* Expertly curating Christie's extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale * Stories of the world's great jewellery collections * Full access to Christie's archives has been granted for this book, ...
Author: Vincent Meylan
*Full access to Christie's archives has been granted for this book, resulting in the inclusion of never-before seen images*Stories of the world's great jewelry collections*Expertly curating Christie's extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous saleFor centuries, the stories of the world's great jewelry collections have lain hidden within the archives of Christie's, the celebrated auctioneers. From the tragic European queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette - both beheaded - to Hollywood royalty such as Elizabeth Taylor, the vaults sparkle with the most celebrated (and occasionally notorious) names of the last 250 years. Following on from the success of his books on Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, author Vincent Meylan explores these remarkable jewelry archives, revealing the mysteries within for the first time.Each sale had its intrigue, each its story to tell. The first auction of jewelry from the British royal family took place at Christie's in 1773, after the death of the Princess of Wales, mother of George III. As the archives reveal, in the subsequent centuries, Christie's has been party to the sale of jewelry by several further generations of British royals, from Lady Patricia Ramsay and the Countess of Southesk through to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. And, in the wake of revolution and regicide further afield, the crown jewels of France, Russia, Bavaria, Serbia, Egypt, India and Spain were all sold at Christie's. Aside from Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary movie star collections of Merle Oberon and Gloria Swanson are also revealed here, as well as the most famous pearls and diamonds in the world; each explored within the context of their owners' remarkable lives. Expertly curating the extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale. More than a hundred original documents from the vaults are reproduced in the book, alongside hundreds of color illustrations of the jewels and their owners. Contents: Introduction by Fran�ois Curiel, Chairman of Christie's Asia-Pacific; 1. Guillotine Diamonds; 2. Murdered Queens; 3. Pomp and Circumstances; 4. Empresses in Exile; 5. The French Court; 6. From Christie's with Love; 7. Soft as a Pearl; 8. Bloody Revolutions; 9. Ladies of the Stage; 10. Gems from the East; 11. Diamonds are Christie's Best Friends; 12. Appendix: Prestigious Provenances.
This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan, author of Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends, and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, has written ...
Author: Vincent Meylan
Publisher: Acc Art Books
-Compiled with full access to Bulgari's archives A jewel is more than an arrangement of precious stones - it is a story. This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan, author of Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends, and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, has written his latest book. Now, with unparalleled access to the Bulgari archives, Meylan guides us on an intimate journey through the lives of the clients, both famous and infamous, who have given this pre-eminent Mediterranean jeweler their patronage. Paris may be the traditional home of the jeweller elite, but Bulgari embraces its Roman origins. From their early creations, inspired by Byzantine and Islamic architecture, to designs like the Trombino ring and Serpenti bracelets, which are still relevant today, Bulgari gracefully navigates the line between contemporary and timeless. Their client roster reflects their prestige. Nobility and celebrity intermingle; the Countess di Frasso shopped at Bulgari with her Hollywood superstar-beau, Gary Cooper, as did the Infanta Beatriz of Spain and Princess Maria José of Belgium. Richard Burton wooed Elizabeth Taylor with glittering Bulgari jewels, while the decadent marriage of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian featured Bulgari wedding rings. But these jewels tell tales of many genres, not just romance: from exiled Iranian Shahs to Count Cini of Monselice, held for ransom by the SS and released in exchange for Bulgari jewels. Each story is retold with Vincent Meylan's characteristic verve, embellished with original pictures from the archives. Chapters are dedicated to wealthy customers, but also to the stones themselves, tracing the evolution of this iconic Roman company through history, and the development of their jewelry from mine, to workshop, to model.
Release on 2019-11-26 | by Francesca Cartier Brickell
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Books, 2016. . Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends. Woodbridge, Suffolk,
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Author: Francesca Cartier Brickell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash. . . . [This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.”—The Economist The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon—as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives “Ms. Cartier Brickell has done her grandfather proud.”—The Wall Street Journal The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family’s history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm’s most iconic jewelry—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
The Spring flowers appear as in a frosty mist through the Winter ice of the egg ,
before the egg is opened to reveal the surprise in its full detail . ... FABERGÉ
1913 The Winter Egg was made in the workshop of Albert Holmström , which
mainly specialised in jewellery . ... A copy of the original Fabergé invoice from the
Russian State archives , kindly made available by V. V. Skurlov and Mrs. T.
Fabergé due ...
... during the 1870s.13 That the last firm deviated from mere imitation to faking. or
purveying of fakes. is revealed by a letter in the Victoria and Albert Museum Archives which rebukes them for having 'impudently' offered the new museum
spurious enamelled work. ... The posthumous Spitzer sale in 1893 included 266
pieces of jewellery. most of them Renaissance in style. and with a good ... T.
Desmoni's at Sotheby's in 1960. a private one at Christie's in 1961. the jewellery
Author: Anner Somers Cocks
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited
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.
You can find everything from handwoven textiles and jewellery to homewares
and fashion. ... A browse along Kensington Church Street in west London will reveal everything from Arts and Crafts furniture to Staffordshire dogs in a ... If you
want to take home a piece of London's rock n' roll heritage, the Rock Archive,
near Camden Passage in Islington, is a great source of ... The main auction
houses in London are Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers, Sotheby's Auctioneers and
Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London will lead you straight to the best attractions London has on offer. Packed with photographs and illustrations, the guide explores all the unforgettable sights from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to trendy Covent Garden Piazza. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and traditional pubs to great attractions for children. DK's uniquely visual Eyewitness Travel Guide: London includes cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of London's best districts to explore on foot. Don't miss a thing on your trip with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. Now available in PDF format.
De Beers Archives. ... XVI 1.86 Marquise XVII 1.86 Pear XVIII 1.o8 Round
Lesotho II appeared in a jewellery sale held by Christie's in Geneva on 22
November 1979; it was accompanied ... Recently it has been revealed that Harry
Winston sold Lesotho III to the Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, who
had it set in the ...
Author: Ian Balfour
Publisher: Art Books International Limited
"The history of great diamonds is intimately interwoven with the lives of emperors and conquerors, great kings and queens, with statesmen and soldiers, the rich and famous - but also, inevitably, with those who lead more shadowy lives. Diamonds have been objects of passion, sometimes of war, violence and theft." "As well as being objects of exceptional beauty and rarity, they were once thought to possess magical properties that protected their owners from enemies. Initially a male prerogative reflecting status and authority, these incredible gems later adorned the wives of powerful men, and at times were offered as influential gifts. Few were immune to the temptation of diamonds; many sacrificed their lives and souls to them." "In Famous Diamonds, Ian Balfour tells the fascinating stories of almost 80 of these remarkable gems including the famous: Koh-i-Noor, which is set in the British Crown Jewels; the infamous: the deep blue Hope Diamond, which is said to bring bad luck to all who handle it; the biggest: The Cullinan; and the Hollywood romantic: the Taylor-Burton Diamond. Some have detailed histories that can be traced from the present day back to the moment they were mined, while others have a more mysterious past or have disappeared from view. Also included are shorter entries on a further selection of some forty notable diamonds."--BOOK JACKET.
Its name—the Nécessaire Egg—reflects the fact that, although less than 3in long,
it opens to reveal 13 tiny items of ladies' toiletry. ... But Kieran McCarthy, Fabergé
expert at the London jewellers Wartski, has recently identified an anonymous
object ... but very recently, Mr McCarthy found several photographs in his firm's archives that included a small, grainy view of ... Last November, a Fabergé clock
egg, bought by the French Rothschild family in 1902, sold at Christie's for £9
The typical Renaissance jewel was the work of the goldsmith as much as the jeweller . ... Special features include charts of periodic market prices , notes on
two newly discovered Fabergé ledgers . and an illustrated ... from the Fabergé
family archives : pages from sales ledgers of the London branch and drawings of
projected pieces . Illustrated are a number of objects not previously shown which
, it is assumed , were sold at Christie's in Geneva where both authors are
A Thierry Mugler gown, glittering with jewel-toned paillettes and sprouting ebony
feathers, that is destined to change its wearer into a strangesiren, part reptile, part
bird. Organized according to zones of the body-neck and shoulders, chest, waist,
hips, and feet-the show reveals how ... Photographs, drawings, and archival
material chronicling the history of the parade, through 11/17/02 - “New York ... Christie's East 12/5 at 10 and 2:“20th Century Decorative Arts.” On view from 11/
After the Revolution , six of the seven Kelkh eggs appeared in around 1920 and
were offered for sale by the jeweller , Morgan , in the ... It was not until 1979 that
they were revealed to have been made for the Kelkh family by reference to the
contemporary notes ... Although the authors searched the archives in Russia for
conclusive evidence , no documentation was found . ... Went to auction at Christie's New York , 30 October 1990 , but did not make the reserve price , and
was later sold ...
Author: Tatiana Fabergé
Publisher: Christie Manson & Woods International Incorporated
Category: Art objects
Each known Easter egg is documented with invoice records, correspondence, provenance and correspondence.
INDIAN, OLD WEST, EARLY MILITARIA, PRE-COLUMBIAN, Ancient/Antique Jewelry, Antiquities, Coins, Bottles, Paper, ... Russian Archives, P.O. Box 19696.
... a free sample issue of our monthly magazine call (800)831-BANK Sarah
Goodridge, Beauty Revealed, 1828, courtesy Gloria Manney. ... Page 44: Top
right: Jack B. Yeats, The Basin in which Pilate washed his Hand, courtesy Christie's London.
... and Rollins Maxwell, for his insightful captions and glossary that succinctly reveal a wealth of intriguing details about Tiffany & Co. ... We are also grateful to
Annamarie Sandecki, Tiffany's director of Tiffany archives, for her help with the
ongoing adventure of exploring Tiffany & Co. ... its curator of jewelry, Judy Rudoe;
the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Christie's Images,
Author: John Loring
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
"Renowned photographer Harry Benson was commissioned especially for this book - his images of Ballet Florida dancers modeling signature pieces of Tiffany jewelry complement the rich selection of design sketches as well as vintage and contemporary photography, much of it from Tiffany's unparalleled archives. Tiffany Style reveals the fascinating history and evolution of design at Tiffany & Co. through its most remarkable creations."--BOOK JACKET.
... Art invited dozens of art - world professionals to make videos that reveal their
m.o. , from the famous ( MOMA curator Robert Storr ) ... MACALLAN The
AUCTIONS AND ANTIQUES CHRISTIE's — June 3-4 : This sea“ Brooklyn " (
1993 ) , by Michael ... including pieces in the Arts and Crafts , revisited via archival material , which pre Art Nouveau , and Art Deco styles . ... A sale of jewelry , especially notable for years - a pity , since his paintings are often several
striking items by Van Cleef ...
50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.
Even when life flows peacefully, it is no easy matter to reveal them. ... the fascist
invasion — the famous cross of Yefrosiniya of Polotsk, which was made by the
outstanding master of jewelry-making in the twelfth century, Lazar Bogsha. ... It is
also necessary to provide archival data. ... It is intended for the police, museums,
international auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's, and for
... eight $ 49.50 . maker's Source Book . years of residency in Japan , reveals An
engaging book about the genesis some surprises and even ... Tokyo may look
like the partment at Christie's , captures the this book , which lists information from
" backlot of the world's ... Twombly Jewelry . corrects this oversight with a superb
these tips varies considerably . ... and large geometric designs are and
nonarchitectural archival material , customs , sociopolitical structure , and
fortuitously timed to ...
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
The book reveals the real story . ... The show pieces were joined in the book by
unknown archival photographs and lithographs of rugs . ... He had travelled
widely in Asia and picked up a Tibetan boyfriend , with whom he had a row and
who had decamped for Chicago with his mother's jewellery . ... It was sold at Christie's for $ 440,000 , and I last saw it in a collection in the lower reaches of
the Gulf .
Release on 2013-05 | by Meredith Etherington-Smith
A lush book of photos shines a light on the luxurious bejeweled make-up boxes that quickly became covetable accessories with the advent of beauty products Exquisite jeweled minaudieres, necessaires, and compacts from the l8th to the 21st ...
Author: Meredith Etherington-Smith
Publisher: Double Barrelled Books
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
A lush book of photos shines a light on the luxurious bejeweled make-up boxes that quickly became covetable accessories with the advent of beauty products Exquisite jeweled minaudieres, necessaires, and compacts from the l8th to the 21st centuries are photographed and displayed here in great detail and set within the social and fashion contexts of their creation. Original archive photographs showcase the social leaders, stage and cinema stars, and fashion leaders who carried these exquisite little accessories as indispensable adjuncts to their glamorous lives. These triumphs of the jewelers art were designed to rest glittering on cocktail bars and grand dining tables. They were tiny but also extremely useful as is revealed in detailed photos of their highly engineered interiors. These little boxes were capable of carrying everything a woman might need during the course of an evening which might start at the Ritz and end at Bricktops Jazz Club—everything from a lipstick, to a powder compact, to a comb, even a cigarette and lighter, hence their generic name of necessaire.