Antiques at a Glance: Silver

Antiques at a Glance: Silver

by James MacKay, James MacKay
     
 

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It's the next best thing to having your own appraiser from the popular Antiques Roadshow TV series! Collectors of antique silver know that even a simple soup tureen can be worth a fortune (if it's a hard-to-find example of a special kind of Victorian excess, and if nobody has tried to "clean it up"). Get to know the great silversmiths of the last four centuries, so

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It's the next best thing to having your own appraiser from the popular Antiques Roadshow TV series! Collectors of antique silver know that even a simple soup tureen can be worth a fortune (if it's a hard-to-find example of a special kind of Victorian excess, and if nobody has tried to "clean it up"). Get to know the great silversmiths of the last four centuries, so you can tell the difference between their original work and later copies. Study the expertly arranged photos that show how many objects you need to complete a particular collection (and watch its value skyrocket). Become a specialist in certain areas, such as tableware, plates, bowls, tureens, tea and coffee service, tankards, candlesticks, or even small articles such as belt and shoe buckles, thimbles, or snuff boxes. Don't miss the latest trends in silvermaking, to make your investments even more valuable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856486477
Publisher:
PRC Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Antiques at a Glance Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.68(d)

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