Antique Silver

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.

Antique Silver

Explains the background of silver production and the nature of silver.

The Price Guide to Antique Silver

-- An authoritative book on a highly collectable subject -- Prices and reasons for values are given for 1,172 illustrated pieces; all prices updated January 2001 -- Peter Waldron is a top authority in his field The head of Sotheby's silver ...

The Price Guide to Antique Silver

Antique silver is one of the oldest and best loved collecting subjects. At the top end of the quality scale, the work that went into making a fine piece was of an extremely high order. However, the majority of silver was used in the middle levels of British society and the collector has clearly to understand the varying qualities of production that he encounters if he is to buy well and avoid inferior pieces.

Collector s Guide to Buying Antique Silver

This guide provides the essential information the buyer needs - quickly, clearly and simply.

Collector s Guide to Buying Antique Silver

This guide provides the essential information the buyer needs - quickly, clearly and simply. It looks in details at 48 classic items likely to be encountered in shops or salerooms - ranging from large, important pieces originally made to demonstrate the wealth and power of their owners, down to the smallest, most affordable silver made to use and enjoy: cutlery, cruets, card cases, vesta cases and all the charming little objects that were taken for granted by earlier generations.

The Book of Old Silver English American Foreign

A history of and guide to old silver and Sheffield plate and great silversmiths and designs in England, Ireland, Scotland, America, and Europe includes comprehensive hallmark tables quot;isn't worth knowing."

The Book of Old Silver  English  American  Foreign

A history of and guide to old silver and Sheffield plate and great silversmiths and designs in England, Ireland, Scotland, America, and Europe includes comprehensive hallmark tables

Silver and Society in Late Antiquity

As this book demonstrates, when studied in its historical context, silver can substantially enrich our understanding of late Roman art and culture.

Silver and Society in Late Antiquity

The spectacular hoards of late antique silver - Mildenhall, Thetford, Sevso - discovered since the middle of the last century have aroused much interest. But what did these pieces mean to their owners, and why was silverware so important in late antiquity? Silver and Society in Late Antiquity examines such questions through an integrated, synthetic analysis of the history of silver in the Roman empire between 300 and 650 AD. It focuses upon the cultural significance of this luxury art form in all its different manifestations - sacred, imperial and domestic - looking at objects from both the eastern and western halves of the Roman empire, including Britain, in order to determine silver's role in the wider sphere of late antique visual culture. In doing so, key issues for the artistic and cultural history of late antiquity are raised - the use of the imperial image, the visual construction of the sacred in Christianity, the cohesive social role of elite intellectual culture, and the Christianization of the domestic sphere. As this book demonstrates, when studied in its historical context, silver can substantially enrich our understanding of late Roman art and culture.

An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Antique Silver Plate Formed by Albert Lord Londesborough Now Property of Lady Londesborough

HORNED Owl , in silver , gilt ; the body chased all over in feathers . Marked with
zig - zag , and ... It takes the form of a lady in the fashionable dress of the latter
half of the seventeenth A CATALOGUE OF ANTIQUE SILVER PLATE . 11 century
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An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Antique Silver Plate  Formed by Albert  Lord Londesborough  Now Property of Lady Londesborough


English Irish Scottish Silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Wees arranges this collection according to general function ("Dining," "Lighting," etc.) and prefaces each chapter with exhaustively footnoted essays.

English  Irish    Scottish Silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In this stunning catalog, Wees, curator of decorative arts at the Clark Art Institute, shares her extensive knowledge of silver. Robert Sterling Clark, who established the Art Institute in 1955, preferred Huguenot silver? especially that of Paul de Lamerie? so his collection, which contains typical objects from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries, is especially rich in 18th-century examples. Wees arranges this collection according to general function ("Dining," "Lighting," etc.) and prefaces each chapter with exhaustively footnoted essays. She accompanies each item with crisp black-and-white photographs, a wealth of description, and helpful commentary. Analogous to Kathryn Buhler's standard catalog of American silver in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, this is a wonderful tool for researching makers and hallmarks, comparing stylistic elements, or just marveling at the beauty of an extraordinary collection. While not intended to be a historical compendium, this informative, visual feast belongs in all silver reference collections and will also certainly appeal to individual collectors. 19 colour & 1,222 b/w illustrations

Silver Flatware

A large part of the book is devoted, in reference form, to the patterns themselves. Silver flatware is highly collectable and this is the standard work of reference.

Silver Flatware

Ian Pickford takes a wide-ranging look at flatware patterns and, at the same time, discusses in deatil flatware makers, stylistic developments, quality, repairs, fakes, forgeries and alterations as well as the marking of flatware. A large part of the book is devoted, in reference form, to the patterns themselves. Silver flatware is highly collectable and this is the standard work of reference.

Warman s Sterling Silver Flatware

He covers pieces from all the major American manufacturers, as well as selected English and European manufacturers in this essential guide to prominent silversmiths, manufacturers, and patterns.

Warman s Sterling Silver Flatware

Sterling silver flatware continues to be highly collectible, especially as family collections are passed down to each new generation. In this new standard to sterling silver, noted antique expert Mark Moran lists thousands of sets of sterling, complete with identifying photos, and their current prices. He covers pieces from all the major American manufacturers, as well as selected English and European manufacturers in this essential guide to prominent silversmiths, manufacturers, and patterns. He also provides an overview of what to look for, condition reports, history, and descriptions. &break;&break;Current price guide for keepers of the family's treasures &break;&break;1,200 identifying photos of sterling, including 16 color pages &break;&break;Covers major American, English, and European manufacturers