Caldwell, Benjamin Hubbard, Jr.
Title Tennessee Silversmiths. [The Frank L. Horton Series].
Publisher Winston-Salem: The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), The University of North Carolina Press, (1988).
Seller ID mfs128
Quarto, royal blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xi + 216 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Among the artisans who settled and worked in Tennessee from the early 1790s until the Civil War period were tradesmen who made, repaired, plated, and retailed silver, jwelry, clocks, and watches. The geography, history, settlement, and trade patterns of Tennessee, combined with the experiences of the silversmiths themselves, brought about often unique regional styles. As the fledgling state matured, so did the products of its silversmiths. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the silversmithing trade in Tennessee increasingly was affected by a dramatic shift in the technology of production...In this original survey Ben Caldwell divides the study of Tennessee silver into three chronological periods, outlines the lives of the silversmiths, clock and watchmakers, jewelers, and retailers who worked in Tennessee before 1860, and illustrates their work...