From the Colonial Period Through the Early Republic
in the Worcester Art Museum
Author: Kathryn C. Buhler
Publisher/Date: Worcester Art Museum (c. 1979)
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Near Fine condition: top corner bumped. 96 pages, index; 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 pages. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: Colonial silversmiths works with biographies. A catalogue of 133 works in the collection, with extensive notes.
Excerpt from the foreword:
The Worcester Art Museum possesses a distinguished collection of American silver which, although far from comprehensive, includes notable works by the major Colonial artisans. Among those represented are Jeremiah Dummer, John Coney, Samuel Vernon, Nathaniel Hurd, and both Paul Reveres. The catalogue is indexed by makers' names, but a few general guidelines will further assist the reader. Entries are arranged geographically by the states in which the pieces were executed, and then within each state in general chronological order, albeit without dividing the work of a single silversmith. Dimensions are given first in inches and then in millimeters.