The Book of Old Silver

The Book of Old Silver

English, American, Foreign

Book - 1937
Rate this:
A history and guide to Old Silver and Old Sheffield Plate, with the most comprehensive table of hallmarks ever published in one book. Here is the fascinating story of the great silversmiths and their art. All the factors of interest to the amateur, collector or connoisseur of Old Silver and Old Sheffield Plate are authoritatively covered:The development of design in tea services, flatware, candlesticks, trays, cups. Values and scarcity. Where to buy. How to collect. How to detect frauds. Reproductions. And most important, this book permits the exact and indisputable identification of Old Silver by means of the Hallmark tables. These are conveniently and simply arranged so that anyone may trace in a few moments any hallmarked piece of silver of American, English, Sheffield, French, German or other European origin.The splendid pictures are from photographs of authentic pieces from the foremost dealers in Antique Silver. Mr. Seymour B. Wyler, himself a well-known New York dealer, is regarded both in this country and abroad as an authority. "What the Kovels don't know about antiques," says House Beautiful, "isn't worth knowing."
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 1937
ISBN: 9780517000892
Branch Call Number: 739.1 WYL 1937
Characteristics: 401 p. : ill


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top