By Ian M. Quimby with Dianne Johnson
This in-depth study of the American silver collection at Winterthur set significant new standards for silver collection catalogues. Introductory essays address issues of authorship, style, use, and scientific analysis as well as the creation of the collection at Winterthur by Henry Francis du Pont. The catalogue portion is arranged alphabetically within the major divisions of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania and the South. In addition to extensive biographical data on the 162 silversmiths, each of the 517 entries includes information on size, weight, general description, fabrication methods, engraving, stamps, history, exhibitions, provenance, and spectrographic analysis as well as extensive references.
• Set the standard for silver collection catalogues
• Hardcover, 490 pages; 700+ black and white illustrations, appendix, bibliography
• 11.25 x 9.25 x 1.75