Miller's Pocket Antiques and Collectables Fact Book: All You Need to Know - In Your Pocket

Miller's Pocket Antiques and Collectables Fact Book: All You Need to Know - In Your Pocket

by JudithMiller (Author)

Synopsis

This is the only comprehensive, illustrated pocket book on the market for the antiques and collectables buyer. Each chapter explains what to look for when buying antiques - how to spot repairs and fakes, clues to dating and the history of factories and key designers. Comprehensive marks sections include international hallmarks and more than 1,000 marks from ceramics factories across the world: from 18th century Meissen to 20th century Rookwood.However, the market for antiques has changed dramatically: 20th century design, whether Art Deco or Mid Century Modern, has become a popular collecting area and so this completely reworked edition will keep the core information about antique furniture, ceramics, glass and silver while new sections will cover Modern Design - from Eames furniture to Murano glass, Spratling silver to Studio pottery. It contains all the essential information you need when you're on the antiques trail.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Miller's Publications
Published: 15 May 2008

ISBN 10: 1845334302
ISBN 13: 9781845334307
Book Overview: Pocket-sized - the ideal companion on an antiques buying trip or at an auction. Aimed at the beginner as well as those with a grounding in antiques. An easy-to-use reference guide covering: marks, styles, makers and advice on dating. Covers furniture, ceramics, glass and silver and other subjects in one handy volume. Contains all the essential information you need when you're on the antiques trail.

Author Bio
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers. Judith Miller is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden, and appears regularly on radio and TV. She co-hosts the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV's The Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid, and has appeared on Martha Stewart Living , CNN and The Antiques Roadshow . She has lectured at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.