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The Red McCombs English & Irish silver collection : every piece tells a story, Robin Underdahl and Thomas Sinsteden

Label
The Red McCombs English & Irish silver collection : every piece tells a story
Title
The Red McCombs English & Irish silver collection
Title remainder
every piece tells a story
Statement of responsibility
Robin Underdahl and Thomas Sinsteden
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over a number of decades, San Antonio entrepreneur Billy Joe "Red" McCombs trained his discerning eye on old silver from the British Isles. Red is particularly fond of sliver with interesting backgrounds, significant historical events or stories of the families who owned them. One hundred silver pieces are in the collection. Beginning the tour with a 16th century silver-mounted tigerware jug and a "decent" cup for Protestant communion wine, readers will wind through era after era, and from style to style, to end with a centenary silver statuette of the heroic Admiral Nelson. Important works of Royal provenance, mix with the ordinary and practical, such as a simple waiter. Always in view are the uses of silver and the roles it played in the daily lives of English and Irish people in centuries past. This book is intended for all who admire what human hands have created. Entremets along the way discuss the ancient craft of goldsmithing, a trade closely related to currency and banking: Why was this trade regulated? Are they works of art? What kind of people commissioned them? Who designed them? What statements did silver make about its owners? Why did so many people aspire to owning at least a spoon made of silver? What is it about silver that continues to fascinate? The McCombs Collection provides the opportunities to address all of these questions.
Assigning source
AbeBooks
Cataloging source
BP1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
The Red McCombs English & Irish silver collection : every piece tells a story, Robin Underdahl and Thomas Sinsteden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307) and index
Control code
733689039
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781935819004
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Susan Toomey Frost, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-018). Inscribed by Al Rendon to Susan Frost. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)733689039
Label
The Red McCombs English & Irish silver collection : every piece tells a story, Robin Underdahl and Thomas Sinsteden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307) and index
Control code
733689039
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781935819004
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Susan Toomey Frost, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-018). Inscribed by Al Rendon to Susan Frost. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)733689039

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