Studies in Gems and Jewellery
This new series is in the same format as Studies in the History of Collections and Studies in Classical Archaeology and has the same publishers - The Classical Art Research Centre and The Beazley Archive in the University of Oxford and Archaeopress, the Oxford-based publisher of British Archaeological Reports. It is intended for studies in gems and jewellery from ancient to neo-classical, both monographs and the publication of contents of collections, and is inspired by the Beazley Archive's rich resources of gem impressions and casts, gathered first by Sir John Beazley himself, later by John Boardman, Martin Henig, and others.
Gem engraving in Britain from antiquity to the present
by Julia Kagan
In this volume the author traces the history of gem engraving in Britain from antiquity to the present. By focusing on engravers, patrons and collections she introduces the reader to a rich corpus of material, assembled here for the first time in any detail. She places the gems and engravers in their historical and social contexts, while providing a sensitive art-historical interpretation. Gem engravers, their works, the relationships between workshops and individuals, are explored and charted meticulously, based on a lifetime of scholarship devoted to gem engraving.