Part 6 of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archive Series: The Trades of Colonial Williamsburg
The colonial silversmith produced items both functional and beautiful. In this 1971 docudrama, silver scraps are transformed into a magnificent new coffeepot under the skilled hands of the master silversmith.
You'll witness the art and science of silversmithing at every stage from the adaptation of English designs and the pouring of molds to the forging, raising, and planishing that give the metal its shape and shine. 1971 47 minutes
Extra features: "Colonial Clothing 1760 1770" (1976), a dramatization of the color and style of clothing distinctive to 18th century America, and "Triangle and Anchor Chelsea Porcelain from the Williamsburg Collection " (1978), the progression of wares manufactured at England's celebrated Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory between 1745 and 1769 from simple tea services and soup tureens to elaborate statuettes.
Part 6 of our Archive Series
1971 docudrama where master blacksmith demonstrates expertise
Run time 47 minutes
Extra: "Colonial Clothing 1760 1770" (1976), 17 minutes
Extra: "Triangle and Anchor Chelsea Porcelain from the Williamsburg Collection "
(1978), 22 minutes