"All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks" gives the reader all sorts clues for dating coffee pots, teapots, creamers, wine coasters, decanter stands, flatware pieces and other types of hollowware.
The book provides early American patent diagrams and 19th century catalog engravings to help in the identification process. The book also features up-to-date silver hallmarks for 24 countries including England, France, Germany, Italy and many more. With 268 pages, you are sure to find the information you want.
This book is generously illustrated with 146 pictures in addition to the silver hallmarks.
The chapter on silver styles features examples from Renaissance to Art Deco with pictures of many types of decorative art and architecture.
The appendix includes the British Design Registry System, United States Utility and Design Patent Numbers, and a table of conversions.
Kerry Shrives, the silver appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow had this to say about this book:
"Clear and well-formatted, All About Antique Silver provides a good reference source for International silver marks, including the more modern marks lacking from standards such as *The Book of Old Silver: English, American, Foreign* and *International Hallmarks on Silver Collected by Tardy*. A useful quick guide. "
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