0498012654 Dust jacket condition: VG. Retired library book with usual library markings. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. When the first edition of Victorian
Jewellery appeared in the mid-1960s, the interest in Victoriana was just beginning. Now, with the boom well under way, the time seemed appropriate for the appearance of this new edition, which brings up to date the information contained in the previous one. With the appearance on the fashion scene of such 19th-century items as chokers, brooches, and pendants, many women will want to know more about their family heirlooms, those long-neglected pieces of jewellery worn by their grandmothers and great-grandmothers, which have for so long been lying forsaken in jewellery boxes. How can you tell if a piece of jewellery is early, mid- or late Victorian? What types of jewellery were chiefly in favour during Queen Victoria's reign? How was jewellery related to fashion? What influences gave Victorian jewellery its particular characteristics? These ...
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