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- DescriptionIt's unusual to think of a jewelry designer as revolutionary. Generally, the great jewelers have reflected rather than challenged the taste of their times. Seaman Schepps, the man sometimes called 'America's court jeweler' was different. An immigrant's son from New York's Lower East Side, he rose to prominence in the 1930s by creating designs that defied all previous ideas of what jewelry should look like. Witty - even outrageous - and wildly flattering, Schepps's jewelry stood for style more than wealth: featured on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Look and other magazines, it appealed to an ermous range of clients, from the Duchess of Windsor to Andy Warhol. Nor was his influence limited to his contemporaries and clients. Many designer peers also ackwledged his mastery; and today - more than twenty years after Seaman Schepps's death - his work has inspired a legion of new collectors who seek out vintage Schepps pieces at Sotheby's or Christie's auctions, and at estate jewelers the world over. From a small new shop on New York's Madison Avenue, which Schepps opened in 1926, he made an almost immediate sensation with his 'barbaric' bracelets, cobochon cluster rings and chu
- Author BiographyAmanda Vaill, Seaman Schepps's granddaughter, is a prolific and acclaimed author. Janet Zapata is a renowned historian of decorative arts and jewelry and the author of numerous books and articles, including The Jeweled Menagerie (Thames & Hudson). David Behl is the world's leading photographer of fine jewels and jewelry.
- Author(s)Amanda Vaill,Janet Zapata
- PublisherVendome Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication06/09/2004
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVendome Press,U.S.
- Out-of-print date30/01/2014
- Content Note30 illustrations
- Weight1830 g
- Width277 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine25 mm
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