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A Noble Feast free pdf Celebrating the stunning beauty of English silver crafted over three centuries, "A Noble Feast" offers unique insight into the developments that took place in eating and drinking habits in Stuart, Hanoverian, and Victorian England. Foreign influences, not only from France, Spain, and Italy but also from the New World, figure prominently in the customs of the tabletop during this period of English history. Drawing on colorful details from menus, cookery books, and anecdotes about the owners of these magnificent silver tablewares, Christopher Hartop shows how the silver reflects burgeoning prosperity in Restoration London and global expansion of the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through examples taken from the Gans Collection - one of the leading silver collections in the United States - Hartop documents the confidence in artistic endeavor as well as in trade and industry that typified the age. With works by such celebrated masters as Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Robert Garrard, and Rundell, Bridge

About Christopher Hartop

Christopher Hartop has written British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University- Royal Goldsmiths: The Art of Rundell

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Author : Christopher Hartop
Publisher : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Data Published : 15 May 2007
ISBN : 0917046838
EAN : 9780917046834
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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