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iconnumber posted 01-27-2007 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone point me to a good discussion of women's involvement in silver craft, especially historically?

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2007 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A good account, at least as far as Britain and the USA is concerned, can be found in the book "Women Silversmiths 1685-1845" by Philippa Glanville, pub. by Thames and Hudson, 1990.

It should be fairly readily available in the USA (or anywhere by the internet).

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2007 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only book I know of that is devoted exclusively to women silversmiths is The National Museum of Women in the Arts publication; Women Silversmiths 1685-1845 by Philippa Granville and Jennifer Faulds Goldborough.

This museum has a website. Most likely it would be interesting to contact them directly for additional resource material.

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2007 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you mean as practising silversmiths or as owners/managers/etc?

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2007 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! I'll look for those books.

I wondered (and should have said) whether there was a thread on the topic. I did a search, but didn't turn up anything useful. I'm just generally curious--someone in a recent thread mentioned that the hand burnising a spoon was usually female, which made me wonder about women's role in the craft/business.

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