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GARRARD [JEWELLERY TRADE CATALOGUE]: - Rings. Garrard, Jewellers to the Crown (24, Ablemarle Street, London W1). Paris, Draeger, ca 1935.

. 4to. Pp. (12) and two blank leaves. Text in English. With five plates, of which three in colour and two in b/w monochrome. Original white paperboard wrappers, blind-pressed illustrating two fingers with rings and title printed in black on front cover, black silk cord. Label of Éditeur Draeger on front endpaper. A luxurious catalogue which recounts the history of the ring through centuries and countries together with relevant lavish pictures. Deals with rings of the ancient Egyptians, the Borgia poison rings, the famous ring given by Queen Elizabeth to the Earl of Essex, the history of wedding rings and the Coronation ring. The House of Garrard is the oldest existing jeweller in the world. It was founded in 1735 by George Wicks who opened a store in central London. It was the beginning of a long relationship with the British royal family.
EUR 1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1284.44 | £UK 1031.25 | JP¥ 198939] Book number 121236

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