ART DECO COLLECTABLES: Fashion Objets from the Jazz AgeRODNEY & DIANA CAPSTICK-DALE Book Number: 92410 Product format: Hardback
Individually crafted luxury items and mass-produced wares in the Art Deco style were designed to create a sleek and anti-traditional elegance that symbolised wealth and sophistication. It is hard not to imagine the people who chose or were given these valuable items and how they were used. In an era when many adults smoked, here is a dazzling gallery of cigarette cases in red and black lacquer with eggshell on silver, cigarette lighters and combination cigarette cases, a big glossy advert for Ronson lighters, beautiful powder boxes, cameras including the Kodak Petite in a teal blue with abstract designs on the castings, a black and red enamel on chromium-plated pen and ink stand by Sheaffer, a stapler from Derby Sealers of Connecticut, a torch, money clip, travelling razor with mirror, cigarette holders, ashtray, brooches and buckles, penknives and even folding lorgnettes with magnifying glass and from England the 1930s, a Bridge card game counter. There are compacts, vanity cases and minaudières carried as a handbag to match an outfit with compartments for powder, rouge, lipstick, a comb, cigarettes, a lighter and a mirror. Perfume sprays with and without tassels, lipstick holders, and finally exquisitely designed jewellery like German bracelets designed by Jakob Bengel and a French lacquer and eggshell piece designed by Paul Brandt, 1925. Necklaces and matching bracelets and finally watches and small clocks, there is a short explanation of techniques, designers and master craftsmen. 272pp, 24.9 x 27cm, over 400 colour illustrations on glossy quality pages.
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