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1 GREGORY, ALEXIS. Harry Winston: Rare Jewels Of The World.
Universe / The Vendome Press, New York: 1998. First U.S. Edition. Universe of Design Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The international firm of Harry Winston has long been considered the King of Diamonds. Here is the fascinating story of it founder, a man with a God-given sense of the quality of jewels, whose charm convinced princes and tycoons to part with millions of dollars. In this gloriously illustrated volume, we discover his finest creations and the priceless stones he loved so dearly. 
Price: 69.59 USD
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2 LIDCHI, HENRIETTA. Surviving Desires: Making And Selling Native Jewellery In The American Southwest.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman in Cooperation with the British Museum: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In its classic union of gleaming silver and blue turquoise, Native American jewellery of the Southwest is an iconic art form. Internationally recognized and locally significant, Native American jewellery has a compelling history—it represents the persistence of tradition while encapsulating the vitality of Native American communities and the continuously transforming nature of the jewellery makers' art. Author Henrietta Lidchi focuses on jewellery in the cultural economy of the Southwest, exploring jewellery making as a decorative art form in constant transition. She describes the jewellery as subject to a number of desires, controlled at different times by government agencies, individual entrepreneurs, traders, curators, and Native American communities. Lidchi explores the jewellery as craft, material culture, commodity, and adornment. Considering the impact of tourism, she discusses fakes in the market and the artists' desires to codify traditional styles, explaining how these factors can affect stylistic development and value. Surviving Desires suggests the complexity and reinvention innate to Native American jewellery as a commercial craft. Drawing on the author's archival research and on interviews she conducted with Native American jewellers, traders, dealers, and curators, this volume examines British collecting, exchanges between British and American institutions, and the development of the British Museum's contemporary collection. Lavishly illustrated with 300 color photographs of jewellery in the British Museum, the National Museums Scotland, and major collections in the United States, Surviving Desires presents many previously unpublished pieces and showcases works by twenty Native American jewellers, including the best-known names in the field today. The volume is a visually stunning exploration of the symbolic, economic, and communal value of jewellery in the American Southwest. 300 color Illustrations, 272 pages, 8.5" x 11.5". Henrietta Lidchi, an anthropologist and curator, is currently Keeper of the Department of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland. She is coeditor of Imaging the Arctic (1998) and Visual Currencies (2009). "Henrietta Lidchi is one of those rare scholars who can see a subject from every angle. Surviving Desires pushes past narrow histories of its subject, showing how questions of style and authenticity connect to broader dynamics of culture and economy. This book is a tremendous contribution to Native American studies, and also serves as a model for those studying the history of craft and design in other contexts." —Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design 
Price: 33.20 USD
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3 PARDUE, DIANA F. Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry Of Yazzie Johnson And Gail Bird.
Museum of New Mexico Press in association with the Heard Museum, Albuquerque. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Yazzie Johnson (Navajo) and Gail Bird (Santo Domingo / Laguna) have been creative collaborators in jewelry-making since 1972 and are considered in the first rank of Native American artists. Shared Images is a retrospective of their career, spanning the early 1970s to the present. 9 x 11 in. 184 pages 203 color and 41 black-and-white illustrations. Diana Pardue is Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum. She is the author of Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry (Museum of New Mexico Press) and with Kathleen Howard Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art (Northland Publishing). 
Price: 42.75 USD
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4 PARDUE, DIANA F. & SANDFIELD, NORMAN L. Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage And Contemporary Artistry.
Museum of New Mexico Press in association with the Heard Museum, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The bolo tie, also called a string tie, is a western necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with an ornamental clasp. Native American artisans in the Southwest began producing bolo ties in the mid-twentieth century in response to tourist demand for finely crafted Native American jewelry. 8.25 x 10.25 in. 160 pages 195 color photographs. Diana Pardue is Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum. She is the author of Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry of Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird (Museum of New Mexico Press) and with Kathleen Howard Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art (Northland Publishing). Chicagoan Norman L. Sandfield is an internationally known collector and antique dealer. 
Price: 29.40 USD
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5 PFROMMER, MICHAEL. Greek Gold From Hellenistic Egypt.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the Hellenistic period, the Greek world enjoyed great prosperity after Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire made vast resources of gold available for the first time. The various royal courts of Alexander's successors, including the Ptolemies in Egypt, comprised a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury. The group of gold jewelry discussed here — including earrings, finger rings, bracelets, beads, and a hairnet—consists of seventeen spectacular pieces from the Getty Museum. The author takes us on a journey through three centuries, beginning about B.C. 350, from the empire-building Alexander to the beguilingly ambitious Cleopatra VII. This sweep through the turbulent history of the eastern Mediterranean gives a picture of the Greek-Egyptian blending of religion and art. The author demonstrates how the symbolism of dynastic power plays a central role in the interpretation of each object and in understanding the assemblage as a whole. Discussing their style, iconography, and craftsmanship, he convincingly places the jewelry in late third-century-B.C. Ptolemaic Egypt and argues for the original owner's royal connections. A specialist in Hellenistic metalwork, Michael Pfrommer is associate professor of classical archaeology at the University of Trier in Germany and the author of Metalwork from the Hellenized East. His article in Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Volume 2 is an in-depth scholarly interpretation of the jewelry discussed in this volume. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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6 SCARISBRICK, DIANA WITH A PREFACE BY DANIEL ALCOUFFE. Chaumet: Master Jewellers Since 1780.
Alain de Gourcuff Editeur, Paris: 1995. 2909838102 / 9782909838106 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is everything you may have ever wanted to know about this famous jeweler, and then some. Highly illustrated in color. 
Price: 855.00 USD
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