alone or with their initials , which makes identification of the silversmith or jeweler
a simple matter . The work of many of these smiths is extremely rare and no
examples have been seen by the authors . Jewelers , especially in the Louisville
This important new work on silversmithing in Birmingham is a major contribution to the history of silver in England.
Author: Kenneth Crisp Jones
Publisher: NAG Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This important new work on silversmithing in Birmingham is a major contribution to the history of silver in England. It is the most comprehensive study of the Birmingham silver industry ever written providing a detailed account of its development from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, incorporating much new information.
Discussion emphasizing the work of silversmiths and goldsmiths from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Author: Mollie N. Morrison
Category: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
Discussion emphasizing the work of silversmiths and goldsmiths from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Includes some brief genealogical information on individual craftsmen. Includes chronological list of commanders and governors of the Cape of Good Hope.
Evidently these stamps were not employed at all by the silversmiths until a later
date, for, if they had been used at this time, Matthews, who was a keen and
accurate observer, would certainly have been aware of their existence. Nor is it ...
Author: John Adair
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Probably no native American handicrafts are more widely admired than Navajo weaving and Navajo and Pueblo silver work. This book contains the first full and authoritative account of the Indian silver jewelry fashioned in the Southwest by the Navajo and the Zuni, Hopi, and other Pueblo peoples. It is written by John Adair, a trained ethnologist who has become a recognized expert on this craft. “A volume conspicuously pleasing in its format and so strikingly handsome in its profuse illustrations as to rivet your attention once it chances to fall open. With the care of a meticulous and thorough scholar, the author has told the story of his several years’ investigation of jewelry making among the Southwestern Indians. So richly decorative are the plates he uses for his numerous illustrations showing the jewelry itself, the Indians working at it and the Indians wearing it—that the conscientious narrative is surrounded by an atmosphere of genuinely exciting visual experience.”—The Dallas Times Herald The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths provides a full history of the craft and the actual names and localities of the pioneer craftsmen who introduced the art of the silversmith to their people. Despite its present high stage of development, with its many subtle and often exquisite designs, the art of working silver is not an ancient one among the Navajo and Pueblo Indians. There are men still living today who remember the very first silversmiths.
The inventive ability of its founders aided by changes in technology is reflected in the advancement it afforded to both sportsmen and weapon designers and this book shows their major achievements in the evolution of the cartridge industry.
Author: Bill Harding
Publisher: Quiller Press
Category: Cartridge industry
Eley is a household name to many British shooters, but little has been written on the family's history. This book traces the history of the Eley name from its agricultural roots in Derbyshire, through its rise to famous London silversmiths and into its production of ammunition both in London and Birmingham.
Collectively, the entries and the illustrations shed light on the growth of enterprise in Missouri, show the impact of the individual on the developing frontier economies of the Midwest, and reveal how the production, acquisition, and possession of material goods reflected the culture and values of Americans during the 1800s." "Mack provides a brief but thorough history of silversmithing in America for novice collectors and historians, detailing the various methods used in making silver and the range of styles that were popular, providing insight into the methods of training apprentices, and explaining the effects of mechanization on the trade."
Author: Darling Foundation of New York State Early American Silversmiths and SilverPublish On: 1964
New York : The Century Company , 1930 . Bigelow , Francis Hill . Historic Silver
of the Colonies and Its Makers . New York : Tudor Publishing Company , 1948 .
Brix , Maurice . List of Philadelphia Silversmiths and Allied Artificers , 1682 - 1850
Author: Darling Foundation of New York State Early American Silversmiths and Silver
Propose Merger of All Gorham Interests “ ( 3 ) Through the acquisition of the
companies comprising the Silversmiths Stockholders ' Protective Committees of
Gorham Mfg . Co. , and Silversmiths group , it accomplishes the refunding of the
Author: Stephen Guernsey Cook EnskoPublish On: 1948
Chapter 11 MARKS OF EARLY AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS 1650-1850 T HE
HISTORY of the makers ' marks is of broad interest and a matter for special study
. A mark essentially is a sign of a merchant or shopkeeper , although its implied ...
Evidence of this is the well - documented series of markplates of the Ghent silversmiths ( the largest collection in the world ) and the silver collection in the
Bijloke Museum . When the Bijloke is converted into a Museum of Ghent in the
course of ...
All of these publications will be invaluable when a comprehensive work is
projected dealing with the silversmiths of America . This booklet on the silversmiths of Rochester means more than its name implies , for in addition to its
"Of Hester Bateman's background many theories have been advanced, the most common being that she was of American origin.
Author: David S. Shure
Category: Bateman, Hester (Needham) 1709-1794
"Of Hester Bateman's background many theories have been advanced, the most common being that she was of American origin." Research shows that Hester Needham (1709-1794) was the daughter of Thomas and Ann Needham, and was probably born in Clerkenwell, England. She married John Bateman and (after his death in 1760) became established as a silversmith in 1761. She and her family continued to be successful silversmiths. Includes genealogical data about the Needham and Bateman families in England to 1650.
MORRISTOWN , MORRIS COUNTY JOHN DICKERSON Working 1778 - 1796
Born February 17 , 1755 Died May 14 , 1828 ( OHN DICKERSON was one of the
few native born silversmiths of New Jersey , and had the trade of his birthplace ...
Author: Museo Nacional del Virreinato (Mexico)Publish On: 2005
THE SILVERSMITHs' GUILD The guilds' confraternities were extremely important
both in medieval Spain and in New Spain. Such is the case of the silversmiths'
guild, whose prominence increased during the fifteenth century with the advent of