over 200 line drawings identifying the best work in each form of the classic silversmiths, explanatory texts about each type of silver, assay marks, enlarged, of twelve cities, permitting reader to identify and date any piece of silver within the time frame; hand-sewn binding, handsome cover and jacket; no price on jacket or within book.
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"The Ensko and Wenham charts of characterisitic silver shapes clearly express the 'anatomy' of the shifts of fashion in English plate. They have proved to be a valuable shortcut in familiarizing my students with the major styles."....Carl Christian Dauterman, adj. prof. Columbia Univ.; curator emer., Metropolitan Museum of ArtAbout the Author:
experts in field; recognized leading dealers in English silver
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Book Description Arcadia Press, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Revised Edition.. 135 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. COLLECTIBLES. Here is a book written by experts for those who admire and would understand old silver. Over 200 line drawings identify with a precision and clarity surpassing the camera, the best work of the English silversmith. Explanatory text brings into focus the relation between XVIIIth century England and the uses of its silver as a part of graceful living today. Assay marks of twelve cities permit readers to date accurately any pieces they may wish to identify. (Key Words: English Silver, Stephen G. C. Ensko, Edward Wenham, Collectibles, Assay Marks). book. Bookseller Inventory # 28003X2