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Terme, M.G.
L'Art Ancien au Pays de Liege. Orfevrerie - Dinanderie - Ivories.

Liege Comite Executif de l'Exposition Universelle de Liege: 1905.

The illustrated catalog to an exhibition of silver, pewter and ivory either made in Liege or, in the case of ecclesiastical ivory, silver and pewter, found in Liege's churches. Includes many candlesticks, chandeliers and other lighting devices, and table wares in pewter and silver, and ecclesiastical pieces, including many elaborate reliquaries. The ivories date from the 14th-17th centuries, the pewter dates from the 14th-18th centuries, the reliquaries from the 10th-14th centuries, and the other silver, such as tablewares, from the 17th and 18th centuries. The plate list includes a short description, date, and the name of the owner the plates themselves are nicely shot and clearly reproduced. A companion album was devoted to furniture & sculpture.

Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 11 pages with 2 b/w illustrations, plus 150 b/w plates original paper covers bound into newer coarse cloth a little soil, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8748
Price: $ 175.00      



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