24 September 2015

Assouline and Jewels of the Renaissance

Assouline has republished the text of the book Renaissance Jewellery written in 1979 by Yvonne Hackenbrock, a historian who officiated at British Museum and was curator specializing in Renaissance art at the MET. We learn that Francis I is at the origin of the Crown Jewels of France collection intended to display the prestige of the monarchy.

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  • © The Trustees of the Wallace Collection

  • The Granger Collection © DeA Picture Library

  • Jewels of the Renaissance

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