Vivienne Becker et al.
Arnoldsche Art Publishers. Stuttgart. 2010. First edition. Hardback; illustrated boards, dust jacket. 192 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. German & English. 290 x 245mm. 1.4kg. 9783897903357. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight pushing to forecorners, light vertical crease to front free endpaper.
A survey of the German jewellery firm Henkel & Grosse, and their work for the Grosse and Bijoux Christian Dior labels. The company made some of the finest pieces of costume jewellery of the twentieth century, combining colourful metals and gems into ingenious and playful designs. The book explores the history of the firm and the stylistic identities of Grosse and Bijoux Christian Dior, complemented by many images of the designs.