THE JEWEL BOX BOOK: The Definitive Guide to American Art Metal Jewelry Boxes 1900-1925 FIRST book published on antique metal Art Nouveau/Victorian/Revival jewelry/trinket boxes/caskets. Includes history, manufacturers, 500 color photos, price guide.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Media Release
Joanne V. Wiertella
PO Box 442
Dexter, MI 48130-0442
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Book on American Art Metal Jewelry Boxes Published
(Dexter, MI) - The first book of its kind, The Jewel Box Book: The Definitive Guide to American Art Metal Jewelry Boxes 1900-1925 pictures and describes Jewel Boxes—today also called Jewel Caskets or Trinket Boxes—and provides easy reference for the spellbound collector or charmed novice. The definitive guide, found at www.jewelboxbook.com on the World Wide Web, provides over 500 richly colored photos which accompany this fascinating narrative about the history, styles, composition, and sales of jewelry boxes manufactured in America 1900-1925.
The book, described as “beautifully presented” by Gary Kuehnle, Professional Antique Appraiser and Broker of The Chelsea Collection, Chelsea, Michigan, fulfills a need for those seeking literature in decorative arts and antiques for these once common turn-of-the-century objects. “The Jewel Box Book is the culmination of research using jewelry trade periodicals and retailer’s catalogs of the day,” said the book’s creator and publisher, Joanne V. Wiertella. “It was a project that bloomed out of my realization that nothing had been written on these quaint, but beautiful art pieces.”
Wiertella, author and publisher, with her graphic designer/photographer associate Willa Davis, said her interest in the origin of jewel boxes developed as her collection grew. “As it turned out, there was virtually no definitive information available about these beautiful boxes, nor did antique dealers seem to know much about them, other than that they were from the Victorian or Art Nouveau period—and so began my research,” stated Wiertella.
The Jewel Box Book, a lovely “coffee table book,” provides a complete history and collector’s guide to the beautiful art metal Jewel Boxes that once adorned the American woman’s dressing table and will be an invaluable resource for the collector and antique dealer. Included in this book: styles such as Art Nouveau, Victorian, Rococo, Revival; floral and other motifs pictured and explained; metal composition and finishes described. The Jewel Box Book takes readers on an adventure of appreciation and discovery with descriptions about the manufacturers (Jennings Brothers, Weidlich Brothers, Benedict Manufacturing Company, and others), metal composition, trademarks, patents, copyrights, and so much more!
The Jewel Box Book: The Definitive Guide to American Art Metal Jewelry Boxes 1900-1925. 208 pages. Fine quality printing and binding. Hardcover: ISBN 0-9763710-0-6 $42ea; Paperback: ISBN 0-9763710-1-4 $30ea. Available at www.jewelboxbook.com and firstname.lastname@example.org