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Spratling Silver
     

Spratling Silver

by Sandraline Cederwall, Hal Riney
 

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Over 70 brilliant artworks by the legendary William Spratling—adventurer, celebrity, and world-renowned silver artisan—are presented in this stunning centennial edition of the acclaimed Spratling Silver. An eagle's profile carved gracefully into the rosewood handle of a 1930s pitcher; the subtle essence of a sea animal in a classic brooch:

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Over 70 brilliant artworks by the legendary William Spratling—adventurer, celebrity, and world-renowned silver artisan—are presented in this stunning centennial edition of the acclaimed Spratling Silver. An eagle's profile carved gracefully into the rosewood handle of a 1930s pitcher; the subtle essence of a sea animal in a classic brooch: the exquisite detail and splendor of such unique creations are showcased here in all their lustrous glory. Included are commentaries from Spratling's friends and contemporaries (the likes of Georgia O'Keeffe, who was photographed wearing one of his pins on her austere black dress), which paint an intimate portrait of the man instrumental in reviving Mexico's silver industry in the late 1920s. With 26 additional photographs, an expanded text, and a new hallmarks section with information for collectors, Spratling Silver is the only comprehensive volume to portray the full scope and beauty of William Spratling's treasures.

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Library Journal
This edition of the collector-author's 1990 work, which originated as a display catalog in Cederwall's art gallery, commemorates the centennial of William Spratling's birth. An expanded text, an additional 23 photographs, and a biographical essay by Barnaby Conrad, a friend and contemporary of the noted silver designer combined with the origianl material to provide a brief introduction to Spratling and his work. Dramatic black-and-white photographs of silver artworks, each accompanied by dimensions and hallmarks, underscore the "intelligent, simple, restrained" yet appealing style that has made his designs so collectible. This excellent depiction of Spratling's artistic output--necessarily limited in scope--is the perfect complement to Joan Mark's The Silver Gringo (LJ 2/1/00), which centers on his silver business, and Taylor Littleton's The Color of Silver (LJ 4/15/00), which focuses on his life. The coffee-table format and oversize print make this ideal for public libraries.--Rex E. Klett, Mitchell Community Coll., Statesville, NC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This new edition of a tribute to adventurer, celebrity, and renowned silver artisan William Spratling contains additional photographs and expanded text. Cederwall (dealer and collector of Spratling's works), art collector Riney, and author Barnaby Conrad also offer commentaries and insights from his friends and contemporaries that paint an intimate portrait of the man who revived Mexico's silver industry in the late 1920s, as well as a new hallmarks section with information for collectors. The approximately 75 b&w plates display his unusual work with silver together with other materials such as gold, copper, and gemstones. Oversize: 9.5x12.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811829540
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1900
Series:
Centennial Editions Series
Edition description:
CENTENNIAL
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sandraline Cederwall is a preeminent dealer and collector of William Spratling's work, and the owner of a San Francisco art gallery. She collaborated on the book Tracks in the Sky (Chronicle Books).

Hal Riney is an art collector and chairman of a successful San Francisco advertising agency.

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