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19th-century puntbellen from Cadzand, in Zeelandic Flanders, gold, 70 mm estimat
19th-century puntbellen from Cadzand, in Zeelandic Flanders, gold, 70 mm estimated height, courtesy Dekker Antiquairs, Amsterdam
Queen Máxima attends a lesson on money management as honorary president of the p
Queen Máxima attends a lesson on money management as honorary president of the platform Wiser in money matters (part of Money Week 2015), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 13, 2015, photo: Frank van Beek / Hollandse Hoogte

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  • Liesbeth den Besten is an art historian, based in the Amsterdam region, who works as an independent writer, teacher, lecturer, and curator. Presently, she teaches jewelry history at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. Together with Gijs Bakker, Ruudt Peters, and Ted Noten, she is one of the initiators of MASieraad, an MA in jewelry, now at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam (2018–2020), in the future at other places. Her book, On Jewellery: A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery, was published by Arnoldsche in November 2011.

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