American Silver and Pewter

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This visual antique reference guide has all the information readers need to identify and appraise American silver and pewter-from Colonial times to the present. Each piece-450 in all-is photographed in full color and accompanied by a detailed description of the piece, origin, date of manufacture, relationship to similar pieces and rarity, and hints for collectors, helping readers spot potentially valuable heirlooms stashed at home or at garage sales, consignment stores and flea...
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Overview


This visual antique reference guide has all the information readers need to identify and appraise American silver and pewter-from Colonial times to the present. Each piece-450 in all-is photographed in full color and accompanied by a detailed description of the piece, origin, date of manufacture, relationship to similar pieces and rarity, and hints for collectors, helping readers spot potentially valuable heirlooms stashed at home or at garage sales, consignment stores and flea markets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579121440
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/22/2000
  • Series: Antique Hunter's Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 4.46 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Donald L. Fennimore is an expert in the field of American metal objects, in particular early nineteenth-century silver. His articles have appeared in Antiques, The American Art Journal, and other publications.

Elizabeth von Habsburg is the president of Masterson-Gurr-Johns, Inc., an appraisal and fine arts consulting firm with offices in New York and London.

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Table of Contents


Contents

Introduction

Preface 8

A Simple Way to Identify Silver, Silver Plate, and Pewter 9

How Silver, Silver Plate, and Pewter Are Made 10

Parts of Representative Objects 14

Good, Better, and Best: Silver and Silver Plate 16

Good, Better, and Best: Pewter 18

How to Use This Guide 20

Information-at-a-Glance 21

Visual Key 22

Silver and Silver Plate

Plates, Trays, and Related Objects 1-13

Spoons, Knives, Forks, and Related Flatware 14-36

Table and Bar Accessories 37-78

Tureens, Vegetable Dishes, Sugar Bowls, and Related Objects 79-94

Objects 79-94

Porringers, Bowls, Cake Baskets, and Related Objects 95-117

Teapots, Coffeepots, Pitchers, and Related Objects 118-150

Mugs, Cups, Chalices, and Beakers 151-179

Candlesticks, Lamps, and Related Objects 180-193

Boxes and Other Containers 194-209

Sewing and Desk Accessories and Other Personal Objects 210-239

Pewter

Plates, Porringers, and Related Objects 240-259

Spoons and Ladles 260-265

Teapots, Coffeepots, Pitchers, and Related Objects 266-290

Mugs, Chalices, Beakers, and Related Objects 291-308

Candlesticks, Lamps, and Related Objects 309-322

Household Objects 323-338

Collecting Tools

Caring for Your Collection 420

Flatware Patterns 422

Glossary 425

Illustrated Guide to American Makers and Marks 430

Price Guide 450

Picture Credits 465

Bibliography 466

Index 470

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