LONDON GOLDSMITHS 1697-1837: THEIR MARKS & LIVES by Arthur G Grimwade

If you want to know anything about London silversmiths during the reigns of the Hanoverian monarchs, then this is definitely the book for you. 

For identifying London maker’s marks it is the best book – even outstripping Jacksons! It’s format of illustrating all marks in alphabetical order (rather than Jackson’s chronological order) is easy to use. Once you have identified your maker and wish to know more, then the excellent 355 page biographical dictionary will give you details of their birth, family, apprenticeship, working life, addresses and death.

It is rare to find that the information you require, within the books’ parameters, is absent. The more you use this book the better it becomes!

Rating *****


773 pages 258 x 170mm

Published: 1976

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Revised: 1982, 1990,