John Bowen A Celebration of Limerick Silver

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A Celebration of Limerick Silver

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Published to coincide with the forthcoming exhibition in the Hunt Museum Limerick, this book is the first to chronicle the work of Limerick silversmiths and goldsmiths. It draws extensively on new research and highlights the achievements of an almost forgotten group of craftspeople. A particularly valuable element of the book is the detailed directory of the goldsmiths and allied trades of Limerick up to the present day. ""Collaborative compiled and deftly co-edited by John R. Bowen and Connor O'Brien, 'A Celebration of Limerick's Silver' is a superbly illustrated history of the creations of Limerick silversmiths and goldsmiths. Utilizing new research showcasing the achievements and artistry of a now obscure group of craftsmen, 'A Celebration of Limerick's Silver' provides a proper appreciation for contemporary readers and scholars of some of Ireland's greatest treasures...Providing an informed and informative history and a detailed directory of the goldsmiths and allied trades of Limerick down to the present day, 'A Celebration of Limerick's Silver is an indispensable addition to professional and academic library...collections."" --The Midwest Book Review

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John Bowen is CEO of the Bowen Group, a substantial construction and property company. An engineer by profession, he has had a lifelong interest in Irish provincial silver, with a special interest in the silver of Limerick and Cork. His previous book is entitled Cork Silver & Gold. Conor O'Brien retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry in County Wicklow in 1998. He holds a BSc and a PhD from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Over the years he has devoted much of his free time to researching old Irish silver, and has published several papers on the subject in specialist journals.

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'Illustrations of these precious objects are superb' Ireland of the Welcomes 'The photography throughout the book is superb' Irish Arts Review

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