Author: Cassel-Pihl, Eva Helena, Kersti Holmquist & Marie Jansson-Lohse, eds
Language: Swedish/ English
Year Published: 1999
No. of pages: 311
Illustrations: 33 Color Illustrations. 187 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Gilded with grey velvet hardbound cover/ leather spine
Size: 11 1/2”x 8 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Wilhemina von Hallwyl was a dedicated collector with a very wide range of collecting interests. This book documents her expansive international silver collection displayed in the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm. The most important components of the collection include the beakers and spoons, a group of ecclesiastical art objects, utility items, personal articles from the Hallwyl family, as well as the collection’s glories: a bowl from 1558, one of the oldest dated silver objects in Sweden; a teapot, a masterpiece made in 1720 by Andreas Lorentzon Wall; as well as a dish made in 1651 by the Dutch goldsmith Johannes Lutma. Gorgeous photographs supplement this catalog of nearly 800 items, from Sweden, Germany, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Siebengurgia, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. Includes an index of masters.