Jet Jewellery and Ornaments

Jet Jewellery and Ornaments

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This book chronicles the history of jet as a jewel in Great Britain and the rest of Europe from Bronze Age times to the present day. It discusses the geology and origin of jet and describes its chemical and physical properties. Jet is particularly associated with Whitby in North Yorkshire, and the author gives an account of the flourishing Whitby jet industry of the nineteenth century, . The illustrations include unique photographs of the craftsmen at work. An important section on the imitations of jet and their identification will be of great interest and value to collectors and dealers. The work of modern jet carvers is also described. About the author In her spare time Mrs Muller writes articles and gives lectures on jewellery. Her main interest is the study of the Whitby jet industry, which she and her husband have been researching for many yearsThis book chronicles the history of jet as a jewel in Great Britain and the rest of Europe from Bronze Age times to the present day.


Title:Jet Jewellery and Ornaments
Author: Helen Muller
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1980
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