Gold, Silver, Metals

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PIERRE GOUTHIERE: VIRTUOSO GILDER AT THE FRENCH COURT

Written by Baulez, Christian
Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court celebrates the life of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813), considered to be one of the best Parisian bronze chasers and gilders of the eighteenth-century. Gouthière became gilder to Louis XV in 1767, and is credited with inventing a new type of gilding that left a matte finish--dorure au mat--one of the hallmarks of his work.
November 29, 2016 | Hardcover | Giles | 408 Pages |
$79.95
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GORHAM SILVER: DESIGNING BRILLIANCE, 1850-1970

A survey of America's preeminent maker of fine silver and its legacy of exceptional design and innovation in the decorative arts. Established in 1831, the Gorham Manufacturing Company adeptly coupled art and industry, rising to become an industry leader of stylistic and technological achievement in America and around the world.
April 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Rizzoli Electa | 288 Pages |
$75.00
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SCHER COLLECTION OF COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS

Written by Scher, Stephen K
The Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Collection is considered the world's greatest private collection of portrait medals, rivalling many collections in international museums. This fully illustrated catalogue documenting the Scher Collection is an essential resource for scholars, students, collectors, and curators.
April 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Giles | 656 Pages |
$250.00
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MILLER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SILVER MARKS

Written by Miller, Judith
Designed as the essential reference tool for appraisers, collectors and dealers of silverware, the Encyclopedia is an indispensable guide for anyone researching silver hallmarks, offering clear and wide-ranging reproductions of thousands of hallmarks from more than 60 countries and regions, past and present, on every continent.
March 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Mitchell Beazley | 1032 Pages |
$175.00
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THOMAS WILSON'S IRONWORK NOTEBOOKS: INSPIRATION FROM A MASTER

Written by Adam, Sally
This collection of 5,000+ designs from Thomas Wilson's drawing notebooks harvests the creative output of four decades of ironwork design. Wilson--ironwork designer, master blacksmith, artist, sculptor, illustrator, author, and restorer--is at the forefront of design in metal. The designs here demonstrate the core role that drafting and drawing play in artistic work.
September 28, 2016 | Hardcover | Schiffer Craft | 272 Pages |
$45.00
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SECRETS OF THE GEM TRADE: THE CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO PRECIOUS GEMSTONES

Written by Wise, Richard W
Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters: Jade / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Moonstone / Peridot / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Red -Pink Spinel / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars.
December 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Brunswick House | 404 Pages |
$99.95
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GUIDE TO GEMS: ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION, PROPERTIES AND USE OF GEMSTONES

Written by Oldershaw, Cally
A reference guide to gems, semi-precious stones and crystals. Gemstones and crystals are used for jewelry, industry, lasers and precision technology. Firefly Guide to Gems is a practical, compact guide to the identification and use of precious and semi-precious stones, novelty stones, agates and crystals.
January 1, 2009 | Paperback | Firefly Books | 224 Pages |
$16.95
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GEMS & CRYSTALS: FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT COLLECTIONS

Written by Sofianides, Anna S
A classic book gets a new, redesigned, and sumptuous edition in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Updated and revised, Gems & Crystals showcases the museum's renowned collection and unlocks the science behind the dazzling properties of each gemstone species.
October 20, 2015 | Hardcover | Sterling Signature | 232 Pages |
$27.95
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DECORATIVE IRONWORK OF ITALY

Written by Pedrini, Photography By Augusto
Beautiful hand-wrought iron gates, grilles, architectural details, and fireplace equipment feature scrollwork and floral embellishments, from many ancient towns in Italy. Medieval and rococo elements are plentiful. 487 full-page, black and white photographs illuminate details that will inspire blacksmiths and designers today. The original locations of the ironwork are identified in the text.
July 28, 2010 | Hardcover | Schiffer Craft | 320 Pages |
$45.00
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EDGAR BRANDT: ART DECO IRONWORK

Written by Kahr, Joan
A premier metalsmith in the early 20th century in France, Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) designed and fabricated some of the most beautiful architectural and decorative ironwork of his age. This elegant book recounts his life and work with scholarly text and photographs.
December 21, 2010 | Hardcover | Schiffer Craft | 240 Pages |
$79.99

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