JEWELRY LIST 2015
Part A: A-C
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- Albert, Jade & Ki Hackney. The Charm of Charms. New York, (2005). 160 pages, 166 illustrations in full color; index. Decorative boards, dust jacket. $32.50
Charms and charm bracelets.
- Albright, Madeleine. Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box. New York, 2009. 176 pages, illustrated with more than 200 photographs. Hardbound, dust jacket. $40.00
“Part illustrated memoir, part social history, Read My Pins provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic—dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms.”
- Alun-Jones, Deborah & John Ayton. Charming: The Magic of Charm Jewelry. New York, (2005). 112 pages, 108 illustrations, 102 in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $19.95
- American Craft Museum II, New York. Exhibition catalogue: Jewelry International. Contemporary Trends. May 25 – September 1, 1984. Text by Helen Williams Drutt. 32 pages, illustrated with both color and black and white photos. Paperbound, very good. $60.00
Paul J. Smith’s (Director, American Craft Museum) introduction notes, “an exhibition of recent works by fifty jewelers from seventeen countries... first collective presentation of contemporary foreign jewelry in the United States.” Includes jewelry by Giampaolo Babetto, Gijs Bakker, Israel Dahan, Peter De Wit, Georg Dobler, Johanna Hess-Dahm, Charles Lewton-Brain, Carlier Makigawa, Bruno Martinazzi, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Wendy Ramshaw, Miriam Sharlin, Eric Spiller, Emmy Van Leersum, Tone Vigeland, and many others.
- Andrews, Carol A. R. Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum VI: Jewellery I, From the earliest times to the Seventeenth Dynasty. British Museum, (1981). 102 pages, including catalogue of 675 items, plus 48 plates (mostly photographic, some drawings). Folio, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $225.00
- Andronikos, M[anolis]. The Royal Graves at Vergina. Offprint from "Athens Annals of Archaeology," Volume X (1977). Translated into English by J. Binder. Athens, Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1980. 53 pages, 31 illustrations (mostly halftones, some drawings). Paperbound. Corner creased, but still in very good condition. $15.00
A study of the objects found at the excavation site at Vergina, including an unusual diadem.
- Angulo, Lorena. Behind the Brooch: A closer look at backs, catches, and pin stems. Atglen, Schiffer, (2013). 176 pages, profusely illustrated with color photos. Hardbound, dust jacket. $34.99
“Clever brooch makers often adorn the back with items meant to complement the front, or give the backside a unique, intricate design all its own. When you flip a brooch over… you may find a surprise message, a hidden pattern… the result is a better understanding of the artist’s abilities and personality….” [From the publisher]. 128 artists are represented in this book, including the author. Each artist has made a comment and shows several examples of their work, front and back.
- Aranda Huete, Amelia. La Joyeria en la Corte Durante el Reinado de Felipe V e Isabel de Farnesio. Madrid, 1999. 569 pages, 148 black and white illustrations. Paperbound. $75.00
A scholarly study of Spanish court jewelry during the rein of Felip V and Isabel de Farnesio (1700-1746); in Spanish; an excellent study, but unfortunately, with inferior, yet interesting illustrations.
- Armstrong, Nancy. Victorian Jewelry. New York, (1976). 160 pages, including 16 pages of color photos and 120 black and white illustrations. 4to, clothbound, very good in dust jacket. Scarce. $125.00
A history of Victorian jewelry “from one-of-a-kind pieces designed for the crowned heads of Europe to inexpensive, mass-produced items that were so popular among the middle class... not only Victorian British jewelry but American and European counterparts of the era....”
- Art Jewelry Forum. Art Jewelry Forum’s Best of Interviews.</strong> Mill Valley, 2014. 143 pages, color and black and white photos. Paperbound with fold-in flaps. $20.00
Interviews with internationally recognized contemporary jewelry designers as well as collectors, including Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Dorothea Pruhl, Jamie Bennett, Gijs Bakker, Sienna Patti, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Madeleine Albright and others. These individuals candidly discuss their “passions and the influence art jewelry has had on design in other realms.”
- Art Nouveau: The Magazine Antiques. Volume CLXXIV, no. 1 (July 2008), featuring an article on art nouveau jewelry entitled “The Innovative Techniques and Unusual Materials of Art Nouveau Jewelry” by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Susan Ward. Illustrated in color. Paperbound. $5.00
- Art Nouveau: Ornament: The Arts & Crafts of Personal Adornment. Magazine edited by Carolyn Benesh & Robert K. Liu. Volume 31, no. 5 (2008) which features an article on art nouveau jewelry entitled “Art Nouveau Jewelry – Preserving Nature’s Beauty,” by Yvonne Markowitz & Susan Ward. Color illustrations. Paperbound. $10.00
- Arwas, Victor. Art Deco. New York, Abrams, (1980). First edition. 316 pages, 416 illustrations, including 200 plates in full color; biographies of more than 120 artists, bibliography, index. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $125.00
Discusses the Art Deco 1925 Exposition, furniture, metal, silver, jewelry, posters, glass and more.
- Bahti, Mark. Silver + Stone: Profiles of American Indian Jewelers. Tucson, Rio Nuevo Publishers, (2007). 212 pages, illustrated with color photos. Paperbound. $60.00
Photographs of the work of almost 50 contemporary Native American jewelry artists with information on their work, their methods and philosophies.
- Balfour, Ian. Famous Diamonds. Antique Collectors Club, 2011, fifth edition, reprinted. 335 pages, index, bibliography, notes; illustrated with over 150 photographs in color. Clothbound, dust jacket. $95.00
This history of the world’s greatest diamonds presents fascinating stories of almost 80 remarkable diamonds, including the Hope, Cullinan, Koh-i-Noor, and others. This work also includes information on other notable diamonds, fancy colored diamonds, the cutting of the Cullinan diamond, and much more.
- Ball, Joanne Dubbs. Costume Jewelers: The Golden Age of Design. Schiffer Publishing. Revised & expanded third edition. With updated price guide. 208 pages, 150 color illustrations. Hardbound. $39.95
Costume jewelry designed by Chanel, Dior, Joseff, Haskell, Boucher, Lane, Trifri, and many more.
- Ball, Joanne Dubbs. Jewelry of the Stars. Schiffer, 1991. Hardbound, dust jacket. $44.95
The jewelry creations of Joseff of Hollywood.
- Ball, Joanne Dubbs & Dorothy Hehl Torem. Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry. Schiffer, 1996. With price guide. Hardbound. $49.95
- Bangert, Albrecht. Jugendstil, Art Deco. Schmuck und Metallarbeiten. Munich, 1981. 128 pages, numerous color and black and white photos. Small (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches) hardbound volume in very good condition. $25.00
- Bassermann-Jordan, Ernst. Der Schmuck. Leipzig, 1909. 134 pages, 136 illustrations and color frontispiece. Sinkankas 436. $125.00
Ornaments of Germanic peoples during ancient, medieval, gothic and renaissance times.
- Bates, Kenneth F. Enameling: Principles and Practice. Cleveland, (1951). Hardbound. $45.00
- Batterberry, Michael & Ariane. Fashion: The Mirror of History. New York, Greenwich House, (1982). Second edition. 400 pages, over 700 illustrations, including 120 in color. 4to, boards, very good in dust jacket. $125.00
- Baumann, Barbara. Paper Jewelry: 55 Projects for Reusing Paper. Photos by Flurina Hodel. Atglen, Schiffer, (2015). First American edition. 176 pages, color photos. Paperbound. $34.95
Detailed instructions, templates, color photographs for paper necklaces, brooches, earrings and bracelets.
- Baxter, Paula A. Southwestern Indian Bracelets: The Essential Cuff. Schiffer, (2015). 176 pages, sources, bibliography, index; illustrated with over 360 color photos. Hardbound, dust jacket. $39.99
“The design history of Southwestern Indian bracelets examines their start in 1868 up through 1970, and the post-1980 legacy that honors those first 100 years....” The book examines “sources for designs and how styles came into being... look at historic, vintage... bracelets that reflect the new Native Style....”
- Baxter, Paula A. Southwest Silver Jewelry. Schiffer, (2001). 208 pages, profusely illustrated in color; bibliography, index and values reference guide. Boards, dust jacket. $49.95
From the 1860s through the 1960s; with list of makers.
- Bayard, Emile. L’Art de Reconnaitre les Bijoux Anciens: Pierres Precieuses, Metal Precieux. Paris, Grund, 1924. First edition. 313 pages, contents leaf; includes terminology and plate descriptions; 78 numbered black and white plates plus text illustrations. Small 8vo, original blue and white wrappers. Wrappers chipped at spine and one edge; internally fine; largely uncut & unopened. Series: Guides Pratiques de l’Amateur et du Collectionneur d’Art. $185.00
Antique jewelry with examples from the collection of Georges Chapsal. One of the scarcest works in this series.
- Becker: Becker, Friedrich. Friedrich Becker: Jewellery, Kinetics, Objects. Edited by Hildegard Becker. Stuttgart, (1997). Text in German and English. $110.00
Study of this world reknown goldsmith and jewelry designer (1922-1997) who was the creator of kinetic jewelry.
- Becker, Vivienne. Antique and Twentieth Century Jewellery. A Guide for Collectors. Colchester, (1987). Second edition. Illustrated. Hardbound, dust jacket. $69.50
Revised and enlarged edition of this important and impressive work, a must-have for any jewelry library.
- Becker, Vivienne. Art Nouveau Jewelry. London, 1985. 240 pages, 456 illustrations, 156 in color and with 214 makers’ marks and biographies of jewelers. Original hardbound edition, very good in dust jacket. $150.00
- Becker, Vivienne. Art Nouveau Jewelry. The paperback edition, 1998. Exactly the same as the original hardbound edition which is now out of print. $34.95
- Becker, Vivienne. Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels. Schiffer publishers. With price guide. Beautifully illustrated in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $39.95
The American edition of Becker’s popular Fabulous Fakes (now out of print); a comprehensive retrospective of commercial costume jewelry from 18th century Georgian through the present.
- Bell, C. Jeanenne. Collecting Victorian Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide. KP Books, (2004). 256 pages, over 700 illustrations in color; bibliography, index. 4to, paperbound. $24.99
English, American and French jewelry, 1837 to 1901, with a decade-by-decade history of jewelry and related fashions.
- Bell, C. Jeanenne. Collector’s Encyclopedia of Pendant and Pocket Watches 1500-1950. (2004). Lavishly illustrated in color. Values. Bound. $24.95
- Bell, C. Jeanenne. How to Be a Jewelry Detective. Palmerdale, (2002). 166 pages, bibliography, glossary, resources. Illustrated in color and black and white; marks. Paperbound. $19.95
“Elementary” clues to solving the mysteries of jewelry: Clues, marks, metals, stones, findings, testing materials, etc.
- Belperron: Raulet, Sylvie & Olivier Baroin. Suzanne Belperron. Woodbridge, 2011. 350 pages, profusely illustrated in color. Hardbound in dust jacket. $150.00
An important work on Belperron, one of the most innovative and talented jewelry designers of the 20thcentury. Based on her personal archives, this work presents her life and her work, from her early days, her time working for the House of Boivin, and her association with Bernard Herz, her fascination with colored stones, and her famous clientele.
- Benjamin, John. Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery. Woodbridge, (2003). 191 pages, select biographies, compendium and index; profusely illustrated in color. Boards, dust jacket. $25.00
An excellent overview with chapters on paste, mourning and sentimental jewelry, mosaics, jewelry in Scotland, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau & Deco, and so much more; written by the former International Director of Jewellery at Phillips.
- Bennett, David & Daniela Mascetti. Understanding Jewelry. Woodbridge, Antique Collectors Club, (2014). Third edition, revised and fully updated. 494 pages, 919 illustrations, mostly in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $95.00
This third edition (originally published 2003 & updated 2006), now reprinted; fully revised and updated and containing an additional chapter on jewelry from up to 2000.
- Bennett, Edna Turquoise and the Indian. Chicago, Sage Books/ The Swallow Press, (1970). Revised edition, second printing. 152 pages, extensive bibliography, index; illustrated with line drawings, maps, black and white photographs and several plates illustrated with color. Small 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $20.00
- Bennett: Falino, Jeannine. Edge of the Sublime: Enamels by Jamie Bennett. Brockton, Mass., Fuller Craft Museum & Manchester, Hudson Hills Pess, (2008). Essays by Patricia C. Phillips and Karl Emil Willers. 143 pages, beautifully illustrated in color with examples of the jewelry, wall reliefs, paintings and drawings of Jamie Bennett. 4to, cloth, dust jacket. $50.00
Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum, Jan. – May 2008, travelling throughout the U.S.
- Berry Collection: Indiana University, Bloomington. Ancient Jewelry from The Collection of Burton Berry. 1973. Paperbound. $40.00
- Berger Collection: Miller, Harrice Simons. Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger. Foreword by Pamela Golbin. Foreword by Iris Apfel. Collector’s Note by Barbara Berger. New York, 2013. 260 pages, 200 color photographs by Pablo Esteva. Folio (9 1/2 x 12 inches), hardbound in dust jacket. $65.00
From the publisher: “Recognized as one of the world’s foremost collections, Barbara Berger’s costume jewelry portfolio features many of… the twentieth century’s most significant designs... over 200 beautiful and noteworthy examples ... From legendary couturiers such as Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Valentino to contemporary designers including Daniel Von Weinberger, Iradj Moini, and Kenneth Jay Lane... Published in conjunction with the Museum of Arts & Design’s Bedazzled exhibition... the ultimate accessory for jewelry aficionados and fashionistas alike.”
- Blauer, Ettagale. Contemporary American Jewelry Design. New York, (1991). 198 pages, illustrated in color. Hardbound, very good condition in dust jacket. $100.00
- Boardman, John. Archaic Greek Gems. London, (1968). Illustrated. Hardbound in dust jacket. $55.00
- Bosshart, Renate. Fashion Jewelry to Make Yourself. Schiffer, 1995. Paperbound. $5.00
- Boucheron: Meylan, Vincent. Boucheron: The Secret Archives. Woodbridge, (2011). First edition in English. 298 pages, profusely ilustrated with "original design sketches, black and white archive images and sumptuous color photographs of the exquisite Boucheron creations." Also including many photo illustrations of royalty and others wearing Boucheron's pieces. Of particular interest is Boucheron's "Book of Stones" that the author found in the Boucheron archives. With index. Hardbound, in dust jacket. $95.00
An important and beautiful addition to the information already known of the great Parisian jewellers, Boucheron.
- Boucheron: Neret, Gilles. Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler. New York, 1989. 223 pages, illustrated with beautiful photos, most in color. Clothbound. Near fine in dust jacket.
The definitive work on this firm. Scarce now and especially hard to find in English.
- Bradford, Ernle. English Victorian Jewellery. London, (1959). Illustrated. Cloth. $65.00
Standard work; quite useful.
- Bradford, Ernle. Four Centuries of European Jewellery. London, 1953. Hardbound. $60.00
Good survey; a standard work.
- Brake, Brian (photographs). Art of the Pacific. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, (1980). First American edition. Conversations by James McNeish. With commentary by David Simmons. 240 pages, 174 illustrations, including 84 plates in full color. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $15.00
Masterpieces of ethnographic art from New Zealand museums from the various cultures of the Pacific: Hawaii, the Marquesas and Easter Islands, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Illustrated and described are statues and ancestral figures, ceremonial items, jewelry and adornments, masks, bowls and other similar items.
- Braun-Feldweg, Wilhelm. Metal Design & Technique. New York, (1975). Cloth. $125.00
- Britten, F.J. Old Clocks and Watches & Their Makers. Third edition, revised. ACC, 1995. Illustrated. Hardbound, dust jacket. $69.50
Probably the most famous clock book ever published; held in the highest esteem by collectors.
- Brown, Hy. Comic Character Timepieces: Seven Decades of Memories. Schiffer, 1992. Illustrated. Hardbound. $79.95
- Bronstein, Alan & Stephen C. Hofer. Forever Brilliant: The Aurora Collection of Colored Diamonds. New York, (2000). Illustrated in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $39.95
The Aurora diamonds photographed by Tino Hammid for the book Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, with introductions by Alan Bronstein, Stephen Hofer, George E. Harlow and Janet Zapata.
- Brown, Marcia “Sparkles.” Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry; Identification & Values. Paducah, (2002). 270 pages, glossary, bibliography, index; hundreds of color photos, with all makers noted. Boards. $20.00
- Brown, Marcia “Sparkles.” Unsigned Beauties of Costume Jewelry; Identification & Values. Paducah, (2002). Values updated 2002. 270 pages, glossary, bibliography, index; hundreds of color illustrations. Boards. $15.00
- Brunialti, Roberto & Carla. American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950. Two volumes: A-M & N-Z. Schiffer, 2008. Profusely illustrated in color with over 966 photos and 729 illustrations of patents, ads and historic photos. Hardbound in dust jacket. The two: $120.00
A two-volume encyclopedic, in-depth reference on 37 companies plus chapters on jelly belly and American patriotic jewelry.
- Brunner, Gisbert & Christian Pfeiffer-Belli. Schiffer, revised 5th edition, 2005. Illustrated. Paperbound. $19.95
- Bruton, Eric. Diamonds. Radnor, (1978). Second edition. 532 pages, richly illustrated, including several color plates. Hardbound. Fine in dust jacket. $50.00
A completely revised and updated edition of this important word on diamonds.
- Buhler, Kathryn C. American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, (1972). Two volumes. xx, 708 pages; 566 objects described and illustrated; marks. 4to, cloth backstrip on boards, fine in slipcase. $300.00
- Buhler, Kathryn C. & Graham Hood. American Silver: Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1970. First edition. Two volumes. Profusely illustrated, including marks. 4to, cloth, very good. $350.00
- Bulgari: Mascetti, Daniela & Amanda Triossi. Italian edition. In slipcase. $100.00
- Bulgari: Triossi, Amanda. Bulgari: Between Eternity & History 1884-2009. Skira, 2009. In English. 375 pages, profusely illustrated in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $80.00
Catalogue of the retrospective exhibition May 22 – September 13, 2009 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
- Burgess, Fred W. Antique Jewelry and Trinkets. New York, (1937). Illustrated. 399 pages, 142 illustrations on plates. 8vo, cloth. $50.00
A history of jewelry, the various periods and pieces as well as chapters on Celtic Gold, Lapidary, Cameos, Jewelled Costumes, Fans, Pinchbeck and “Other Sham Jewellery,” Scotch Jewellery, and much more.
- Bury, Shirley. Jewellery 1789-1910, The International Era. Two volumes. Woodbridge, 1991. First edition. Profusely illustrated; bibliography, index. Hardbound, dust jackets. A very nice set in excellent condition in dust jackets. Scarce. $450.00
One of the most well researched and comprehensive works on the subject.
- Bury, Shirley. Jewellery Gallery Summary Guide. Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982. 252 pages, profusely illustrated in black and white. Paperbound. Covers worn, but still in good condition. $85.00
“This catalogue is... the second edition of the Jewellery Guide handlist compiled for the reopening of the [Victoria and Albert Museum Jewelry] Gallery after the installation of new cases in 1972.... The present catalogue, a much enlarged and revised version of the handlist of 1972, with a few illustrations to give the flavour of the collection....”
- Caines, Jeanette K. Soldering Demystified. New York, Privately Printed, (2015). 119 pages, clearly and beautifully illustrated with color photos and diagrams by the author. Paperbound. $24.95
Jeannette K. Caines is a jewelry arts master jeweler and director of Jewelry Arts Institute, New York City. The book is based on a workshop Ms. Caines teaches on the hows and whys of effective soldering. It teaches techniques to make soldering in copper, brass, sterling, silver or gold easier and more reliable.
- Calinescu, Adriana (editor). Ancient Jewelry & Archaeology. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, (1996). Illustrated. Hardbound, dust jacket. $60.00
- Cappellieri, Alba. Twentieth-Century Jewellery: From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States. Milan, Skira, 2010. 248 pages, profusely illustrated in color; glossary, bibliography, index. Hardbound, dust jacket. $85.00
“The largest and most diverse anthology on jewelry, supported with a concise, authoritative and stimulating essay... includes analysis of such topics as the Art Nouveau period; great names such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany; European and American production from the 1950s” and more. Some 350 pieces are featured.
- Cartier: Cartier, Inc. Retrospective Louis Cartier: Masterworks of Art Deco. (1982). Illustrating and describing 124 objects, mostly in color. Paperbound. $75.00
- Cartier: Chaille, Francois. Cartier Royal: High Jewelry and Precious Objects. Paris, Flammarion, (2014). 260 pages, profusely illustrated with superb color photos. Hardbound, dust jacket. $125.00
The Cartier Royal Collection, showing exceptional creations Cartier is showing at the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, along with a history with photographs, of royal jewels. Beautiful. Exquisite.
- Cartier: Marin, Sophie. High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations. Flammarion, 2010. 264 pages, illustrated with over 300 photos in color. Hardbound, satin covered boards. $175.00
“A sumptuous tribute to Cartier’s creations with spectacular new photographs of unique pieces, many of which have never been published before... [a] lavish, satin-bound volume [presenting] Cartier’s most recent collections: modern pieces of high jewelry conceived in the spirit of Cartier’s traditional values of creativity, authenticity, and originality. Eight chapters trace the artistic threads and historic sources that have shaped the firm’s distinctive style, such as famous gemstones, the importance of pure, clean lines and balanced colors, and the exotic flora and distinctive feline shapes that characterize Cartier’s more exuberant pieces.....”
- Cartier: Cologni, Franco & Eric Nussbaum. Platinum by Cartier: Triumphs of the Jewelers’ Art. New York, (1996). 279 pages, 400 illustrations, 345 plates in full color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $100.00
- Cartier: Nadelhoffer, Hans. Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary. New York, (1984). First edition. 312 pages, 236 illustrations, 80 in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. Dust jacket slightly faded, otherwise in excellent condition. $100.00
- Cartier: Rudoe, Judy. Cartier 1900-1939. New York, (1999). 344 pages, over 450 illustrations, including more than 350 plates in full color. With glossary, bibliography and index. Paperbound edition. Very good condition. $50.00
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2 - August 3, 1997.
- Cartier: Vassallo e Silva, Nuno (editor). Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style. Milan, (2007). 229 pages, profusely illustrated in color. 4to, cloth, dust jacket. $65.00
Published for the Cartier exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
- Cartier: Young-Sanchez, Margaret. Cartier in the 20th Century. New York, The Denver Art Museum in association with The Vendome Press, (2014). First edition. Introduction by Pierre Rainero. With essays by Martin Chapman, Michael Hall, Stefano Papi and Janet Zapata. 272 pages, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, with photographs specifically commissioned for this work alongside vintage photographs from Conde Nast and Cartier’s own archives. Folio, hardbound, in slipcase and original publisher’s box. Fine. $75.00
A sumptuous work published to accompany the world-exclusive exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, at the Denver Art Museum, November 16, 2014 – March 15, 2015. From the publisher: “Created with the full expertise of Cartier Heritage, this handsomely designed, slipcased volume presents a meticulouly selected overview of Cartier’s contribution to 20th century design and culture.” This work highlights Cartier’s “rise to preeminence – and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or design house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories.” Shown are examples of Cartier’s fine jewelry, smoking accessories, timepieces, leather goods, and stationery accessories. These items are illustrated in both photographs as well as original sketches; the pieces are also shown in portraits worn by well known and legendary figures including Elizabeth Taylor, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Princess Grace of Monaco.
- Cartlidge, Barbara. Twentieth-Century Jewelry. New York, 1985. 238 pages, 300 illustrations in color; index, bibliography, artists’ biographies. Hardbound, dust jacket. Slightly shaken, but still in very good condition. $125.00
A chronological presentation beginning with Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts, through World War I, Art Deco, World War II and forward through the 1950s and 1960s to 1984 in the U.S., Europe, Australia & Japan.
- Chadour-Sampson, Beatriz & Hubert Bari. Pearls. London, V & A Publishing, (2013). 160 pages, bibliography, index; 162 illustrations, mostly in color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $40.00
This history of pearls “over the centuries and across cultures from East to West....” From the dust jacket: “Historical portraits and contextual material explain the social and cultural significance of pearls, exploring the changing fashions... an impressive range of jewellery....” Published to coincide with the exhibition “Pearls” organized by the V & A and Qatar Museums, this interesting, well-written and beautifully illustrated look at pearls, is presented not so much from a natural history point of view, but “to show how historical events and economic developments have influenced who wore pearls....” [See Introduction].
- Chalker, Kari (editor). Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest. Texts by Lois S. Dubin, Peter M. Whiteley and others. New York, (2004). 223 pages, 185 illustrations, including 150 plates in full color. Boards, dust jacket. $45.00
Jewelry by contemporary artists, with personal statementsand examples of their works.
- Chang: Holzach, Cornelie et al. Peter Chang: Jewellery, Objects, Sculptures. Text in English and German: Peter Chang – It’s Only Plastics. Stuttgart, (2002). 168 pages, 157 color illustrations. Plastic covers. $75.00
The sensational plastic jewelry of Peter Chang, one of Britain’s leading jewelry artists.
- Charleston. Carolina Art Association. Selections From the Collection of the Carolina Art Association. Charleston, (1977). Preface by Martha R. Severens. 127 pages, black and white illustrations. Paperbound, very good. $15.00
- Cinamon, Diana Sanders. Estate Jewelry 1760-1960. Atglen, Schiffer Publishers, (2014). Second edition, revised and expanded. 224 pages, illustrated and with a value reference section of over 500 items, illustrated and with values noted. Hardbound, dust jacket. $49.99
- Clifford, Anne. Cut-Steel and Berlin Iron Jewellery. Bath, (1971). 95 pages, 57 black and white illustrations and four color plates. Clothbound, slightly musty as seems to be usual, otherwise in very good condition in dust jacket. $150.00
- Coates: Goring, E. Et al. Kevin Coates: A Hidden Alchemy; Goldsmithing: Jewels and Table-Pieces. Stuttgart, Arnoldsche, 2008. 316 pages, beautifully illustrated in color. Large 4to, silk covered boards with illustration affixed to front cover, fine. $75.00
The first comprehensive publication on the work of the British goldsmith, Kevin Coates, showing his entire oeuvre of over 400 pieces made from 1973 until the present.
- Colonna: Dayton. Dayton Art Institute. E. Colonna. Exhibition catalogue. October 29, 1983 - January 2, 1984. Essay by Dr. Martin Eidelberg. 88 pages, checklist of 134 objects in the exhibition; 101 illustrations in black and white, 10 in color. Paperbound, inscription on title page, wrapper edges rubbed, but still in very good condition. $75.00
Edward Colonna was an architect and designer of interiors, jewelry and objets d’art who worked in the art nouveau style; he was a designer for S. Bing at his shop, L’Art Nouveau. He also worked in North America, primarily in the 1880s - 1900s. He worked for Louis C. Tiffany and is recognized as a leading exponent of the French Art Nouveau style.
- Contini, Mila. Fashion From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day. New York, (1965). Profusely illustrated with examples of fashions through the ages, including many examples of the jewelry worn. $85.00
- Cooper, Diana & Norman Battershill. Victorian Sentimental Jewellery. South Brunswick & New York, Barnes, (1973). First American edition. 127 pages, 116 black and white photo illustrations. Clothbound, very good in dust jacket. $75.00
Divided into two parts, one section on mourning jewelry, one on love brooches. The mourning jewelry section includes chapters on Whitby Jet, Hair Jewelry, Photographic Mementoes; the second section has a chapter on Victorian Symbolism (language of flowers, etc.), as well as chapters on name brooches, message brooches and more.
- Crosby, Deborah. Silver Novelties in the Gilded Age 1870-1910. Schiffer, 2005. 244 pages, 590 color photos. Hardbound, dust jacket. $49.95
- Cufflinks: Mavec (J.) & Company, New York. An Exhibition and Sale by Dormeuil and J. Mavec & Company. October 22 – November 22, 1997. Text by Mitchell Owens. 12 pages plus 28 pages of color photographs showing 171 pair of cufflinks or dress sets. Paperbound. Very good condition. $35.00
- Cummins, Genevieve. How the Watch Was Worn: A Fashion for 500 Years. Woodbridge, Antique Collectors Club, (2010). 272 pages, fully illustrated in color with over 1,000 images. Hardbound, dust jacket. $85.00
The first book published on the fashion of wearing a watch as a fashion accessory. Discusses watch forms, attachments, chains and fobs, pouches and pockets, brooches, wristbands, rings, cufflinks and more. A fascinating and well-illustrated study.
- Cumo, Carlo & Claude Mazloum. Les Gemmes des Joyaux: Maitres et Materiaux. Rome, Gremese, (1996). Preface by Paolo Valentini. 285 pages, glossary; illustrated in color showing gemstones as well as contemporary jewelry using various stones. Hardbound. $85.00
- Cuss, Camerer. Antique Watches. Woodbridge, 1995. Illustrated. Hardbound. $79.50
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