In this magnificent collection of the most spectacular jewels of the twentieth century, fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker selects the quintessential bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last one hundred years. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millennium, Becker’s selections range from the Wiener Werkstätte and Tiffany Studios, Egyptian-inspired Art Deco masterpieces by Cartier and midcentury designs by Verdura for Chanel, exquisite creations by DeBeers, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Graff, to modern designs from a new generation of innovative artists. A new addition to Assouline’s Ultimate Collection, this beautiful volume is a must-have for fine jewelry collectors and lovers of precious objects. Sparkling with stunning photography, this hand-bound luxury limited edition features hand-tipped images and is presented in a linen clamshell case.
Gracious Greece Caryatid Gold Design Object draws inspiration from The Caryatids; represented on the Athenian Acropolis as the female marble statues supporting the porch of The Erechtheion, instead of the typical columns.
Inspired by Greece’s heritage and everyday light, Gracious Greece created high quality useful art objects, that at a first glance, they transmit simplicity and values, from this little place of earth.