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20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style


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Preface * 1. Marjorie Merriweather Post * 2. Lydia, Lady Deterding * 3. The Duchess of Windsor * 4. Daisy Fellowes * 5. Countess Mona Bismarck * 6. Barbara Hutton * 7. Merle Oberon * 8. The Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda * 9. Maria Callas * 10. H.H. Begum Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan * 11. Nina Dyer

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Surveys the dazzling jewelry collections of some of the 20th century's most celebrated women, brilliantly evoking a lost world of high society

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Stefano Papi has worked as senior European specialist in the jewelry department of both Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses. His previous books include Famous Jewelry Collectors, Stage Jewels and Jewellery of the House of Savoy. Alexandra Rhodes is Senior Specialist for the international jewelry division of Sotheby's in London.


'The combination of images of beautiful/stylish women of a bygone, glamorous era and sumptuous, close-up shots of the most gorgeous,covetable jewelry, makes for a heady mix' - The Jeweller
'A feast for the eyes and packed with fascinating insights' - Vanity Fair
'From fashion icon Daisy Fellowes to the Duchess of Windsor ... reveals the splendour of this decadent high society. The special edition book features incredible photography and never-before-seen images, bringing to life some of the most astonishing and coveted pieces of the decade' - Mayfair magazine

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