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Early American Silver in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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This lavishly illustrated book documents the most distinguished works from the Metropolitan Museum’s extensive collection of domestic, ecclesiastical, and presentation silver from the Colonial and Federal periods. Detailed discussions provide a stylistic and socio-historical context for each piece, offering a wealth of new information to both specialist and non-specialist readers. Every object is documented with new photography that captures details, marks, and heraldic engraving. Finally, accompanying essays discuss issues of patronage and provenance, design and craft, and patterns of ownership and collecting, providing windows onto the past that help bring these pieces to life.

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This handsome volume documents one of the world’s preeminent collections of early American silver, examining its stylistic development, its role in society, and the individuals who commissioned and treasured it.

About the Author

Beth Carver Wees is curator of American decorative arts, and Medill Higgins Harvey is a research associate in the American Wing, both at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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ISBN:
9780300191837
Author:
Wees, Beth Carver
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Author:
Harvey, Medill Higgins
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 color illus.
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
12 x 8.5 in

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This handsome volume documents one of the world’s preeminent collections of early American silver, examining its stylistic development, its role in society, and the individuals who commissioned and treasured it.

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