Author: Melander, Torben
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 111
Illustrations: 64 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9”x 5”
This book deals with jewelry, lamps and masks in antiquity on the basis of Thorvaldsen's collections. The first part of the book is all about jewelry. It deals with Thorvaldsen's collection of jewelry and ornaments in antiquity. Thorvaldsen's jewelry collection includes primarily a large collection of carved signet and gemstones. The second part of the book deals with lamps. It highlights particular aspects of the Roman lamp culture. This part of the book also discusses the lamps in ancient literature, tells of tales of sex scenes and looks at the lamp's function and form. The last part is about masks. This section tells about Medusa masks, masks with river god Acheloos, masks belonging to pastoral and rural life, and theatrical masks. The book is published in connection with an exhibition at Thorvaldsen's Museum, and ends with a catalog of the exhibits - with data, descriptions and literature references.
Author: Ehrnrooth, Carl
Language: English/ Swedish/ Finnish
Year Published: 1991
No. of pages: 368
Illustrations: 20 Color Illustrations. 354 B&W Illustrations.
This exhibition beautifully catalogues silverwork handmade in the provinces of Livonia, Estonia, and Courland from the 15th century up to the first half of the 19th century. A historical perspective precedes the exquisite full-page photographs of these ornate, intricately designed silver objects. Included are: Exquisite chalices and paterns, Bible covers, and candlesticks. Holloware like; tureens, beakers, tankards, bowls, coffee pots, sugar casters & boxes, flatware, and much more. Silvermarks by all makers in back of book.
Author: R.W. Lightbown
Year Published: 1975
No. of pages: 255
Illustrations: 139 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”x 7”
This useful book presents the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum of Scandinavian and Baltic plate and spoons, and is one of the few introductions to the subject in the English language. Examples from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Lapland, Finland and the Baltic countries are included, along with complete information on marks and the provenance of the pieces.
Author: Ristinen, Lester C.
Year Published: No Year
No. of pages: 176
Illustrations: 150 Color Illustrations. 40 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11” x 8 1/2”
This book is the author's second book on Finnish knives; it covers historical and regional variations in the puukko knives, specialty and prototypes, new knife factories, military, custom makers and collector information.
Author: Funder, Lise
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 292
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 412 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9 1/2”x 7”
The catalogue is divided into two sections: The first is concerned with works from the late 16th century to the end of the 18th, while the second is devoted to modern silver- mainly silver hollowware from the 20th century. The collection provides a good picture of what Danish silversmiths and designers have achieved in this field from the 17th century to the present day. Most of the collection has come to the Museum through donations. 20th century designers include among many: Thorvald Bindesbøll, Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde, Anton Rosen, Ib Just Andersen, Erik Magnussen, Christian Fjerdingstad, Kay Bojesen, Kay Fisker, Svend Weihrauch, Inger Møller, Magnus Stephensen, Sigvard Bernadotte, Mogens Bjørn-Andersen, Henning Koppel, Hans Bunde, Søren Georg Jensen, Allan Scharff, Karl Gustav Hansen, Arje Griegst and many more.