Cloth $145.00 ISBN: 9781909741379 Published January 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

European Silver in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

Kathryn Jones

European Silver in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

Kathryn Jones

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

552 pages | 700 color plates | 10 x 12 | © 2017
Cloth $145.00 ISBN: 9781909741379 Published January 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The Royal Collection contains one of the finest ensembles of pre-twentieth-century European silver in the world. More than 350 works are catalogued in this volume,  the majority being manufactured in France, Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands, with a smaller number of pieces from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. An introduction on the history of collecting European silver is followed by catalogue entries on silver objects used for dining; serving and drinking tea, coffee, and chocolate; personal grooming; as well as desk accessories and church plates. Highlights include unusual German kunstkammer, (cabinet of curiosity') objects acquired by George IV, when their collection came into fashion with nobility across Europe in the seventeenth century.
 
A fascinating and beautifully illustrated survey, this is the first study of European silver in the Royal Collection for more than a hundred year, bringing together research and new information on the subject. It will be an invaluable resource for students and collectors alike.
 
Contents
Preface by Jonathan Mardsen
Acknowledgements
Notes for the reader
Genealogical table
Maps
Introduction by Kathryn Jones
The Catalogue
Germany (cats 1-101)
Austria (cats 102-109)
The Netherlands (cats 110-134)
France (cats 135-202)
Italy (cats 203-208)
Sweden (cats 209-218)
Denmark (cats 219-249)
Russia (cats 250-304)
Other European locations (cats 305- 310)
Composite pieces or works of unknown origin (cats 311-335)
Concordance
Appendix: Coats of arms, crests, ciphers and other initials
Unpublished manuscript sources
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Exhibitions
Indexes
Photographic acknowledgements
 
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