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Hallmark Books

Jackson's Hallmarks: English, Scottish, Irish Silver and Gold Marks from 1300 to the Present Day
Charles James Jackson, Ian Pickford (Editor)
£6.95

Based on the revised edition of "Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland", published in 1989, this slim volume contains concise and essential information in a handy pocket size reference, now issued in a paperback version. Complete cycles of silver marks are given for all the important assay offices. The Pocket Edition has been updated to 1991 to include current assay marks.

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Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland
Charles James Jackson
£49.50

The classic reference work on British antique silver hallmarks. The original 1905 Jackson's has been revised by a distinguished team of experts to take into account the vast store of information which has been unearthed in the intervening years. It contains 10,000 corrections in addition to new material making dating and attribution more accurate than ever. There are few standard reference works which survive for almost 100 years without being displaced; it remains a 'bible' for all antique silver dealers and enthusiasts.

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The Compendium of Chester Gold and Silver Marks 1570 to 1962:
From the Chester Assay Office Registers
Maurice H. Ridgway, Philip Priestley
£65.00

This work provides a comprehensive listing of all known Chester marks
in easy-to-use format with photographs of the actual marks.

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English Silver Hallmarks
Stanley W Fisher
£4.99

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Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks: A Guide to Marks of Origin on English, Scottish and Irish Silver, Gold and Platinum and on Foreign Imported Silver and Gold Plate 1544-2005 - Old Sheffield Plate Makers' Marks 1743-1860
Frederick Bradbury
£5.50

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General Silver Books

Starting to Collect Antique Silver (Starting to Collect)
Ian Pickford
£12.50

The full background of silver production and the nature of silver is discussed in this book. The focus is mainly on the makers and their techniques, the type of decoration used and the wide range of objects which have been fashioned in silver over the years.

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Miller's Collecting Silver: Facts at Your Fingertips
(The Facts at Your Fingertips)
Jill Bace, Alexis Butcher, Juliet Nusser
£9.09

This book features all the main collecting categories such as candlesticks, dining silver, items for serving drinks, accessories for the dressing table and smoking equipment plus many other miscellaneous items including sewing equipment and card cases. The book is full of handy tips on how to read hallmarks, how to spot fakes and how to assess condition and value, and is packed with expert, practical advice on caring for, displaying and insuring your collection..

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Silver Flatware: English, Irish and Scottish, 1660-1980
Ian Pickford
£29.50

Ian Pickford takes a wide-ranging look at flatware patterns and, at the same time, discusses in detail flatware makers, stylistic developments, quality, repairs, fakes, forgeries and alterations as well as the marking of flatware. A large part of the book is devoted, in reference form, to the patterns themselves. Silver flatware is highly collectable and this is the standard work of reference

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Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Silver
Phillipa Glanville (Foreword), Charles Truman (Editor),
Coral Mula (Illustrator)
£13.99

Written by a team of specialists, this is a chronological exploration of the history of silver, its uses, its means of production, and the names behind the most famous pieces. The book includes an illustrated glossary, a dictionary of silversmiths and information on hallmarks.

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Book of Old Silver: English, American, Foreign
Seymour Wyler
£16.66

A history of and guide to old silver and Sheffield plate and great silversmiths and designs in England, Ireland, Scotland, America, and Europe includes comprehensive hallmark tables.

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Catalogue of Silver in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Peter Boughton
£19.95

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Specialist Books

Silver Boxes
Eric Delieb
£25.00

This book is a comprehensive study of the subject which concentrates on the development of the silver box in England from the 16th to the late 19th centuries. Because the interest of collectors lies not so much in the shape or type of boxes as in the wide variety of uses to which they have been put and the splendid enrichment lavished upon them, there is a penetrating analysis of the roots and derivations of ornament. The full colour illustrations show boxes with as many diverse forms and uses as possible.

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Wine Labels: 1730-2003 - A Worldwide History
John Salter (Editor)
£71.39

Silver wine labels made their appearance in the 1730s to identify the contents of unmarked opaque glass wine bottles. This book reflects the lively interest in wine labels of collectors in many countries. It explores the history of the development of not only the labels themselves, but also of the great collections. It examines in detail makers, places of manufacture and styles.

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Vesta Boxes (Antique Pocket Guides)
Roger Fresco-Corbu
£3.99

Now out of date regarding values of vesta's on the current market, but this book still provides a good source of material regarding the styles and materials used in the manufacture of these endearingly collectible objects.

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Silver Nutmeg Graters
John D. Davis
£14.50

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West Country Silver Spoons and Their Makers, 1550-1750
Timothy Arthur Kent
£35.00

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Silversmithing: A Manual of Design and Techniques
Keith Smith
£18.99

This manual provides information and advice on the various design and craft techniques of silversmithing to help beginners as well as those with more experience. The chapter on design includes works that have been provided by members of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths

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Specific Makers Books

Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver
Janet Drucker
£59.95

A comprehensive review of Georg Jensen and his work, the book contains the full range of Jensen silver including hollowware, jewellery and flatware.

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Georg Jensen: 20th Century Designs
Janet Drucker
£55.00

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The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co
Adrian J. Tilbrook
£18.50

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Gerald Benney: Goldsmith: The Story of Fifty Years at the Bench
Graham Hughes
£30.00

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The World of Faberge
Geza Von Habsburg
£34.97

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