Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Author: Howard E. Washburn
First published in 1908, this volume looks at American peals and the pearl market at the beginning of the twentieth century. Pearls are glistening, solid objects created within the tissue of a living mollusk or other shelled animals. Pearls of the highest quality are categorised as gemstones and considered to be objects of beauty in many countries and cultures around the world. This volume looks at American pearls with special reference to pearl farming, value, shapes and colours, maintenance, and jewellery. Contents include: "American Pearls", "The Pearl Mussel and the Pearl", "American Pearl Fisheries", "Pearl Farming", "Value", "Dealers in American Pearls", "Care of Pearls", "Origin of Pearls", "Culture of Pearls", "Typical Pearl Shapes", "Specimens of Mussel Shells", "Mussel Shell and 68 Gram Pearl", "Necklace of Fine American Pearls", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Author: American Fisheries SocietyPublish On: 1893
Some of the earliest American pearls that were found came from near
Waynesville , Ohio ; $ 3 , 000 worth having been collected in that vicinity during
the pearl excitement in 1878 . At that time Israel H . Harris , of Waynesville ,
began what has ...
But plain the words which from the preacher came , A preacher young , and all
unknown to fame ; While youth and age a listening ear inclined , To learn the way
the pearl of price to find . The solemn hymn , to ancient music set , In many a ...
This beautiful “ mother of pearl , " and we have seen that the pearl itself is made
of exactly the same material , is extensively used in the manufacture of buttons ,
and handles for such small instruments as pen - knives ; it is however especially
Author: American Association for the Advancement of SciencePublish On: 1885
E. Ash took forty - five pearls from a single oyster in Providence Bay . The reason
so few American conchologists have paid attention to the American pearls is that
it is really the old distorted and diseased shells that contain them , and for ...
Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science
American pearls , ix , 83 . obituary of , xxx , 248 , meteoric iron from New Mexico ,
Ketiues , ii , 319 . xxx , 235 . Keweenaw rocks , see GEOLOGY . antimony , New
Brunswick , xxx , 275 . Kimball , J. P. , specular iron ores of Kunze , O.
Parasol - handles . Furnished by Harvey & Ford , Philadelphia , Pa . Pearl -
oysters ( Aviculidæ ) , with pearls and nacre . 13507 . American pearl - oyster ( M
. fimbriata ) . Panama . Colonel Jewett . 3624 . Ditto . Illustrating formation of
Author: George Frederick KunzPublish On: 2013-02-19
DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more.
Author: George Frederick Kunz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div
Pearling family in North America—Foragers, farmers, wholesale jewellers South
Sea perils: pearls to dye for 2 Richard (Bo). Journal of ... North American
freshwater mussels, Part I. The quick and the dead, American Conchologist 22(2
The same author mentions a pearl of fiftyfive carats which he had in his
possession , the shape of which was that of a pear , and the water very clear .
This was from the island of Marguerita , near Cubagua , in Colombia . The American pearls ...
Author: American Short-horn Breeders' AssociationPublish On: 1893
American Short-horn Breeders' Association ... 565 Oxford Belle 4th by 12th Duke
of Kirklev Pearl by Jim Blaine . ... 310 Oxford Belle 11th by Baron of Woodburn 2d
529 Pearl 5th by 3d Fennel Duke of Saline , 290 Oxford Belle 12th by Baron of ...
Author: American Short-horn Breeders' AssociationPublish On: 1922
American Short-horn Breeders' Association. No. NAME OF ANIMAL No. NAME
OF ANIMAL 1019372 ( c ) Pearl 2d by Lancaster's Victor . 1014211 ( c ) Pearl 2d
by Sycamore Marshal . 1012970 ( c ) Pearl 2d by Village Lad . 999586 ( c ) Pearl
Pearl of Sonora ( vol . 20 ) by Dexter 7806 - Attraction 4th by Gen . Burnside 4816
- Attraction 3d by Brokingham 2d 297 , & c . , as in dam , above . 1880 . Feb . 6 , r .
& W . C . C . , Forest Rosemary ( vol . 20 ) by Prince Edward of Sonora 40385 ...
American freshwater pearls have a history thousands of years old and played a
particularly prominent role in the jewelry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries .
Today , though a fraction of its original size , the American freshwater pearl ...
1 & 2 Pearl by Duke of Lawnsdale 2d . 766 Peri's Grand Duchess 17th by Prince
Irwin .. Pearl by 10th Duke of Sharon . 1021 Peri's Louan by Peri Duke of
Norwood . Pearl by Flora's Oxford 2d . 532 Peri's Oxford by Oxford Beau 2d . 490
) Pearl ...
The pearl belonging to the Shah of Persia , seen by Tavernius in 1633 , was
valued at 32,000 tomans , equal at that time to double the number of pounds ...
lady in Madrid , in the year 1605 , wore an American pearl which cost 31,000
Pearl fishing is one of the most important and picturesque . occupations in Lower
California . Extensive beds of pearl - bear . ing oysters exist near La Paz , from
where the majority of the pearls are exported . One American pearl - fishing ...
PEARL DUCHESS FOURTH -- Red , calved Oct. 31 , 1879 , bred by Chenault
Todd , got by Red Lad 24560 , out of Pearl Duchess 3d ( vol . 26 , p . 1201 ) by
Red Lad 24560 Pearl Duchess 2d by Airdrie 13319 , & c . , as in Pearl Duchess
These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces.
Author: Molly A. Warsh
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in 1492. American Baroque charts Spain's exploitation of Caribbean pearl fisheries to trace the genesis of its maritime empire. In the 1500s, licit and illicit trade in the jewel gave rise to global networks, connecting the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the pearl-producing regions of the Chesapeake and northern Europe. Pearls—a unique source of wealth because of their renewable, fungible, and portable nature—defied easy categorization. Their value was highly subjective and determined more by the individuals, free and enslaved, who produced, carried, traded, wore, and painted them than by imperial decrees and tax-related assessments. The irregular baroque pearl, often transformed by the imagination of a skilled artisan into a fantastical jewel, embodied this subjective appeal. Warsh blends environmental, social, and cultural history to construct microhistories of peoples' wide-ranging engagement with this deceptively simple jewel. Pearls facilitated imperial fantasy and personal ambition, adorned the wardrobes of monarchs and financed their wars, and played a crucial part in the survival strategies of diverse people of humble means. These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces.