THE JEWELRY COLLECTION OF THE MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS

THE JEWELRY COLLECTION OF THE MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS
THE JEWELRY COLLECTION OF THE MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS
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Characteristics

Author: Évelyne Possémé

Number of pages
36
Number of illustrations
106
Publication date
16/11/2004
Dimensions
21 X 29,7 cm
Publisher
Éditions Les Arts Décoratifs
Categories
Bookshop, Jewels, MAD's publications, Exhibition, Exhibition: Bijoux d'artistes de Calder à Jeff Koons. La collection idéale de Diane Venet.

Description

Rich in 4,000 pieces, the jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is unique in the French national collections by the variety of eras it covers: religious jewelery of the Middle Ages to contemporary creations, through the bodice ornaments of the eighteenth century , Empire jewelry or Art Nouveau brooches.

Over time, it reflects the wide variety of models, themes and techniques of jewelers. Offered to the museum, worn or transmitted as a heritage, these jewels have in themselves a story, testimonies of passionate amateurs or those who wanted to transmit a family attachment. This album presents the major pieces of the collection.