Quarto; VG+/VG+; spine black with white, yellow and blue lettering; dust jacket clean, minor wrinkling on spine head, minimal edgewear; boards strong, clean, minor bump on spine head, minimal edgewear, no marks or stains; textblock clean, minimal wear, no writing/markings, no highlighting/underlining. pp. 496. SCULPTURE. Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information. Rockville.
As New. Yellow cloth, black illustrated dj. 496 pp., 241 color and 141 bw illustrations; weighs 6 lbs. Revisits an earlier (1974) study of English manufacturer Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and his "ormolu ornaments and his manufactory at Soho, near Birmingham, and unearths new and previously unpublished material. The book is a study of a major eighteenth-century factory between the years 1768-82, of the methods by which ornaments were designed, made and marketed and of Boulton's own keen interest in promoting the business. It is a comprehensive account of the range of vases, candelabra, perfume burners, clock cases and other ormolu ornaments and of the customers who bought them....The word 'omrolu'--from the French term 'or moulu' means literally 'ground gold. ' that is to say, gold reduced to a powder so that it can be easily amalgamated with mercury for use in the gilding process. In England, since Boulton's day, it has come to be used both as an adjective meaning 'made of gilt brass, bronze or copper' and as a noun denoting brass, bronze or copper, which has been gilt by mercurial gilding....The book is a major work of reference not just for collectors but also for all future historians of eighteenth-century decorative arts and industrial organisation." (dj).
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