This handsome book presents the first in-depth study of the celebrated silversmiths Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner and their magnificent work. The firm these men established in Boston (1808-11) and Philadelphia (1811-42) revolutionized the significance of silver in America as a medium of public appreciation and introduced a new era in silver production. The Fletcher & Gardiner manufactory was the Tiffany of its day. Some 100 works from the firm are included in this lavish volume. Many from private collections are published for the first time. Included is an indispensable appendix that presents a pictorial record of all maker's marks used by the firm and its associates.
• Fletcher & Gardiner manufactory was the Tiffany of its day.