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Starting to Collect Antique Silver


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After an introduction to the full background of silver as a precious metal, Ian Pickford's guide often a lively, authoritative survey of the diverse uses to which it has been put in decorative and practical objects through history. He examines the makers, their techniques, and the types of decoration used, and also gives clear coverage on 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 ...

Starting to Collect Antique Silver 1998, ACC Distribution

ISBN-13: 9781851492442