Silver in America, 1840-1940: a century of splendor

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Dallas Museum of Art, Feb 1, 1995 - Antiques & Collectibles - 365 pages
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The first book to explore fully the dramatic history and development of the American silver industry, Silver in America chronicles the work of such internationally known firms as Tiffany, Gorham, Meriden Britannia, and Reed & Barton along with that of such notable makers as Whiting, Wendt, Wood & Hughes, Shiebler, and Gale. Placing the finest creations of these and many other silversmiths in the context of the sumptuous dining and gift-giving rituals of the 19th century, and including 246 rich illustrations, it examines production, marketing, consumption, and design.

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Published in conjunction with a display at the Dallas Museum of Art, this work explores in detail the dramatic development of the American silver industry. Curator of decorative arts at the Dallas ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
7
INTRODUCTION
13
The Tariff of 1842 and the Reorganization of Production
19
Copyright

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Venable is deputy director and chief curator at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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