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Military and Naval Silver

£14.99

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This work seeks to demonstrate that the silver owned by the armed forces is much more than beautifully-crafted precious metalwork. This is silver with a human face. By virtue of the wording engraved upon it, each piece has a story to tell. Its provenance and history is there to be read and interpreted. The opening chapters describe the ways in which military and naval silver has been conceived and created since the late 18th century, the work of some of the famous silversmiths involved, and the distinctive styles of design which they have employed. Regimental silver is "family silver". It reflects the pride and honour of the officers, and the senior other ranks, whose collections symbolize their achievements in times of war and peace. Here is the silver which stands at the heart of each unit's "esprit de corps". The last two chapters (and the appendices) are written for the collector, present and future. Other sections describe the treasures of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the armies of British India and much more besides. The book is packed with stories. Based upon extensive research and the guidance of more than 200 contributors, they illuminate the valour and devotion of men who are long gone but whose services the Crown endure in the silver inherited by their successors. The book brings together the two separate areas of silverware and military history.

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Author(s):
Roger Perkins
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.7 x 30.4 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950642940
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Self Published
Title:
Military and Naval Silver

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This work seeks to demonstrate that the silver owned by the armed forces is much more than beautifully-crafted precious metalwork. This is silver with a human face. By virtue of the wording engraved upon it, each piece has a story to tell. Its provenance and history is there to be read and interpreted. The opening chapters describe the ways in which military and naval silver has been conceived and created since the late 18th century, the work of some of the famous silversmiths involved, and the distinctive styles of design which they have employed. Regimental silver is "family silver". It reflects the pride and honour of the officers, and the senior other ranks, whose collections symbolize their achievements in times of war and peace. Here is the silver which stands at the heart of each unit's "esprit de corps". The last two chapters (and the appendices) are written for the collector, present and future. Other sections describe the treasures of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the armies of British India and much more besides. The book is packed with stories. Based upon extensive research and the guidance of more than 200 contributors, they illuminate the valour and devotion of men who are long gone but whose services the Crown endure in the silver inherited by their successors. The book brings together the two separate areas of silverware and military history.

Author(s):
Roger Perkins
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.7 x 30.4 cm
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950642940
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
Self Published
Title:
Military and Naval Silver

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