• Specificaties
    Formaat

    24 x 28 cm

    Aantal pagina's

    240

    Bijzonderheden

    In cooperation with Hermitage Amsterdam

    Illustraties

    500

    ISBN

    9789078653813

    Jaar

    2019

    Taal

    Engels

    Uitvoering

    Paperback met flappen

  • Jewels were a statement of identity and a demonstration of taste, breeding and wealth. Occasionally, they might also be designed to provoke or contain hidden symbolism. They were ordered from European jewellery firms like Boucheron or Cartier, master goldsmiths like Claude Ballin or, of course, from Fabergé, Goldsmith by Special Appointment to the Imperial Crown. The book reflects the fashions of four centuries: baroque, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau and modern, also from the 21th century.

    The Hermitage’s fabulous jewellery collection is one of its greatest treasures. Over the centuries it has become the repository of thousands of precious pieces. In the autumn of 2019, hundreds of them will travel to the Hermitage in the Netherlands to feature in Jewels! In this book you will encounter flamboyant female rulers like Elizabeth of Russia and Catherine the Great, but also grand dukes and noble families of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. They had their portraits painted by leading artists and on special occasions they wore dazzling gowns and ensembles set off by carefully selected bijoux.

     


Specificaties
Formaat

24 x 28 cm

Aantal pagina's

240

Bijzonderheden

In cooperation with Hermitage Amsterdam

Illustraties

500

ISBN

9789078653813

Jaar

2019

Taal

Engels

Uitvoering

Paperback met flappen


In het kort

Jewels were a statement of identity and a demonstration of taste, breeding and wealth. Occasionally, they might also be designed to provoke or contain hidden symbolism. They were ordered from European jewellery firms like Boucheron or Cartier, master goldsmiths like Claude Ballin or, of course, from Fabergé, Goldsmith by Special Appointment to the Imperial Crown. The book reflects the fashions of four centuries: baroque, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau and modern, also from the 21th century.