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The Wider Goldsmiths' Trade in Elizabethan London

Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781915401076
Pub Date: 22 Mar 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 280
Description:
The Wider Goldsmiths’ Trade in Elizabethan and Stuart London is the first book to study all aspects of the Goldsmiths’ trade. It challenges the assumption that the manufacture of silver plate and gold jewellery was the company’s only activity during the seventeenth century. It considers allied trades such as refining, wiredrawing, and the making of small-swords and watches, as well as the development of the modern banking system.
The Art of the Ring Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781915401069
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2024
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 250
Description:
The distinguished private collection, known as the Griffin Collection, comprises in its entirety examples of every category of ring – signet, devotional, memorial, decorative – dating from antiquity to modern times. This catalogue focuses on about one hundred special rings, chosen as highlights of this extensive collection with the aim to offer the reader a real history of the art of the ring across the ages.Covering as they do so many facets of civilization, rings tell us more about the hopes, aspirations, taste and sentiments of our ancestors than any other jewels surviving from the past.
The Flowering Desert: Textiles From Sindh Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781913645571
Pub Date: 10 Jan 2024
Illustrations: 150
Description:
This is a revised second edition of the best-selling book which incorporates new and additional material on the majority of the objects as well as an expanded glossary which will be of interest to both collector and scholar. The first edition was long-listed for the R.L.
Four Centuries of Blue and White Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781915401090
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2023
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: 500
Description:
This beautifully illustrated and scholarly book presents the Frelinghuysen collection of Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. It is the first major publication to consider Chinese and Japanese blue and white together. This extraordinary collection, assembled carefully over fifty years, features an exceptionally wide array of Asian blue and white porcelain – that most ubiquitous and influential of all ceramics.
Brittle Beauty Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781912168293
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2023
Imprint: Ad Ilissvm
Illustrations: Approx 600 illus.
Description:
Brittle Beauty presents a superlative private collection of European porcelain – radical, rare and in many cases unique pieces assembled over thirty years. Lavishly illustrated and insightfully researched, the book showcases eighty vessels and sculptures, and includes accounts of their patrons and former owners, many as eccentric as the works themselves. One striking attribute of porcelain is its reflective glaze.
Gudme Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781789259070
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Pre-Christian Cult Sites
Illustrations: B/W and colour
Description:
Gudme: The Iron Age Settlement and Central Halls presents, describes and interprets the many finds and structures that have been comprised during the extended excavations at the central parts of the Gudme locality on southeast Funen, Denmark. Head of excavation Palle Østergaard Sørensen extracts, combines, classifies, dates and temporalizes the many finds and houses from the excavations Gudmehallerne, Gudme III, Gudme IV. Since the 19th century the Gudme area has been known as one of the richest prehistoric localities in Scandinavia, and more than 1,000 roman coins, close to 600 fibulas as well as several small mask and animal figurines form part of the Gudme find assemblage.
A Royal Renaissance Treasure and its Afterlives Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780861592272
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2022
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 130
Description:
At centre stage in this volume is the Royal Clock Salt, an exceptional national treasure from the courtly culture of the Renaissance. Most probably made in Paris around 1530 by Pierre Mangot, the royal goldsmith to Francis I, the Clock Salt is somewhere between a jewel and a table ornament. Now part of the collection of the Goldsmiths’ Company in London, it is one of only a handful of treasures surviving from the renowned Jewel House of Henry VIII.
Pots, Prints and Politics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780861592296
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2021
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 205
Description:
From the introduction of woodblock printing in China to the development of copper-plate engraving in Europe, the print medium has been used around the world to circulate knowledge. Ceramic artists across time and cultures have adapted these graphic sources as painted or transfer-printed images applied onto glazed or unglazed surfaces to express political and social issues including propaganda, self-promotion, piety, gender, national and regional identities. Long before photography, printers also included pots in engravings or other two-dimensional techniques which have broadened scholarship and encouraged debate.
Metier International 2019 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789492940124
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: Metier International
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Métier Magazine is devoted to engaging its readers in art, craft, material and techniques. This annual English edition combines a series of articles and amazing stories of crafts, objects and artisans from around the world and from different time periods. The magazine will for instance show amazing textiles (silk and velvet) from the Ottoman Empire (17th century) that have fairly recently been found on an ancient Dutch Shipwreck, but will also show newly designed fabrics, nomadic rugs from Central Asia, reconstructed prehistoric clothing and archaeological conservation of heritage in the Antarctic region.
Ceramics in America 2019 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780986385759
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Series: Ceramics in America Annual
Description:
The 2019 volume of Ceramics in America features exciting new discoveries in the field of American ceramics studies, from an early example of Chinese porcelain found in the New World to previously undocumented green-glazed earthenware made in early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia. New analytic information about the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain, also in the Philadelphia context, will be of special interest to students of American porcelain production. Of special note, reconstructive drawings of two of America’s most important potteries and their kilns are illustrated and discussed: the William Rogers Pottery of Yorktown, Virginia (ca.
Iranian Copper, Brass and Bronze Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781898592372
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Azimuth Editions
Illustrations: 477
Description:
In Western Europe the Golden Age of Islamic metalwork in Iran was (and is) generally considered to be the earlier period, and later metalwork was collected almost by accident and has been correspondingly little studied and poorly published, though in recent decades the imbalance has been somewhat modified. The Hermitage Collection, which numbers 162 pieces is the largest collection in the world of later Iranian Islamic metalwork, from the West of Iran as far as the Punjab. The great majority of these are household utensils, and their manufacture is characteristic of the middling levels of urban societies, though in Khurasan in the late-15th and early 16th centuries brasses or bronzes inlaid with gold and silver were made for its Timurid rulers.
Personal Ornaments in Prehistory Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781789252866
Pub Date: 25 Jul 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued over tens of thousands of years, from hunter-gatherer life in the cave to urban elites, from expedient use of natural resources to complex technologies. Using evidence from archaeological sites across Turkey, the Near East and the Balkans, it explores the history of personal ornaments from their appearance in the Palaeolithic until the rise of urban centres in the Early Bronze Age and encompassing technologies ranging from stone cutting to early glazing, metallurgy and the roots of glass manufacture.
Ceramics in America 2018 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780986385735
Pub Date: 17 Apr 2019
Illustrations: 220 illus.
Description:
Now in its nineteenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters. The special focus of the 2018 volume of Ceramics in America is The Last Drop Project, held in conjunction with the North Car-olina Pottery Center, where seventeen American potters were invited to create new ceramic works inspired by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drinking vessels. Included are two wonderfully illustrated articles on con-current installations at the Pottery Center: Michelle Erickson: DISTILLED and In the Pale Moonlight: Pottery & Alcohol in North Carolina.
The Ancient Art of Transformation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789251043
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2018
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
The Ancient Art of Transformation: Case Studies from Mediterranean Contexts examines instances of human transformation in the ancient and early Christian Mediterranean world by exploring the ways in which art impacts, aids, or provides evidence for physical, spiritual, personal, and social transitions. Building on Arnold van Gennep’s notion of universal rites of passage, papers in this volume expand the definition of “transformation” to include widespread transitions such as shifts in political establishments and changes in cultural identity. In considering these broadly defined “passages,” authors have observed particular changes in the visual record, whether they be manifest, enigmatic, or symbolic.
American Furniture 2017 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780986385728
Pub Date: 18 Sep 2018
Series: American Furniture Annual
Illustrations: 276 colour illus.
Description:
Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. Begun in 1993, this award-winning annual provides a comprehensive forum on furniture history, technology, connoisseurship, and conservation by the foremost scholars in the field. It is the only interdisciplinary journal devoted exclusively to furniture made or used in the Americas from the seventeenth century to the present.
Bejewelled Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780861592098
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2017
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 160
Description:
Jewellery is often viewed as a feminine preoccupation, but in Tudor and Jacobean England men wore just as much (if not more) jewellery as their female counterparts. Jewels themselves were valued not merely for their intrinsic monetary worth, but also for their ability to reflect status and lineage, as well as sustain social bonds and networks of reciprocity. Bejewelled offers an in-depth discussion of the contexts in which jewellery in Tudor and Jacobean England was circulated from a male perspective, considering the jewels as valid items of material culture worthy of study and attention, rather than as mere trifles of adornment.