Old Sheffield Plate - R. A. RobertsonErnest Benn, 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of the dustwrapper somewhat rubbed with several short, closed tears and heavy sunning to the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS PRACTICAL illustrated handbook for collectors and others interested in this craft, deals with the complete range of silver plating during the 100 years from the time when Sheffield ‘plate’ was introduced in England in its present form. Old Sheffield Plate describes the method of silver plating discovered by Thomas Boulsover in 1743. Boulsover’s discoveries brought immense wealth and prosperity to both Sheffield and Birmingham, the centres of this industry, as many manufacturers developed his original idea. During a period of over 100 years the technique grew to such perfection that Sheffield ‘plate’ became a standard for fine silver work throughout the world, and today it still has the reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Techniques used by the platers of that period are fully explained so that collectors and all those interested in this fascinating craft can date various pieces manufactured. Separate chapters are devoted to platers’ marks and silver designs, and references are also made to the characters and lives of the platers themselves, the latter giving a light relief to this otherwise practical book. The book is fully illustrated, reproducing work from both British and American collections.”
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 190
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