Resource Library

Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver

Georg Jensen: An Artist’s Biography

Georg Jensen Jewelry

Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels: Tiara made for Princess Fwazia Pahlavi of Iran, 1939

Van Cleef and Arpels


New Songs from a Jade Terrace: An Anthology of Early Chinese Love Poetry

Chinese Aesthetics: The Ordering of Literature, the Arts, and the Universe in the Six Dynasties

Fine Chinese Jade Carvings

Las fallas de Valencia / The Festival of Saint Joseph

Ethnic Minorities Of China

The Art of Silver Jewellery: From the Minorities of China
Article: Among the Big Knot Lois of Hainan: Wild Tribesman with Topknots Roam Little-Known Interior of This Big China Sea Island
Loloma – Beauty Is His Name
The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery, 1850-1910
Christie’s Art Nouveau

Paris. Exposition Universelle, 1900.

Les États-Unis À L’exposition Universelle De 1900 (French Edition)

Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma 1775-1950

Eclectic Collecting: Art from Burma in the Denison Museum

The Shan: Culture, Art and Crafts

Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry: The Walters Art Museum

Calder Jewelry by Alexander S.C. Rower
(grandson of the artist)
The Intimate World of Alexander Calder
by Daniel Marchesseau.
1989 Exhibition Catalog
with miniature works, including jewelry.

Aphrodite – by Pierre Louÿs

Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic

Paris Salons 1895-1914: Jewellery, Vol. 1: The Designers A-K

The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Jewellery, Vol. 2: The Designers L-Z

Imperishable Beauty

Sotheby’s Catalog: Fouquet Jewelry

The Yao

Jewelry of Southeast Asia

Eastern Art History

Art of Ancient Vietnam

Africa Adorned

Hair in African Art and Culture

A World of Head Adornment

Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry

The Comb: Its History and Development

Le Peigne Dans Le Monde


Timeless Tiaras


Royal Jewels

Ancestral Jewels

Napoléon et les joyaux de l’Empire

The Jewels of Lalique

Rene Lalique at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Rene Lalique: Exceptional Jewellery, 1890-1912

Art Nouveau Jewelry

The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany At Tiffany & Co.

Jewelry by Chanel

Christie’s Art Deco

Kingfisher Blue: Treasures of an Ancient Chinese Art

Faberge: Imperial Jeweler

Powerful Headdresses: Africa and Asia

Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

Traditional Jewelry of India

Combs and Hair Accessories

Hair Combs: Identification & Values

Power and Gold: African, Asian & Oceanic Art

Parure de Tete: Hairstyles and Headdresses, Musee Dapper

Chaumet: Master Jewellers(Jewelers) Since 1780

Scottish Jewellery: A Victorian Passion

3 thoughts on “Resource Library

    1. BarbaraAnne Post author

      Fabulous. You know African comb making is rich in historical tradition. You can see the collection of the Creative Museum, Slavery took away everything, names, culture, oral history, language, everything. But somehow, in America the culture came out in other ways. In combs, I used to look at the pick combs in the supermarket and see them as the death of culture because in Africa, that handle used to be superbly carved symbols of fertility, ancestor worship, and history. Chiefs wore them. Then came the Black Power comb, and the idea to put a cultural symbol on the handle came back. Now you come to us with this! I absolutely love it. And I also love Obama.

  1. M. Chaiklin

    You might want to include our book in your resources

    Asian Material Culture, edited by Marianne Huslbosch, Elizabeth Bedford and Martha Chaiklin, Amsterdam University Press, 2010. It contains 2 articles on hair ornaments, one on Japanese ornaments, and one on Southeast Asian ornaments.


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