Renaissance Royal Jewelry England Settings Techniques Gem Sources Cutting Color #8637
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Detailed catalogue produced for an exhibition of 126 fine Renaissance jewels at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, with detailed scholarly descriptions of each item together with provenance and related literature.

Princely Magnificence: Court Jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630  by Jill Hollis.

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DESCRIPTION:  Softcover. 

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum (1982). 

Pages: 142. 

Size:  10½ x 9½ inches; 1¾ pounds. 

Summary:     Detailed catalogue produced for an exhibition of 126 fine Renaissance jewels at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, with detailed scholarly descriptions of each item together with provenance and related literature. As well as showing the items in the exhibition, the illustrations include jewelry designs and contemporary portraits of sitters wearing jewels.

CONDITION:  VERY GOOD
. Clean oversized softcover. Victoria & Albert Museum (1982) 142 pages. Read more than once, but clean and unmarked except for one tiny (5 character) notation Inside the book on page 84 which seems to be an academic''s correction to a maker''s mark. Otherwise the inside of the book is unmarked; pages are clean, crisp, unmutilated, and remain well bound (no loose pages). Outside the covers show only mild edge and corner shelfwear, but no major creases, tears, etc. As the book is well read (moderately, not heavily), it might not possess the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy", however it is a clean, almost unread copy with only light superficial shelfwear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. 8637a

Read  more than once, but clean and unmarked except for one tiny (5 character)  notation Inside the book on page 84 which seems to be an academic''''''''s  correction to a maker''''''''s mark. Otherwise the inside of the book is  unmarked; pages are clean, crisp, unmutilated, and remain well bound (no  loose pages). Outside the covers show only mild edge and corner shelfwear,  but no major creases, tears, etc.

As the book is well read (moderately,  not heavily), it might not possess the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy",  however it is a clean, almost unread copy with only light superficial  shelfwear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed.

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PUBLISHER REVIEWS: 


REVIEW: 
Shows court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630. Based on an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum between October 1980 and January 1981.


REVIEW:  TABLE OF CONTENTS::

The Status and Making of Jewelry, 1500-1630.

Renaissance Jewels in Their Social Setting.

Sources of Gemstones in the Renaissance.

The Cutting and Setting of Gems in the 15th and 16th Centuries.

Dress in Western Europe, 1500-1630.

Sweet England''''''''s Jewels.

The Renaissance in the 19th century.


PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: 

 


REVIEW: 
Exhibition catalogue with numerous color and monochrome plates.  A remarkable collection with exceptional photography.


READER REVIEWS: 


REVIEW: 
Great book, well-written, fabulous photography, luscious jewelry!


REVIEW:  Great review of Renaissance jewelry in the Victoria & Albert collection.  Great inspiration for jewelers.  A must for enthusiasts of Renaissance and royal jewelry.
 

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