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Silversmithing by Hester Bateman


#1

I would like to view some examples of the pre-eminent silversmith
Hester Bateman. I believe she worked in England (Worshipful Company
of Goldsmiths) during the period from about 1774 to about 1825.

Perhaps someone might know off the top of their head and will be so
kind as to email me off list with a publication or the location of a
collection that might have some representative examples of her works
(or that of her sons and daughter).

Regards,
Mark


#2

Try finding a used book by David Shure on Hester Bateman. I’m sure
there are others.

https://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/books/author/Hester+Bateman.htm

Chris


#3

That I don’t know, but I wanted to mention –

to others wanting to see silversmithing by women smiths, there is a
really terrific collection at the National Museum of Women in the
Arts, in Washington D.C. on New York Ave. Wonderful museum.

They have works not only by American artists, so it’s possible that
they would have something by Hester Bateman. They’ve published a
book on their silver collection.

http://www.nmwa.org

I just checked at their website. It says their collection is of Irish
and English women smiths. They don’t own any thing by Bateman, but
you can read her profile and see images in her portfolio.

http://www.nmwa.org/collection/portfolio.asp?LinkID=63

I encourage everyone to take a peak.

And if you’re ever in D.C., stop by the museum. You won’t regret it.
They also have a lovely restaurant.

Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
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#4

Hello Mark -

I was just given a beautiful book titled “Women Silversmiths 1685 -
1845”. The authors are listed as Philippa Glanville and Jennifer
Faulds Goldsborough. It is copublished by Thames and Hudson and The
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wash D.C. in 1990. Library of
Congress Catalog Card Number is 89-51744.

There are several references to Hester Bateman and other family
members with several beautiful photographs of her pieces. I haven’t
even had a chance to read through the book yet, I’ve just received
it - and have no idea where it was purchased. If you have
difficulty in finding a copy - let me know and I’ll find out where
the person who gave it to me had purchased it. It is an amazing
publication.

Cynthia


#5

I quite often find Amazon a little frustrating when looking for used
books. Just out of interest I have just tried the used books on
Amazon and came up with “not available” I then tried bibliofind which
is now part of Amazon I believe, typed in www.bibliofind.com came up
with

and came up with 2 available. I then tried http://www.abebooks.com
which I prefer and came up with 13 available. In my browsing I came
up with another book with Hester Bateman in called “Women
Silversmiths 1685-1845” by Glanville, Philippa. Goldsborough,
Jennifer Faulds.

Chris


#6
   I was just given a beautiful book titled "Women Silversmiths
1685 - 1845". The authors are listed as Philippa Glanville and
Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough.  It is copublished by Thames and
Hudson and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wash D.C. in
1990.  Library of Congress Catalog Card Number is 89-51744. 

I for one am extremely interested in acquiring a copy. Please let
me know where I can get one if you find out where your friend got
yours. Hope there are more where that one came from!

Thanks, Mb.
for Hummer’s Sky.


#7

I for one am extremely interested in acquiring a copy. Please let
me know where I can get one if you find out where your friend got
yours. Hope there are more where that one came from!

Amazon.com has the book. Just plug in the title and you get 2
listings, one for hardback new and used from $15.76 and one for
paperback for $8.43.

Kay


#8

alibris.com as an ex-antiquarian bookdealer I suggest you get it
while you can lol

http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm

One copy is only 7.70

America’s Only cameo Artist
www.cameoartist.com


#9

Hello Maribeth -

I just did a search and found the book listed at the website for the
National Museum of Women in the Arts (it wasn’t listed on the page
for their museum shop - but under a publications header on the left
column):

http://www.nmwa.org/pubs/cat_books_item.asp?prdid=166

I know my friend purchased it through a printed catalog (he doesn’t
have a computer) - but it apparently is available through the museum
website. They list a phone number as (877) 226-5294 M-F 10-5pm east
coast time.

Hope it works out . . if not, I’ll still pursue finding out about
the name of the catalog later this week.

Cynthia


#10

Wow, have I (they) got a deal for you! !

“Women Silversmiths” $34.95 list price is on sale at Daedalus Books
for $4.98.

Item # 20935 (listed as a ‘clearance’ item.)

David Barzilay
Lord of the Rings
607 S Hill St Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1718
213-488-9157


#11

I just searched for Women Silversmiths 1685 - 1845 by Glansville and
Goldsborough using Bookfinder.com and came up with many, many
results:

http://tinyurl.com/4zx5u

FWiW, searching on Bookfinder Hester Bateman, Queen of the English
Silversmiths by David Shure also yields paydirt:

http://tinyurl.com/63277

Christine in Littleton,
Massachusetts