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    DescriptionIn 1912, labourers on a building site in Cheapside in the City of London unearthed a great trove of gemstones and jewels which had lain undisturbed for some three hundred years. Known and celebrated as the Cheapside Hoard, it is still the largest cache of its kind to have been discovered. These objects, dazzlingly beautiful, intricate and often astonishing, are evocative emissaries from London's past. The Cheapside Hoard remains the single most important source of our knowledge of the Elizabethan and early Stuart jewellers' trade and, by extension, life and fashion in London society of the era. London's Lost Jewels has been written to accompany a glittering new exhibition at the Museum of London, which marks the hundredth anniversary of the original public display and for the first time reveals the Cheapside Hoard in its entirety. It provides much new information about the city's role in the international gem and jewellery trade during one of the most dynamic periods of English history. A wealth of fascinating stories and lavish illustrations bring these exquisite treasures to life.


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    Title
    London's Lost Jewels
    Subtitle
    The Cheapside Hoard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hazel Forsyth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781300206
    ISBN 10: 1781300208
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: CRA014000
    BIC subject category V2: AFKG, 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: ART017000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 739.27
    DC22: 739.2709421
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    150 colour
    Publisher
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    26 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hazel Forsyth is the Senior Curator of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Collections at the Museum of London and curator of The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels (11 October 2013-27 April 2014). She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
    Review quote
    "Hazel Forsyth, the curator, spent years studying letters, stock lists and rent books as well as the objects themselves. Her patient scholarship has unearthed plenty of dubious behaviour, much of it chronicled in her excellent book, London's Lost Jewels."-The Economist, 11th October 2013 "Forsyth has revealed the social context of these jewels in a new book, itself a treasure trove of expertise and a rich visual experience in its own right."-Geoffrey Munn, World of Interiors, November 2013
    Table of contents
    Contents Introduction A spectacular find Cheapside Trading places A world encompassed Buried treasure Notes Further reading Image Sources Index of Jewels