Jewelry of the 1940s and 1950s

New York: Rizzoli, 1988. First Edition. Large 4to. 332 pp. With 546 illustrations, 235 in color. Biographical sketches of the designers and firms. Bibliography; Glossary. A fine copy in publishers color illustrated dustjacket, as new. Item #22203

The first English language edition after the original French edition of 1987. An essential reference work on the sumptuous jewelry designed and created in Europe and the United States between 1937 and 1961, a period of extraordinary renewal in the decorative arts. Some of the more unique pieces include Cartier's "Panther" clip and "Pink Flamingo" brooch, both designed by Jeanne Toussaint for the Duchess of Windsor, the Van Cleef & Arpels "Ballerina" clips and, from the Italian firm Fasano, the "Wild Duck," "Pheasant" and "Cockerel" brooches.

Price: $150.00

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