Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The work of the Cork silversmiths and goldsmiths over the past 400 years is scarcely known, and has never before been the object of a published dedicated study. The Airgeadoir exhibition at Cork's Crawford Gallery, from April to June 2005, provides the backdrop for the publication of this overview of the subject. Profusely illustrated, this book is much more than the catalogue of a ground-breaking exhibition: it is a rich source of reference as well as an enduring record of the most comprehensive collection of the work of these artists and craftsmen ever assembled.
The items described and illustrated, include early ecclesiastical pieces dating to the late 1500s, and a profusion of secular items, coffee pots, salvers, freedom boxes, maces and flatware executed through the years of great achievement in the 1600s and 1700s.
The book charts the decline in the trade after the end of the Napoleonic Wars and its renaissance during the twentieth century, including the fascinating story of Cork's 'Republican' silver. The works of famous makers such as Robert Goble, William Newenham, George Hodder, Carden Terry and the latter's daughter, Jane Williams, are featured, as is a selection of work made in Kinsale and Youghal.
Other features of the book include a directory of prominent Cork makers as well as a comprehensive bibliography for further reading/study.
About the Author: 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 Cork. Conor O'Brien is retired from the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years he devoted much free time to researching old Irish silver, partly in conjunction with the National Museum, and his findings have been published in specialist journals.
Title: Cork Silver and Gold: Four Centuries of ...
Publisher: Collins Press
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Collins Pr, 2005. Condition: Very Good. *FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING until Friday, April 27* signed by Bowen and O'Brien, 200 pp., Paperback, small sticker to front cover else very good. Seller Inventory # ZB1095822
Book Description The Collins Press, Cork, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 200 pages. Illustrated. 220x275mm. Original pictorial card covers. An illustrated catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition 'Airgeadóir - Four Centuries of Cork Silver and Gold'. Slight wear to covers, otherwise a fine copy without any damage, library stamps, inscriptions or other markings. Seller Inventory # 003813
Book Description The Collins Press, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Corners and covers bumped; internally as new. Seller Inventory # 5178