American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate
by Curtis, George Munson and Francis Begelow
Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911. Hardbound. VG, few spots to covers. Printed paper-covered boards with printed cloth spine. xxvii, 163 pp. with 38 plates (containing 45 halftone ill), each plate with printed tissue overleaf; 10 additional halftone illustrations within the text. An astounding and seminal exhibition which brought American Silver into it's own both as historic artifact and collectible commodity. Drawn from many great public and private collections, it took two years to put together and assemble. Catalogue of 1033 pieces, arranged alphabetically by the silversmith. Introduction by George Munson Curtis; explanation of terms by Florence V. Paull; errata page; alphabetical list of American silversmiths; list of unidentified marks.
(Inventory #: 154588)
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