Missouri's Silver Age: Silversmiths Of The 1800s
Norman MackISBN: 0809326337;
Book DescriptionThe result of nearly two decades of intensive research by Norman Mack and his late wife, Beatrice Davidow Mack, Missouri?s Silver Age: Silversmiths of the 1800s is a comprehensive directory of nineteenth-century Missouri silversmiths, their works, and their identifying makers? marks. Illustrated with over one hundred photographs, this exceptional reference for historians and silver collectors showcases the Macks? three-hundred-piece collection of Missouri silver, which includes a representative sample by nearly every known Missouri silversmith and is housed at the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Featuring more than a hundred detailed biographies of the artisans and apprentices who created handmade silver in St. Louis and Missouri during the nineteenth century, Missouri?s Silver Age also contains extensive photographs of makers? touchmarks and of the pieces themselves, which include bowls, dishes, spoons, and ladles, as well as...
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