Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 92
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Book DescriptionPalmetto Silver is the first publication in more than a dozen years to showcase the riches of South Carolina silver. While silver is a precious metal that can quickly be converted to currency, it has a much more significant cultural value. From utilitarian flatware to decorative trophies, the many pieces included in this book provide an intriguing picture of the individuals and history connected with the crafting of silver wares in the Palmetto State. Based on a 2002 exhibition by thesame name at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum, Palmetto Silver is the result of several years of research and draws heavily on items from private collections throughout the South. While much of the previous research has concentrated primarily on Charleston silver made prior to the Civil War, the silver featured in this book highlights the work of South Carolina craftsmen from colonial times to the twentieth century. Although many historians previously theorized that...