Charming folk art painting of the original Spratling Plata Fina silver studio in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1940. Lovely street view of the front of the gallery. William Spratling was one of the most famous of the original Taxco colony of silversmiths. Watercolor on vellum. Signed "V. Flores Taxco" at lower right. Excellent condition in its original frame. The frame measures 14 x 17.5 inches and the watercolor measures 12.5 x 9.5 inches.
Antique sterling silver fruit bowl Goldsmiths Silversmiths Company 112 Regent ST London UK c1905 25 ozs. Excellent condition, master craftsmanship.
First edition, first printing hard cover volumes of American Silver Collected by Philip H. Hammerslough: volumes II (copy 247, published 1960), III (copy not numbered, published 1965 and signed by Mr. Hammerslough), and IV (copy 94, published 1973). Self-published in Hartford, CT. Fine gray buckram and gray paper covered boards with a gilt on a black title block on the spine and a gilt on black title block on the front board. Volume 111 has wear to the title block on the spine. Volume IV has its dust jacket which has a 2" split and edge wear. Only 350 copies of each volume were printed. Each illustrated throughout with detailed black and white photographs. Each volume is in tight clean condition with just a bit of corner denting.
Vintage reference book: "Maryland Silversmiths 1715 to 1830" by J. Hall Pleasants and Howard Sill, 1972 reprint edition limited to 1000 copies. Unabridged publication of the first edition published in Baltimore, MD, in 1930 in a single edition of 300 copies. Robert Alan Green, Publisher, Harrison, NY 10528. Excellent condition with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.25 inches
New York Silversmiths limited lst edition, published by the Darling Foundation of New York State Early American Silversmiths and Silver, 1964, in a limited edition of 500. This copy is number 69. Excellent condition. Measures 6.25 x 9.25 inches.