East Anglian Silver, 1550-1750

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Christopher Hartop
John Adamson, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 128 pages
The craftsmanship of silver made in East Anglia have long been celebrated by scholars and collectors. This book describes in depth a wealth of important silver articles made in the region which are now to be found in museums and private collections in Britain, America and Australia, as well as in churches in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Many of the objects featured have never been published before, including a beaker in the Royal Collection by Elizabeth Haslewood, Norwich's only woman silversmith of the Stuart period, and a magnificent Charles II tankard from the Gregory Peck collection.
The essays, the results of new research on many aspects of the economic and social history of the region, set the silver in its historical context. They present a perspective on everyday life for many East Anglians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Goldsmiths in Norfolk and Suffolk
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Silver made in East Anglia 15501750
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About the author (2004)

Christopher Hartop is an independent author and consultant. He was Head of the Silver Department and later Executive Vice President, Christie’s, New York, 1984–99. He has written several books, including The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver 16801760, which was awarded the National Huguenot Society Annual Book Prize in 1997. Ellenor Alcorn is Curator for the Gans Collection of English Silver at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.

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