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Encyclopedia of Early American Silversmiths and their Marks with a concise Glossary of Terms
Encyclopedia of Early American Silversmiths and their Marks with a concise Glossary of Terms Author:revised and edited by Rita R. Benson This encyclopedia, written by Hollis French and published originally by the Walpole Society of Boston, is comparable to the exhaustive works which have been published abroad on the English Silversmiths. — Even though a considerable amount of work was required to collect the information published in this volume only 200 copies of the original book... more » were printed with availability limited to members of the Walpole Society and various libraries. The current printing, ;revised and edited by Rita R. Benson, makes this volume available to the general public.
Many leading authorities on silver cooperated to compile this information, including the Museum of fine Arts in Boston and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Both collectors and dealers will find the Encyclopedia of Early American Silversmiths an invaluable aid in the identification of American Silver.« less