WILKINSON, Wynyard R. T.
The Makers of Indian Colonial Silver
London: Wilkinson, 1987. 4to. xxii, 230pp. Illustrated.
Publisher's cloth, dust jacket.
"This book ... contains a register of over 900 Europeans who worked in the trades of goldsmith, silversmith, jeweller, watchmaker and clockmaker in India, with details of their working dates, identifying marks, addresses, and further biographical notes where these are useful or pertinent. There are more than 150 half-tone illustrations, including many of marks which have previously not been ascribed or have been misascribed. The Author explains, under carefullly headed sections, the growth of the crafts within the overall development of the British involvement in India. This book contains an enormous amount of information and should be an indispensible aid to all who have an interest in non-official Europeans in India, in addition to museums and collectors" (front jacket flap).