It follows the history of silversmithing and metalwork in Britain from the 19th century´s attempt to combat the decline in the quality of silverware. It comprises for example some of the most radical designs by Christopehr Dresser for simple, functional, electroplated vessels made by Dixon and Sons. They have endured due to the modernity of their shapes as well as the visionary conviction of their designer that a good quality product shoud be affordable.

The publication was issued in cooperation with the British Council to accompany the exhibition in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, November 1998 – February 1999.

texts: Gillian Naylor, Helen Clifford, Irena Goldscheider
editions: English, Czech (Czech edition has been sold out)
translation: Irena Goldscheider
photographs: Gabriel Urbánek and others
graphic design: Sylvie Klempererová
pages: 100
pictures: 75
binding: softback, 29 x 23 cm
ISBN: 80—7101-037—5
price: 240,- CZK

The volume is going to be sold out soon. The last pieces are on sale in the Museum Shop on the ground floor.
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