Flora: The Art of Jewelry

Patrick Mauries & Evelyne Posseme


Flowers have long been a source of inspiration for jewellers, many of whom have sought to capture their transient beauty in glittering gemstones and precious metals. In the 17th and 18th centuries, flowers were imitated in enamel or used as motifs for elaborate gemstone bodice ornaments. Brooches, pendants and rings took the form of bouquets or flower baskets. Now, contemporary designers such as Claude Lalanne, Lorenz Baumer and JAR continue to create floral jewellrry for today's trendsetters.

The floral pieces in this book have all been selected from the magnificent jewellery collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and range from the 17th century to the present day. Beautifully photographed by renowned photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, these intricate works of art will delight all lovers of jewellery and nature.


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    235 x 170mm
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    Thames & Hudson
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