Sterle. Joaillier Paris

Sterle. Joaillier Paris
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Viviane Jutheau.

Paris. Editions Vecteurs. 1990. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket, cardboard slipcase. Unpaginated [c.300 pages]. Illustrated profusely throughout in colour and b&w. 320 x 245mm (12 x 9"). 2kg. 2877880079. French. Fine; price-clipped on rear flap.

The scarce monograph on Pierre Sterle (1905-1978), the French jeweller often referred to as the "couturier of jewellery". The height of Sterle's fame was during the 1940s and 50s and his pieces were worn by the European and international elite. Jutheau's book begins with an essay on Sterle, his life and his work, and continues with chapters on his watches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches. The book is illustrated extensively with images of the jewellery, reproductions of Sterle's drawings and archival photographs of the pieces being worn.