Using primarily 19th century documentation, this is a hardbound, beautifully illustrated book designed with the appraiser, dealer and collector in mind. There is new information taken from period books, period catalogs, patents, and period exhibition guides. Each chapter is sub-divided for easy reference.
There is a lot of new information about fittings and findings. It is discussed in each chapter, and then summarized in its own chapter so you can find it again easily.
The book includes gold and silver hallmarks for Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also has a maker’s marks section.
Best of all, it has a price guide. Anyone can go to Christie’s and Sotheby’s website and look up sold lot archives, but where do you go if your piece is less than $3,500? This book has the more common items we see in the market place, all larger than life with exquisitely detailed photographs.
|Dimensions||6 × 9 in|
Diana Sanders Cinamon, SG-SCC