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Everyday jewellery - A Picardy treasure rediscovered

REF SZ007839 EAN 9782711878390

 Everyday jewellery - A Picardy treasure rediscovered

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Everyday jewellery - A Picardy treasure rediscovered


At the end of the 19th century, in the vicinity of Amiens, the painter and collector Albert Maignan acquired an exceptional archaeological treasure: thirty-eight Renaissance jewels which had just been discovered. Mainly semi-luxury accessories, accessible to the urban bourgeoisie. Several devotional jewels, rosaries or small reliquaries, but also scented jewels, gold and silver chains, hat signs, buttons and belt buckles...

This publication retraces the history of this treasure and honours unpublished and unique objects in French public collections - an extremely rare and precious testimony to a production that has largely disappeared and that a simple chance has brought back to light...

French language
144 pages / 120 illustrations
Dimensions: 22.1 x 28.3 x 0.6 cm
Rmn-Grand Palais Publishing
Collection «Les Cahiers de la Renaissance»

Ecouen - Musée national de la Renaissance
Art movement