THE BOOK CONTAINS ENGLISH SUMMARY AND PICTURES CAPTIONS!!!
Contents of English summary:
– Gunmaking of Teschen School
– Figural and foliate decoration
– Decoration of so-called oriental style
– Floral decoration
– Simple decoration
– Black Tschinkes
– Mixed decorations
+ summary contains information included in Polish articles like:
– The beginnings of gunmaking in Teschen in th 16th century
– Golden period of gunmaking in Teschen (from the 17th century to the 30’s of the 18th c.)
– Tschinke rifles and gunmakers
– Classical tschinkes – construction, function, decoration
– Powder-flasks and other firearms in style of Teschen school
– Unknown and known masters
– Other gunsmiths centers – Bielsko, Biala, Kety, Zywiec
– Crisis of Teschen gunsmiths
– Attempts of revival of Teschen gunsmiths in 19th century and its collapse in 20th century.
LIST OF TESCHEN GUNSMITHS and STOCK-DECORATORS – over 314 names!!!
Index of names and places
Index of illustrations