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Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper

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Sevan Biçakçi is a jeweler fit for an Ottoman emperor, encompassing a mastery of traditional techniques largely unseen in contemporary metalsmithing and gem cutting. An Istanbul native, Sevan is a...

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Returning to write her second monograph on Sevan Biçakçi, jewelry historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author. A contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine, Becker writes for publications around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the jewelry of René Lalique, and curated Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of twentieth-century costume jewelry. Becker’s previous books for Assouline include De Beers Jewellery (2011), The Impossible Collection of Jewelry (2012), Sevan Biçakçi (2014), The Pearl Necklace (2016), Chaumet: The Art of the Tiara (2016), Bulgari: The Joy of Gems—Magnificent High Jewelry Creations (2017), and De Grisogono: Daring Creativity (2017).

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Page count

200 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

November 2018


W 11 x L 13.9 x D 1.6 in

Cover materials

Hardcover in a luxury slipcase




8.0 lb


Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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