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English Silver Before the Civil War: The David Little Collection By Timothy Schroder,

  • Title: English Silver Before the Civil War: The David Little Collection
  • Author: Timothy Schroder
  • ISBN: 9781898565154
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lively introduction to early English silver Many hitherto unpublished items of silver illustrated in colorA remarkable private collection formed over the last thirty years is the focus of this richly illustrated book that introduces the reader to English silver spanning a century and a half from a little before the Tudor age 1485 1603 to the threshold of the Civil War Lively introduction to early English silver Many hitherto unpublished items of silver illustrated in colorA remarkable private collection formed over the last thirty years is the focus of this richly illustrated book that introduces the reader to English silver spanning a century and a half from a little before the Tudor age 1485 1603 to the threshold of the Civil War 1642 51 This was a period when England changed out of all recognition At the beginning it was still essentially a medieval country dominated by an autocratic king and a rich and powerful Church by the end of the period the Church had lost virtually all of its power and, with the execution of Charles I in 1649, the monarchy itself was abolished To a degree, this changing world is mirrored in the styles represented by the silver featuring in the collection Besides setting the silver against its social and historical background the book examines the wide range of techniques used by silversmiths at the time to shape and adorn silver objects.Contents Foreword by David Little 1 English Silver before the Civil War 2 Conspicuous Consumption the Ceremonies of Dining 3 Plate commonly used in the howse 4 Silver and Godliness 5 The Workshop and the Trade 6 The Afterlife of Early Silver Catalogue of items in the Little collection Bibliography Index Picture credits
    English Silver Before the Civil War The David Little Collection Lively introduction to early English silver Many hitherto unpublished items of silver illustrated in colorA remarkable private collection formed over the last thirty years is the focus of this richly

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