Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver

By: Clayton, Michael

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Unread, minor shelf wear. Out-of-print 1985 classic book on English and American silver published by one of the world's foremost auction houses, Christie's. A perfect reference book for professional dealers and collectors alike, this book has color and black & white photos of over 1000 pieces and covers the periods and styles from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. As a bonus the book includes auction prices for pieces illustrated. After a general introduction discussing the role and importance of silver in our culture, the book is divided into nine major periods, ranging from earliest Elizabethan in the 1600s to the splendors of Victoriana. Within each period the changing functions, forms and styles are chronicled in a sequence of double pages, each devoted to a particular type and style. The pieces pictured are for the most part, utilitarian: flatware, seals, cups, porringers, candlesticks, toilet services, cruets, wax jacks, baskets, and many others. Silver continues to be a valuable collecting item and this pictorial history shows the range of items that are in the hands of private collectors, not museum pieces. This will be a valuable resource for reference, identification and comparison.; 320 pages

Title: Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver

Author Name: Clayton, Michael

Categories: Gold & Silver,

Publisher: Oxford, England, Phaidon-Christie's: 1985

ISBN: 0714880183

ISBN 13: 9780714880181

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/4"

Seller ID: 3664

Keywords: SILVER ENGLISH Flatware Cups Cruets Candlesticks Baskets Toilet Services Seals Porringers Wax Jacks,