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Antique trader guide to fake & forged marks
Chervenka, Mark.
Personal Author:
New edition.
Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2002]

Physical Description:
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Glass. Art glass ; Cameo glass ; Cut glass ; Pressed glass -- China and porcelain. Blue transfer ware--Ironstone, flow blue, blue willow ; Royal Dux ; All other china and porcelain -- Pottery -- Silver and silverplate -- Foreign words and phrases -- Trademarks, logos, and brand names.
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NK1128 .C479 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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For years, collectors have relied on marks as a way to authenticate and date genuine antiques and collectibles. But with the flood of fakes and reproductions, determining which piece is genuine and which is not can mean the difference between a rare find and a costly mistake. This new book, organized by category and then by manufacturer, shows more than 1,000 faked, forged, and confusing marks side-by-side with the original marks so readers can easily distinguish forgeries from original, valuable items. It covers pieces from some of the most frequently reproduced manufacturers -- including Fenton, Lalique, and Staffordshire. Categories include china, porcelain, art glass, cut glass, pattern glass, pottery, silver, toys, furniture, and jewelry. -- More than 1,000 crisp photos for clear and easy identification -- Invaluable information from America's top expert on antique fakes and reproductions -- Side-by-side comparisons of authentic and typical forged marks

Author Notes

Mark Chervenka is America's top expert on antique fakes and reproductions. Mark publishes the monthly newsletter Antique & Collectors Reproduction News

Table of Contents

How To Use This Bookp. 5
Art Glassp. 6
Cameo Glassp. 58
Cut Glassp. 70
Pressed Glassp. 86
China and Porcelain
Blue Transfer Ware-Ironstone, Flow Blue, Blue Willowp. 124
Royal Duxp. 136
All other china and porcelainp. 161
Potteryp. 208
Silver and Silverplatep. 242
Foreign Words and Phrasesp. 268
Trademarks, Logos and Brand Namesp. 278
Appendixp. 297
Indexp. 298