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ENGLISH ENAMEL BOXES From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

by Benjamin, Susan

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket

London, England: Orbis Publishing. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0856130389; Very slight fading of binding's edges. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are almost like new. 1" taped tear on DJ's back panel, otherwise minor wear, very minor soil on the price-clipped DJ. ; First Edition, Second Printing. 7-3/4 x 9-7/8", 128pp. Blue boards, bright gold lettering. ANTIQUES. "The little enamel box - an object of beauty and eloquence, known throughout the years to collectors by the magic name 'Battersea'. Yet for every box made at Battersea , in London, hundreds were produced elsewhere. The Thames-side Battersea factory closed in 1756, having existed for barely three years, while other London workshops, Birmingham, Bilston, Wednesbury and Liverpool produced at various times enamel boxes for almost a century from the 1740s. .. With 80 beautiful colour plates, illustrating over 230 different objects, Susan Benjamin shows how pieces can be dated and attributed, tracing the histories of the different factories and revealing their individual characteristics. .. This is a work of scholarship which will prove invaluable to those who wish to know more. " Illustrated endpapers. Bibliography. Index. .


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