A practical guide to recognizing, identifying, and appreciating the finest American silverwork. Photographs and drawings of masterworks from leading collections show some of the finest work by Jacob Hurd, Jeremiah Dummer, Peter van Dyck, Edward Winslow, John Coney, Paul Revere, and other renowned silversmiths. 52 halftones, 14 black-and-white line illustrations.
A reproduction becomes a fake when it is sold as a genuine antique. This book clearly picturing the old, and the new copies in pattern glass, blown glass, iron mechanical banks, cup plates, historial flasks, can save you time and money, and protect you against intentional misrepresentation.