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Silver smithing Nomenclature

I am the curator at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. Is there a book with the terms or names of the different styles and designs found in silver smithing. I find info on desingers but I need a list of the different types of scrollwork, filigree, etc.

If there is a book or website you can recommend, it wouold be very appreciated.


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I would be glad to help in any way I can. If you send me images I can give you my opinion as to what technique and design was used. Much Western silverwork is engraved with bright-cut designs others are stamped. There are may books that show technique and I am not familiar with a single book that has all these described for a curator.