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Category: All Categories: Antiques and Collectibles: Antiques: Gold and Gemstones
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Dieulafait, Louis, 1830- . Sanford, Fanchon, translator  
Diamonds and Precious Stones. A Popular Account of Gems

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874.
1 p.l., xii, 292 p., 126 wood engravings incl. frontis.; 20 cm. Includes the gems themselves, mining them-- black men doing the hard labor, whatever country is depicted-- and preparation of the rough stones into saleable jewels. Translated from the French by Fanchon Sanford. First published Paris, 1871; first American printing, 1873. Pencil inscription on front flyleaf: Harry Lamb Christmas 1873. Vg, decorative boards/no dj. stock#101860 (dr).

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Peacor, Donald R., and Diamond Council of America  
Diamontology : DCA Diamontology Course, 1993

Publisher: Diamond Council of America; Kansas City, Mo: 1993.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 500 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; Bound in a large white 3-ring looseleaf binder with gray lettering, 21 chapters, chapter paginated, about 500 pages, chapter end quizzes, tons of b/w and color figures, photos, illustrations, diagrams, small maps, etc. ; Textbook for individuals wishing to enter the business of retail diamond sales, how to cut diamonds, grading and valuation, etc. ; 53 pages have highlighting, 4 quizzes have answers penciled in, all in first 4 chapters. Otherwise pages are clean. Binder shows minor wear. Laid in: 1) booklet, Selling Diamonds, 51 pages. 2) brochure, Your Guide to Diamonds, 22 pages. 3) several loose sheets including chapter quizzes with answers penciled in. Scarce.

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Kenneth Snowman, A.:  

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber, 1966. ( 1st Edition) .
192pp with 750 colour and b/w illus. The leading reference book on the subject, in its much sought after first edition. Top edges gilt. A true quality production. Foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell, and an appendix by F.J.B.Watson. This book considers materials and techniques; English Boxes, French Boxes and their Marks, Boxes from Dresden and Berlin, Russian and Swiss Boxes, and Boxes from smaller workshops in Europe. In very good condition; very good cond d/w ( now protected). 12 1/2 x 10 inchs

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Snowman, A. Kenneth; foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell.  
Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe.

Publisher: Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop, 1966..
First U.S. Edition Hardcover quarto, about 12.5 inches tall, in light green cloth. 191 pages illustrated by color and black and white plates showing 750 boxes sorted by country of origin. A magnificent production with high quality paper and first class photographic reproduction. Gilt top edge with a very light abrasion. Covers just slightly faded at top edge. The interior is clean, bright, unmarked and soundly bound. The jacket has modest edge wear and a couple of tiny edge tears, but it is clean and complete. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ

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Jackson, Charles J.  
English Goldsmiths and their Marks.

Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1921..
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged Thick hardback quarto, about 12 inches tall, in green cloth, beveled boards, stamped in gilt. 747 pages. A basic professional reference with thousands of marks displayed and discussed. A clean, soundly bound copy with light toning to the text, a previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown, and the endpapers are toned by glue transfer. The covers are lightly edge and extremity worn. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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Forbes, Chrstopher Illustrated by: Illustrated by Larry Stein  
Faberge Eggs : Imperial Russian Fantasies

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; N. Y. : 1983.
Near Fine Fifth Printing Softcover 68 pages; Folio (16") 41 cm; Very large format (11 1/2 x 16 inches) 30 x 41 cm, 49 b/w diagrams showing each egg in chronological order, with features; 26 stunning full-page full-color photos depicting 72 decorative enameled gold and jewel-encrusted eggs. ; Introduction by Armand Hammer. Copyright 1980. This is 5th printing, 1983. Isbn 0819222274. ; A touch of shelfwear only. No marks. Binding tight and square. Scarce. ; Photographs

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Gemstone Carvings

Publisher: BOWERS MUSEUM 2010-01-01.
Condition: Very Good. Paperback. ISBN: 1450715591. VG. black photo-illustrated glossy wraps, bagged for protection, approx. 9'' x 12'', very clean, little to no shelf wear.

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Hackens, Tony & Rolf Winkes, editors. Brown University. Catholic University.  
Gold Jewelry. Craft, Style and Meaning from Mycenae to Constantinopolis. An exhibition...

Publisher: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1983. Aurifex 5.
227 p., illus. incl. color; 26 cm. "Publications d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie de l'Université catholique de Louvain, XXXVI. Aurifex 5." "An exhibition organized by the art history graduate students of Brown University and the archaeology students of the Catholic University at Louvain-la-Neuve, held at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design from February 24 to April 3, 1983." Contents include W.E. Mierse, The Mycenaean World; Morag Murray, Early and Classical Greece; Margaret Barry, Late Classical to Hellenistic; Richard & Sadow, Etruria; Gup & Spencer, Roman Syria; B.T. Hill, Constantinopolis; Dimitri Tzavellas, Mount Pangaeus: Struggles around Gold Mines in Antiquity; Myriam Destrée, Repoussé, Stamping, Chasing, Punching; Sabine Cornelis, Casting; François de Callataÿ, Granulation; Christiane Larock, Stone Setting; Frédérique de Cuyper, Filigree; A.C. Lemaigre, Chains and Necklaces; Francine Lecomte, Amber; Guy Demortier, Topographical and Nondestructive Analysis of Gold Jewelry. Color pictorial stiff-paper covers; minor wear; VG. stock#947.

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Breitling, Gunter; et al.  

Publisher: New York: Alpine Fine Arts, 1981..
First U.S. Edition Folio, Bright red jacket has a bit of wear at top of foredge, and has clear tape reinforcement outside at spine ends. The book is essentially a history of the metal, from mining to mythology to jewelry making, and the part that lust for the metal has played in history. Near fine. Owner name in red on half title, Very good Photos, drawings.

Appr.: | AUD 92.86 CAD 91.55 EUR 60.19 GBP 45.45 JPY 6,500.00 MXN 1,083.33 ZAR 1,083.33 

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Ohly, Dieter  
Griechische Gemmen / Aufgenommen von Eva Maria Czakó ; zusammengestellt und beschrieben von Dieter Ohly. Insel-Bücherei
Publisher: Wiesbaden: Insel-Verlag [195-?] Insel-Bücherei Nr. 612.
3 leaves, 27 plates, [11] p.; 18.5 cm. Inscription "Helsinki, 1957" on front flyleaf; very good. stock#LdeP037.

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Nigam, M.L. [Mohan Lal], b.1933  
Indian Jewellery [Jewelry]

Publisher: London, Lustre Press, 19999.
96 p., 135 color plates, 31 cm. Both scholarly and beautifully photographed, this treats the distinctive and ancient tradition of jewelry in India. Stock# 34,642x. Fine, in publisher's shrink wrap/ dj fine

Appr.: | AUD 28.57 CAD 28.17 EUR 18.52 GBP 13.99 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 333.33 ZAR 333.33 

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DuMouchelle, Joseph, and Melinda Adducci  
Jewels and Timepieces : DuMouchelle's Auction Catalog, Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Publisher: DuMouchelle International Auctioneers; Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich: 2004.
Near Fine Softcover 68 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Tall softcover, silver-toned covers, 68 glossy pages, 30 full-page color photos showing over 350 magnificent jewels, including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, pins, compacts, etc, and 23 vintage watches, all of gold and platinum, most encrusted with precious gemstones, with descriptions and estimates. ; Gorgeous catalog from the largest auction house in the Midwestern US. Items from the estates of Mary Lou Stroh, Jerri Kruger Pollak and other people of high society. ; Only a touch of edgewear.

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Cianferoni, Giuseppina Carlotta  
Out of the Opulent Past : Italian Treasures from the Etruscan Age to the Renaissance, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, June 16 - August 1, 1992

Publisher: New York University Press; N. Y. : 1992.
Near Fine in Fair dust jacket Softcover ISBN: 093434910X 244 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Oversized softcover with jacket. 252 beautiful high-quality color photos of antiquities, the vast majority of gold, many with gemstones, cameos, etc. The same items shown again in small b/w photos with detailed captions. Bibliography. 3 brief glossaries. Glossy throughout. ; Edited by Giuseppina Carlotta Cianferoni and Mario Iozza. Forewords by Marcello Inghilesi, Bianchi Bianconi, Thomas W. Sokolowski, Francesco Nicosia, Anna Maria Maetzke. 23 contributors listed. ; Book shows a touch of shelfwear only. Jacket rubbed, wrinkled near edges, chip missing at crown, not affecting text.

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Grabowska, Janina  
Polish Amber

Publisher: Interpress Publishers; Warsaw, Poland: 1983.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 8322319851 152 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; ENGLISH text throughout. Tall hardcover, beautiful gray cloth, gold lettering, green illustrated endpapers, 40 pages of text with 9 b/w illustrations + 112 high-gloss pages with 161 stunning high-quality full-color photos showing ancient and modern objects, jewelry, beads, crosses, ornate boxes, etc, made of amber, with captions. ; Pubilshed in Warsaw by Interpress Publishers, 1983. English translation by Emma Harris. Photos by Janina Gardzielewska and Janusz Korpal. ; No defects to book. Jacket has the usual small closed tears at tips.

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New Orleans Museum of Art. Cartier (firm of jewelers). Keefe, John W.  
Reflections of Elegance. Cartier Jewels from the Lindemann Collection.

Publisher: New Orleans, La., NOMA, 1988.
182 p., 65 color plates, 31 cm. Sumptuous catalog of an exhibition held at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 13 Nov. 1988-2 Feb. 1989, and three other U.S. locations through 1989. Essays by Harry St. C. Fane, Frayda Lindemann, John Bullard, Hans Nadelhoffer, Darrell Lee Brown. 32631x. Fine/ wraps.

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Karpun, Alexei.  
Russian Jewellery / Jewelry, mid-19th-20th Century.
Publisher: Moscow, Beresta, 1994.
196 p., 148 color plates, 30.5 cm. Text in Russian & English. Based on the best Russian collection of modern jewellery-- that of the All-Russian Decorative-Applied and Folk Art Museum, Moscow. Spectacular photographs of spectacular pieces. Series: Russian Decorative Metalwork. Stock#35531x. Fine, new from publisher/ dj fine.

Appr.: | AUD 42.86 CAD 42.25 EUR 27.78 GBP 20.98 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 500.00 ZAR 500.00 

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Komowska-Ceranowicz, Barbara, and Tomasz Konart  
Tajemnice Bursztynu : The Mysteries of Amber

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Sport I Turystyka; Warsaw, Poland: 1989.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 8321726658 232 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; POLISH text throughout, apart from a summary (3 pgs) and captions to the photos (5 pgs) in rear in English, plus the same in German, Russian, Italian. Tall hardcover, white boards, 232 pages, small color photo paste-down on front, tan endpapers, 6 b/w illustrations and small maps, 152 stunning large-size high-quality full-color photos showing ancient amber, insects in amber, uncut amber, beads, jewelry and stunning antiques made of amber, with captions. ; English translation by Elzbieta Kowalewska. German by Eckehard Kesicki. Russian by Elzbieta Zakshievskaya. Italian by Celeste Zawadzka. ; No defects to book or jacket.

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Holmes, Martin.  
The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Official Guide.

Publisher: Department of the Environment, London, HMSO. 'Third impression 1971'.
Pamphlet; 36 p., photos incl. color. "The treasures of the Jewel House in the Tower of London are, for the most part, connected with the coronation of the kings and queens of England, and almost all are of the seventeenth century and later dates. The execution of Charles II in 1649 had been followed by the systematic destruction of the royal ornaments..." Paper covers spotted; good. Stock#23732.

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Post, Jeffrey E.  
The National Gem Collection.

Publisher: Washington, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution / N.Y., Abrams, 1997.
Besides the famous historical jewels in the collection-- the Hope Diamond, the Napoleon Diamond Necklace, the Hooker Emerald, etc.-- there are important gems-- quartz, topaz, garnet, zircon-- gems with special optical properties-- feldspar, moonstones, cat's eyes-- and ornamental stones-- jade, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite. Beautiful photographs. 144 p., color illus.; 24.5 x 26 cm. VG/ softcover. 27845.

Appr.: | AUD 21.43 CAD 21.13 EUR 13.89 GBP 10.49 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 250.00 

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