{books pdf} Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the WorldAuthor Charlotte Gere – Vivefutbol.co

I am a long time vintage jewelry dealer and collector and own over 100 reference books but for a Victorian jewelry lover, this is far and away the best of the best This book is large, but it is absolutely amazing as well Not only are the pictures detailed and beautiful, there are catalogue pages and hand drawn illustrations inside too DO NOT MISS THIS It deals with many types and styles of jewelry, the history, photos and paintings of women wearing it and pages of great detailed information.I am going back to thumbing the pages now, and it will take hours and hours of pleasant reading to see it all what fun A book of very specific information For the Jewelry aficiondo it is quite interesting. This is a work of both history and artistry beautifully illustrated and masterfully written. Excellent book Lots of beautiful pictures and details It was a gift, they loved it. a lovely detailed account of the history, assembly and origins of the most beautiful royal collections of jewels the pictures are breath takeing, and are a joy to experience very interresting read This Book Rewrites The History Of Jewellery In The Age Of Victoria The Age Of Victoria Is Taken In Its Widest Sense To Encompass Jewellery Made Throughout Europe And America, Displayed At The Great International Exhibitions And Distributed Through Foreign Trade, Illustrated Publications And A Burgeoning Tourist Industry Throughout, Links With Other Disciplines Will Provide Both The Specialist And The Non Specialist With The Information To Understand How Jewellery Permeated All Walks And Conditions Of Life In The Th Century The Focus Of The Book Is On The Attitudes Of Owners To Their Jewellery And The Symbolic Weight That It Was Expected To Carry Rather Than Concentrating On The Major Figures At The Top End Of The Jewellery Trade, It Is Oriented Towards The Social Aspects Of Owning, Wearing And Displaying Jewellery For Example, Novelists Used Jewellery To Add A Moral Or Metaphorical Dimension To A Character, While Jewels Depicted In Portraits Often Carried Multiple Messages Which Could Be Immediately Decoded By The Viewer The Achievements Of Science, The Fascination With Nature And The Victorian Sense Of Humour Are All Embodied In Jewellery Topics Discussed In Depth Include The Importance Of Jewellery In The Life Of The Queen Herself, Jewellery And Dress, The Language Of Jewellery, The Cult Of Novelty, The Importance Of Nationalism In The Revival Of Historical Styles, And The Contribution Of Archaeological Discoveries The Volume Is Sumptuously Illustrated With Contemporary Reportage, Photographs And Portraits As Well As Examples Of Jewellery From The British Museum And Other Collections