Hall Marks on English Silver

Hall Marks on English Silver

Paperback Discovering Series

By (author) John Bly

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 173mm x 5mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747804508
  • ISBN 13: 9780747804505
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 111,713

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This book not only tabulates the hallmarks that enable the identification of silver items but also traces the history of English silver, describing some famous makers and provides hints on spotting fakes.' There is a helpful chapter on Sheffield plate.

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'For the complete beginner (this book) can be wholeheartedly recommended. The author... has crammed into a booklet that can easily be slipped into the pocket a text notable for its practical advice and most helpful illustrations. The latter include details of hallmarks which will make their interpretation clear to the amateur'. Terence Mullaly, 'Daily Telegraph'.

Table of contents

The development of hallmarks Domestic silver and church plates Collecting silver Fakes and alterations Famous makers A guide to silver styles Sheffield Plate Tables of Hallmarks - London- Birmingham - Chester - Exeter - Newcastle - Sheffield - York