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Barr, Elaine - George Wickes: Royal Goldsmith 1698 to 1761

New York, Rizzoli International Publications, 1980. First New York Edition. Hardcover. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10. Particularly good looking copy of a fine artist biography. Bound handsomely in gray cloth, with gilt illustration to front cover and lettering to spine. Tightly bound, clean internally and unmarked. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, little worn, protected by a plastic coat. The author explores the business that George Wickes had built up later becoming Garrard & Co., which was acquired by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company of Regents Street in 1952. The social history explores the ledgers that were found by the new owners that stretched all the way back to 1735 to George Wickes and the founding of the firm. Examined in context of other royal goldsmiths like Paul de Lamerie and Paul Storr. Plentiful illustrations, and an Introduction by Arthur Grimwade.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. . . . Fine/Near Fine,
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 12.5 | JPą 2530] Book number 352163

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