the Gran Caffe Quadri, the Venetian jeweler, Roberto Coin celebrated the restoration project of three reliquaries of the Holy Cross,housed in Saint Mark's Basilica, realized in collaboration with the Comitato Italiano per Venezia (Italian Committee for Venice).
Above. The orchestra of the Gran Caffe Quadri.
photographs courtesy Roberto Coin
Le Chiavi del Passato Aprono Futuri Preziosi. Before the cocktail party an exclusive tour of Saint Mark’s Basilica, with an exceptional guide in the figure of Monsignor Meneguolo, who is in charge of the ecclesiastic section of Cultural Heritage in Venice. Guests saw up close the three reliquaries of the Holy Cross; the Holy Cross of the Emperor Henry of Flanders, Saint John of the Barbarigo family and a fragment of the Column of Flagellation, all recently restored by Roberto Coin.
Above: Reliquary – Before and After Restoration. The Reliquary of the Column of the Flagellation. The reliquary consists of a granite stone the size of a fist, which was part of the treasures of Saint Mark’s back in 1375.
Matteo Marzotto and Roberto Coin
Alessandra, Carolina and Cecilia Valmarana, Piero Maccarinelli and Pilar Coin
Jerome Zieseniss and Birkim de Montebello
Tinetta Gardella, Beppe Modenese and Lucia Zavagli
Rufus Ablemarle and Servane Giol
Two Jewelers of Piazza San Marco – Roberto Coin and Alberto Nardi
Paola and Marino Golinelli
Emanuela Notarbartolo Di Sciara and Bianca Loredan
Bianca and Gilberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
Paolo Lorenzoni and Pilar Coin
Isabella and Ketty Alvera
Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini
The Roberto Coin boutique next to the Caffe Quadri remained open throughout the event welcoming guests with goodie bags. On show the exclusive window with the creations signed by the Italian designer. In the last decades, his jewels have been considered the origin of many trends in the worlds of fashion and art.
Above. Marta Marzotto and Roberto Coin.
Arancini di Pesce
Luigi Zoratti and Margot Kechler
Raffaello and Silvia Napoleone
Isa Parodi, Adalberto Cremonese and Piero Pinto
Gloria Beggiato and Marco Loredan
Jane da Mosto, Josefina Alzetta and Elena Longanesi
photograph courtesy Roberto Coin
Reliquary – Before and After Restoration. The reliquary of the Holy Cross of the Emperor Henry of Flanders - Maestro Gerardo, 1206.
Nicoletta Loredan and Carla Alvera
Sigrid de Montrond and Maria Grazia Rosin
Nghi Nguyen, John Browne and Fabio Moretti
Manila Bernardi and Luca Franceschin
Alessandro Palwer and Bianca Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga
Pietro Berlingeri and Erika Bertin
Roberto De Feo and Alessandra Zoppi
Alessandro and Miriam Danesin
Napoleon called the Piazza San Marco the most beautiful drawing room of Europe.
Justine Bradley and Hugues Le Gallies
France Thierard, Fabio Pacifico and Alessandra Zoppi
The Moon on the Piazza