Dictionary of the maker’s marks of jewellers and goldsmiths
Dictionary of the hallmarks of jewellers and goldsmiths
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Victim of it’s success, this book is no longer available as we are waiting for a 2nd printing.
The fruit of this incredible undertaking, this corpus is structured around two volumes: a dictionary and an index. The dictionary contains approximately 40,000 entries for jewellers, goldsmiths, silversmiths-gilders, chasers and creators… and is accompanied by the description of 25,000 maker’s marks, of which 9,000 are reproduced in the form of drawings made on a stylised basis. The second volume offers an index, allowing to find the craftsmen of the first volume from the description of their maker’s mark.
The publication of this book is an event, both in terms of its content and its ambition. The dictionary not only brings together some 40,000 names of craftsmen working in metal between 1850 and today, it offers a comprehensive biographical notice for each of them: dates, successive addresses, name of the shop, manufacturer’s specialities, the companies for which he worked, brief description of the maker’s mark, date of creation – that is to say of official registration – and documentary references. The dictionary thus brings together an incredible amount of knowledge, based on the archives of the Paris hallmark office, very rich first-hand documentation, and professional almanacs, in particular the Azur almanacs, supplemented by research at the National Archives. This book is an original working tool and a reference work for professionals and amateurs interested in contemporary goldsmithing and jewellery (since 1850).
Box combining the two volumes
Dictionary: 2400 pages
Index: 1056 pages
Size 140 x 205mm
Black and white interior print
Glued square back
Limited and numbered edition of 1 to 520 copies
A publication of L’École des Arts Joailliers with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels.
Very small format, 14 x 20 cm, this book is printed on very thin paper to make it compact.
Note : the total weight is around 2,5 Kg, extra fees will be demanded for international delivery. A total of €24 for Europe and €32 worldwide, including the €8 that the website will automatically charge. Contact us about how to pay the supplement.