Jewelry in America, 1600-1900

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Synopsis: This is the first book to reveal and document the beauty and importance of the most cherished possessions of Americans. It identifies the most prevalent forms of jewelry worn in America from 1600-1900, whether made in that country or elsewhere, and charts the changes in form, style, materials and techniques, contrasting locally made jewelry with that imported from around the world.
By relating jewelry to other forms of decorative art a basis is provided for dating and identification. Contemporary newspapers, business records, literary sources, patent records and family papers document its history. The role played by individual jewelers is discussed and American portraiture is used to show the kind of jewelry favoured in the United States and how it was worn. Most of the 250 colour and 280 black and white plates have never before been published.
It is hoped that this lavishly illustrated book, as well as illuminating an important facet of America's history, will unearth many of the significant examples of American jewelry which still lie hidden, unrecognised and unappreciated.

About the Author: Martha Gandy Fales was first an Assistant Curator and later Keeper of Silver at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Book Description ACC Art Books, United Kingdom, 1995. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The purpose of this book is to identify, document and illustrate the most prevalent forms of jewellery owned and worn in the United States from 1600 to 1900, whether it was made in that country or imported at the time. The jewellery is discussed in chronological order to clarify technological and stylistic changes. Wherever appropriate, the history and significance of these precious objects is told in the words of contemporary owners and observers. A discussion of the role played by individual jewellers accompanies each of the four major divisions. This is the first book to be devoted to the subject and an effort has been made to be as comprehensive, but selective, as possible. Many significant examples of American jewellery still lie hidden in secret places, however, unrecognised, unidentified and unappreciated. It is hoped that this lavishly illustrated book will light the way to an understanding of what was considered important to our ancestors, illuminating another important facet of the country s history. Bookseller Inventory # AAR9781851492237

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