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Baubles, Buttons and Beads: The Heritage of Bohemia

Baubles, Buttons and Beads: The Heritage of Bohemia

Sibylle Jargstorf

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For 500 years, the world’s greatest makers of costume jewelry have hidden, anonymous, in the heart of Europe: Gablonz, Bohemia. This groundbreaking, beautiful book exposes the jewels, craftsmanship, technological development, and history of Bohemia. Almost 400 gorgeous color photographs illustrate the area’s artistry, its most significant designers and manufacturers and their contributions to the art of jewelry, button, and bead making. Bohemian glass dynasties lasted for centuries, until the middle of the 20th century, when the entire community of German-stock craftsmen was expelled from the area in the turbulence of World War II. Though Gablonz will forever feel the loss of these great craftsmen, their artistry has been meticulously researched and documented by Sibylle Jargstorf for this book.

Size: 8 1/2″ X 11″ | 384 color photos | Price Guide | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780887404672 | Binding: soft cover

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A long-time admirer of their work, Mrs. Jargstorf is also the author of Paperweights and Glass in Jewelry. She resides in her native Germany.