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Jewels and Jewellery - Clare Phillips

Jewels and Jewellery

Paperback Published: 1st April 2019
ISBN: 9780500480342
Number Of Pages: 224

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An impeccably researched and inspiring insight into the evolution of jewellery through the ages, explored through sumptuous photography of pieces drawn from the V&A’s outstanding collection.

Jewels and Jewellery surveys splendid early medieval pieces and superb examples of Renaissance, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and 21st-century jewellery. Exquisitely detailed photography reveals both rare and precious stones as well as the elaborate techniques of the jeweller’s craft such as chasing, enamelling and cameo.

Claire Phillips considers the history of Western jewellery in three parts, first exploring the materials used by jewellers, then turning to the development of styles in jewellery from the Middle Ages to today, before exploring the ways in which jewellery has been hallmarked, distributed and worn over recent centuries. The book concludes with a glossary, bibliography and list of key designers. Showcasing pieces by Cartier, Tiffany and Liberty, this beautiful volume is the ultimate guide to the history of Western jewellery.

About the Author

Clare Phillips is a curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (1996) and Contributions to Art Nouveau 1890-1914 (V&A, 2002), and Silver (V&A, 2003).


Part I: Materials

Part II: Chronology of Style: The Middle Ages to 1700
The Eighteenth Century
The Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
The Twenty-first Century

Part III: Manufacturing and Distribution

ISBN: 9780500480342
ISBN-10: 0500480346
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2019
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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