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Military and Naval Silver: Treasures of the Mess and Wardroom

£14.99

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This book seeks to demonstrate that the silver owned by the armed forces is much more than beautifully-crafted precious metalwork. This is silver with a human face. By virtue of the wording engraved upon it, each piece has a story to tell. Its provenance and history is there to be read or interpreted. The opening chapters describe the ways in which military and naval silver has been conceived and created since the late 18th century, the work of some of the famous silversmiths involved, and the distinctive styles of design which they have employed.

The last two chapters are written for the collector, present and future. Other sections describe the treasures of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the armies of British India, and much more besides.

A fine copy, tightly bound in original blue cloth-covered boards, with gilding to the spine. In an un-clipped, pictorial dust jacket, in similarly good condition. Well illustrated throughout with b/w photographs.

Item details

Added value:
well illustrated
Author(s):
Perkins, Roger
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
30cm x 22cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950642940
ISBN-13:
9780950642949
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
R. Perkins
Title:
Military and Naval Silver: Treasures of the Mess and Wardroom

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This book seeks to demonstrate that the silver owned by the armed forces is much more than beautifully-crafted precious metalwork. This is silver with a human face. By virtue of the wording engraved upon it, each piece has a story to tell. Its provenance and history is there to be read or interpreted. The opening chapters describe the ways in which military and naval silver has been conceived and created since the late 18th century, the work of some of the famous silversmiths involved, and the distinctive styles of design which they have employed.

The last two chapters are written for the collector, present and future. Other sections describe the treasures of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the armies of British India, and much more besides.

A fine copy, tightly bound in original blue cloth-covered boards, with gilding to the spine. In an un-clipped, pictorial dust jacket, in similarly good condition. Well illustrated throughout with b/w photographs.

Added value:
well illustrated
Author(s):
Perkins, Roger
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
30cm x 22cm
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950642940
ISBN-13:
9780950642949
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
R. Perkins
Title:
Military and Naval Silver: Treasures of the Mess and Wardroom

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