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Starting to Collect Antique Silver

Starting to Collect Antique Silver

The full background of silver production and the nature of silver is discussed in this book. The focus is mainly on the makers and their techniques, the type of decoration used and the wide range of objects which have been fashioned in silver over the years.

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ISBN 9781851494507
Published 1 June 2004 by Publishers Distribution Ltd
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Author(s) By Pickford, Ian
Series Starting to Collect
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ISBN-13 9781851494507
ISBN-10 1851494502
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
Imprint ACC Art Books
Publication Date 1 June 2004
International Publication Date 1 January 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Pickford, Ian
Series Starting to Collect
Category Antiques & Collectables: Gold & Silver (Other Than Jewellery)
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 208mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 962g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Silverwork - Collectors and collecting
NBS Text Antiques & Collectables
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education
Dewey Code 739.238075
Catalogue Code 128609

Description of this Book

After an introduction to the full background of silver as a precious metal, Ian Pickford's guide offers a lively, authoritative survey of the diverse uses to which it has been put in decorative and practical objects throughout history. He examines the makers, their techniques, and the types of decoration used, and also gives clear coverage of marks and assay offices, an understanding of which is vital to the collector. There is coverage of fakes and altered silver, as well as advice on caring for silver. This is an ideal book for the novice collector who wishes to avoid pitfalls and ill-advised purchases. Existing collectors will find all titles in the series act as a handy and portable references, and beginners will welcome a reliable, accessible starting point from which their interests can develop.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This fascinating book describes, in an easy to read manner, the many problems and pitfalls which face the novice... It would be impossible for a beginner to read this book without learning The Independent An ideal book for the novice collector who wishes to avoid pitfalls and ill advised purchases Antiques Info

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Author's Bio

Ian Pickford is the editor of the Antique Collectors' Club's standard reference work Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland, and the author of Silver Flatware: English, Irish & Scottish. He lectures and broadcasts extensively. He is one of the key experts who appears regularly on the BBC Television programme Antiques Roadshow.

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