This text includes revised prices, over 90 new colour illustrations and an additional chapter on jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s. It brings together in one volume identification, dating and valuation of jewellery. There are many colour illustrations which facilitate identification and understanding. The text is written in straightforward, non-technical English.
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Chapter One From the late 18th Century to 1820
Chapter Two 18201840
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