Pearls

ISBN: 9781851777556 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2014 Autor: Beatrix Chadour-Sampson, Hubert Bari Editură: V&A Publishing Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 160 Stoc: La comandă

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For millennia pearls have been associated with royalty, glamour and status, treasured for their exquisite beauty. Pearls traces the history of these coveted gems over the centuries and across cultures from East to West, from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Historical portraits and contextual material explain the social and cultural significance of pearls, exploring the changing fashions in how pearls were worn, whether as signs of luxury and status or as attributes of the Virgin Mary. Pearls brings together an impressive range of jewellery, from the pearl drop worn by Charles I when he went to the scaffold to a brooch given by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria on their third wedding anniversary. From the late nineteenth century, luxury brands such as Chaumet, Garrard, Cartier, Tiffany and Bulgari came to the fore, and with the introduction of cultured pearls in the early twentieth century, pearls, formerly a symbol of privilege, became a more popular and affordable adornment.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Beatrix Chadour-Sampson, Hubert Bari
Data Publicarii
2014
Editura
V&A Publishing
Inaltime
25.1
Latime
21.3
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
160
Isbn 13
9781851777556
Cod
9781851777556
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