This important standard work of reference covers the general development of jewellery designs both in relation to Europe as well as in worldwide context. Shirley Bury deals with jewellery tanging from costly royal commissions to mass-produced wares for the popular market. The extensive illustrations are reinforced by original designs, pattern books, cartoons, portraits and photographs.
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Shirley Bury, FSA, a former Keeper of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, was arguably Britain's leading jewellery historian of the 20th century.
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Book Description Antique Collector's Club, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A better than very good two volume set uniformly bound in the publisher's grey hardback bindings, both volumes firm and square with strong hinges and sharp corners; complete with original dustjackets, which are sound and bright with no tears or chips, just slightly edge-worn. Contents very tight and clean, not showing any pen-marks or loose pages. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A tidy set of books in very presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # 078750