Art Deco Jewellery


Un bijou...

(Paris, Draeger Imp., circa 1925).

Large oblong 8vo, in sheets loose as issued in publisher’s greyish blue card chemise, front cover with Art Deco floral design in silver and black. (4)pp., 4 stunning colour plates. Complete.

First and only edition of a very stylish Art Deco trade catalogue.

Geoffroy & Eisenmann were famous suppliers of the finest jewellery, working exclusively [& anonymously] for famous brands of the period in France and abroad. Among others, they designed jewellery for Vever in Paris between 1923-1925, one of their creations won the grand prix at the 1925 Paris Exposition. In 1925 they decided to start their own venture in Paris near the Opera. This is their first catalogue.

And yet another superb production by designer printer Draeger in Paris.

The Art Deco period produced dazzling jewellery that was dramatically different from the jewellery of the previous periods. Shifting from soft colours and flowing lines of the Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras to bold bright colours and straight lines. New geometric cuts for gems complimented the symmetry and streamlined look of Art Deco jewellery.

Bookplate of the Draeger collection inside covers.

A very good copy.

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