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Description - British and Irish Silver from the Fogg Art Museum by Christopher Hartop

The Fogg Art Museum's silver collection is one of the most significant in America and includes objects that range from Elizabethan cups to works by such celebrated artists as Paul de Lamerie. This elegant book features over three hundred pieces from the collection--many previously unpublished--that together offer a survey of silverware across three centuries. Each object is beautifully reproduced as well as all marks--some of which are newly identified. Fascinating texts analyze and describe the collection and examine the changing tastes of silver collectors in 20th-century New England, painting a vivid portrait of collecting decorative arts in America. The contributions foreign craftsmen made to silver produced in London in the 17th and 18th centuries are also discussed, providing new information on the silversmithing trade of the time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300117707
ISBN-10: 0300117701
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Hartop

Christopher Hartop is an independent author and consultant. He was Head of the Silver Department and later Executive Vice President, Christie's, New York, 1984-99. He has written several books, including The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver 1680-1760, which was awarded the National Huguenot Society Annual Book Prize in 1997. Ellenor Alcorn is Curator for the Gans Collection of English Silver at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.

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