Miller's is it Genuine?: How to Collect Antiques with Confidence

Miller's is it Genuine?: How to Collect Antiques with Confidence


Edited by John Bly

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  • Publisher: Miller's Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 279mm x 24mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840006234
  • ISBN 13: 9781840006230
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 320 colour photographs

Product description

Completely fake antiques are few, but items that are not quite genuine abound. There are copies, adaptations, "marriages" and dubious restorations. This book explains in detail exactly how the experts judge authenticity so that the collector can avoid expensive mistakes. Dealers, saleroom experts and other authorities look at furniture, metalware, pottery and porcelain, glass, silver, clocks and toys, as well as more specialized areas such as netsuke, quilts and scientific instruments. The approach is always practical, using colour illustrations to compare genuine items with others not quite "right", and show buyers what to look for, what to beware of and how the faker's materials and techniques differ from those in the genuine article.

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Author information

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.