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Book cover of Gilt-edged Splendour: Masterpieces in Silver Gilt, with three silver-gilt urns on a black and white checkerboard floor. Published by John Adamson.

Gilt-edged Splendour

Masterpieces in Silver Gilt

By (author) Koopman Rare Art
Foreword by Lewis Smith


  • Stunningly beautiful photographs using both natural light and candlelight to illuminate and enhance these wonderful objects
Full Description

A magnificent collection of silver-gilt objects from England and France, meticulously cataloged and illustrated with stunning photographs that illuminate these beautiful items. Famous makers include: Pierre Platel, Benjamin Smith, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Phillip Rundell and Paul Storr.

Each entry includes comprehensive technical data, with an accompanying short description, setting each object in its social and historical context.

Published in conjunction with displays shown at: TEFAF, Maastricht, 15th-24th March 2013; Masterpiece, London, 26th June-3rd July 2013; Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong, 3rd-7th October 2013; International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Shows, New York, 24th-31st October 2013.

John Adamson
20th Nov 2013
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
8.75 in x 10.41 in
56 Pages
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