By: Atterbury, Paul
With a reputation second to none during his lifetime, Harry Murphy was Britain's leading jewellery designer of the first half of the twentieth century, and one of the most influential and accomplished silversmiths of the Art Deco and Arts & Crafts periods. One of the first to be nominated Royal Designer for Industry, Murphy was a widely revered figure who seemed in his many skills to encapsulate that early twentieth century dream, the successful marriage of art and industry. Yet today, he is little known. This book, published to coincide with an exhibition of Murphy's work at Goldsmith's Hall in London, redresses the balance and brings Murphy once again to the forefront of the public's attention. Featuring a broad spectrum of Murphy s work - domestic silver and flatware, Church silver, regalia, civic and corporate silver, enamels and a fascinating range of gold and gem-set jewellery - The Jewellery and Silver of H.G. Murphy is the definitive book on the subject.
Title: Arts & Crafts to Art Deco: The Jewellery and Silver of HG Murphy
Publisher: Easthampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Antique Collectors Club Ltd: 2005
ISBN Number: 185149488x
ISBN Number 13: 9781851494880
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: New Jacket
Seller ID: 004845
Description: 183 pages, indexed, profusely illustrated throughout.