An unique quantity that includes essentially the most surprising tiaras created by means of Chaumet, from the eighteenth century to these days, because it celebrates this luxurious jeweler which maintains to create bespoke items within the middle of Paris.

Founded in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet turned into essentially the most prestigious and sought-after jeweler in Europe after being named the professional jeweler to Napoleon’s spouse, Empress Joséphine. Recognized for excellent craftmanship, Chaumet specialised in tiaras. Those social symbols and type equipment were standard during the centuries, from ancient tiaras created for royalty to brand new artwork deco items designed for rich Twenties flappers. The infrequently seen tiaras illustrated on this e book are introduced in thematic sections, reminiscent of “Nature,” “Skies,” “Image Traces,” “Structure,” and “Energy.” They’re presented by means of quick essays―one from V&A jewellery curator Clare Phillips; the opposite from type knowledgeable Natasha Fraser- Cavassoni―analyzing the historical past of tiaras and the position they play in type.

Featuring over {2 hundred|200 hundred} illustrations, together with especially commissioned images, Chaumet is a surprising tribute to a long lasting image of favor and tool.

200 colour illustrations