Cover image for Roycroft art metal
Title:
Roycroft art metal
Author:
McConnell, Kevin.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised and expanded third edition.
Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
151 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764308512
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In recent years, collectors have come to recognize the beauty and value of Roycroft items, particularly the art metal which is the most available, affordable, and varied of all Roycroft collectibles. Influenced by the English movement that was spearheaded by William Morris, Elbert Hubbard began a new industry dedicated to quality of design and manufacture, from its factories near Buffalo, New York. With 179 full color illustrations, this identification and price guide offers Arts and Crafts collectors and dealers an in-depth look at the many objects that were made. Included are bowls, vases, jewelry, desk items, bookends, candlesticks and other items of interest. The text provides the history and background of the company, as well as information about each of the products illustrated. There is also a good selection of original advertising and promotional material.


Author Notes

Kevin McConnell is an archaeologist and freelance writer who has written articles for such publications as Antiques & Collecting, Hobbies, The Antique Trader Weekly, and Glass Collector's Digest. He is the author of Redware: America's Folk Art Pottery.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Confessions of a Roycroft Collectorp. 5
1 Origins of the Arts and Crafts Movementp. 7
2 Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroftersp. 11
3 Karl Kipp and the Roycroft Copper Shopp. 17
4 The Roycroft Symbol and Markp. 23
5 Pricing Roycroft Art Metal
A Few Words to the Wisep. 27
6 Evaluating Roycroft Metalwarep. 29
7 A Description of Roycroft Surfacesp. 33
8 Roycroft Patinas
The Finishing Touchp. 35
9 Roycroft Art Metal Rarity Chartp. 37
10 Roycroft Renaissance
An Arts & Crafts Updatep. 39
11 Roycroft Art Metal Photos And Descriptions
Bookendsp. 41
Bowls and Traysp. 50
Desk Itemsp. 60
Lightingp. 80
Smoking Accessoriesp. 92
Vasesp. 104
Oddities and Miscellaneousp. 119
12 Some Additional Pricesp. 136
13 Original Advertisementsp. 138