The Boucheron PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Boucheron free pdf The House of Boucheron represents one of the great Parisian jewellers of the last 150 years. Founder, Frederic Boucheron opened his first shop in 1858. Many of his clients were not women of society, but femmes fatales of the demi-monde. Nonetheless, his skill with precious stones and his absolute discretion made him a favourite of both courtesans and princes. In turn his business flourished allowing him to move to the famous Place Vendome in 1892. Having been given unprecedented access to the Boucheron vaults, the book's author, Vincent Meylan, made some remarkable discoveries. Perhaps the most significant was a register labelled 'Book of Stones'. It is a record of all the precious stones that have entered Boucheron's stock- diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and pearls are all indexed according to weight, price and, most importantly, who bought and sold them. Meylan also uncovered almost 200 order books and 150 letters. It is these 'Secret Archives' that have enabled him to reveal the fascinating history of Boucheron and his extraordinary, colourful clientele. From the 'Ladies of Sin' to the 'King and Queens of the World' Meylan reveals the riveting stories behind the jewels that the Parisian jeweller sold- the desires they aroused, the madness they provoked, the love they formalised, and the deaths they caused. Boucheron's clients included Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, La Belle Otero, King Farouk of Egypt, and the Shah of Iran. The demands of these wealthy individuals led to the sensational orders that elevated Boucheron to highest level of creativity. This captivating and revealing publication includes original design sketches, black and white archive images and sumptuous colour photographs of the exquisite Boucheron creations, including Tsarina Alexandra's pearl and diamond coronet and The Queen Mother's tiara.

About Vincent Maylan

Vincent Meylan is responsible for the 'history and royalty' pages in Point de Vue. He is also a specialist in precious stones and in 'haute joaillerie'. He is the author of several biographies and of Queens' Jewels (Assouline, 2005).

Details Book

Author : Vincent Maylan
Publisher : ACC Art Books
Data Published : 31 October 2011
ISBN : 185149667X
EAN : 9781851496679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Boucheron

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Rolling Stones free pdfRolling Stones

    Ladies and gentlemen...the Rolling Stones. This is the definitive. authorized illustrated history of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. The kind of fame and success the Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-year career is completely without parallel- their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory..

  • Diamond Stories free pdfDiamond Stories

    Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world-a place where diamonds. astronomically priced. are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake. and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles of arbitration..

  • 500 Gemstone Jewels (500) free pdf500 Gemstone Jewels (500)

    Gems are the rarest and most enticing material a jeweler can work with. and this newest entry in the acclaimed "500 "series showcases a rainbow of stones. from rough and natural to fully-faceted precious jewels..

  • Stones Touring Party free pdfStones Touring Party

    'A compelling account of the Stones trashing America during 1972...Greenfield was allowed the kind of access journalists can only dream of today' The Times The Stones' 1972 tour of the States was perhaps their best - and certainly most notorious - ever..

  • Yldrath's Baffling Quest free pdfYldrath's Baffling Quest

    Three must find an heir to a dying king: Yldrath. a mythical figure with great powers- Podrg. a close friend of the king- Stelldan. a kitchen boy elevated by circumstances to his position. Their weapons: necklaces and swords with eternal stones..

  • The Boucheron free pdfThe Boucheron

    Online Reading Free. The House of Boucheron represents one of the great Parisian jewellers of the last 150 years. Founder, Frederic Boucheron opened his first shop in 1858. Many of his clients were no