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Vintage Costume Jewellery

Vintage Costume Jewellery



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Vintage Costume Jewellery


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Vintage Costume Jewellery
223 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
22 x 22,50 cm
1,138 kg
English

You've seen them in wonderful old movies, sparkling on Audrey Hepburn, or Joan Crawford or Claudette Colbert, looking as if they cost a millions of pounds. They didn't. They're not the real thing, but they were made with the same care and attention. They are vintage costume jewellery: strands of artificial pearls, individually knotted; 'gems' hand-set and pronged; plastic bangles more fabulous than ivory. They're one hundred years' worth of the most amazing pieces ever produced - and they're all here in brilliant and beautiful colour. Whether you love the boldness of Czech crystal or the delicate 'pearls' of Miriam Haskell, whether your jewels are part of your everyday fashion or a heart-pounding collection of art objets, the thrill of finding sensational pieces never fades. "Vintage Costume Jewellery" is your treasure map to discovering the craftsmanship and tradition that have made these pieces part of our collective memory. With a look to the best designs and designers from the Victorian era through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, set against a backdrop of social and cultural history, "Vintage Costume Jewellery" brings the very best of the Carole Tanenbaum Collection to aficianados and would-be collectors alike.