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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Welz (S.)


The work of silversmiths at the Cape of Good Hope from late 17th to mid 19th century. Early problems, training, output, marking, quality.

Published: A.A.Balkema, Cape Town, 1976

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With a definitive list of smiths and their marks. 172 pages, numerous illustrations, brown vyanide titled gilt on the spine, a very good copy in the dust jacket.

This book is described as an important contribution to the study of Cape Silver. It includes biographical information on Cape silversmiths, a record of the marks used by silversmiths and a survey of objects made from late 17th to mid-19th century.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (285 x 205 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA

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