By Judith Price
French jewellery became a symbol of prestige in a changing social climate. America moved from a frontier nation to an industrial nation.
Masterpieces of French Jewelry is a fascinating look at the most remarkable pieces that have made their way into famous American collections, with over 80 stunning images. This delightful collection of jewellery, like all art, reflects the changing culture of its time. This book’s chapters look at jewellery from the Victorian era and the early twentieth century’s Art Nouveau period and Art Deco, 1940s retro, the 1960s, and more modern styles. Unique works by renowned artists such as Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Matta, and Arman are also on display.
The first and only book to feature twentieth-century French jewellery, emphasising pieces acquired by prominent Americans such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, and the Vanderbilts, comes from author Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute.
This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent addition to every jewellery enthusiast’s library.
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