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London Goldsmiths 1697 - 1837. Their Marks & Lives.


  • Author:
    Grimwade, Arthur G.
  • Publisher:
    Faber & Faber, London, 1982
  • ISBN:
    571180655
  • Catalog ID:
    1307843
  • Our ref:
    1307843

From the original registers at Goldsmiths' Hall & other sources. Second Edition. Second edition, 1982. Hardback. x, 737pp. Publisher's red cloth binding with gilt to front and spine. Top edge tinted red. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Since it ppeared in 1976, Arthur Grimwade's "London Goldsmiths" has come to be considered a serious contribution to the study. It provides an alphabetically arranged list of all known makers' marks from the commencement of the registers at Goldsmiths' Hall in 1697 to the year of Queen Victoria's accession. 3473 marks are reproduced from the actual registers and a further 441 from a variety of other sources. In addition to the main section on London makers' marks there is also an illustrated section covering provincial makers who registered their marks in London and another on unregistered marks with tentative attributions. Seven further sections list the marks of goldworkers and other specialists registered at Goldsmiths' Hall. There also a large biographical dictionary of makers totalling 2553 names. Arthur Grimwade was, until his retirement, one of the senior directors of Christie's. This second edition incorporates a number of corrections and additions to the first edition. Book in very good condition. Printed ex libris plate to ffep. Dust jacket good and unclipped. Generally a little rubbed and soiled. Some wear to extremities of spine. A little edge wear and some nicks and chips. Small closed tear to top edge of back. Spine slightly discoloured and a little creased. This is a very heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK post codes. Overseas buyers please ask for shipping costs.
  • Our price: £200.00

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