Bedazzled, 4500 Years of Jewellery
The Walters Art Museum
By (author) Sabine Albersmeier
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Bedazzled, 4500 Years of Jewellery by Sabine Albersmeier
Book DescriptionThis brand new and exquisitely illustrated book introduces one of the great collections of jewellery, with examples of 50 key items of jewellery dating from the 1st century BC to the turn of the twentieth century. Specific terminology, when used, is always explained; each text clearly states why a particular object is important, and the jewellery selected shows an enormous range of periods, regions, artistic and stylist development, and materials. Signature items featured in this volume include a magnificent pair of gold bracelets discovered inside a tomb in Olbia, Ukraine, and dating to the Hellenistic Period of the 1st-century BC; a pair of gold and semi-precious stone-inlaid eagle fibulae, dating from 6th-century Visigothic Spain; a cameo and gold-mounted brooch depicting Ellen Walters, made in Italy by the Saulini family around 1862; a gold Iris Corsage ornament by Tiffany & Co., and a wonderful corsage ornament of pansy blossoms executed in a combination of cast glass and plique-a-jour enamel by Rene Lalique, dating from 1904."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904832164
(180mm x 180mm x 8mm)
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Art of Ancient Greece, Hardback (November 2007)» View all books by Sabine Albersmeier
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