Joel Arthur Rosenthal & Pierre Jeannet.
Paris. JAR. 2002. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket, pictorial slipcase. All housed in original black cloth bag, with white 'Open Sesame' text. Unpaginated [c.700 pages]. 397 colour illustrations. 340 x 265mm (13½ x 10½"). 6.5kg. 095430960X. English. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).
A perfect copy of the rare first edition of JAR Paris, still in shrink-wrap with the original bag. The book was published to coincide with the exhibition The Jewels of JAR Paris held at Somerset House, London in 2002. It features stunning photographs of nearly 400 exquisite jewels, created by master French jeweller Joel Arthur Rosenthal.
'Using exceptional precious and semi-precious stones mounted in rare and unusual metals, JAR jewels are classics with a twinkle. Galconda diamonds, Kashmir sapphires, natural pearls, Indian emeralds, Burma rubies as well as demantoid garnets, pink sapphires and spinels are regularly used in his creations. Rosenthal's demand for perfection in the production of each piece is so high that only 60 to 70 jewels are made each year. All of them are unique - never duplicated.' (from the publisher's description).