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Cincinnati Silver


Amy Miller Dehan


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From elegant tea sets to grand goblets, splendid platters and snuff boxes, the Cincinnati Art Museum holds over 400 pieces of silver designed, crafted, and sold in its city. With its founding in 1788, Cincinnati established itself as a leading center for the luxury silver trade in the United States. Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 traces the silver industry in the Queen City from the early years of production before the Civil War, through the growth of mechanization and mass production, and into the Arts and Crafts and Art Deco periods.

As the first comprehensive volume to be published on this subject in nearly forty years, Cincinnati Silver: 1788- 1940 is a vital resource for scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts of American silver, as well as those interested in American material culture and the development of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century commerce. With stunning color photography and in-depth research, Cincinnati Silver recounts the complex and fascinating story of the development of one of America's most important cities.

Giles, 9781907804113, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

About the Author

Amy M. Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Cincinnati Art Museum. Dehan joined the Cincinnati Art Museum in 2001, aiding in the development and implementation of the Art Museum's Cincinnati Wing, which opened in 2003. she was the curator for The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments at CAM in 2012.