This pocket-sized guide to identifying and interpreting metal and ceramic marks has been improved with additional hallmarks along with details of the updated hallmarking system. It also contains a history of hallmarks as well as information on how to read them.
This pocket-sized guide to identifying and interpreting metal and ceramic marks has been improved with additional hallmarks along with details of the updated hallmarking system. Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma's silver spoon? Do you envy the experts' ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, "Collins Gem Antique Marks" could be for you. Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, the book provides: full hallmarks for silver from London, Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield along with maker's marks from these cities.Hallmarks for gold and platinum; Old Sheffield Plate marks, showing the variety of maker's marks; Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks; and pottery and porcelein marks showing both letter and name marks and symbol marks.