Small Antique Silverware, Old Silver Spoons of England, Netsukes, Chest Furniture,
Typed Mss.c1960's (?) c194pp. 23.5x 18.5 cm. A series of typed copyies of published material, bound in a ring binder with card boards. It may have been put together by a collector or dealer for reference or research purposes. The longest article is on Netsuke, some 85 pages. (Book ref. 13407) £10.00
Marks of London Goldsmiths and Silversmiths (c1697-1837).
Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 1988. New & revised. Approx. 6 x 4". VG d/w. Not price-clipped. Cloth/gilt. 460pp. B/w illus. No inscr. Page edges v.sl.dusty. VG. (Book ref. 10146) £15.00
A Collection of printed and manuscript material relating to The Duchess of Sutherland's Cripples Guild
Early C20th. Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland (1867-1955) was a society hostess, writer and philanthropist. In 1898 she founded - as the the Potteries and Newcastle Cripples Guild - a charity with 'ambitious ideals in the training of a number of crippled boys in North Staffordshire' (SIX below), aiming at teaching them a trade and 'generally assisting them to obtain a living when, by reason of their misfortunes, they are disqualified from doing so through ordinary channels' (NINE). In 1907 it was converted into a limited liability company under the name of the Duchess of Sutherland's Cripples Guild of Handicrafts, the last two words soon being omitted. Art metalwork began in 1902 under the guidance of Francis Arthur Edwards. The Guild's success was 'the result of several years' work which the Duchess of Sutherland and practical Silversmiths, under her guidance, have given to the instruction of Crippled and necessitous lads of the North Staffordshire towns' (SIX). 'Museums and Collections all over Europe have supplied the workers with ideas; yet, better than mere copying, all the handicrafts bear the stamp of individuality; this will give them importance and value long after this generation has passed away.' (NINE) The work was of a very high standard, in an Arts and Crafts style, described by one authority as generally having 'a hand-beaten finish and decorated with eiter repousse patterns or cast applied bands and decoration'. 'There was a time', the Duchess writes, 'when we might have asked attention for our Handicrafts on the Score of Charity. To-day we claim to compete with the finest silver and other metal workers of all centuries, and we offer from the simplest to the most expensive article artistic design and first rate craftsmanship.' (FIFTEEN ) Elsewhere the Duchess boasts of the effects on the workers: one 'who has a stiff leg, earns a pound a week as a silversmith; another has his feet turned in, but this does not prevent him from fashioning exquisite bowls. This hammerman has a short leg; this repousse worker has his fingers joined; that boy cleaning metals has nearly lost his eyesight, but, as he says, "he does his best."' (EIGHT) The importance of the enterprise was not lost on her contemporaries. As the Duchess herself recounts, Fridtjof Nansen, speaking at one of the Guild's meetings, 'pointed out that our enterprise is really of national importance. [...] it is better to give back to society forty such cripples as useful, skilful citizens than simply to support two or three hundred of them, and enable them to exist.' (EIGHT) The Guild was wound up in 1922. For more information see 'Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland and the Potteries and Newcastle Cripples' Guild' by D. W. Adams (Staffordshire County Library, 1978).A collection of material, assembled either by the Duchess herself or one of the Charity's officers, relating to the Guild's 'Artist Craftsmen in all Metals' (SEVEN below). Most of the items laid down on seventy-five pages of a folio guard book of 60 leaves. The collection is in fair condition, aged and a little worn, with all items clear and complete; in original worn and stained binding. None of the items dated with year. Leaves of most items laid down.Loosely inserted are sixty-nine photographs of examples of the Guild's work, ranging in size from 13.5 x 9.5 cm to 22 x 29 cm. All black and white, and a few in sepia. Most in good condition, but a few (particularly among the larger) with wear around edges. Many with references numbers, and a few with prices on reverse.Also loosely inserted are nineteen outlines of cups and other metal items, cut out of brown paper, five pages of pencil plans, a tracing, and a watercolour, in greens, blues and browns, of a vase.The items placed in the guard book consist of:ONE. Catalogue of 'The Potteries Guild of Cripples' (address given as Providence Buildings, Wilson St, Hanley, Staffs). 4to, 10 pp. Photographic examples, captions and prices. Title page carries stamp of Hindley & Wilkinson Ltd, 8 Old Bond St.TWO. Typed circular advertisement, headed 'The Duchess of Sutherland's Cripples' Guild' 4to, 1 p. Announcing the 'new London Showroom of the Guild at 13 and 14, New Bond Street, W.'THREE and FOUR. Two circulars in the form of facsimiles of Autograph Letters Signed by the Duchess. Both 4to, 1 p.FIVE.'Christmas Price List'. 8vo, 8 pp. Contains two-page account of the Guild by the Duchess, and small photograph of 'A corner of the Bond Street Showrooms'. Rectangle, 11 x 5 cm, cut away from corner of last leaf, resulting in loss of two of twenty-three photographs of items.SIX. Circular, in form of copy of letter to a peer ('My Lord') dated 21 September 1910.SEVEN. Advertisement for the Guild's stand at the Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition, Cambridge, 1910. 12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Cover in light green. Photographs and prices for five items.EIGHT. 'A Full Account of the Origin, Aims and Work of a guild for Training Poor Cripples in the Artistic Handicrafts'. 4to, 4 pp. Bifolium. Tipped in.NINE. Catalogue (probably the 'portfolio of designs' referred to in FOURTEEN. 8vo, 58 pp. 29 pp of photographs of items, each with accompanying page of prices and details. Leaves laid down. With covers well-printed by W. & G. Baird Ltd of Belfast, and carrying text on cream paper laid down on grey paper envelope tied with ribbon of Sutherland tartan.TEN. Two invitation cards, the first to an exhibition 'at the Antique Galleries of Messrs. Lewis & Son, Brighton, the second (made out to 'The Lord & Lady Beatrice Herbert') to an 'at Home' at 13 New Bond Street.ELEVEN. Printed proof of illustrated border to the title of Item below, with fourteen examples of sportsmen in action.TWELVE. Advertisement for 'Christmas Presents in Gold, Silver, Silvered Copper, Copper, Brass, Enamels'. 8vo, 4 pp. Bifolium. With photographs of 'The workshops at Trentham Park, Staffs' and 'Interior of the Trentham Park Workshops, showing the Craftsmen at work.'THIRTEEN to FIFTEEN. Three circulars: the first two typed and the third a facsimile of the Duchess's autograph, and all with facsimiles of her signature. 4to, 1 p. The first referring to 'the Loan Collection at the Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition', the second to a 'portfolio of designs' (see NINE), and the third a general advertisement.SIXTEEN. Invitation by the Duchess.SEVENTEEN. Advertisement for 'Hunt, Racing and Challenge Cups: Club and Regimental Pieces: Golf Prizes: Presentation Plate, etc. etc'. Border from ELEVEN around title. Six photographs of work.EIGHTEEN. Original undated Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from the Duchess to Lord Cole. 4to, 1 p; on Stafford House letterhead. 19 lines. Requesting his patronage.NINETEEN. Cancelled original Autograph Letter Signed by the Duchess, for reproduction as a circular.TWENTY. Advertisement for 'Souvenirs, Christmas and New Year Presents, Birthday, Wedding and Christening Gifts'. 4to, 4 pp. Fourteen captioned photographs of 'Examples of work in silvered copper'.TWENTY-ONE. Advertisement for 'Ecclesiastical Metal Work'. 4to, 4 pp. Eleven examples, with captions.TWENTY-TWO and TWENTY-THREE. Advertisements. Both 12mo, 2 pp. The second in landscape.TWENTY-FOUR and TWENTY-FIVE. The first, to 'Dear Sir', 12mo, 1 p; the second, to 'My lord', 12mo, 3 pp.TWENTY-SIX. Advertisement for 'Seasonable Gifts'. 12mo, 4 pp. Laid down. With six captioned illustrations. (Book ref. 10396) £1650.00
THE VALUES OF OLD ENGLISH SILVER AND SHEFFIELD PLATE 15-19TH CENTURIES
1906 300pp folio with fifty-seven engraved plates of silverware, recent gilt cloth. Internally fine. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 3900) £260.00
An illustrated dictionary of silverware
Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1987. 0500234566 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is marked by a sticker removal to the front panel. Appears little used. 368 pages + 16 colour plates, 709 b/w photographs & 21 line drawings. Contains 2373 entries (Book ref. 33593) £12.50
The Goldsmiths AND Silversmiths Company Ltd. [CATALOGUE]
London. c.1910 4to hardback bound in cream watered silk gilt, with gilt emblem to spine and upper , cover, pp417, illus throughout in b/w. Covers a little darkened through handling, hinge paper split. A Good, sound copy overall. (SHELF 105) NOTE: Heavy Book, [2 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements (Book ref. 30543) £50.00
ORIENTAL SILVERWORK: Malay and Chinese - a Handbook for Connoisseurs, Collectors, Students and Silversmiths
London, Truslove and Hanson 1910 Tall 4to, pp300, indexed, illustrated throughout with 170 figures. t.e.g. Rebound in newish 1/2 green calf, silver decoration to upper cover. The binding is very professional, but the labels on spine look slightly amateurish. Bookplates to front paste-down endpaper, else a nice copy in VG Condition. (Shelf 11) NOTE: Heavy Books will require special shipping arrangements. (Book ref. 29417) £50.00
AN INTRODUCTION TO OLD ENGLISH SILVER
London, Evans Brothers 1965 FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp287, index, illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings in text. Bound in black cloth: otherwise in VG Condition. Pictorial dust wrapper, Good. (Shelf 30) (Book ref. 26101) £9.00
A TREASURED INHERITANCE 600 Years of Oxford College Silver
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum 2004 Softback, pp167, indexed, illus in b/w and colour. VG. (SHELF 130) ISBN: 1854441957 (Book ref. 22202) £12.00
THE THANET DINNER SERVICE PAUL DE LAMERIES London 1742-1746
London, Sotheby's 1984 Auction catalogue, (22nd November 1984) 4to, Hardback, reproductions in colour and b/w. Illustrated paper-covered boards. A copy in VG Condition. (Shelf: Art box 1) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct. (Book ref. 10408) £20.00
An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware
Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1987. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0500234566 367 pp. colour + b/w illus. vg clean copy, dw seme edge tears (Book ref. 090603) £15.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XIV. No. 2.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1973. 52pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- C. H. Brock on Dr. Hunter's South Seas Curiosities. and William Buchanan on The Terrible Crystal - The work of Sadie McLellan, stained glass artist. A very good copy. (Book ref. 5792) £8.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XIII. No. 3.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1972. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Josef Herman's Notes from a Glasgow Diary; 1940 - 1943; Duncan McAra on Sir James Gowans (1821 - 90) Romantic Rationalist. and Robert Blair Wilkie on Three Glasgow Bridges. A very good copy. (Book ref. 5790) £6.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XIII. No. 2.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1971. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Hamish Miles on Wilkie's Illustrations for the Waverley Novels; Andrew Hannah on Victorian Paintings - A New Emphasis. and T. J. Honeyman on Provand's Lordship. A very good copy. (Book ref. 5789) £6.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XIII. No. 1.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1971. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Stewart Cruden on The Ancient Monuments of Scotland; Josef Gotlib on Henryk Gotlib. and John Wilmerding on Robert Salmon's Early Career. A very good copy. (Book ref. 5788) £6.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XI. No. 3.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1968. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Ronald Pickvance on Alex Reid (1854 - 1928); William Wells on The Luttrell Table Carpet. and A. A. Auld on Silver - Some recent Acquisitions. A very good copy. (Book ref. 5787) £6.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XI. No. 2.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1967. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- George Hutcheson on William McTaggart's London Exhibitions; Joy Scott White on Scottish Silver Tablespoons; David Walker provides the second part of James Sellars, Architect, Glasgow. and Ian Finlay on Treasures from Scottish Houses. The wire stitches have corroded leaving rust stains to the centrefold and with the contents loose. A good complete copy. (Book ref. 5786) £5.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. XI. No. 1.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1967. 36pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Richard Dell on The Glasgow City Archives; David Walker on James Sellars, Architect, Glasgow. and William Buchanan on The Art of the Exhibition. The covers are slightly soiled, else a very good copy. (Book ref. 5785) £6.00
The Scottish Art Review. Vol. X. No. 4.
Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Association, 1966. 40pp. centrefold wire stitched magazine in the original colour pictorial paper covers. Illustrated in colour and monochrome. Articles include:- Joy Scott White on Scottish Silver Teaspoons; Ian Finlay on The New Museum and William Wells on The Richard de Bury Chest. Slight soiling of the covers, else a very good copy. (Book ref. 5784) £6.00
HAND & MACHINE ... VG+ First Edition, .
Published by the author, Robert Welch, Chipping Campden, 1986. Hard cover, about 10" square, 206pp, illustrated in colour and b/w with photographs and drawings. ISBN 0951085506. Condition: VG+in VG+ unclipped dust jacket. Rubber stamp of Maria Donato at top corner of front endpaper. Packed weight 1100g. (Book ref. 11155) £48.50