'An indispensable classic reference work ... a stunningly beautiful and important text.' Antiques Magazine
Katherine Purcell is the author of Falize: A Dynasty of Jewelers, also published by Thames & Hudson.
'This is a book that should be on the bookshelf of any serious
collector or dealer . . . of these 1300 pages, there is not one
without some interesting fact, anecdote or illustration' - Art
'Thames & Hudson have done Vever and Purcell proud . . . Now with an extremely readable translation the book has been opened to an even wider audience . . . wholeheartedly recommended' - Decorative Arts Society Newsletter