This is the most recent detailed study, written by Tim Kent, of an English provincial silver making centre.
The book discusses at length the two main silver producing towns of Chichester (14 pages) and Lewes (12 pages), giving the historical contexts, biographies of silversmiths and photographs of relevant locally made items. Both of these towns are well known for producing some fine spoons and the book covers the period of production from the late 16th through to the early 18th Century.
Other places in Sussex are briefly mentioned followed by a very interesting appendices detailing the wills of seven of the local silversmiths.
48 pages 200 x 210mm
Publisher: JH Bourdon-Smith Ltd.