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Jewels & Jewellery (Victoria and Albert Museum) - Clare Phillips

Jewels & Jewellery (Victoria and Albert Museum)

By: Clare Phillips

Paperback | 1 April 2019 | Edition Number 2

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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).

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