Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate

Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate

Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate

Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate

Excerpt

One more volume is now added to the "Home Connoisseur Series"--Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate. Much has been written about the domestic wares which have been wrought and engraved in those metals. There have been writers too, who have devoted many years to the study of special branches of the craft--such as church plate, the silver and silver-gilt that adds such lustre to civic functions, and to research among old parchments and other records, in which mention is made of regal insignia and emblems of officialdom.

The building up of records of historic stories of the use of silver in past ages, and of its gradual acceptance among the middle classes as they grew rich is cumulative, and all writers on the subject are indebted to those who have gone before, just as architects to-day build upon the foundations laid by master masons in days of old.

This volume is not a book for the advanced expert so much as for the amateur and those who as "home connoisseurs" desire to know something about their own treasures and the relics connecting them with good old families who were prosperous in the eighteenth century, or, perhaps, earlier. In such a work domestic silver is . . .

Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.