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Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist John Bly

Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist By John Bly

Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist by John Bly

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New in colour for the first time Handy pocket-size - ideal for taking with you to fairs Includes all major marks on British and Irish silver, Sheffield plate, gold and platinum Ideal practical reference for everyone - can be used as a teaching guide for novices or a quick reference for professionals and experienced collectors

Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist Summary

Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist by John Bly

Whether you are a novice collector, dealer or enthusiast, this book has been designed to provide you with a practical source of reference, wherever your collecting takes you. It will help you to tell when, where, by whom, and with what quality of metal most silver items are made. It will enable you to identify a piece of silver, tell whether it is English, American or Continental and, if you have ever wondered what 'sterling' silver actually means, or what a crowned harp or the figure of Britannia signify, the answers are in this book. A full introduction explains how to read and understand hallmarks, how to distinguish between silver, plate, and electroplate, how to spot fakes, plus tips on buying and caring for silver.

About John Bly

John Bly, fourth generation in his family antiques business, is well known for his regular appearances on the BBC TV programme Antiques Roadshow over the past twenty-five years, and for his own ITV programme Heirloom. He is the author and editor of many books including Miller's Is It Genuine? and John Bly's Antiques Masterclass. John Bly is Past-Chairman of the British Antique Dealers' Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction to Silver Hallmarks The Main British Assay Offices The Minor British Assay Officer Contintental European Marks Methods of Manufacture and Decoration Silver Styles Illustrated Makers and Their Marks

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Silver & Sheffield Plate Checklist by John Bly
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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