New England Silver and Silversmithing, 1620-1815

New England Silver and Silversmithing, 1620-1815

by Jeannine Falino, Gerald W.R. Ward
     
 

These essays are the proceedings of a conference held on April 19-20, 1996 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The presenters were leading scholars in the field and their scholarship remains remarkably up-to-date.See more details below

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These essays are the proceedings of a conference held on April 19-20, 1996 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The presenters were leading scholars in the field and their scholarship remains remarkably up-to-date.

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Collectors, curators and art historians will be the chief audience for this well-illustrated collection of essays on colonial American silver, its makers and use, first presented as papers at a 1996 conference held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (where both editors are curators). The essays move beyond stylistic questions to situate the works contextually, with topics that include popular songs and literature as a source of iconography, the implications of etiquette in the social uses and decoration of small hollowware, the history of chocolate and chocolate pots in colonial society, the theological circumstances behind a gift of church silver in early 19th-century Northampton, and several papers on colonial silversmiths, including Paul Revere. Distributed by the U. Press of Virginia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962073755
Publisher:
Colonial Society Of Ma (Acc)
Publication date:
02/12/2008
Series:
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.27(d)

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