The Dassiers of Geneva, 18th-Century European Medallists Volume II: Dassier and Sons: An Artistic Enterprise in Geneva, Switzerland and Europe, 1733-1759 [Paperback]

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ISBN: 9782940094066 | Published by: Musee Monetaire Cantonal | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 454p, illus.
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The Dassiers of Geneva, 18th-Century European Medallists Volume II

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Catalogue raisonne, in two volumes, based on the collections of the Numismatic Section of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève and the Cabinet des médailles de Lausanne. The first volume, Jean Dassier, Medal Engraver: Geneva, Paris and London, 1700-1733 , traces the career of Jean Dassier (1676-1763) and presents his famed series of illustrious men and women from France and England, as well as the decorative works exectuted by the Fabrique de Genève . This second volume in the set, Dassier and Sons: An Artistic Enterprise in Geneva, Switzerland and Europe, 1733-1759 , presents an annotated catalogue of the remarkable historic medals made for Geneva, Berne and other partner cities in Europe, as well as the superb tokens depicting the history of the Roman Republic. Much of the book is also devoted to Jean Dassier's son, Jacques-Antoine (1715-1759) and his work in England and at the imperial Russian court.

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