Wartski: The First 150 Years
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Edith Sitwell, Margot Fonteyn, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, Barbra Streisand and Vivienne Westwood are just a few of the luminaries who have visited Wartski's showrooms, lured by a dazzling array of gems, jewellery, goldsmiths' work and the famous Fabergé collection.Geoffrey Munn, managing director of Wartski, tells the remarkable story of how the firm rose from humble beginnings in Bangor, North Wales, to become jewellers to six generations of the British Royal family and famous throughout the world. The lively text of Wartski: The First Hundred and Fifty Years will be a source of deep fascination to all enthusiasts of jewellery,
Geoffrey Munn is a Fellow both of the Society of Antiquaries and of The Linnean Society, and is a Court Assistant at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Geoffrey Munn is the Managing Director of Wartski Ltd. Geoffrey is a well-known face on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and an acknowledged specialist in antique jewellery, a subject on which he has written several books. In 2012 Geoffrey Munn was made OBE for services to charity in t
Delight is thy name Jose F. Santiago-llorens Mr. Munn is one of the greatest storytellers of jewelry and this book is no exception. The illustration of never before seen treasures with already known favorites are well balanced. The chapters were a delight but I wish the one about the clientele was longer. The book is a treasure both visually and historically.. Roger A Bowen said Great pics.. I was looking for more information on pieces they have sold, it was a lot of who's who. Focus on style vs substance. I learned more when I visited the shop vs reading the book.. Edward S. Yanowitz said Wartski over the years. A very enjoyable book that any fan of Faberge or Wartski should tremendously.relish.
(Patricia Treble MacLean's, June 27, 2015) . It was never a big creator of jewelry, instead making its reputation by buying and selling the best available on the world market. That famous jewelry firm is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a newly published and lavishly illustrated history written by managing director Geoffrey Munn (Antiques Roadshow)