A showcase of the most spectacular examples of animal motifs in jewelry by master jewelers from America and Europe.The depiction of animals in art goes back to prehistoric cave paintings; and the early history of jewelry, from ancient Egyptian scarabs to Renaissance pendants, shows abundant examples of animal imagery.In the nineteenth century a new group of designers, seeking to satisfy the growin...
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition (June 4, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.6 x 11.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 2163533
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This book had exactly what I was looking for. Many beautiful designs of animals from simple to really extravagant. I highly recommend this book to anyone in the jewelry business or who has an interest in gems....
ass's appetite for jewels, revived the Egyptian and Etruscan styles. Animals of all sorts were incorporated: birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and fish. Prominent houses such as Fouquet, Fontenay, Falize, Fabergé, and Tiffany all produced a spectacular array of animal jewels that are much prized today. Design developments throughout the twentieth century―Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and those that followed―contributed impressive animal jewelry, from Lalique's intricate insects to Cartier's panthers, from Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels to the sophisticated imagery of Verdura.This book examines in detail the denizens of this jeweled menagerie. Great imagination and technical skill have gone into the fashioning of these precious objects, which exhibit not only meticulous craftsmanship but also grace, humor, and refinement. Over 300 photographs in full color