The Industrial Arts in Spain

The Industrial Arts in Spain

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"[...]gold and silversmith's work of this period was everywhere in a very high state of development. We find it constantly alluded to in the works of Paul Silentiarium and other writers of the time of Justinian, and in the inventories and references given by Du Sommerard of the jewel work anterior to the Carlovingian period in Italy and France. The Visigothic kings, who copied from the Eastern emperors even their legal forms, followed this rule to a great extent in everything which bore relation to their daily life. The most important question is to determine the origin and locality where these jewels were made. M. de Lasteyrie considers that jewellery ornamented with red glass cloisonne work was only made by nations of the Germanic race. To prove this he presents, among other arguments, the comparison of a fragment of the ornamentation which appears on the crown of Recesvinthus, with a similar[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507526393
  • 9781507526392