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Old Silver For Modern Settings

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The author, is not naive enough to suggest that if we only know where to look we can fill our homes with rare but inexpensive silver; but in confining himself mainly to eighteenth century silver such as is still freely obtainable, he points out that beautiful silverware can be bought through reputable dealers at not excessively outrageous prices and used in modern homes without appearing out of place or wilfully ostentatious. He intrdocues his book with a clear and concise explanation of 'hallmarks' - how to read them with a view to correct identification of date and locality. A brief explanation of traditions ascribed to silver objects in Tudor and Stuart times then ushers in his main theorem - a description of the distinctive features of silver from the days of Queen Anne to Victoria - the austere style of the early eighteenth century, the intricate rococo of George II's reign, the neo-classic or Adam style of the later Georges. He also devotes chapters to Scottish and Irish silver. Many of the fine articles described by the author are illustrated in the 90 line drawings and 28 photographs. A chapter on the tricks of the faker and the ways to detect forgeries provides a valuable and entertaining pendant to a refreshingly informative book. Text + B/W drawings and plates.

VG pages, a little edge and D/J wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Wenham, Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Spring edition, 2nd impression 1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Spring Books

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The author, is not naive enough to suggest that if we only know where to look we can fill our homes with rare but inexpensive silver; but in confining himself mainly to eighteenth century silver such as is still freely obtainable, he points out that beautiful silverware can be bought through reputable dealers at not excessively outrageous prices and used in modern homes without appearing out of place or wilfully ostentatious. He intrdocues his book with a clear and concise explanation of 'hallmarks' - how to read them with a view to correct identification of date and locality. A brief explanation of traditions ascribed to silver objects in Tudor and Stuart times then ushers in his main theorem - a description of the distinctive features of silver from the days of Queen Anne to Victoria - the austere style of the early eighteenth century, the intricate rococo of George II's reign, the neo-classic or Adam style of the later Georges. He also devotes chapters to Scottish and Irish silver. Many of the fine articles described by the author are illustrated in the 90 line drawings and 28 photographs. A chapter on the tricks of the faker and the ways to detect forgeries provides a valuable and entertaining pendant to a refreshingly informative book. Text + B/W drawings and plates.

VG pages, a little edge and D/J wear.

Author(s):
Wenham, Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Spring edition, 2nd impression 1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Spring Books

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