Miller's Antiques Price Guide: 2003 by Volume editor Judith H. Miller
The antiques market is becoming increasingly global, with auction houses using the Internet to distribute sales catalogues and results, so prices are becoming more standardized. In addition, the growth of the Internet has fuelled an exciting e-market, led by eBay, but also joined by the traditional auction houses who all now hold Internet sales. Antiques are accessible to people in the 21st-century in a way that has not been seen before, thereby broadening the base and strengthening the market. The 2003 edition covers over 60 subject areas, including traditional antiques such as furniture, pottery, porcelain, silver and glass, and also includes the decorative arts,textiles, posters, kitchenware, science and technology. Special features by an international team of 20 named experts take a closer look at particular categories, with historical, collecting and market information. This year's special features include Toby jugs, blue and white pottery, paperweights, Asian furniture, sculpture, musical instruments, plus a new section on photographs. Sevres porcelain, French country furniture, and the Art Deco style are also examined in depth.Every item is illustrated, described and priced. In addition, historical reviews of makers, factories, and designers, how to shop wisely, spot fakes, and how to look after antiques are all covered. Expers review the market trends over 2002 in the antiques world, and reveal what is hot and what is not.