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Elegant Plate: Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City

Ward, Gerald W.R.;McKinsey, Kristan H.

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ISBN 10: 0910961131 / ISBN 13: 9780910961134
Published by Museum of the City, NY, 2000
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NEW and MINT clothbound TWO-VOLUME set in clothbound Box. Issued sans DJ. // These are elegant in condition and content. // No finer set exists. // And let's face it: you want these books. Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 007713

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Title: Elegant Plate: Three Centuries of Precious ...

Publisher: Museum of the City, NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition

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Although precious metals have been part of the lives of New Yorkers since the city's founding, until now comparatively little information about them has been available. Consisting of objects made, sold, or owned in New York, the excellent collection at the Museum of the City of New York includes more than 1400 objects of silver and other precious metals, including hollowware, flatware, and jewelry, from the 17th century to the present.

Through essays; biographies of craftsmen, designers, and retail firms; and catalog entries, this generously illustrated two-volume set examines the precious metals trades and usage of precious metals artifacts since the third quarter of the 17th century. Entries include photographs of the objects and their marks, with measurements, description, references, accession information, and history. Biographies of craftsmen and firms update and in some cases, correct, existing information.

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8 1/2 x 11 trim. 375 (23 color) 2 vols., slipcased. LC 99-055692

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