Eric Knowles Eric Knowles, Antiquarian

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Eric Knowles Antiques
This book offers an introduction to collecting antiques, brought to life by one of the longest-serving members of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow team. It provides an invaluable introduction to the different collecting areas, ranging from furniture to ceramics, silver to glass. Eric Knowles describes the items available to the amateur collector and enthusiast, and how to get started. Organized by genre, the book introduces each category's major stylistic eras, telling the reader what to look out for.

Each item has been valued by Eric, and examples from all price ranges are included, enabling readers to see both affordable objects and those that may be out of budget but nevertheless of interest in developing knowledge and understanding. Throughout the book, Eric has selected examples to illustrate at a larger size, with detailed annotation. These help the reader to learn more about a chosen topic, identify the typical, appreciate the extraordinary, and understand why some pieces are worth so much more than others.

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (19 Oct 2006)
ISBN-10: 1845332342
ISBN-13: 978-1845332341
Hardcover: 64 pages
Size: 286mm x 218mm
Price: £20 + £5 P&P
Purchased books can be signed and dedicated by Eric Knowles

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Miller's Art Deco Checklist
You may be looking at a figurine that evokes the giddy twenties, but how do you know if it is really bronze and ivory and not plastic or "ivorine"? How can you tell if the base really belongs to the piece, and if the signature is genuine?

The Miller's Art Deco Checklist answers all such questions with its analysis of the major collecting categories in England, the United States and continental Europe, including furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, prints and posters, metalwork, silver, jewellery and textiles. Each double-page "spread" shows how to identify and date a piece using the question and answer process unique to the Checklists, and then examines stylistic variations, fakes, contemporary and modern copies and condition, as well as discussing other wares from the same craftsmen or factory and, where appropriate, similar items from rival firms. For those with a limited budget, special sections look at the works of lesser known or anonymous craftsmen which may be equally attractive but are more affordable.

Miller's Art Deco Checklist is the ideal tool for all those who wish to collect with confidence and to enjoy the experience of collecting.

ISBN 1 84000 280 8
192 pages
Size: 197mm x 96mm

Price: £10 inc P&P

Purchased books can be signed and dedicated by Eric Knowles




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