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Warman's Vintage Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide (Warmans)
By Brand: Krause Publications
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ean: 9780896896390, isbn: 0896896390,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Eight hundred color photos, descriptions, and up-to-date prices are provided in this comprehensive guide to vintage jewelry, enhanced with a historical overview of rhinestones, from the author of Costume Jewelry. Original. 10,000 first printing.Used Book in Good Condition.

Metal Detecting the Beach
By Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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ean: 9781482365184, isbn: 1482365189,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
Do you ever dream of finding buried treasures on the beach? Have you sat there and watched as other people comb the beach with their metal detectors wondering if they ever really find anything? Do you think that they would be there doing it if they were not finding anything? These people are digging up silver, gold, diamonds, platinum, old coins, and every other type of treasure that you could imagine. It is real. There is an entire world of buried treasure right beneath your feet, and it is

Animals in Bronze
By Brand: Antique Collectors Club Dist
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ean: 9780907462453, isbn: 0907462456,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
From bird , cat and horse to ape and camel, Animals in Bronze examines and illustrates the work of hundreds of sculptors and founders who have worked in this highly popular and much-collected field. The definitive animal bronzes, renowned for their vigour and authenticity, are those of Antoine-Louis Barye, and there is full coverage of his work here, along with that of others of his school. However, the scope of the book extends well beyond the confines of Les Animaliers to include the output

Southwest Silver Jewelry
By Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764312441, isbn: 0764312448,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
This beautiful book examines the first century of Navajo and Pueblo metal jewelry-making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1860s, the region's native peoples learned metalworking and became accomplished silversmiths. Their work was united with a long-standing native traditon of beads and ornaments made from turquoise and other natural materials. The cross-cultural appeal of this jewelry continued into the mid-1900s, despite competition from tourist jewelry and mass-produced

Fabergé Rediscovered (Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens)
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ean: 9781911282167, isbn: 1911282166,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
The firm of Fabergé, jeweler to the Russian court, was founded in St. Petersburg in 1842. Expanded by the founder’s son, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), the firm became one of the most famous jewelers of the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. Major American collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Fabergé’s success after the fall of the imperial regime, and her mansion at Hillwood in Washington, DC now has a collection of about ninety

Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing
By University of New Mexico Press
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mpn: colour photos, ean: 9780826333827, isbn: 0826333826,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Collectors all over the world prize the distinctive silver jewelry crafted by the Hopi people of northern Arizona. Margaret Wright's comprehensive guide, first published over thirty years ago and updated in 1998 to include new artisans, has long been considered the best available reference on Hopi silversmithing and is now available only from UNM Press. Beginning with a brief look at the geographic area that helped form Hopi identity and culture, Wright moves on to examine Hopi silversmiths

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia
By Mitchell Beazley
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ean: 9781784723651, isbn: 1784723657,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
First published in 1998, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia has gone on to sell more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been published into seven languages. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers and up-to-date price codes for each item.Compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants and writers, and offering clear and wide-ranging coverage of antiques and collectables, this book contains valuable information for both the enthusiast and the experienced

Pocket Edition Jackson's Hallmarks
By Acc Art Books
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ean: 9781851491698, isbn: 1851491694,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
This handy-sized guide is drawn from the extensively revised edition of Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland , published by the Antique Collectors' Club in 1989. Ever since its publication in 1905, English Goldsmiths and Their Marks , or Jackson's , has been the bible for scholars, dealers and collectors, selling in hundreds of thousands. The Antique Collectors' Club revised edition contains approximately 15,000 marks, with over 10,000 corrections to the second

Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2018-2019
By Mitchell Beazley
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ean: 9781784723514, isbn: 1784723517,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. Completely revised and updated, this guide is the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8,000-plus featured antiques. The images in the book are changed for every edition to keep the guide up to date with collecting and buying trends. The antiques are shown

Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present; an Illustrated Standard Catalog With Valuations (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish Edition)
By Coin & Currency Institute
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ean: 9780871843098, isbn: 0871843099,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
On every continent. In more than 50 countries. Wherever gold coins are bought and sold. The world s standard reference. New. Revised. Expanded. Now, bigger and more complete than ever! The indispensable classic reference: 832 pages, completely revised and updated. More than 8,500 photos, nearly ALL of them new. 22,000+ listings of coin types, with sections expanded and hundreds of new listings. Ottoman Empire coinage completely revised. From the 6th cent. BC to date over 2,500 years of gold

William Spratling, His Life and Art: Selected Essays in Economic and Social History (Southern Biography Series)
By LSU Press
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mpn: black & white illustrations, black & whi, ean: 9780807156261, isbn: 0807156264,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
In this lavishly illustrated biography of silversmith and graphic artist William Spratling (1900--1967), Taylor D. Littleton reintroduces one of the most fascinating American expatriates of the early twentieth century. Best known for his revolutionary silver designs, Spratling influenced an entire generation of Mexican and American silversmiths and transformed the tiny village of Taxco into the ''Florence of Mexico.'' Littleton widens the context of Spratling's popular reputation by examining

Silverplated Flatware, An Identification and Value Guide, 4th Revised Edition
By Brand: Collector Books
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ean: 9780891454281, isbn: 0891454284,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
In this revised fourth edition, each pattern has current values for the fork, knife, and spoon with each illustration. Over 1,600 patterns are fully illustrated and include the date introduced, manufacturer's marks, and variations of pattern names. All values have been revised to reflect today's market. 2008 values.Used Book in Good Condition.

Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems
By Brand: Skira
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ean: 9788881188246, isbn: 8881188244,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
An exhibition catalog featuring the work of Gianmaria Buccellati that was held at the National Museum of Natural History.Used Book in Good Condition.

Keys: Their history and collection (Shire Library)
By Shire Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780747804222, isbn: 0747804222,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
The oldest keys known to exist date from around 4,000 BC in Ancient Egypt. These were simple wooden cylinders that were part of a mechanism to secure doors. By the time of the Roman Empire, metal keys were in common usage and had begun to adopt the recognizable pattern of keys today. This book tells the complete story of the key, backed by numerous photos from all time periods.Today, old keys are more than just security mechanisms. They are highly collectable artifacts that can either be

Kwab: Ornament as Art in the Age of Rembrandt
By nai010 publishers/Rijksmuseum
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ean: 9789462084285, isbn: 9462084289,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
The 17th-century auricular or lobate style―Kwabstijl, in Dutch―is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe.Soft, smooth, undulating masses that resemble the curvature of the cartilage of the human ear give this curious style its name. Its forms, rendered in delicately hammered silver and gold, are strikingly modern, suspended between human anatomy and the materiality of slugs or mollusks. The ''Kwab'' of this fascinating book's title

Gilded Interiors: Parisian Luxury and the Antique
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ean: 9781781300589, isbn: 1781300585,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
The Wallace Collection has an internationally-renowned collection of French eighteenth-century art but perhaps lesser known today is their stunning collection of gilt-bronze objects. These bronzes d'ameublement – from clocks and mounted Sèvres porcelain to wall lights and candelabra – epitomised the levels of luxury achieved in Parisian interiors. Highly expensive and expertly wrought, they illustrate the heights of skilled craftsmanship achieved by French bronze workers in the eighteenth

Jensen Silver: The American Designs
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing
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ean: 9780764327384, isbn: 0764327380,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Sterling Silver jewelry and tableware that was sold at the Jensen store in New York City included designs by American craftsmen, especially William De Matteo and Alphonse La Paglia, in the late 1940s. This is the story of these two silversmiths work and its impact on fancy goods of the mid-20th century period. Silver tea sets, candelabra, centerpieces, bowls, serving spoons, and women's jewelry sets were made in original designs that incorporated Danish styles for which the store was famous.

Collecting and Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars (Strategy Guide Series)
By Coin Books
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mpn: 10514-WLHD, ean: 9781933990170, isbn: 1933990171,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Walking Liberty Half Dollars. Beautiful to behold, the artistic skill and depth of symbolism represented in these coins marks a golden age in United States coin design. There is perhaps no better indication of Walking Liberty s timeless beauty than the fact that its obverse design graces all modern-issue Silver Eagles from the United States Mint. In this definitive Strategy Guide Series, numismatic expert Jeff Ambio completely reevaluates the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series in light of

By Brand: Harvard University Press
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mpn: 110 color illustrations, 20 halftones, ean: 9780674030947, isbn: 067403094X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
The curious course of silver through human history unfolds in this rich and engaging book, accompanied by striking illustrations from the British Museum. Philippa Merriman takes the reader back to the earliest uses of silver: in ingots and coins, dowries, hoards, and college plate. She shows us how silver demonstrated status—whether for an individual, as ornament, furnishings, and a store of wealth; or for a society, as grave decor, civic regalia, and ritual goods. And she traces the long

Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living
By Art Institute of Chicago
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ean: 9780300232998, isbn: 0300232993,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
A beautifully illustrated look at how Georg Jensen pushed the boundaries of modern domestic design  In 1904 Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866–1935) founded one of the world’s most celebrated design companies. Famous for its signature silver tableware that combines gleaming sculptural forms with lush ornament, Jensen’s eponymous firm has stood at the forefront of domestic design for over a century by combining an innovative and experimental spirit with a commitment to traditional

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