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The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire / Francesca Cartier Brickell.

Author/Creator:
Brickell, Francesca Cartier author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Jewelers -- France -- Biography.
Jewelers.
Cartier family.
Cartier (Firm) -- History.
Cartier (Firm)
France.
Form/Genre:
History.
Biographies.
Summary:
"The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Jewelry spotlights
Cartier family tree
Part I: The beginning (1819-1897). Father and son: Louis-François and Alfred (1819-1897)
Part II: Divide and conquer (1898-1919). Louis (1898-1919) ; Pierre (1902-1919) ; Jacques (1906-1919)
Part III: Never copy, only create (1920-1939). Stones : Paris: early 1920s ; Moicartier : New York: mid-1920s ; Precious : London: late 1920s ; Diamonds and depression: the 1930s
Part IV. Drifting apart (1939-1974). The world at war (1939-1944) ; Cousins in austerity (1945-1956) ; The end of an era (1957-1974).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-599) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Beardwood Fund bookplate.
ISBN:
052562161X
9780525621614
9780593158098
OCLC:
1127567142
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