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The Cartier Collection: Precious Objects

Written by Francois Chaille, Foreword by Franco Cologni

  • June 12, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Antiques & Collectibles - Jewelry
  • Flammarion
  • 16-1/4 x 11-1/2
  • $575.00
  • $636.00
  • 978-2-08-030160-4

About This Book

This collectible luxury volume features the master jeweler’s most exquisite objects reproduced in color at actual size and including detailed technical specifications. Presented in a luxurious silk slipcase with ribbon closure, this tome is a tribute to the most precious objects in the Cartier Collection: from opulent gold and black enamel vanity cases set with platinum and rose-cut diamond fleurons to intricate Chinese powder compacts and diamond-encrusted platinum and onyx cuff links, these creations are works of art. This handsome volume recounts the history of the House of Cartier and its sublimation of often everyday items, illustrated with more than 550 pieces along with rare archival material.

About the Author

François Chaille is an art historian and fashion expert. He has written several titles, including The Cartier Collection: Jewelry, The Cartier Collection: Timepieces, Cartier: Creative Writing, Cartier: Innovation through the 20th Century, and Girard-Perregaux. Franco Cologni is Chairman of the Cultural Council of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.

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