London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1996. Hardcover. VG (DJ is slightly tanned along inner top edge; otherwise clean.). Black cloth, black & color illus. dust jacket, illus. flyleaves, xii, 144 pp. Profuse color and bw illus. "Offers a fresh perspective on historic silver, now highly prized by collectors, following the story in words and pictures from the middle ages right up to the present day. Double page features show silver in many different contexts: from laying the table, drinking customs and rituals, women and silver, to design and the techniques of making and embellishing this beautiful and virtually indestructible metal." (dj) Addresses the organization of the goldsmith's craft, investigates design sources and the creative role that foreigners have played, and examines the evolution of the silver collection. Nice!
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