Containing 231 pages of full colour illustrations and catalogue descriptions.
For our second publication we decided to introduce a padded hardback cover which featured an important skeleton clock with exquisite enamel work attributed to the esteemed enamellist Joseph Coteau. In keeping with the cover design, this book included a number of other great clocks made by some of history’s finest makers such as the royal clockmakers Robert Robin and Jean-Antoine Lepine as well as Abraham-Louis Breguet who was patronized by no less than the Emperor Napoleon. Also contained in this volume were works by other of Napoleon’s favourite craftsmen including the bronzier Pierre-Philippe Thomire and the silversmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais. Among other silversmiths represented here were Paul Storr, Tiffany, Cartier and Georg Jensen to name a few. This book also featured an Emile Gallé glass lamp as well works by Carl Fabergé, a magnificent Austrian silver gilt and enamel table fountain attributed to Hermann Boehm, English and French furniture and a select number of Continental paintings.