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The Elegance Of Old Silverplate And Some Personalities

Silverplating by electricity spawned a new industry in America in 1847. By the 1880's, over forty firms centered largely around Meriden, Connecticut, produced ornate objects of silverplate which have become highly prized. Today these are studied and collected as representatives of an interesting period of American history. The designs drew heavily on nature and the articles are ornamented with flowers, twigs, nuts, birds, bees, butterflies, squirrels, cows, goats, dogs, lizards, fish, young boys and girls, fairies and cherubs. In this book, the forms of American silverplate are identified, illustrated and grouped together; ice pitchers, card receivers, tea sets, baskets, butter dishes, napkin rings, toilet stands, flatware, and specially commissioned pieces. Closely related pewter, glassware, and silver are discussed as they affect the silverplate industry.

Hardcover: 189 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0916838307

ISBN-13: 978-0916838300

Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #188 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Precious Metals #197820 in Books > Arts & Photography

This book has great pictures that are identified and dated. Wonderful stories of the history of some pieces and of the companies that produced them. The histories make this book quite unique. Fascinating facts and large pictures.

I loved the book. but I wish it was not so expensive as I would love to order one for my friend. This book was very informative.

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