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Antique Jewellery And Trinkets

This illustrated book was published in 1919.PREFACE The favourable reception accorded to the two first volumes of the " Home Connoisseur " Series Antique Furniture and Old Pottery and Porcelain assures me that there are many who will welcome this volume, which treats upon a subject which is interesting to every home connoisseur. There is a peculiar charm about the jewellery of former generations, those things men and women have treasured and worn, or fondly handled as having had personal touch with those who died long ago. Many of the curios displayed in drawing-room and in cabinets are relics of the prehistoric dead ; objects which although not jewels as we understand them, were the ornaments they wore and the things they reverenced. There is a touch of sadness about the thought of rifling the tombs of past ages, and of looted palaces and homes destroyed ; yet all these factors have contributed to the supply of antique jewellery and trinkets now treasured in the modern home. It is in the old jewel-box, however, that there are found the relics of more recent times, and many of the pieces of gold and silver jewellery, and flashing stones in their quaint settings, can be worn to-day for now is the day of replicas and the reproduction of the antiques of all ages. Happy indeed are those who possess genuine antiques ! Careful examination of museum exhibits, the varied assortment of antique jewels in dealers' stocks, and those that have fallen under the hammer from time to time, has enabled me to gather much useful information about these curios so varied, the work of man in past ages and of almost every civilised nation in more recent times.

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Print Length: 470 pages

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Publication Date: July 25, 2010

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Language: English

ASIN: B003XF1E04

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