Chats on Old Silver (Classic Reprint)

Chats on Old Silver (Classic Reprint)❮Reading❯ ➾ Chats on Old Silver (Classic Reprint) Author Arthur Hayden – Tbjewellers.co.uk Excerpt from Chats on Old SilverIn dealing with the subject of old silver in a volume of this size sufficient details have been given to enable the collector to identify his silver if it be in the mai Excerpt from Chats on Old SilverIn dealing with the subject of old silver in a volume of this size sufficient details have been given to enable the collector to identify his silver if it be in the main stream of silversmiths work On the whole, except where it is necessary in Chats on Epub / certain fields to illustrate the only examples, sumptuous specimens have been avoided in the illustrations as being outside the scope of this volume and the public to whom it is intended to appealAbout the PublisherForgotten books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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  • Paperback
  • 426 pages
  • Chats on Old Silver (Classic Reprint)
  • Arthur Hayden
  • 02 October 2017
  • 1333396635

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    Truly the most compulsively interesting and readable book on old silver I ve yet read Arthur Hayden has much of interest to say aboutThe Marks Stamped on SilverHe selects a series of choice pieces of English, Scottish and Irish silverware, and illuminatingly describes each not just by its hallmarks beautifully reproduced , but also by vividly conjuring up the exact period of history in which each precious article under discussion was made and used Since the reign of King Edward I 1272 Truly the most compulsively interesting and readable book on old silver I ve yet read Arthur Hayden has much of interest to say aboutThe Marks Stamped on SilverHe selects a series of choice pieces of English, Scottish and Irish silverware, and illuminatingly describes each not just by its hallmarks beautifully reproduced , but also by vividly conjuring up the exact period of history in which each precious article under discussion was made and used Since the reign of King Edward I 1272 1307 , both objects and coinage of the Realm had been produced from gold and silver Assay and hall marking of objects made from precious metals guaranteed value Hayden explains the British system of assaying and hall marking functional items made from silver and gold Clipping gold and silver plated coins was common practice, as was coining false counterfeit money Both hammered and milled coins were legal tender concurrently until the reign of Charles II 1625 1649 Hammered coins varied in weight and could be clipped fortunes were made This is so very muchthan just a book on old silver Hayden draws his reader in, extending an invitation to imagine their eighteenth century candlesticks, inherited down the line from their great grandfather wax candles illuminating the tense game currently in play at the card table, one dark night in 1750 Thoughts turn to the soft reflections of candlelight off silver How very different a world without electric lighting must have been from our own Further on, discussing a Commonwealth porringer assayed in the year 1653, he muses,it is futile to conjecture with exactitude for what purpose this vessel was used, it belongs to the year when the Dutch were defeated off Portland in February, again off the North Foreland in June, and off Texel in July, when Van Tromp was killed In the year of this porringer Oliver Cromwell forcibly dissolved the Rump Parliament Hayden uses a George III cream jug to demonstrate the practice of taking tea in the eighteenth centuryit was etiquette to place the spoon in the cup to show the hostess that notea was required The guests did not ask for a second cup until all the other guests had finished the first a rule which might well be acted upon to dayHow curious that in the early twenty first century we should be so obsessed with fictional twentieth century wealth Brideshead Revisited and, dare I mention, Downton Abbey yet be largely blissfully ignorant of the social codes of the elite of the eighteenth century Arthur Hayden died in 1946 but not before his name had become inextricably linked, notwithstanding his death, to the title of his book Later editions maintained his authorship The 1915 edition of this book is out of copyright, and is available online at the Internet Archive to download at

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