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Description - The Art of Silver Jewellery by Ien Rappoldt

From the nomad jewellery of Mongolia and Tibet to the evocative silver and gold necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings of the minority peoples of China, this book celebrates the beauty of 260 objects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and will serve as the ultimate reference book on the jewellery of the minorities of China.Four essays by leading experts disclose the field for the general reader and provide valuable background information for jewellers, designers, art historians, collectors, dealers, and auctioneers. The influences of history, social structure, economics and politics illuminate the context of these fine objects of exquisite beauty and great originality. In addition to the hundreds of photographs of the jewellery, the volume includes a selection of colourful textiles and field photographs that put the jewellery in their context. Complete with detailed information about each individual object, including size, weight, material, function and area of origin, this sumptuous volume is the most comprehensive study of the subject available.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788876243837
ISBN-10: 8876243836
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 250mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Ien Rappoldt

Rene van der Star has been collecting ethnic jewellery for 20 years. He is the author of Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands. Ien Rappold is a well-known authority on Chinese textiles. She is author of Woven Stories - the culture of the Miao in China. Hugo Krijger is an international consultant for the arts of Tibet, Mongolia and South East Asia. He contributes to the magazine Arts of Asia and is the author of Katmandu Valley Painting and Tibetan Painting. John Beringen is a gold- and silversmith, gemmologist FGA and assayer at the Dutch Assay Office in Gouda, Holland. Michiel Elsevier Stokmans is associate director and head of the photography department of Christie's. He was the co-author of the book Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands.