Jewelry, Fashion, Costume, Textiles, Rugs, Carpets, Design, Interiors, Decorative Arts and More
- Aldred, Cyril. Jewels of the Pharaohs. Egyptian Jewelry of the Dynastic Period. New York, (1971). Illustrated. 8vo, boards, very good in dust jacket. $85.00
- Andronikos, M[anolis]. The Royal Graves at Vergina. Offprint from "Athens Annals of Archaeology," Volume X (1977). Translated into English by J. Binder. Athens, Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1980. 53 pages, 31 illustrations (mostly halftones, some drawings). 8vo, wrappers, very good. $25.00
A study of the objects found at the excavation site at Vergina, including an unusual diadem.
- Armstrong, Nancy. Jewellery: An Historical Survey of British Styles and Jewels. Guildford & London, (1973). Illustrated with 10 pages in full color and 42 pages of black and white halftone plates; appendices. Clothbound, dust jacket. $125.00
The history of the jeweller's craft, as it developed in Britain, beginning with a background of ancient civilization through the "present day."
Art Deco and Art Nouveau Plates
- Art Deco Portfolios: We have the following incomplete art deco portfolios for sale which are being sold as is. Generally good condition, but with all defects noted below. Please ask for any additional information needed.
Seguy, E.A. Suggestions. 20 plates (numbers 1-6, 8-20; missing plate 7, but with additional copy of plate 19). $1,000.00
Duplicate copy of plate 19 with marginal tear, slightly on to image; a few other plates with slightly soiled margins.
Seguy, E.A. Bouquets et Frondaisons. 18 plates (plates 1-8, 11-20; missing plates 9 & 10). $800.00
Plates 7 & 8 chipped at edges; plates 11-20 with small chips along edges.
Seguy, E.A. Papillons. 12 plates (plates 2-4, 7-11, 13-16; missing plates 1,5,6 & 12). $750.00
Stamp at lower blank area on all plates; soiling and chipping to most plates; plate 7 torn and repaired with tape at top, repaired on verso.
Seguy, E.A. Les Fleurs et leurs Applications Decoratives. A collection of plates of flowers, published by Calavas. 28 plates (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 14, 15, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 30). $850.00
Edges of plates are chipped and there is some soiling, mostly to margins of all plates.
Verneuil. L'Animal dans de Decoration. 49 plates (1-5, 8-14, 16-21, 23-26, 28-35, 37-39, 41-46, 49-51, 53-57, 59-60). $600.00
Corners and most edges chipped; embossed stamp at all corners; brittle.
- Art Nouveau: Finch College Museum of Art, New York. Art Nouveau. Exhibition catalogue: April 30 June 15, 1969. Curated by Paul Magriel. Introduction by Alden Murray. (32) pages, black and white illustrations. Catalogue lists 355 objects: jewelry, silver, ceramics, furniture, graphics, glass and sculpture. 4to, illustrated wrappers, very good. $50.00
- Arminjon, Catherine, et al. L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989. New York, Vendome Press, (1989). 256 pages, index; 446 illustrations, mostly in color. Large 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $60.00
Inspired by an important exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum that marked the Bicentennial of the French Revolution. With contributions by Arminjon, Yvonne Brunhammer, Madeleine Deschamps, France Grand, Raymond Guidot, Francois Mathey, David R. McFadden, Evelyne Posseme and Suzanne Tise on fashion, furnishings, expositions, objets d'art, jewelry and design.
- Arwas, Victor. Art Deco. New York, Abrams, (1980). First edition. 316 pages, 416 illustrations, including 200 plates in full color; biographies of more than 120 artists, bibliography, index. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $125.00
Discusses the Art Deco 1925 Exposition, furniture, metal, silver, jewelry, posters, glass and more.
- Ayyildiz, Ugur. Contemporary Hand Made Turkish Carpets. Istanbul, NET Turizm Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S., Printed by Duran Offset, 1982. 95 pages, profusely illustrated in color. 8vo, wrappers, slight creases to covers, else very good. $25.00
Contemporary Turkish carpets for sale at Bazaar 54 at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The author is listed as an art historian and in the preface it is noted that "this catalogue is an illustrated guide to contemporary Turkish carpets region by region."
- Bennett, Edna Mae. Turquoise and the Indian. Chicago, Sage Books/The Swallow Press, (1970). Revised edition, second printing. 152 pages, extensive bibliography, index; illustrated with line drawings, maps, black and white photographs and several plates illustrated with color. Small 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $20.00
- Bennett, Ian. Oriental Carpet Identifier. Secaucus, Chartwell Books, (1985). 110 pages, glossary; profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 4to, boards, very good in dust jacket. $30.00
"An authoritative work in which the text, the plates, work together to illuminate the whole history and development of the art of carpet making."
- Boardman, John. Engraved Gems: The Ionides Collection. Evanston, (1968). Illustrated. Cloth, dust jacket, very good. $60.00
- Boardman, John. Greek Gems and Finger Rings, Early Bronze Age to Late Classical. New York, Abrams, no date (1970s). Illustrated. Cloth, dust jacket, very good. $250.00
- Boardman, John & Diana Scarisbrick. The Ralph Harari Collection of Finger Rings. London, (1977). Illustrated. Cloth, dust jacket, very good. $65.00
- Branson, Oscar T. Turquoise: The Gem of the Centuries. Santa Fe, (1976). First edition, fourth printing. Paperbound edition. $15.00
Totally illustrated with examples of various types of turquoise noting where and range of colors found.
- Bromberg, Anne R. Gold of Greece: Jewelry and Ornaments from the Benaki Museum. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art, April 8 June 10, 1990, organized by the Benaki Museum, Athens and the Dallas Museum of Art and shown also at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco during 1990 and 1991. 112 pages, 85 items, each illustrated in color. 4to, wrappers, fine. $30.00
- Buhler, Kathryn C. & Graham Hood. American Silver: Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1970. First edition. Two volumes. xviii, 344 pages; xii, 300 pages; profusely illustrated, including marks. 4to, cloth, very good. $350.00
Art Deco Designs in Pochoir
- Camus, Jacques. Idees. Paris, A. Calavas/Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, n.d. (ca. 1928). Title page plus 12 pochoir colored plates of art deco design ideas, primarily for textiles and wallpapers, many inspired by nature. Folio, loose, as issued, in original board portfolio with paper title label on front cover. Board edges faded, else very good; plates fine. $1,000.00
- China-Trade Porcelain: Phillips, John Goldsmith. China-Trade Porcelain: An Account of Its Historical Background, Manufacture, and Decoration and a Study of the Helena Woolworth McCann Collection. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, Published for the Winfield Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1956. First edition. 234 pages, 109 plates, including 16 in color, 57 figures, illustrated appendix, bibliography, index. 4to, original two-toned cloth, very good in slightly chipped dust jacket. $150.00
- Coarelli, Filippo. Greek and Roman Jewellery. London, Hamlyn's Cameo Series, (1970). Illustrated. Boards, dust jacket, very good. $25.00
- Cocks, Anna Somers. An Introduction to Courtly Jewellery. Owings Mills, (1982). Second impression. 48 pages, 40 color plates. Boards, very good. $20.00
- Cohen, Judith Singer. Cowtown Moderne: Art Deco Architecture of Fort Worth, Texas. Foreword by David Gebhard. College Station, Texas A&M University Press, with the cooperation of the Fort Worth Chapter, American Institute of Architects, (1988). 202 pages, glossary, bibliography, index; profusely illustrated with black and white photos. 4to, blind embossed cloth, fine in dust jacket. Apparently quite scarce and reputed to have been published in an edition of only about 1,000 copies. $175.00
Masonic Clothing and Regalia
- Crowe, Fred J.W. Masonic Clothing and Regalia, British & Continental. Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1897. Photo engraved frontispiece, viii, 36 full-page color plates, each with lengthy description. 4to, gilt imprinted half leather on original gilt imprinted cloth, all edges gilt, spine torn, corners worn, inner hinges reinforced, but internally very good. Scarce. $250.00
Art Deco Design
- Darcy, Georges. Idees 2. Paris, A. Calavas/Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, n.d. (ca. 1928). Title page plus 12 pochoir colored plates of art deco design ideas, primarily for textiles and wallpapers, many inspired by nature. Folio, loose, as issued, in original board portfolio with paper title label on front cover. Board edges rubbed, else very good; plates fine.
- Darcy, G. Or et Couleurs. Paris, A. Calavas/Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, n.d. (ca. 1925). Half title, title page, plus 20 beautifully colored pochoir plates displaying 60 art deco design ideas for the use of textile and embroidery designers; many of the plates heightened in gold. Large folio, original boards. Cloth backstrip torn at ends, board corners very slightly worn. Else fine. Scarce. $2,000.00
- De Calatchi, Robert. Oriental Carpets. Secaucus, Chartwell Books, (1967). xiii, 225 pages, 48 color plates, 62 illustrations in black and white, 30 of which are full-page illustrations. Large 4to, boards, very good in slightly chipped dust jacket. $50.00
- Desmoni, Martin J. Exhibition of Renaissance Jewels Selected From The Collection of Martin J. Desmoni. New York, Privately Printed, December 1958. Introduction and catalogue descriptions by Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch. 56 pages, four color and 20 black and white plates illustrating all of the 104 items exhibited. Wrappers, slight fading to covers, else very good. $65.00
Secular and devotional jewels in Mr. Desmoni's collection, exhibited at the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco.
- Dormer, Peter & Ralph Turner. The New Jewelry: Trends + Traditions. New York, 1989. Paperbound edition. With biographies of makers, galleries and museums, exhibitions, publications and index. $40.00
Includes works by Gijs Bakker, James Bennett, Robert Ebendorf, Bruce Metcalf, Bruno Martinazzi, Albert R. Paley, Jr., Wendy Ramshaw, David Watkins and other contemporary designers.
Original Hand Painted Dress Design
- Dress Design: Original hand painted gouache design for the embroidered border of a dress, French, ca. 1780. 23 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches, matted. Fine. $850.00
- Edelman, Amy Holman. The Little Black Dress. New York, Simon & Schuster Editions, (1997). First edition. 157 pages, profusely illustrated in black and white. 4to, boards, fine in dust jacket. $25.00
- Evans, Mary. Costume Throughout the Ages. Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1938). Second edition, revised. Color frontispiece, xv, 360 pages, 211 illustrations; bibliography, index. 8vo, decorative cloth, fine in torn dust jacket. $30.00
Historic dress of the ancients, the French, the English, and the Americans; National costume in Europe, Northern Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
- Fales, Martha Gandy. Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector. New York, Funk & Wagnalls, (1970). First edition. x, 329 pages; over 200 illustrations, including marks, and also with drawings; glossary, bibliography, index. 8vo, cloth, slightly torn dust jacket, else very good. $50.00
- Fashion - Furs: Albrecht (E.) & Son, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Albrecht Fur Facts and Fashions, With Photographic Illustrations of Albrecht Furs..... Saint Paul, 1919. A 36-page trade catalogue of Albrecht furs, with numerous photographic illustrations of models showing the latest styles in furs and with a color centerfold of fur muffs, all named and priced. Large 4to, illustrated wrappers. Scarce. $185.00
Ostrich Feather Hats
- Fashion Hats: Ferme D'Autruches de Nice. Catalogue Souvenir. 1913. Trade catalogue of ostrich feather hats. Contains color and black and white photos of the company's ostrich farm as well as a catalogue of their products and their repair facilities. Included herein are 26 photos of ostrich feather hats and stoles, two in color. With a letter from the company presenting this catalogue. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, color printed wrappers. Rear wrapper slightly torn at staples, else fine. Rare. $350.00
Original Art Deco Designs for Shoes
- Fashion Shoes: Mayer, Robert & Sohn, Vienna. Collection of 36 original colored pen drawings of designs for shoes by the Modell-Atelier Mayer, Wiener Schuh- und Ledermoden-Entwurfe. Vienna, Robert Mayer & Sohn, no date (ca. 1930). One shoe design per sheet on imprinted Modell-Atelier Mayer 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 onion skin paper. Fine. $1,500.00
Stunning designs of high fashion women's shoes of the thirties. A unique collection and presentation. A trade catalogue of sorts of this company.
Canoes & Fashion
- Fashion - Sports: Old Town Canoe Company. Old Town Canoes. Old Town, Maine, 1920. 28 page trade catalogue of canoes with 14 three-quarter page full color plates and additional smaller black and white illustrations. Of particular interest, besides the wonderful canoes offered for sale, are the fashions that are presented in each color plate. Fashions for men, women and children, from sailor-style outfits to camping and lounge wear, all representing the highest fashions of the period for those with the taste and inclination to enjoy canoing as a sport are presented in full color. 7 3/4 x 6 catalogue in original color illustrated wrappers, staple bound (slightly rusty where they show at centerfold), one page with small tear (all still intact), overall very good. In the original illustrated and stamped mailing envelope (slightly worn at extremities, but very good overall condition). Scarce. $175.00
- Fashion Trade Catalogue Yachting Fashions: Lombard (Henry S.), Boston, Massachusetts. Lombard Blouses: Henry S. Lombard.... Makers of Yachting Uniforms. Boston, n.d. (ca. 1920). 32 pages, 8 color plates of women's yachting fashions. 12mo, full color illustrated wrappers, very good. Scarce. $175.00
- Fashion & Beauty Japan: Beauty Book #2. (Japan), (1950). An issue for 1950 of this Japanese fashion and beauty magazine for women, with almost all text in Japanese, but with cover title also in English as "Beauty Book." Included, as in any other women's magazine, are articles, with illustrations in both line and photographs, on hair, make-up, fashion, crafts and room decoration and design. In many cases, western-style dress, on western models are presented, but Japanese fashions are also included and shown on Japanese models. Mostly on newsprint quality paper, with some glossy leaves as well; many illustrations in full or part color. 8vo, original illustrated wrappers; backstrip partially missing, tear and creases to cover, but internally and overall a good copy. Scarce. $85.00
- Flannery Collection: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London. The Thomas F. Flannery Jr. Collection.... Medieval and Later Works of Art.... December 1-2, 1983. Auction catalogue. London, 1983. 291 pages describing 435 lots, bibliography; richly illustrated, including many in color. With estimates. 8vo, boards, fine in dust jacket. $50.00
Includes jewelry, enamels, ivories, stained glass, silver, brass, furniture, sculptures and other objects.
- Flynt, Henry N. & Martha Gandy Fales. The Heritage Foundation Collection of Silver, with Biographical Sketches of New England Silversmiths, 1625-1825. Old Deerfield, The Heritage Foundation, 1968. xiv, 391 pages; 118 illustrations; marks, biographies, bibliography. 4to, cloth, dust jacket, very good. $100.00
- Fontenay, Eugene. Les Bijoux, Anciens et Modernes. Paris, Maison Quantin, 1887. 520 pages, 700 illustrations. Preface by Victor Champier. 4to, original wrappers. Spine split, sewing having come loose (as is often the case with this work), wrappers chipped at extremities, but internally near fine. Scarce. Hiler, page 320; listed in many bibliographies of works on the history of jewelry. $300.00
The author, who died just before this work was published, was an eminent jeweler who contributed to "Diamant et Pierres Precieuses," by Jannettaz et al, published in 1881, the principal work on gemstones in French for many years. The book offered here is a thorough study of jewelry, with extensive chapters on rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and more.
Jewelry at the 1906 Milan Exposition
- Fouquet, Georges. Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Medailles a l'Exposition Internationale de Milan, 1906. Paris, 1913. Engraved color frontispiece of the bracelet by Fouquet, designed by Alphonse Mucha for Sarah Bernhardt, first exhibited at the Paris 1900 exhibition, 228 pages, 12 photogravure plates and 11 additional illustrations; index. Large 4to, original wrappers, very good; a beautiful, clean copy. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Rare. Shirley Bury's "Jewellery," Volume II, pages 754-755 show the frontispiece illustration, but her extensive exhibition listing in her bibliography does not record this Milan exhibition. $1,500.00
A thorough catalogue of the jewelry exhibited at the Milan 1906 Exposition, including contemporary works by Fouquet, Paul Templier, L. Vaguer, Wolfers Freres and others. Ancient and medieval jewelry are also included as well as ethnic jewelry.
- Franses, Jack. European and Oriental Rugs for Pleasure and Investment. New York, Arco, (1970). 176 pages, 16 color plates and 102 black and white illustrations. 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $25.00
"Comprehensive and yet simple to use."
- Furniture Hat Racks: Glanton (J.A.), Columbus, Indiana. The Glanton Line of Hat Racks.... January, 1903: Standing Hall Racks. Columbus, 1903. A 52-page trade catalogue cut in the shape of an oval, gilt imprinted wrappers with tie; 48 full-page illustrations of these elaborate golden oak hall hat racks. Approximately 6 x 9 1/4 inches. Scarce. Not in McKinstry. $150.00
- Giltay-Nijssen, L. Jewelry. New York, 1964. 16 photographic plates, text illustrations. Paperbound. $20.00
- Gorham: Carpenter, Ralph E., Jr. Gorham Silver 1831-1981. New York, Dodd, Mead, (1982). First edition. xii, 332 pages; illustrated with 295 black and white photos, 8 color plates, 40 photos of marks, and photographs of 313 flatware patterns. 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. Scarce. $350.00
The standard work on Gorham silver.
- Gowing, T.S. The Philosophy of Beards. A Lecture, Physiological, Artistic & Historical. Ipswich, J. Haddock and London, T.T. Lemare, n.d. (1854). iv, 72 pages; illustrated frontispiece and title page. 8vo, original black printed orange wrappers. Spine torn, else very good. Scarce. Cox, page xvi. $275.00
- Guilhou Collection: Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Rings Formed by the Late E. Guilhou. Text by Seymour DeRicci. No place, no date. Facsimile reprint of the original Paris, 1912 edition that was limited to 200 privately printed copies. This edition printed in England, limited to 350 copies. $100.00
- Gyllensvard, Bo. Chinese Gold, Silver and Porcelain: The Kempe Collection. New York, The Asia Society Inc., n.d. (1971). Catalogue of the travelling exhibition of the same name that was first shown at the Asia House Gallery in the spring of 1971. 135 pages, catalogue of 150 items, most illustrated in black and white. Small 8vo, wrappers, very good. $20.00
The section devoted to gold and silver includes jewelry and hair ornaments.
- Hackenbroch, Yvonne. Renaissance Jewellery. London, Sotheby, (1979). 424 pages, notes, bibliography, index; 927 black and white illustrations and 45 color plates. Large 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $250.00
The standard work on Renaissance jewelry.
- Hair: The Art of Preserving the Hair; On Philosophical Principles. By the Author of The Art of Improving the Voice. London, Printed for Septimus Prowett, 1825. First edition. x, 260 pages. 12mo (in 8vo, 5 x 8 1/8 inches), bound in recent boards with new endpapers and paper title label on spine. Rare. Not in the Library of Congress catalogue; British Library catalogue cites this first edition as well as a second "new" edition of 1826 and they note a name in manuscript of James Rennie, Surgeon. $575.00
A fascinating study, with descriptions of the hair by various doctors, information on colors of hair, including colors of hair of various races of people, different types of hair gloss and curling, growth, decay, disorders, as well as fashions in hair; also on beards, mustaches and whiskers, eye-brows and eye-lashes. Septimus Prowett was the publisher of the first edition of Milton's Paradise Lost in which John Martin's engravings were used, 1827.
- Hairwork & Hair Jewelry: Album du Dessinateur en Cheveux. Paris, n.d. (ca. 1860s). An album comprised of nine numbered (numbers 1-9) lithographic plates, composed by Corne, rue Montmartre, Paris, lithographed by J. Thierry, Paris displaying 72 designs in hairwork for jewelry as well as for memorials in hair. Each plate is headed "Album du Dessinateur en Cheveux" and have been sewn or hinged into the album. Large 4to (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches), original cloth-backed boards now worn, with paper torn off boards in places on front cover; label inside front cover notes the album manufacturer and handwritten is "Livre du Dessinateur en cheveux Apartenant a Rene Rousseau, Jemappes." Most of the plates are in fine condition. One is stained in the margin and the last plate, with cut margins, is coming loose, with a tear (but no loss). Very rare work with wonderful examples of hairwork designs. Not in OCLC or on RLIN; Not recorded in any of the major libraries, both in the U.S. and abroad. $1,500.00
- Hairwork Album: A mid-19th century American hairwork album. N.p., n.d., probably Clinton County, Iowa, ca. 1850s. Presumably, as is typical, a girl's handmade scrapbook containing locks of hair of her friends and family. Family names include Dutcher and Bouk, among others. The scrapbook is disbound. It seems to have originally been leaves taken from a larger scrapbook and sewn in the six sheets that are still present. The album now, though, is missing half (vertically) of the last (blank) page. On the 12 pages are 22 locks of hair, some plain locks, many braided in a variety of designs. Each has a fabric tie. Each lock of hair is marked with the person's name. Genealogical research has provided the probability of these families being from Clinton County, Iowa, and having come originally from Ontario. The album pages measure 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Some foxing, but the hairwork is all in very good condition. Scarce. $650.00
A popular pastime for Victorian girls and young women, these hairwork albums are mementos of loved ones, both living and dead. The locks are often plaited, in the manner of hair jewelry and are usually affixed to the page with a piece of fabric from an old dress, as they are here. They are examples of the material culture of the Victorian period in England and America.
- Higgins, Reynold. Jewellery From Classical Lands. London, British Museum, 1965. 32 pages, 16 black and white and four color plates. Small 8vo, wrappers, very good. $15.00
"A number of the illustrations.... have previously appeared in [Higgins’] book ‘Greek and Roman Jewellery’."
- Hillier, Bevis. The World of Art Deco. An Exhibition Organized by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, July September 1971. Minneapolis, 1971. 224 pages, profusely illustrated with examples of furniture, jewelry, posters, textiles, silver, ceramics and more, many color; extensive bibliography. 8vo, wrappers, very good. $35.00
- Hindes, Ruthanna. Delaware Silversmiths 1700-1850. Wilmington, Historical Society of Delaware, 1967. iv, pages 247-308 of Delaware History, Volume XII, Number 4, October, 1967 (but a complete and separate publication unto itself); 22 black and white photographic plates. 8vo, cloth, very good. $85.00
- Jade: Keverne, Roger. Jade. London, 1995. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $150.00
An authoritative and well illustrated work; includes jade jewelry as well as objects.
- Jade: Lefebvre d'Argence, Rene-Yvon. Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection. San Francisco, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, (1977). Second revised edition. 184 pages, bibliography; 80 color plates. 8vo, wrappers, very good. $25.00
Includes pendants, sword ornaments and carved jade objects.
- Jade: Luzzatto-Bilitz, Oscar. Antique Jade. London, Hamlyn, (1969). First edition in English. 158 pages, 71 plates in color of carved jade objects from China, Pre-Columbian America and New Zealand, including some pieces of jewelry. 12mo, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $25.00
- Jade: Nott, Stanley Charles. Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages. A Review of its Characteristics, Decoration, Folklore, and Symbolism. Rutland, Tuttle, (1970). Seventh printing of the 1962 second edition (originally published in 1936). 193 pages, 39 color plates, 110 black and white plates and 73 line drawings. 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $45.00
A comprehensive history of jade and notably the standard work on the subject.
- Jade: Peking. Palace Museum. The Selected Handicrafts from the Collections of the Palace Museum. By The Palace Museum. Peking, Wen Wu Press, 1974. Text in Chinese plus 100 color plates. Checklist of 100 items, with introduction, in a separate 28-page catalogue loosely inserted, in both English and Chinese. 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $50.00
Nephrite pendant, white jade ornament, wine cup of painted lacquer, white jade belt-plaques, silver cup, cloisonne bowl, painted enamel vase, carved bamboo ewer, and many other items shown.
- Jade: Watt, James C.Y. Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing. New York, The Asia Society in Association with John Weatherhill, Inc., (1980). Catalogue of an exhibition. 236 pages, 229 items described and illustrated, some in color. 8vo, wrappers, very good. $50.00
Includes jewelry and ornaments as well as other jade carvings from the second century B.C. through the 19th century from collections in Hong Kong and the U.S.
- Jewelry Findings: [Kollmar & Jourdan AG, Pforzheim]?. Trade Catalogue of Jewelry Findings. A trade catalogue of jewelry findings, undated, but ca. 1900, with 18 photographic plates of a sample book affixed to thick stock in an album; album leaves hinged with cloth. Stamps on the front endpaper and verso of front flyleaf indicate it was either owned by or from the house of the jewelry manufacturers Kollmar & Jourdan AG of Pforzheim. On these 18 photographs are a total of 1,889 findings for brooches, clasps, pendants, bracelets and more; they are through numbered from 42718 to 44607. Blank album leaves follow the 18 plates. Many of the items are in the arts and crafts style. One piece is engraved "Good Luck," in English, suggesting perhaps that this could have been taken from an English or American manufacturer's catalogue and was used as reference for Kollmar & Jourdan, but also likely is that it was Kollmar & Jourdan's own product line and some of the items were exported for use in America (experts suggest that the first would be more likely). Regardless, it is a fine example of a manufacturer's designs for turn of the century jewelry findings. Rare. $650.00
- Jewelry Trade Catalogue: Crosby Mfg. Co., New York. Crosby Mfg. Company, Jewelers and Silversmiths. New York, (ca. 1900-1909). 80 pages plus order forms all dated 190_. Totally illustrated photographically with all prices noted. 8vo, decorative wrappers slightly faded at edges; with extremely minor creases and stains, overall very good. $175.00
Toilet and manicure sets, lockets, bracelets, hat and scarf pins, brooches, buckles, silver deposit cologne bottles and much more.
- Johnson, Dale T. American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1990). 271 pages, bibliography, index; 311 items fully described; 412 illustrations, 99 in color. 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $50.00
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 20, 1990 February 10, 1991.
The What Where When and How of a Man's Cravat
- Keiser, James R. The What Where When and How of a Man's Cravat.... Being A Comprehensive and Practical Treatise on the Cravat, Its Names and Shapes, Its Tying, Its Care... Color Scheme.... In fact all about a Man's Cravat. New York, James R. Keiser, (1902). (32) pages of glossy, textured satin-finish stock, with numerous black and white photographic and lithographic illustrations of cravats, tying the cravat and men in fashion dress showing cravats and ties. Small 8vo, limp cloth with gilt lettering, flyleaves chipped at edges, bookplate on front flyleaf, else very good. Scarce. Not in the Library of Congress catalogue, but listed in the British Library catalogue. $185.00
James R. Keiser of 122 and 124 Fifth Avenue, New York, was the maker of the "Keiser-Barathea" Cravats for Men and of The Keiser Belts and Stocks for Women. This publication was intended to show men how to wear the cravat, but obviously was also intended as a promotional brochure for the company. Of considerable interest is the double-page dress chart for day and evening dress for men, taken from The Haberdasher, 1902.
- Kinsey, Robert O. Ojime: Magical Jewels of Japan. New York, Abrams, (1991). 64 pages, 183 color illustrations; chronological chart, glossary, bibliography, artists, index. Folio, wrappers, fine.
A history of this Japanese object of fashion and adornment; information on Ojime subjects, materials, artists and more.
- Koch Collection: Chadour, Anna Beatriz. Rings: Forty Centuries Viewed by Four Generations. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection. 1994. Two volumes. Illustrated. Large 4to, cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. Fine. $550.00
The fully illustrated catalogue of the impressive private collection of 1,980 finger rings from ancient Egypt through the present. Description and commentary on each ring is presented in German, with English summary. Scholarly introductions in two languages; indices, glossary, bibliography. A major and most important work.
- Kovacs, Eva. Romanesque Goldsmiths' Art in Hungary. Budapest, Corvina, (1974). 58 pages, line drawings plus 48 plates, some in color, each fully described. Square 12mo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $30.00
- Kunz, George Frederick & Charles Hugh Stevenson. The Book of the Pearl. The History, Art, Science, and Industry of the Queen of Gems. New York, The Century Co., 1908. First edition. In the original, beautifully ornate cloth, slight wear, but overall in very good, very bright condition. Scarce. $1,000.00
- Lalique: Barten, Sigrid. Rene Lalique: Schmuck und Objets d'Art 1890-1910. Monographie und Werkkatalog. Munich, Prestel, 1977. First edition. 592 pages, 104 color illustrations and catalogue raisonne of 1823 items, almost all illustrated. 4to, cloth, very good in slightly torn dust jacket. $350.00
The invaluable, definitive catalogue raisonne of Lalique's jewelry 1890-1910.
- Lalique: International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C. Art Nouveau Jewelry by Rene Lalique. 1985-1986. Introduction and catalogue by Dr. Maria Teresa Gomes Ferreira et al. 119 pages, catalogue of 92 items, each described and illustrated (nine in color). Paperbound. $75.00
- Lalique: Lalique, Marc & Marie-Claude. Lalique par Lalique. Lausanne, Edipop, (1977). 309 pages, profusely illustrated, mostly in color. Text in English and French. 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $175.00
The jewelry, glass and perfume bottles of Lalique, along with that of his son, Marc and granddaughter, Marie-Claude.
- Lesieutre, Alain. The Spirit and Splendour of Art Deco. New York & London, Paddington Press, (1974). First edition. 304 pages, with 19 color plates and more than 250 black and white illustrations. 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $45.00
Painting, sculpture, furniture, fashion, ceramics, glass, lacquer, metalwork, and jewelry of the art deco period.
- Liberty & Co., Ltd., London. Jade Amulets: Historical Notes with Coloured Illustrations and Interpretations of the Most Characteristic Forms. Brochure for an exhibition of jade amulets and beads collected in China at Liberty's showrooms in London; with information on color, meanings of forms, carving, and polishing. London, Liberty & Co, n.d. (ca. 1919). 33 pages, printed on rectos only plus 12 tipped-in plates, 10 of which are in color. 12mo, original wrappers with color illustration laid on cover; slight offsetting, as usual, very good. Scarce. $200.00
Brochure for an exhibition of jade amulets and beads collected in China at Liberty's showrooms in London; with information on color, meanings of forms, carving, and polishing.
- Lindsey, Jack L. Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania 1680-1758. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 10, 1999 - January 2, 2000. Essays by Richard S. Dunn, Edward C. Carter II, and Richard Saunders. Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, (1999). 266 pages, bibliography, index, list of craftsmen and woods; 506 objects described, most illustrated, mostly in color. Large 4to, wrappers, fine. $35.00
- Lister, Raymond. The British Miniature. London, Pitman, (1951). 114 pages, bibliography, index; plus 68 black and white plates. 4to, cloth, very good in slightly worn dust jacket. $45.00
- L.L. Bean, Inc., Manufacturers, Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean, Inc., Manufacturers, Freeport, Maine Spring 1939. Trade catalogue. Freeport, 1939. The 68-page Spring 1939 L.L. Bean catalogue of fishing gear, including equipment as well as clothing, shoes, bags, tents and sleeping bags. With order form inserted. 7 1/2 x 9 inches, color illustrated wrappers, very good condition. Scarce. $185.00
- London. Royal Academy. France in the Eighteenth Century. Winter exhibition 1968. January 6 - March 3, 1968. 164 pages plus 148 plates (including last two plates of index). Illustrations mostly in black and white, with seven in color. Text by Denys Sutton. Full descriptions of 1,035 works, with short biographies of artists. 4to, wrappers, some rubbing and creasing to lower outer corner of cover and beginning pages, very good. $50.00
Primarily paintings and drawings, but also sculpture and decorative arts, including furniture, silver, ceramics and portrait miniatures.
- McAndrew, John (editor). Guide to Modern Architecture, Northeast States. New York, Museum of Modern Art, (1940). First edition. 126 pages, illustrated with photographs, renderings and plans; indices. 8vo, original wrappers, spiral bound. Some rubbing to covers; head of spine slightly torn. Overall very good. Scarce. $125.00
Buildings, airports, banks, bridges, museums, garages, factories and other types of buildings in 12 northeast states, all built in the 1930s.
- Mera, Harry P. Indian Silverwork of the Southwest Illustrated. Volume One. Tucson, 1973. Third printing. Illustrated. Paperbound. $25.00
The development of Indian jewelry from the mid-1800's through 1940.
- Neverov, O. (editor). Antique Intaglios in the Hermitage Collection. Leningrad, 1976. Text in Russian and English. Illustrated. Boards. Very good. $75.00
- New York. Cooper Hewitt Museum. Western European Embroidery in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, (1978). (32) pages, text by Milton Sonday & Gillian Moss; 20 black and white illustrations. Square 8vo, wrappers, very good. $15.00
The Met's Landmark Exhibition
- New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 19th-Century America: Furniture and Other Decorative Arts [and] 19th-Century American: Paintings and Sculpture. An exhibition in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 16 - September 7, 1970. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. Two volumes. Furniture volume with introduction by Berry B. Tracy and texts by Marilynn Johnson, Marvin D. Schwartz and Suzanne Boorsch. Paintings and Sculpture volume with introduction by John K. Howat and John Wilmerding and with texts by Howat, Natalie Spassky and others. Unpaginated, 298 objects listed and illustrated, many in color; unpaginated, 201 paintings and sculpture described and illustrated, many color. Both volumes contain index and bibliography. 4to, original illustrated wrappers, very good. $125.00
The complete catalogue for the landmark exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Peter, John. The Oral History of Modern Architecture. Interviews with the Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century. New York, Abrams, (1994). First edition. 320 pages, bibliography, biographies, index; 200 black and white illustrations; with CD in sealed envelope affixed, as issued, to the inside back cover. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by author, in pencil, on half title page. $65.00
An invaluable oral history as well as a look at the development of the modern style in architecture based on interviews conducted over the course of 40 years with more than 60 of the world's most prominent architects and engineers; the compact disc presents the oral history with the words of 16 of the most renowned modern masters of architecture.
- Piggott, Juliet. Japanese Mythology. London, Hamlyn, (1969). 141 pages, index; 24 pages in color, over 100 illustrations in black and white. 4to, boards, head of spine torn, else very good in dust jacket which has a piece missing at the top. $15.00
A collection of stories from Japanese mythology, with explanations and discussion of symbols.
- Pleasants, J. Hall. Maryland Silversmiths 1715-1830. Harrison, Green, 1972. Reprint edition. 324 pages, 67 plates. 4to, boards, fine in dust jacket. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. $75.00
- Proddow, Penny, Debra Healy & Marion Fasel. Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars. New York, Abrams, (1992). First edition. 200 pages, 267 illustrations, including 78 plates in color. Clothbound, dust jacket, fine. $75.00
- Real, Daniel. Les Batiks de Java. Paris, A. Calavas/Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, n.d. (1920s). (12) pages including title page, half title and introduction plus 46 plates, of which ten are in color. Large 4to, loose, as issued, in original batik designed board portfolio with ties, cloth spine ends frayed, board corners rubbed, overall very good. $300.00
- Reynolds, Graham. English Portrait Miniatures. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1952. First edition. Series: The Library of English Art. 213 pages, 83 illustrations on 24 plates. 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $25.00
- Reynolds, Graham. European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1996). 208 pages, 399 illustrations, 85 in full color. Large 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket. $55.00
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name November 5, 1996 January 5, 1997.
- Rheims, Maurice. The Flowering of Art Nouveau. New York, Abrams, (1966). 450 pages, 595 illustrations and 12 tipped-in color plates. Large 4to, decorative cloth, very good. $75.00
Richter on Engraved Gems
- Richter, Gisela M.A. Catalogue of Engraved Gems, Greek, Etruscan and Roman. Rome, "L'Erma" di Bretschneider for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1956. xlii, 143 pages describing 658 items, index; plus 75 plates. 4to, original wrappers, extremities slightly rubbed, very good. Scarce. Sinkankas 5454; Arntzen P603. $300.00
Catalogue of the collection of engraved gems in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a classic reference on engraved gems. Although presented as a second edition of Richter's 1920 work Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style, this is thoroughly rewritten, with all new illustrations.
- Richter, Gisela M.A. Engraved Gems of the Greeks and the Etruscans: A History of Greek Art in Miniature. The Engraved Gems of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, Part One. London, Phaidon, (1968). xii, 339 pages, extensive bibliography; text illustrations and 58 photographic plates; two tipped-in color plates. Large 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. Sinkankas 5456. $275.00
An important and substantial work on engraved gems. A second volume was published separately, in 1971, on Roman gems.
Wireless & Gramophone Cabinet Making
- Robson, K. Wireless and Gramophone Cabinet Making for Amateurs. The Do It Yourself Series. London, W. Foulsham and Co., Ltd, n.d. (1932). 62 pages plus (6) pages of publisher's ads; 25 line drawings. 12mo, cloth, dust jacket; cloth slightly darkened at edges, one page with small tear at top margin (with no loss), attractive, colorful dust jacket torn at spine ends and edges, but intact. Scarce. Not in the Library of Congress catalogue; British Library catalogue cites approximate date of 1932. $125.00
- Rucklin, R. Das Schmuckbuch. Leipzig and Berlin, Seemann, 1901. First edition. Two volumes. Text volume: 264 pages and 241 illustrations; Plate volume: 200 full-page black and white plates showing line drawings of jewelry through the ages. Large 4to, original decorative publisher's cloth binding. Binding worn and frayed, particularly at extremities, some soiling, sewing of plate volume weak; internally some minor soiling, but overall very good. Scarce. Sinkankas 5619 (not seen). $850.00
An historical survey of jewelry with a considerable amount of art nouveau and Jugendstil examples shown, including some by Lalique, Fouquet, Tiffany, Van de Velde and others.
- Schlumberger: Paris. Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Un Diamant dans la Ville: Jean Schlumberger 1907-1987, Bijoux-Objets. (1995). Illustrated. Paperbound. $100.00
Catalogue of an exhibition, October 19, 1995-February 25, 1996, of Schlumberger's jewelry from the 1930's through the 1970's.
- Schurmann, Ulrich. Oriental Carpets: An Introduction.... With 70 Reproductions in Full Colour. London, Paul Hamlyn, (1966). 80 pages, 70 color plates. 4to, cloth, very good in torn dust jacket. $20.00
- Sears, Roebuck and Co. Honor Bilt Modern Homes. Chicago & Philadelphia, 1921. The 132-page catalogue for Sears Honor Bilt Homes; profusely illustrated with drawings and plans, some in color and including some interiors, hardware, and lighting fixtures as well. 4to, illustrated wrappers, extremities slightly worn with some chips to spine, overall very good. $175.00
From 1908-1940 Sears sold over 100,000 homes in 447 different styles through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Honor Bilt were the most expensive and finest quality homes they offered.
- Shoes: Les Fils de C.F. Bally. Histoire de Cinquante Ans 1851-1901 Les Fils de C.F. Bally a Schoenenwerd. Schoenenwerd (Switzerland), Kreis, (1901). First edition. Frontispiece phototype plate, title page, introductory page, 82 pages illustrated with black and white photo reproductions and line drawings, plus three additional phototype plates, three full-page color plates of shoes and two color engraved plates. 4to, original cloth backed thick illustrated cardboard covers; some wear to extremities of covers and with minor cover soiling, overall very good. Scarce. $600.00
A 50-year tribute to the international shoe company, Bally, with a history, photos, color plates of their shoes and more.
- Smart: Foskett, Daphne. John Smart: The Man and His Miniatures. London, Cory, Adams & Mackay, (1964). First edition. 100 pages, 113 illustrations on 32 plates; four color plates. With index and fold-out genealogy chart. Small 8vo, cloth backed boards, very good in dust jacket which is torn at the bottom. $45.00
A biography of this important eighteenth century miniaturist.
- Strickler, Susan E. American Portrait Miniatures: The Worcester Art Museum Collection. Worcester, Worcester Art Museum, (1989). 148 pages, 93 miniatures described and illustrated and with 16 additional color plates. 8vo, wrappers, fine. Edition limited to 1,500 copies. $40.00
- Tait, Hugh (editor). Jewelry 7,000 Years. An International History and Illustrated Survey from the Collections of the British Museum. New York, 1987. With 400 illustrations, including 250 plates in full color. Hardbound, dust jacket. $85.00
Inspired by the British Museum exhibition catalogue, organized by Tait, in 1976.
- Tait, Hugh & Charlotte Gere. The Jewellers' Art. An Introduction to the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum. London, (1978). 23 pages plus 16 color and 32 black and white plates. Paperbound. $40.00
- Taisei Gallery, New York. Gold & Silver Auction. Part II: Ancient to Renaissance, Western Asiatic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, European Renaissance. 5 November 1992: The Conrad Salon, The Waldorf-Astoria. Catalog written and researched by Derek J. Content. The 266-page auction catalogue of 311 items, all illustrated in color. 4to, wrappers, fine. $65.00
A major collection, with significant descriptions by Mr. Content. Part I was Ancient to Tribal (Burma, Khmer-Cambodia, Thailand, Classical Java, Indonesia, Philippines, India, China, Tribal).
Metal Thread Embroidery/Passementerie
- Textiles: Metallic Embroidery: Charles Bloom Inc., NY. A trade sample book of ornamental metal thread embroidery. A 12 x 15 1/4 inch album containing 200 samples of passementerie, gold and silver braids, trimming with metallic threads, metallic brocade, mesh and embroidered ribbon. Undated, but probably late 19th century. The samples range from 1/4 inch wide to over 3 inches wide and all are presented in 4 1/2 inch strips. All have original price labels. Some with additional interwoven bands of colored ribbon. Probably intended as furnishing fabric trimming, the look is almost more of a trade catalogue of exquisite bracelet designs. Some are very delicate and others ornate and elaborate. Unusual. $550.00
- Tanner, Clara Lee. Southwest Indian Craft Arts. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, (1973). Fourth printing (originally published 1968). 206 pages, bibliography, index; profusely illustrated with photographs (many in color) and line drawings. Large 4to, cloth, very good in dust jacket. $25.00
Includes baskets, textiles, pottery, silver and jewelry, kachina dolls and a variety of minor crafts; each section is further divided into the crafts of the specific tribes.
- Thessalonike. Archaeological Museum of Thessalonike. Treasures of Ancient Macedonia. Exhibition catalogue sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science; copyright by the Archaeological Receipts Fund, Athens. N.d. (ca. 1978). Edited by Kate Ninou. 110 pages (including catalogue of 465 items) plus 62 plates, some in color. 8vo, wrappers, very good.& $35.00
Includes a considerable amount of jewelry.
Art Deco Designs
- Thomas, Aug. H. Formes et Couleurs. Paris, Albert Levy/Librairie Centrale des Beux-Arts, n.d. (ca. 1922). Title page plus 20 richly colored pochoir plates showing 67 decorative motifs. Large folio, loose, as issued, in original boards with color paper label on upper cover. Newer cloth backstrip, some ties part missing. Plates fine. Very scarce. Schneider-Henn #441. $2,000.00
A spectacular collection of art deco design ideas; Aug. H. Thomas was a designer in the 1920s who produced only a couple of portfolios of his designs.
The Royal Wardrobe
- [Thomson, Thomas]. A Collection of Inventories and Other Records of the Royal Wardrobe and Jewelhouse, and of the Artillery and Munitioun in some of the Royal Castles 1488-1606. Edinburgh, 1815. Title page; preface (dated "General Register House, Edinburgh, May 1, 1815"); pages v-viii contents; pages 1-359. 4to, rebound in blue cloth on early boards with leather spine, gilt lettering and raised bands; internally and overall fine. $650.00
It is recorded in the British Library catalogue and on RLIN that Thomas Thomson is the compiler or editor of this work. Not found in any of the appropriate bibliographies checked.
- Toiletware: King & Eisele Company, Buffalo, NY. Pyralin Toiletware. Buffalo, (1909). 18 pages, all but first page with full color plates, each showing pieces in a different line of toiletware articles. 4to, wrappers, staple bound (slightly rusted where stapled), very good. Scarce. Not in McKinstry. $125.00
Pyralin was manufactured by Du Pont Viscoloid Company, Inc., New York; King & Eisele were distributors. Displays lovely art nouveau/arts and crafts styles in toilet sets, including military sets.
- Valentino: Maison Valentino (editors). Valentino: Thirty Years of Magic. Catalogue of the exhibition of the Accademia Valentino at the Piazza Italia, The New York Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, 23 September - 12 October 1992. Milan, Rizzoli/Bompiani, 1992. 263 pages, hundreds of Valentino's fashions illustrated in color on mannequins along with black and white photos of Valentino and his clients. 4to, illustrated wrappers, fine. $150.00
A comprehensive catalogue of the fashions designed during the 1950s-1990s by the famous Italian couturier, Valentino.
- Vilimkova, Milada. Egyptian Jewellery. London, (1969). 142 pages, 94 color illustrations with detailed captions. Boards, dust jacket. $75.00
A study of Egyptian jewelry from prehistoric times to the period of Greek and Roman influence. The author "shows its continuous evolution, its resistance to foreign influence and reveals the great facility of Egyptian jewellers for constantly varying and elaborating traditional themes." The symbolism of each piece of jewelry is clearly explained.
- Wright, Margaret Nickelson. Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing. Flagstaff, (1972). Second printing. 104 pages, glossary, bibliography, index; 37 black and white plates, mostly of jewelry, plus 14 pages of marks showing silversmith, clan, village, years worked, and hallmark for about 150 silversmiths; hallmarks drawn by Barton Wright. Paperbound. $40.00
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