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    A complete and authoritative guide to the world of antiques.

    Whether you are a dedicated collector or a new enthusiast, your knowledge of and pleasure in antiques will be hugely enhanced by this superbly illustrated encyclopedia which is available in paperback for the first time. More than 1,100 photographs of individual antiques, arranged in a series of colour plates, are backed by expert information on a range of classic pieces from around the world. Technical terms are clearly explained and significant changes placed in their historical and technological context. In addition, there are tips on interpreting makers' marks and authenticating period antiques. Short biographical and historical paragraphs supply invaluable help in detailing the development of artistic movements and the work of individual master craftsmen. This definitive sourcebook, whether used for easy reference or simply for pleasurable browsing, will entertain as much as it informs. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780316643238
    Publisher Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint Little, Brown & Company
    Number of Pages 336
    Publication Date 03121998
    Binding Paperback

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