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The Huguenot Legacy - English Silver 1680 - 1760

The Huguenot Legacy - English Silver 1680 - 1760


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Article code: 7259

 

The Huguenot Legacy - English Silver 1680 - 1760
432 pages
color and b&w photos
Soft cover
29 x 22 cm
2,148 kg
English

When Louis XIV revoked the religious freedom of French Protestants, or Huguenots, in 1685, a flood of refugees came to England, many of them skilled artisans and smiths. In this richly illustrated history, Christopher Hartop re-assesses the long-acknowledged contribution of the Huguenots and suggests that they were just one-albeit the most significant-of several groups of foreign workers who were responsible for the great flowering of style and technique in English silver between 1680 and 1760. Many beautiful examples of fine silver are seen here in color, along with period illustrations and documents.