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DE LA MOTTE, Philip.
Choice Examples of Art Workmanship Selected from the Exhibition of Ancient and Mediaeval Art at the Society of Arts

Published
London: Cundall & Addey & George Bell, 1851.
Plates
53
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Cundall & Addey & George Bell, 1851.
Ref
384

FIRST EDITION. A good copy of the extremely scarce LARGE PAPER issue of this attractive work, but LACKING all text pages, thus having 59 full-page plates and the title vignette of the Order of St George, title and all the plates on vellum and hand-coloured. In a contemporary half morocco binding; all edges gilt; marbled boards with some gilt; rubbed white library numbers to foot of spine and usual labels to front pastedown and front free endpapers; boards rubbed and worn in places; else very clean with the plates in an attractive state. The book was produced to coincide with the Great Exhibition of 1851. *Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: 1. Nautilus Shell. Mounted in Silver-Gilt. 18th century. 2. The Mercer's Cup. Silver Gilt. 16th century. 3. Sir John Boileau's Vase. Etrascan. 4. The Poison Cup. Glass & Silver. 16th century. 5. The Auldjo Vase. Pompeian. 6. Ewer. Silver-Gilt. 7. Casket. Carved Wood. 14th century. 8. A Salt. Christ's College, Cambridge. 9. An Ewer. Silver. 17th century. 10. Knife, Fork and Spoon. Ivory Handles. 16th century. 11. A Casket. Engraved Steel. 16th century. 12. The Hercules Cup. Ivory. 18th century. 13. An Ewer. Italian. Sardonyx & Gold. 16th century. 14. A Bronze Inkstand. Italian. 16th century. 15. A Hanap. Silver-Gilt. Charles I. 16. A Pedestal. Fiamingo. Ivory. 17th century. 17. A Saltcellar. Majolica Ware. 16th century. 18. A Gothic Coffer. Steel. 15th century. 19. A Nautilus Shell. Mounted in Silver-Gilt. 17th century. 20. Glass Ewer. Venetian. 15th century. 21. Book Cover. Gold & Enamel. 22. A Vase. Palissy Ware. 16th century. 23. Ewer. Majolica Ware. 16th century. 24. Foundrs Cup. Pembroke College. 25. An Ewer. Nevers Ware. 17th century. 26. Crozier of the Bishop of Laon. Steel-Enamelled. 12th century. 27. An Ewer. Nevers Ware. 17th century. 28. A Tazza, with Cover. Silver-Gilt. 16th century. 29. Chrismatory. Silver. 30. A Group of Glass. Venetian. 15th & 16th century. 31. A Gothic Lock and Key. In Wrought Steel. 16th century. 32. A Cup of the Lower Empire. Glass. 33. Superaltar. Jasper & Silver. 13th century. 34. A Candlestick. Henry II Ware. 14th century. 35. Pendant. Gold. Attributed to Cellini. 36. A Vase. Palissy Ware. 16th century. 37. Group of Glass. 38. A Figure of Bacchus. Bronxe. Roman. 39. A Tankard. (by Briot) Pewter. 16th century. 40. Ewer. Italian Work. Bronze. 16th century. 41. The Lynn Cup. 14th century. 42. Statuette. Virgin & Child. 15 th century. 43. A Pedestal. Ivory. c 17th century. 44. A Pedestal. Ivory. c 17th century. 45. Hanap. Silver-Gilt. 17th century. 46. Pine-Apple Cup. Silver-Gilt. 17th century. 47. Powder Horn. Ivory. 16th century. 48. Pearl-Shell Cup. Mounted in Silver-Gilt. 17th century. 49. A Bas-Relief and Frame. Carved Boxwood. 16th century. 50. A Figure of Venus. Bronze. Roman. 51. Tazza, with Cover. Silver-Gilt. 16th century. 52. Ivory Tankard. Mounted in Silver. Flemish. 17th century. 53. A Monstrance. Silver. 15th century.