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Flights of Fancy: American Silver Bird-Decorated Spoons

By Donald L. Fennimore

A small but lavishly illustrated catalogue, this is the first in-depth study ever on the subject.  Author Donald L. Fennimore narrates the fascinating social, technical, and artistic tale of American silver spoons whose bowls were struck with bird images: from the dove and olive branch to the bald eagle.  In the late 18th and early 19th century, these rare and highly collectible objects proved to be a significant vehicle for expressing creativity and a new national identity.  Fennimore's lucid and well-researched volume, includes a comprehensive list of East Coast silversmiths who produced these charming objects between 1750 and 1830.  Flights of Fancy surely will serve as a single point of reference for all future study on silver bird-decorated spoons. 

• A tale of American silver spoons

• Paperback, 34 pages; 34 doutones illustrations

• 10 x 7 x .25

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