The Jewellery Box – Danish Jewellery Art of the 20th Century


The Jewellery Box presents a detailed view of one hundred years of Danish jewellery design. The book contains more than 600 illustrations and 190 biographies of Danish jewellery designers and silversmiths in a unique encyclopedia of design, stamps, silver marks, dates and materials.

The book title refers to the permanent exhibition of The Jewellery Box, which opened in 2017 in the historic ‘Den Gamle By’ in Aarhus, Denmark. The book as well as the exhibition shows a unique collection of close to 1,000 pieces of jewellery accumulated through forty years by German collectors Marion and Jörg Schwandt.

The collection provides a comprehensive picture of the national and international trends in the 20th century that made Danish industrial arts world-famous.

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