Title The Art of the European Silversmith 1430-1830: 2 volumes (Text and Plates)
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Publisher London and New York Sotheby Parke Bernet 1977
0856670340 / 9780856670343
Seller ID 20886
dust jackets: Plates volume with 2" repaired tear at bottom edge of front panel and Text volume with 1" repaired tear at top edge of rear panel, lacking slipcase.
This survey of the changing styles in European silver dates from the early Renaissance, with its roots in the late Gothic, up to the products of Industrial Revolution. The subject is treated internationally and presents a more comprehensive history of the goldsmiths' and silversmiths' art of this period than has hitherto been available. The book is published in two volumes. Volume I comprises the text (which has one hundred and forty margin illustrations to indicate influences and changes in both shape and ornamentation). Volume II contains over a thousand photographs fully illustrating the text.