Kovels' American Silver Marks

Kovels' American Silver Marks

by Ralph Kovel, Terry H. Kovel
     
 

What the Kovels don't know about antiques," says House Beautiful, "isn't worth knowing." American silver — from Grandma's coin silver spoon to Art Deco tea sets — is becoming increasingly popular, and the Kovels have stepped in with a guide to identifying American silver marks. Before collecting another piece of silver, collect Kovels' American…  See more details below

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What the Kovels don't know about antiques," says House Beautiful, "isn't worth knowing." American silver — from Grandma's coin silver spoon to Art Deco tea sets — is becoming increasingly popular, and the Kovels have stepped in with a guide to identifying American silver marks. Before collecting another piece of silver, collect Kovels' American Silver Marks.

Almost everyone owns an old piece of silver. Few know the complete history of the piece. Kovels' American Silver Marks is a simple-to-use guide to identifying marks and monograms that appear on silver. Collectors and dealers can quickly determine the maker of a piece of silver. The listings include working dates, location, mark (if known), and bibliographic references to more than 160 books and articles. Makers working from 1650 to the present are included. More than 10,000 silversmiths are listed in alphabetical order, with a cross-indexing system for monograms and pictorial marks, Kovels' American Silver Marks, like Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks — Pottery & Porcelain, an equally scholarly and useful book, will become a standard in libraries and museums.

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Portions of this book originally appeared in A directory of American silver, pewter and silver plate (Crown, 1961). The Kovels, well- known in antique pricing, have produced a guide for silver collectors and dealers. Listings include working dates, location, mark (if known), and bibliographical references to some 200 books and articles. Over 10,000 silversmiths are listed in alphabetical order, with a cross-indexing system for monograms and pictorial marks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517568828
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
10/21/1989
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.36(d)

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Meet the Author

Ralph and Terry Kovel, America's leading antiques experts and appraisers, have been collecting and writing about antiques and the art of collecting for more than thirty-five years. This is the fiftieth book the Kovels have written about antiques, including the classic Kovels' Know Your Antiques and the indispensable Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List. Authors of a nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Kovels: Antiques and Collecting," the Kovels can also be seen on television throughout the country.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Place of Birth:
Ralph Kovel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Terry Kovel: Cleveland, Ohio
Education:
Ralph Kovel: Ohio State University; Terry Kovel: Wellesley College

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