Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Designs

Author: Franco Deboni

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

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Meticulous reproduction of rare portfolio (1925-30) contains over 700 dazzling designs and motifs for buckles, clips, belts, mirrors, pendants, cigarette cases, rings, chains, necklaces, watchbands, brooches, studs, and charms.

305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

Author: Maurice Dufrène

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 48

View: 901

This stunning collection of authentic Art Nouveau jewelry designs by influential French designer Maurice Dufrene captures the essence of the style at the height of its popularity. Reprinted from a rare turn-of-the-century portfolio, 24 plates depict over 300 spectacular pendants, combs, buckles, rings, bracelets, brooches, umbrella handles, and even pen knives, buttons, clasps, and scissors.

Illustrated Jewelry Catalog, 1892

Author: New England Jeweler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 155

View: 857

Rare catalog features abundant illustrations of late-19th-century taste in diamonds, watches, and all manner of rings, lockets, and charms, scarf and stick pins, earrings, bracelets, and scores of other baubles. Over 2,200 engravings.

American Art Deco

An Illustrated Survey

Author: R. L. Leonard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 180

View: 631

Inspired, in part, by the industrial age and Native American art, and championed by progressive architects, American Art Deco was one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century. This volume includes scores of photographs and important articles that describe the aesthetics of this great mode of artistic expression.An introduction by architectural critic Lewis Mumford is followed by comments from such notables as Frank Lloyd Wright on design principles; theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes on outfitting business interiors; and Edward Steichen on commercial photography. A fascinating glimpse of an exciting and innovative era in the history of American design, this book will appeal to architects, graphic artists, photographers, and lovers of the Art Deco style. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations.

A History of Jewellery, 1100-1870

Author: Joan Evans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 436

View: 337

Superb sourcebook of rare ornamentation includes meticulously detailed narrative and 400 illustrations depicting priceless brooches, necklaces, clasps, gold padlock, reliquary pendants, much more.

Art Nouveau Decorative Ironwork

Author:

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 643

This classic work explores the full range of Art Nouveau ironwork. It includes 137 photographic illustrations of railings, gates, balconies, doorways, staircases, and much more.

Roycroft Decorative Accessories in Copper and Leather

The 1919 Catalog

Author: Elbert Hubbard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 56

View: 317

Reprint of rare catalog advertises hand-hammered bowls, vases, bookends, and other articles of copper and bronze; beautifully tooled and carved leather handbags, billfolds, and desk sets, leather-bound books, and other items. 260 black-and-white photographs.

Old-time Tools and Toys of Needlework

Author: Gertrude Whiting

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 386

View: 124

Describes the forms and uses of winders, bobbins, hoops, frames, bodkins, and other sewing implements used in various world cultures

The Book of the Pearl

Its History, Art, Science, and Industry

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 678

View: 385

This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.