Georgian Jewellery: 1714-1830

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Tom Dawes
Antique Collectors' Club, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 191 pages
Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the quality and style of the eighteenth century and the endless ingenuity in design and workmanship which produced so many pieces of unique and unparalleled beauty.
Until now academic approaches have been taken in exploring the jewellery of the 114 year period - this book illuminates the subject in a more colourful and accessible way. Information on Georgian jewellery has always been difficult to gather and here it has been carefully assembled and divided into six unique groupings. The period comes alive with enlightening text and over 280 close-up colour photographs of exceptional jewellery; portraits and character sketches of famous Georgians in their finery, fashion tips, gossip and some rather outrageous cartoons of the time. Along with the revelation of some interesting newly discovered facts, this book also advises collectors and dealers how to recognise Georgian jewellery, buy and repair it, and how to separate the real thing from the plethora of reproductions on the market.

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