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Title:
Collecting silver : the facts at your fingertips
Author:
Bace, Jill.
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Publication Information:
London : Miller's ; Wappingers' Falls, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA by Antique Collectors Club Ltd., 1999.
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781840002317
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This guide to collecting silver shows readers how to spot fakes, assess condition and value, and highlights the main collecting categories.


Author Notes

Jill Bace is a freelance writer, specializing in the fine and decorative arts. She also works for a London antiques dealer, has planned events at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and has been involved in several fine art exhibitions in the USA.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Periods and Stylesp. 8
Part 1 Buying and Selling Silverp. 10
Starting a Collectionp. 12
Auctionsp. 14
Antiques Shops, Junk Shops and Charity Shopsp. 18
Fairs, Markets and Boot Salesp. 22
Part 2 Care and Securityp. 26
Care and Restorationp. 28
Displayp. 32
Securityp. 34
Part 3 The Basicsp. 36
The Metalsp. 38
Forming Techniquesp. 40
Decorationp. 42
Hallmarksp. 46
Copies, Fakes and Alterationsp. 48
Part 4 Silver Filep. 50
Candlesticksp. 52
Early Candlesticksp. 52
Later Candlesticksp. 54
Tapersticksp. 59
Snuffers, Waxjacks and Chambersticksp. 60
Candelabrap. 62
Dining Silverp. 64
Plates and Soup Platesp. 64
Serving Dishesp. 66
Entree and Vegetable Dishesp. 68
Soup Tureensp. 70
Sauccboats, Argylls and Sauce Tureensp. 72
Waiters, Salvers and Tazzep. 74
Flatwarep. 76
Condimentsp. 80
Epergnes and Centerpiecesp. 84
Baskets and Bowlsp. 86
Miscellaneousp. 88
Serving Tea, Chocolate and Coffeep. 92
Teapotsp. 92
Tea-kettlesp. 96
Tea-urnsp. 98
Tea-caddies, Caddy and Mote Spoonsp. 100
Chocolate-Pots and Coffeepotsp. 102
Cream Jugs and Milk Jugsp. 104
Sugar Bowls and Basketsp. 106
Sugar Casters and Toolsp. 108
Serving Wine and Spiritsp. 110
Wine Coolersp. 110
Wine Jugs and Ewersp. 112
Wine Tastersp. 114
Wine Coastersp. 116
Monteiths and Punchbowlsp. 118
Miscellaneousp. 120
Drinking Vesselsp. 124
Porringers and Mugsp. 124
Tankardsp. 126
Beakers, Goblets and Cupsp. 128
Dressing-Table Accessoriesp. 130
Boxes and Bottlesp. 130
Dressing-Table Setsp. 132
Mirrors and Picture Framesp. 134
Desk Accessoriesp. 136
Inkstandsp. 136
Inkwells, Penners, Pens and Pencilsp. 138
Miscellaneousp. 140
Smoking Accessoriesp. 142
Snuff Boxesp. 142
Vesta Casesp. 144
Cigar and Cigarette Casesp. 146
Miscellaneousp. 148
Other Small Itemsp. 150
Sewing Accessoriesp. 150
Pomanders and Vinaigrettesp. 154
Card Casesp. 156
Nursery Warep. 158
Miscellaneousp. 160
Part 5 Informationp. 164
Where To Buy and Seep. 166
What To Readp. 168
Glossaryp. 169
Indexp. 171
Acknowledgmentsp. 175