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Antiques and collectibles fact book : all you need to know, in your pocket

Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: London : Miller's ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Sterling Pub. Co., 2008.
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Includes chapters which explain what to look for when buying antiques - how to spot repairs and fakes, clues to dating and the history of factories and designers. This book provides information about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Miller
ISBN: 9781845334277 1845334272 9781845334307 1845334302
OCLC Number: 179789234
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION Factors affecting value, How to Buy, Periods and Styles, Motifs Identification, Registration and design marks CERAMICS Testing for damage, repairs. Identifying pottery and porcelain, glazes. Major factories eg Meissen, Sevres, Roseville, Rookwood, Doulton and Wedgwood. British, European and American marks Studio Pottery Glossary Oriental Ceramics, Reign marks Glossary GLASS Methods of Production and Decoration Art Glass: Amberina, Peachblow, Satin, Crown Milano, Burmese, Cluthra etc Wine Glasses: Shapes, bowls and stems Decanter Shapes: 17th-20th centuries British, European and American marks Glossary FURNITURE Woods, Drawers & Veneers, Fakes, Marriages, Copies, Oak & Walnut Furniture Bookcases, Bureaux & Desks, Tables, Chairs, Cabinets & Sideboards, Cupboards & Dressers, Canterburies, Commodes & Chests, Whatnots & Wine Coolers. Chair Backs, Legs, Feet, Handles, Pediments, Mouldings. Notable Makers: Thomas Chippendale, Gustav Stickley, Charles and Ray Eames. Glossary METALWARES English Hallmarks Major English Silver & Goldsmiths Scottish, Irish & Welsh Hallmarks French, German & European Silver Hallmarks US Silver & Other Metal Marks Candlestick, Teapot and Spoon Shapes Glossary CLOCKS Longcase and Mantel Clocks, Faces & Hands Notable Makers Glossary OTHER ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES Treen, Boxes, Folk Art, Figurines, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Costume Jewellery, Toys Websites
Other Titles: Miller's antiques and collectibles fact book
Antiques & collectibles fact book
Responsibility: Judith Miller.

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