Journal 20 (2006)


Rococo Silver in England and Its Colonies, Papers from a symposium at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Ellenor Alcorn – Introduction

Philippa Glanville – ‘French Fancy’: Silver from Paris and English patrons

Christopher Hartop – Patrons and consumers: Buying silver in eighteenth-century London

Timothy Schroder – Evidence without documents: Patterns of ornament in rococo and Régence silver

Maureen Cassidy-Geiger – ‘Quelque chose de beau et de bon goût’: A silver-gilt toilet service for the Dresden Doppelhochzeit of 1747

Ubaldo Vitali – Retooling for the rococo: Assembling the complex network of talents, skill and language necessary to express the new style

Jennifer F. Gainsborough – Fit for a gentleman’s table: Revised thoughts on rococo silver in Maryland

Beth Carver Wees – The Verplanck family silver: Fashion and politics in colonial New York

Short biographies of makers and patrons