Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry

Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry Schreiner is a luxurious book offering a first concise history of one of North America s foremost designers of high end costume jewelry, a genre of jewelry popularized by Coco Chanel and today one of the most collectibleCreated in New York City by founder Henry Schreiner in , the eponymous company flourished during the early s During the s under the leadership of Henry s daughter, the company s unusual color combinations, hand made settings, and use of custom made stones set them apart from their contemporaries, leaving behind a legacy for jewelry experts and admirers to study, covet, and collect to this day For thousands of collectors of Schreiner worldwide, Schreiner provides valuable insight into their collections from the family itself With hundreds of breathtaking photographs, the breadth of the Schreiner oeuvre is explicated, from the somber years of the Great Depression through the rise of the American ready to wear industry Through the optimistic yet conforming s, the youthful antiestablishment of the s, and the feminist movement of the s, the designs and materials of these pieces reflect the moods and s of the decades in which they were made And for the very serious Schreiner collector, the book explores common characteristics employed in the construction of Schreiner designs aiding collectors in the task of identifying unsigned Schreiner jewelry This volume examines not only the cultural context and significance of Schreiner jewelry but also offers object based analyses and archival documentation of various Schreiner pieces

About the Author: Carole Tanenbaum

Carole Tanenbaum is an enthusiastic collector who over the course of thirty years turned her passion for vintage costume jewelry into a worldwide business Her first book Fabulous Fakes enlightened collectors and fashionistas alike Carole lives in Toronto with her husband and family.Eve Townsend holds an MA in Fashion from Ryerson University, where her research focused on the history of costume jewelry and its relation to the democratization of fashion She continues to research, write, and lecture about jewelry and fashions from the Victorian era to today She resides in Toronto.

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