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    Miller's is it Genuine?: How to Collect Antiques with Confidence (Hardback) Edited by John Bly


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    DescriptionCompletely 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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    Miller's is it Genuine?
    How to Collect Antiques with Confidence
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Bly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840006230
    ISBN 10: 1840006234

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WC
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
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    BISAC V2.8: ANT038000
    DC22: 745.1
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    DC21: 745.102874
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    LC classification: NK1125 .M487 2002
    Thema V1.0: WC
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    320 colour photographs
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Miller's Publications
    Publication date
    19 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    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.