A Reference Guide to Miniature Makers Marks
What originally began as a small "booklet" to identify & inventory pieces in miniature collections was four years in the making & became a full-scale ... Show synopsis What originally began as a small "booklet" to identify & inventory pieces in miniature collections was four years in the making & became a full-scale hard bound book as collectors voiced their need for this information. With the realization that such a book would have a great utilitarian value not only to individual collectors, but also to museums & beneficiaries of such collections, an exhaustive research effort into past & present artisans culminated in the most comprehensive reference on miniature artisans ever compiled. No stone unturned.Every possible known source was explored, from the most obvious to the obscure, gradually distilling a wealth of information into a clear, concise record of lucidity & accuracy. The result is a reference guide that both enriches the miniature as a true art form & ennobles the artisans who have made vital contributions in this area. Arranged alphabetically by artisan name, listings include business name, identification marks, category of work, honors bestowed, recognition, with an autobiography (for most listings), plus a carefully prepared cross-reference index.