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Cartier : 1900-1939

The firm of Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and first came to prominence in the late 1890s, when it opened a new shop on the Rue de la Paix, the heart of the haute couture district, and set up its own design and manufacturing operation. By 1909 the firm had branches in London and New York - each with its own designers and workshops - and Cartier had become the favorite jeweler of European aristocrats and their American counterparts, Indian maharajas, members of the art world, and stars of the stage and screen. Drawing on fresh research and Cartier's extraordinarily complete archives in Paris, London, and New York, author Judy Rudoe traces for the first time the history of individual jewels, identifying the clients who commissioned or purchased them, and follows the entire creative process from initial designs to finished pieces. Sketches and archival photographs reveal the astonishing variety of Cartier's creations, and previously unpublished original plaster casts document major pieces no longer in existence
Print Book, English, 1999
1999 reprint (with revisions) View all formats and editions
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999
Exhibition catalogs
344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Introduction. A brief history of Cartier
The years 1900-1939
The production process
The Cartier archive and surviving evidence. Catalogue. 1900-1918 : the emergence of the Cartier style
The Russian style
Fashionable accessories in gold and enamel
The Egyptian style
The Persian and Indian styles
The Chinese and Japanese styles
Cartier colour combinations
Diamond jewellery between the wars
The design drawings
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 2, 1997, through August 3, 1997, and at the British Museum, London, from October 3, 1997, through February 1, 1998
"This edition is published in conjunction with the presentation of this exhibition at The Field Museum, Chicago, from October 2, 1999, through January 16, 2000."--Title page verso