Title Art Nouveau Designers at the Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery I: The Designers A-K and Jewellery II: The Designers L-Z, 2 volume set
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1994
Seller ID 21990
The catalogues of the Paris Salons from the turn of the century provide a unique archive of illustrations of the decorative arts at a pivotal time in their development. These volumes contain over 5,500 illustrations of items of jewellery by leading designers such as Boucheron, Chaumet and Lalique. The pictures have been sourced and re-photographed from the original and often rare catalogues. They have been rearranged alphabetically by artist-designer thus providing an indispensable and practical reference for this seminal twenty year period. They are a unique source for identification and authentication, and an invaluable key both to design ideas and the jewellery of the period.