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iconnumber posted 03-09-2007 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dorothee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Good evening tmockait -

as I collect Baltic silver since many years I am very interested in this book and the address where to buy it.

Which silversmiths are listed, only the ones under Russian rule and/or the ones between the years 1920-1941? Maybe you can post a photo of the cover.


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iconnumber posted 03-10-2007 03:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kerppola     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Dorothee,

I just wanted to show you a book of Baltic Silver. It is a book with 368 pages of main silver treasures from Livonia, Estonia and Courtland from 14th to the beginning of 19th century. In the book is included 273 silver objects and a seven pages list of town marks and silver smiths from these periods. The book is based on studies on Baltic silver and a big exhibition that was in the Baltic states and Nordic countries in the 1990's.

I guess it is difficult to get this book in the US but just that you know there is a book like this.


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iconnumber posted 03-10-2007 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A quick search of the Internet shows it is generally available for $49 to $95 in the USA and elsewhere.

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iconnumber posted 03-10-2007 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dorothee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good afternoon kerppola-

thank you for your book tip - it´s in my biblio already. I am looking for Baltic silversmiths from the years 1920-1941 - if you ever find something, just let me know. By the way I am from Germany and travel often to the Baltic - so I have access to all the local bookshops. There are very informative books in Russian (Soviet time) and Estonian language. For Latvian silver I recommend "Serebrjanich del Mastera Latvii"! In the last 5 years many new books came to the market - many riddles are solved now.


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iconnumber posted 03-10-2007 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kerppola     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guessed later so as you seem to have an excellent knowledge of that area. Maybe there will be later some antiquarian shop with a book of that period which you or I will find. Thanks for the tip, I am also collecting these books with marks so if I see your recomendation I will buy it.

My assumption of the US proved not be the right direction.


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iconnumber posted 03-10-2007 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An excellent book with lots of illustrations and an English summary and register of goldsmiths is
Rigas zeltkalu izstradajumu kolekcija 16.-19. puse, Riga 1993 (Collection of Riga Goldsmiths Wares at the Museum of History of Riga and Navigation (16th to the 1st half of the 19th century)
Further "Latvijas Sudrabkali darbi un Meistaru Zimes" (Goldschmiede Lettlands, Verzeichnis der Merkzeichen und Werke)- with a German summary, also 1993 - somebody brought me this as a present, I seem to recall that this was the hardest book to get - only in the Castle Rundale available. I only mention it for a possible wishlist.

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