This is an outstanding silver reference book that gives identification and dating clues for hollowware and flatware. The book features silver hallmarks for 24 countries including England, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. It also includes British design registry numbers, U.S. Design and Utility patent numbers and metric conversion tables. The book will help you to: discover the difference between silver items and items that just look like silver; identify important construction techniques and understand how they effect quality; Circa date a piece of silver and identify the maker; and, know what makes a piece collectible and why.
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