American silver at Winterthur
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1995 - Antiques & Collectibles - 490 pages
This profusely illustrated in-depth study of the American silver collection at Winterthur sets some significant new standards for silver collection catalogues. Introductory essays address issues of authorship, style, use, and scientific analysis as well as the creation of the collection at Winterthur by Henry Francis du Pont. The catalogue portion, arranged alphabetically within the major divisions of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania and the South, is put together with meticulous attention to detail. In addition to extensive biographical data on the 162 silversmiths, each of the 517 entries includes information on size, weight, general description, fabrication methods, engraving, stamps, history, exhibitions, provenance, spectrographic analysis (percent of silver, copper, gold, lead) as well as extensive references. The catalogue not only highlights the superlative Winterthur collection but also adds considerably to scholarship in the field.
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acanthus Alfred American Silver American Silversmiths Antiques back of handle base Belden Bissell Blankarn Boston bottom bowl with swage bowl with swage-formed bright-cut cast centerpunch on underside Church Comments COPPER LEAD GOLD Creamer d1am Description Engraved on back Engraved on front Engraved on side Fales finial foliate script footring front of handle Gift of H. F. GOLD BODY SIDE H. F. du Pont handle with midrib History Ineson John LEAD GOLD BODY Marks of American married molding Museum of Art Museum purchase once on back once on underside Parke-Bernet Galleries percent Philadelphia pointed oval bowl porringer Provenance raised circular rattail rectangle References Robert Ensko rococo S-curve Samuel scrolls shaded roman letters Silver content ranges SILVER COPPER LEAD Silversmiths sold to H. F. Spectrographic analysis spoon spout Stamps struck once Sugar bowl sugar box swage tankard teapot underside of body Wilmington Winterthur York City