Dicionário dos Ourives do Ouro, Cravadores e Lapidários do Porto e de Gondomar (1700-1850)

Title: Dicionário dos Ourives do Ouro, Cravadores e Lapidários do Porto e de Gondomar (1700-1850)
Author: Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa
Publisher: UCE/CITAR/CIONP
ISBN: 978-989-8366-40-5
Year of Publication: 2012
2 v. (2115 p.)
Price: -
Bookbinding: Hardcover

A biographical dictionary of goldsmiths, gem setters and gem cutters working in Porto and in Gondomar between 1700 and 1850, one of the most important eras in Portuguese goldsmithery.

In addition to the important production centre in Porto, this dictionary has publicised a very significant corpus of information on Gondomar goldsmiths, for an understanding of the development of this production centre from the mid-18th century onwards.

This gave rise to a two-volume work with more than 2.000 pages and 17.000 footnotes, plus the signatures and makers’ marks under their respective entries, where possible, touching on aspects of their professional but also their personal life.