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ENGLISH SILVER BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR: THE DAVID LITTLE COLLECTION. Timothy Schroder. John Adamson, Cambridge, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 160 pp. with 170 ills. (163 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781898565154 In English.
Publisher's description: A remarkable private collection formed over the last thirty years is the focus of this richly illustrated book that introduces the reader to English silver spanning a century and a half from a little before the Tudor age (1485-1603) to the threshold of the Civil War (1642-51). This was a period when England changed out of all recognition. At the beginning it was still essentially a medieval country dominated by an autocratic king and a rich and powerful Church; by the end of the period the Church had lost virtually all of its power and, with the execution of Charles I in 1649, the monarchy itself was abolished. To a degree, this changing world is mirrored in the styles represented by the silver featuring in the collection. Besides setting the silver against its social and historical background the book examines the wide range of techniques used by silversmiths at the time to shape and adorn silver objects.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Metalwork
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 170769
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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