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[Commercial traveler's catalog of silver-plated ware, possibly made in Sheffield].

[Sheffield, England?] : [s.n.], [ca. 1780]
Physical Description:
13 prints (in 1 volume) : engravings ; 24 x 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 114
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary marbled wrappers.
Catalog of 30 designs of silver-plated ware, on 13 engraved leaves, by an unidentified manufacturer. The volume lacks a title page, and there are no names for printers or engravers on any of the plates. Each design is consecutively numbered (A, 1-29) in pen and brown ink. Many pages bear multiple designs. Each design is also priced, in pen and red ink. Prices range from 21/- for a large cruet stand, to 2/- for a dozen small spoons. No item is named. The catalog includes designs for: salt cellars; tea caddies; teapots; spoons; candlesticks; and numerous cruets and cruet stands.
Subject Terms:
Commercial catalogs -- Great Britain.
Cruets -- Catalogs.
Decoration and ornament -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Decoration and ornament -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Metal-work -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Sheffield plate -- Catalogs.
Silver-plated ware -- Catalogs.
Tableware -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Trade catalogs.
Engravings -- 1780.

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