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The catalogue was issued to accompany the exhibition held on the occasion of Europalia 98 in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi (Belgium), October – December, 1998. Prague art nouveau, métamorphoses d´un style)
The catalogue was issued by Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon.to accompany the exhibition held on the occasion of Europalia 98 in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruselles, October 1998 – January 1999. Clock and Watches from the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague)
The horology collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague is one of the largest and most varied in the Czech Republic in terms of kind as well as artistic design. It shows changes in time-keeping in particular from the point of view of artistic treatment of clock cases, while documenting the development of the clock mechanism. Metalmorphoses: Tradition and Innovation in British Silver and Metalwork)
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.