RINGS : Symbols of Wealth, Power and Affection

By: Scarisbrick, Diana

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224pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt publisher's logo to front panel of black boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (detail of a portrait of Queen Isabella of Spain by Rodrigo de Villandrando), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, tiniest nick to lower edge. From the jacket flap: "To her history of rings from the Middle Ages to modern times Diana Scarisbrick brings an unequalled knowledge of remarkable treasures in museums, private collections and salerooms, and of the unpublished records of leading jewellers. She notes the choice of specific gems, the role of the goldsmith, and changes in taste, design, and cultural attitudes; and she unravels the iconography of rings - deciphering inscriptions, interpreting motifs, relating particular pieces to their patrons and possessors. Memoirs, inventories and imaginative literature, together with contemporary portraits, illuminate the social context . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.5 KG. *Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG.

Title: RINGS : Symbols of Wealth, Power and Affection

Author Name: Scarisbrick, Diana

Categories: Costume and Fashion, Antiques & Collectibles, Arts and Crafts,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1993

ISBN Number: 0500015635

ISBN Number 13: 9780500015636

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 011539

Keywords: Jewellery, Rings, History, Symbolism, Iconography, Study