Marguerite de Cerval. Photographs by Manuel Fernandez.
Paris. Editions du Regard. 1992. First Edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 280 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 315 x 235mm (12½ x 9¼"). 2.1kg. 290337080x. French. Fine.
The definitive book on the French jewellery firm, Mauboussin. The house was founded in 1827 by Monsieur Rocher and passed through successive generations of the same family. The book looks at this history and then examines the workshops and publicity, before tracing the output of the firm from the 19th century through each decade of the twentieth-century, ending with the 1980s. The firm's watches and automata are also considered.