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Dent, Herbert C.
Pique: A Beautiful Minor Art.

London The Connoisseur:1923.

Pique was a French invention of the early 18th century thin strips of gold or silver were carefully inlaid onto boxes of tortoiseshell or other similar substances, often combined with mother-of-pearl. The craftsmanship exhibited in these small pieces is of the best quality, and they have been avidly collected since they were first introduced. Picque work continued in France and England into the early 19th century, when the increasing cost of hand-labor doomed this complicated and time-intensive art. A scarce monograph.

8.5"x11", 25 pages of text plus 36 b&w plates light rubbing to the spine.

Inventory #: 20889
Price: $ 350.00      

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