Silver and Banqueting In Malta.
Silver and Banqueting in Malta was one of two publications produced in connection with the exhibition The Silver of Malta. The book is divided into three parts, with the first section including an interesting study of the use of silver objets d’art as used in banquets throughout the centuries. Silver is here also examined in a multitude of ways; through paintings, documents and also traditional functions practised in the Maltese Islands. This section also provides the reader with an in-depth analysis of the silversmiths working on the island, as well as an essay on the new assay marks.
The second part of this book pays homage to the memory of Chev Victor Fredrick Denaro (1896-1982), the scholar who pioneered the study of antique Maltese silver. This section also gives a historical background of the exhibition venue, the Palace of the Grand Masters in Valletta.
PART I – ESSAYS AND RECENT FINDINGS
Mark Micallef – The Banquet Table on Canvas (p.3)
Pamela Willis – Maltese and Other Silver at St. John’s Gate, London (p.33)
Rosemary Ransome-Wallis – The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (p.37)
Giovanni Bonello – Feasting and Fasting in Malta at the Time of the Knights (p.41)
Giovanni Bonello – The Silversmith Simon Provost in Malta (p.87)
Alfred Zahra de Domenico – Three Silversmiths of Malta (p.97)
Albert Ganado – The Silversmith Salvatore Falzon (p.107)
Jimmy Farrugia – New Light on Assay Marks on Maltese Silver 1530-1798 (p.111)
Adrian Strickland – Coats-of-Arms and Assay Marks of the Grand Masters (p.123)
Charles Oman – The Treasure of the Conventual Church of St John at Malta (p.141)
John Azzopardi – Update (p.171)
PART II – THE VICTOR DENARO MEMORIAL SECTION
An Appreciation (p.175)
Maltese Silver and the Red Hand of Ulster (p.177)
Maltese Silver Coffee-Pots (p.183)
The Hand of St John the Baptist (p.189)
PART III – THE SILVER OF MALTA EXHIBITION
The Palace of the Grand Masters (p.197)
Laws, Regulations & Documents (p.201)
By: Mark Micallef
No of pages: 212
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