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Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL

Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL

Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL    Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL

Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL. This product sheet is originally written in English. Please find below an automatic translation into French. If you have any questions, please contact us.

"Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" by Caroline Cox. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, nearly 10,000 different titles. There is a good chance we have other copies of the same title in varying conditions, some cheaper, some in better condition. We may also have different editions (some paperback, some hardcover, often international editions). If you do not see what you want, please contact us and ask. We are happy to send you a summary of the different conditions and prices we may have for the same title. Size: 11 x 8½ inches; ¾ pound. Decade after decade, the beautifully illustrated "Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook" traces 100 years of design history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enameling at the turn of the 20th century to Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces, to luxury jewelry of the 1980s. From 1890 to 1990, each decade begins with a historical introduction to the era, then offers a key overview showcasing important designs that defined the era. The book ends with a buying guide, which offers tips on sourcing and maintaining original antique pieces, as well as glossaries on notable designers and technical terminology. Carlton Books (2014) 64 pages. Flawless, except for slight edge and shelf corner wear on covers.

Pages are blank; clean, crisp, unmarked, uncut, tightly bound, unequivocally unread. Shelf wear mainly manifests as very light abrasive rubbing "creases" on the head and tail of the spine, as well as on the "points" of the cover (the four open corners of the covers, top and bottom, front and back).

This is really only noticeable if you hold the book up to a light source and examine it closely. HOWEVER, there is a small 1/4 inch tear in the plastic laminate (only) covering the paper cover, the front cover, near the lower open corner. The tear does not go through the cover, just a scratch/tear in the plastic laminate covering the cover. The condition is entirely consistent with new old stock from a traditional bookstore environment like Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, or Borders, where new books may show slight signs of shelf wear, a consequence of routine handling and simply the proof of being constantly shelved and put away.

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PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PHOTOS OF THE INSIDE OF THE BOOK. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS. REVIEWS: From Lalique's Art Nouveau enamel to 1940s bakelite and 1980s costume pieces, this superbly illustrated guide captures 100 years of jewelry.

For each decade from 1890 to 1990, there is a historical introduction, an overview of key styles, and a review of designs that defined the era. For those hoping to buy (or sell), the "Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" offers tips on sourcing and maintaining original antique pieces. REVIEWS: Intriguing to any fashionista, whether you want to learn more about the jewelry you find thrifting in charity shops or at flea markets, or you just want to develop your own unique look from pieces that inspire you from the past, the "Vintage Jewelry Sourcebook" offers a decade-by-decade overview of jewelry styles from the 1890s to the 1980s. The book includes "key looks" pages that target defining trends, from Art Nouveau of the early 20th century to Chanel's faux pearls of the 1950s and 1960s Pop plastic to the 1980s luxury logo mania.

In addition to a comprehensive shopping and buying guide, you will find tips on sourcing and maintaining vintage pieces, as well as a glossary explaining stone types and settings. 1970s: Bold and beautiful body. REVIEWS: Caroline Cox, professor of cultural history at the University of the Arts London, is a leading authority on fashion.

Her books include "Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style" (2000) and "Hair and Fashion" (2005), which were accompanied by a parade at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Caroline lives in London, England.

REVIEWS: Offers a decade-by-decade overview of jewelry styles from the 1890s to the 1980s. Includes "key looks" pages targeting defining trends: from Art Nouveau of the early 20th century to Chanel's faux pearls of the 1950s and 1960s Pop plastic to the 1980s luxury logo mania. A superb book, great as a source of ideas. REVIEWS: Lovely book with separate chapters for each decade. REVIEWS: Great help for dealers and enthusiasts.

REVIEWS: It's nice to have the decades described decade by decade with photos and written information. Beautiful layout and beautiful photos. I enjoyed the photos as well as the written content. REVIEWS: I sell vintage jewelry, otherwise I am a starving artist. This is a great help in my efforts.

VINTAGE JEWELRY: How vintage jewelry brings old-world glamour to the red carpet. Among all the gemstones paraded on the red carpets of Cannes, Venice, Hollywood, and New York, some pieces leave an indelible impression.

This year, at the Manus X Machina-themed Met Gala, the award for best supporting accessory went to a majestic diamond peacock, its tail curving over a strap of Uma Thurman's custom ivory Ralph Lauren dress. Created on special order from Cartier in 1948 and composed of 83.89 ct of diamonds, the brooch demonstrated the power of vintage when it comes to making a statement on the red carpet.

"Vintage jewelry brings character and a sense of nostalgia to a look," says British stylist Tanya Gill, based in Los Angeles, who dresses stars such as Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, and Jane Fonda. I love the craftsmanship, history, and patina. Sometimes I build characters through jewelry, as if I were creating the look of a film. Gill was behind the stunning vintage Bulgari bib necklace that Minnie Driver wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2014.

Made in 1965, the necklace caught Gill's eye at Bulgari's pre-Oscar Decades of Glamour event. "It looked so exquisite in terms of design and color, with the craftsmanship of turquoise, cabochon emeralds, cabochon amethysts, and diamonds, that it would be a unique statement for the right personality," she says.

It was perfect for Minnie Driver's sculptural beauty. It's not just the Hollywood grandes dames sporting vintage glamour. At the Met Gala, Anna Wintour's 29-year-old daughter, Bee Shaffer, was the perfect ingenue with chandelier diamond earrings from the 19th century and a slim diamond headband from New York-based vintage jewelry specialist Fred Leighton, while at the Met Gala. At the reopening of the Cartier mansion on Fifth Avenue in September, Sienna Miller accessorized a fresh, flowing Valentino dress with a suite of Cartier diamond and emerald jewelry from the 1920s.

The trend for vintage jewelry on the red carpet began in 1996 when Prada borrowed a 19th-century opal choker from Fred Leighton for 29-year-old Nicole Kidman. "It was a wonderful moment for us," recalls Rebecca Selva, Fred Leighton's creative director and PR director.

It got a lot of attention because it was so different. The collaboration sparked a long-term relationship with Kidman and marked the start of two decades of "magnificent and iconic moments" for Fred Leighton. Selva cites Charlize Theron's appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2000 as one of her favorites: pinned to the 25-year-old's mandarin Vera Wang dress were two Art Deco diamond clips. "Vera fell in love with the clips and then created the dress around them," explains Selva. The overall image was beautiful; it was Hollywood glamour at its most sophisticated and refined.

Nowadays, as celebrities' outfits are dissected in real-time on social media, red carpet appearances have even more impact than what was once a very private and elite market. "The Internet has been great for spreading the message about vintage jewelry," says Selva. There is so much to discover - people are realizing it's not what they thought. It's not your grandmother's jewelry, and nothing is so rarefied that it can't be worn. Even our tiaras can be worn as headbands.

For Selva, increased visibility helps dispel the myth that antique jewelry is outdated. "We have an incredible 19th-century diamond snake necklace that looks like the coolest piece you could wear, and yet it's almost 120 years old," she says. It's waiting for its moment on the red carpet. The reputation of vintage jewelry in the world of fashion has been further enhanced by Fred Leighton's collaboration with Net-a-Porter, which began in 2014.

"We had a very positive response, with jewelry often selling within minutes," says Sophie Quy, fine jewelry buyer at Net-a-Porter, who visits the Fred Leighton store in New York up to four times a year. Diamonds, pearls, and turquoise are bestsellers, as well as chunky gold chain bracelets that customers wear with modern designs. The site also works with Fred Leighton to source vintage pieces on demand.

Vintage jewelry has also found its place in the über-cool department store Dover Street Market, which offers a selection of vintage rings and Victorian and Georgian tiaras from British jeweler Bentley & Skinner alongside its roster of modern brands. This departure from the notion of dusty vintage stores reflects a growing desire to own something one-of-a-kind. "Vintage jewelry is much more interesting than anything you can buy right now," says Max Michelson of London vintage specialist SJ Phillips. Instead of being limited to this year's range, we have ranges that span 400 years, so you will always find something that suits you.

He claims that pieces from the 20th century are by far the most popular. Everyone wants Art Deco because it's elegant and beautifully made, and being set in platinum, it looks more like modern jewelry than earlier pieces, which are set in silver.

There is also interest in bold pieces from the 1950s and 1960s." Unlike its American counterpart, SJ Phillips does not shout about its red carpet appearances. "This kind of advertising works in the US but not here," explains Michelson. Even if a piece has been worn by a famous person, we don't tell people. While signed vintage pieces have a higher price tag, there are smart buys to be found.

"There are underrated American makers, like Raymond Yard," explains Michelson. But there are also unsigned pieces that are on par with the big names but at half the price. The key is that it speaks to the wearer. We never claim that anything is a good investment.

It may be, but we are not investment brokers. » Rebecca Selva agrees: "If jewelry is fine and beautifully made, it will retain its value, but I would certainly never sell it as an investment. It's more about the joy you get from it.

VINTAGE JEWELRY: Dust off your old jewelry boxes and open the family safe because you may be sitting on a fortune. That's the message from London auctioneer Bonhams this week, as it announces new figures showing a surge in the value of vintage jewelry. Bonhams claims that the value of antique and period jewelry has increased by over 80% in the last decade, surpassing the average price of property in England, which has increased by 47% over the same period. Estimates have been blown out of the water on auction days, as items have fetched double, sometimes triple, their predictions in the face of fierce bidding wars. And this has prompted the auctioneer to launch a campaign inviting the public to seek an evaluation of forgotten gemstones they may have stashed away.

"These are our key indicators of a momentum gain. It's the quality of craftsmanship that seduces buyers, the types of stones used at the time, compared to a modern piece, are special.

Carol Woolton, Vogue's jewelry editor, is not surprised by the robust jewelry market in the current economic climate. "There are so few reliable investments right now - stocks are in a state of insecurity, but gold and diamonds will never be a risky purchase for a wealthy person trying to maintain their wealth," she says.

Global resources are limited, mines will run dry, and the number of gemstones is limited - this is what gives them their rarity value. Even if you don't have a spare Cartier brooch to sell at auction in the attic, it's worth noting that the trend described extends beyond designer names and also applies to specific stones, metals, and eras. If the runways revisit the silhouettes of a particular decade, interest will spill over into the world of jewelry.

"Signed objects from the Art Deco period and antiques over 100 years old will always be sought after," says Ghika. But we are now seeing post-war jewelry, 1950s, as well as pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, also performing very well. What often prevents people from having their jewelry appraised is the assumption that family items set aside because they are no longer in fashion will be worthless.

"People often look at their items without understanding their importance in the context of jewelry history," says Ghika. "We recently discovered a beautiful and rare Chanel Twist necklace, which a client brought to a valuation day, but thought it was just a costume jewel. But Chanel made real jewelry as well as pieces in non-precious materials. So how do you know if something is valuable by rummaging through an old stash of jewelry? Start with logos and hallmarks, suggests Ghika, pointing out that big names (Cartier, Tiffany, Bulgari, Boucheron, and Van Cleef & Arpels) will always be winners, but that key names from modern eras (like Andrew Grima from the 1960s, or John Donald from the 1970s) will also have retained their value. Then you need to assess the construction of the piece; do the stones have rough edges, are they generously packed, or did the creator try to skimp by using more metal and fewer diamonds? Even those that are beaten and broken are not totally beyond hope. "It's not necessarily the end of the world if something has suffered damage," explains Ghika.

"Professional repairs, if well done, can be discreet. We have received items in two pieces and, once repaired, it has not had much impact on the value.

The best way to really know what something might be worth is of course to have it appraised by a professional. Because you are unlikely to be able to say that the sapphires in grandma's heirloom ring were highly sought-after specimens from the Kashmir region or the product of a rare mining community that was only operational for ten years at the end of the 19th century. "The Bonhams website offers the opportunity to submit photos if you want an initial impression from our experts, then we regularly organize valuation days throughout the UK," advises Ghika. What you can do for yourself, however, is take care of the stocks you own, whether you are ready to sell them or not.

"If you ever think you might sell jewelry, you must keep the boxes," advises Woolton. "Boxes and paperwork related to the stones will really add value to them and prevent a lot of confusion about what an item is when you sell it. The worst thing you can do is let your old jewelry rattle around in a disorganized box.

" Also, don't clean old pieces too much," Ghika warns. Part of the history lies in the pattern it has, and if it is removed, it loses some of its soul. Other expert tips include not keeping hard and soft stones together to avoid erosion, wiping pearls with a cloth after each use to remove any oil or perfume, and even splitting pairs of earrings into individual soft pouches so they don't rub together. If you want to prioritize "jewels over real estate" as a new investment mantra, experts say you may have to wait a while to reap the rewards if you choose newer pieces. "Jewelry takes a long time to appreciate," explains Ghika, who suggests buying distinctive classics from certain manufacturers, like Cartier's Panthère collection. Woolton, meanwhile, sees Victoire de Castellane, Dior's jeweler, as the one who will create the "masterpieces of our time." However, one thing all experts agree on is that jewelry should be worn and enjoyed above all, with any increase in value seen as an added bonus.

"It's great to own these wonderful things," says Woolton. "But if investors lock them away and don't wear them, then you have to ask yourself; where's the fun in that? VINTAGE JEWELRY: The rise of online vintage jewelry auctions. As the Blue Moon diamond prepares to go under the hammer, our expert takes a look at the growing popularity of online sales, which make bidding on precious pieces easier than ever. The global reach of the Internet has heightened the visibility of local auction houses and consumer confidence.

When I was an auctioneer for Sotheby's, it was a solo exhibition; Despite the adrenaline rush, the goal was to keep the 'room' engaged in enthusiastic bidding. Today, with the increase in online sales, auctions are just as lively, but with fewer people in the room. Some of the excitement has gone, but the advantage of online auctions is that they have heightened the profile of provincial auction houses, making them a force to be reckoned with.

In the Woolley & Wallis Salisbury Salerooms, for example, an Art Nouveau Lalique hair comb was auctioned off last year. This piece was notable for two reasons: highly collectible names like Lalique were once the preserve of well-known auction houses. Today, the global reach of the Internet has heightened the visibility of local auction houses and consumer confidence. Here is my guide to reputable provincial auction houses that also offer online auctions. According to Jonathan Edwards, associate director at Woolley & Wallis auctioneers in Wiltshire, underbidders have a significant impact on auction prices today.

It's also worth noting that bids come not only from the UK, but from all over the world. This is the most expensive jewelry item sold online at Woolley & Wallis to date.

Fellows Auctioneers, which offers over 40 specialized jewelry sales per
Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL    Vintage Antique Jewelry Sourcebook Art Nouveau Victorian Edwardian Bakelite XL