A glittering selection of jewellery imitating animals from the 19th century to today

The animal kingdom has been a supply of notion for jewelers for the reason that days of antiquity. Selected for his or her symbolism, good looks, or character, an entire menagerie of creatures has been depicted in gem stones and treasured metals, starting from fantastical dragons, griffins, and sphinxes to wild beasts comparable to boars and massive cats, to the sophisticated sorts of birds, fish, or even bugs.

The 130 items on this ebook were particularly decided on from the terrific jewellery selection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and come with necklaces, jewelry, bracelets, and brooches through mythical names comparable to Boucheron, Falize, and Lalique. They stretch from the Renaissance revival of the 19th century to the chic traces of Artwork Nouveau and past, via to the playful naivety of modernist designs through Jean Lurçat and Line Vautrin.

Beautifully photographed through popular photographer Jean-Marie del Ethical, this 2nd name within the collection that started with Flora is filled with artful and witty artistic endeavors so that they can pride all fanatics of jewellery and nature.

one hundred+ illustrations