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Specimens of ornamental art workmanship in gold, silver, iron, brass and bronze : from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries : fifty large plates, in gold and colours of the choicest examples : with a history of the art in Italy, England, France, Germany, and Spain : together with its theory and practice

  • 1852
London: Day & Son

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Date
1852
Publisher
London: Day & Son
Language
English
Description of Original
lii, 81 pages, 50 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 51 cm
For Staff
METS

Available Contents

  1. [Cover]
  2. I. The frontispiece: being a design for a precious book-cover, introducing many of the most elaborate processes of metal working
  3. [Title Page]
  4. To the right hon. Henry Labouchere
  5. Preface
  6. Table of contents
  7. List of the plates
  8. Analysis of the subjects of the plates
  9. Theory
  10. General principles
  11. I. Iron-work, and the principles of its treatment
  12. II. Bronze-work, and the principles of its treatment
  13. III. Gold-work, and the principles of its treatment
  14. IV. Silver-work, and the principles of its treatment
  15. Practice
  16. General principles
  17. Formative processes
  18. I. Iron-working
  19. II. Casting in bronze, as practised in the present day
  20. III. Casting in bronze, as practised in the time of Cellini (sixteenth century)
  21. IV. Ornamental brass-work
  22. V. Goldsmiths' work
  23. VI. Silversmiths' work, as practised in the present day
  24. VII. Silversmiths' work, as practised in the time of Theophilus (twelfth century)
  25. VIII. Cellini's method of making large silver vessels by repoussé, and various processes of casting
  26. IX. The arts of chasing, joining, soldering, sanding, and graining, or giving texture, burnishing hatching, and colouring plate of the cinque-cento period
  27. X. The art of die-sinking (as practised by Cellini in the making of cardinals' seals), containing also his method of sand-casting
  28. XI. Electrotype
  29. Decorative processes
  30. Enamelling generally
  31. I. Byzantine filagree, or cloisonné enamel
  32. II. Early Limoges, or champlevé enamel
  33. III. Early Italian, or translucent enamel
  34. IV. Late Italian, or jewellers' enamel
  35. V. Late Limoges, or grisaille enamel
  36. VI. Miniature enamel
  37. VII. Niello
  38. VIII. Damascening
  39. IX. Gilding and parcel-gilding, according to Cellini and others
  40. History
  41. Introduction
  42. I. Italy
  43. II. England
  44. III. France
  45. IV. Germany
  46. V. Spain
  47. Description of the plates
  48. II. Iron screen, for the Church of Santa Croce, Florence
  49. III. Bronze candelabrum, in the possession of Lewis Wyatt, Esq.
  50. IV. Italian enamelled chalices and ciboria
  51. V. Iron grilles from Venice, Verona, Florence, and Sienna
  52. VI. English and German door-handles, and lock-escutcheons
  53. VII. Venetian and Bolognese knockers, in bronze
  54. VIII. Reliquaries and thurible, from near Düsseldorf
  55. IX. Hinges from Frankfort-on-Maine and Leighton Buzzard
  56. X. Locks and keys, from the Hôtel de Cluny, Paris, and in private possession
  57. XI. Bronze figures, from the gates of the Baptistery at Florence
  58. XII. Chalice, brought from La Marca, in the possession of the Marquis of Douglas
  59. XIII. Hinges, --English, French, and Flemish
  60. XIV. Burettes and thuribles, from the Louvre and Hôtel de Cluny, Paris
  61. XV. Bronze door-handle, from the Rath-haus, at Lubeck
  62. XVI. Processional cross, from the Museum of Economic Geology, London
  63. XVII. German and Italian bracket-lamps
  64. XVIII. Bronze figures, from the Font at Sienna and Shrine of San Zenobio, at Florence
  65. XIX. English and German locks and keys
  66. XX. Pastoral staff of San Cerboni, preserved in the cathedral at Sienna
  67. XXI. Italian chalice and ciborium, with German monstrances
  68. XXII. Pendant lamps, from Venice, Rome, Perugia, and Nuremberg
  69. XXIII. German and Flemish hinges and door-latches
  70. XXIV. Double reliquary, from the treasury of St. Mark's at Venice
  71. XXV. A group of enamelled objects exhibited at the Salisbury meeting of the Archæological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, held in 1849
  72. XXVI. Bronze ornaments, from the gates of the Baptistery, Florence, and from a candelabrum (l'Albero) in Milan Cathedral
  73. XXVII. Pendant and processional lamps, from the Cathedral of Lubeck
  74. XXVIII. Silver-gilt reliquary, from the Cathedral of Pistoia
  75. XXIX. Details of door-furniture from St. George's Chapel, Windsor
  76. XXX. Chalice and paten, from Randazzo, in Sicily
  77. XXXI. English and German door-handles
  78. XXXII. A group of chalices and patens, from Randazzo, in Sicily
  79. XXXIII. Wrought-iron grilles, from Rome and Venice
  80. XXXIV. Hinges, and details of iron-work, from Oxford
  81. XXXV. Lectern in brass, from the Cathedral at Messina
  82. XXXVI. A group of Flemish drinking-cups; wiederkoms and hanaps
  83. XXXVII. Lock-plate and key, formerly belonging to an old house at Wilton, in Wiltshire
  84. XXXVIII. Portions of the screen surrounding Edward IV.'s Tomb, in St. George's Chapel, Windsor
  85. XXXIX. Specimens of jewellery, executed by Froment Meurice, of Paris
  86. XL. Chalice, brought from La Marca, in the possession of the Marquis of Douglas
  87. XLI. Wrought-iron gates of the Clarendon printing-office, Oxford
  88. XLII. Sicilian chalice and Venetian drinking-cup
  89. XLIII. Locks, from Nuremberg
  90. XLIV. Italian reliquaries, pix and crystal vase, mounted in gold
  91. XLV. Italian silver dagger, and coins by Cellini; and bronze ornament, from the Church of La Madeleine, Paris
  92. XLVI. Chalice, from the treasury of the Cathedral at Pistoia
  93. XLVII. Filagree enamel brooch, German jewellery, and enamels from the altar frontal of San Giacomo, Pistoia
  94. XLVIII. Italian, German, and Flemish door-handles, finials, and crockets, all in wrought-iron
  95. XLIX. A group of objects, the principal being the enamelled chalice and paten, from Mayence Cathedral
  96. L. Wrought-iron doors, from the cathedrals of Rouen and Ely
  97. [Cover]