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Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu By Anna Somers Cocks

Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu
by Anna Somers Cocks

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The exquisite and luxurious products of the court goldsmith-jeweller are the subject of this detailed and fully illustrated catalogue. The book provides a comprehensive account of the objets de luxe made during the Renaissance, throughout the eighteenth century and at the Russian court around 1900.
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Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu Summary


Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu by Anna Somers Cocks

A catalogue of 87 works with authoritative introductions. Although concerned with one particularly fine collection, this book provides a comprehensive account of the objets de luxe made during the Renaissance, throughout the eighteenth century and at the Russian court of 1900.

There is an extensive introduction and in the catalogue which follows, as well as illustrating the items from the collection, many comparative pieces are included, together with the graphic sources and marks where these apply.

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Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu Reviews


""All the catalogue items are illustrated in superb colour and the plates are accompanied by excellent monochrome photographs of any relevant material required.""--Apollo

""The owner (Baron Thyssen) has encouraged the co-authors to catalogue his collection carefully and without prejudice, and they have provided a sumptuous and erudite work worthy of the objects he has assembled."" --The Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide

About Anna Somers Cocks


Anner Somers Cocks and Charles Trumanwere were curators at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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GOR008789991
Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu by Anna Somers Cocks
Anna Somers Cocks
Thyssen-Bornermisza Collection S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
2001-12-12
384
085667172X
9780856671722
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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