The essential companion for anyone interested in buying, looking at or collecting antiques.
They stand elegant and exquisite, casually placed in simple crystal vases, primula, narcissus, a dandelion, a branch of blueberries. They invite us to touch their arched leaves. If we do, we find they are not plucked from the dew at dawn but made of gold, jewels and enamels.
|Author:||Judith H. Miller|
The only full-colour visual reference to Art Nouveau that includes historical information, buyer's tips and a price guide. Over 1,100 specially commissioned colour photographs, precise descriptions and price comparison features enable buyers to instantly identify pieces and snap up a bargain. Profiles major international Art ... read more
An A-Z guide to antiques and collectables. From creamware to costume jewellery, Murano glass to Bauhaus, it features over 3,000 entries. It explains materials, techniques, what a piece is, how and when it was used.
The all-new, all-colour, essential practical reference work to identifying and valuing ceramics, both pottery and porcelain. Ceramics is always a hugely popular field due to the sheer choice available, ranging from rare antique porcelain all the way through to more modern and colourful character-based figures that hold a high... read more
"Miller's Antiques Price Guide" 2007 is the definitive antiques price guide with a brand-new makeover. Whether you are buying or selling, with nearly 8,000 colour items - all sourced new each year from the antiques trade - this is the one book no collector can afford to be without. As well as traditional antiques such as furn... read more
What's in Your Attic? explains, with the assistance of hundreds of illustrations and invaluable advice from a team of experts, how to tell if an item is an antique, valuable or rare.
|Author:||J & M Miller|
Clearly divided into 80 categories, this year brand new special features include a focus on hot topics such as Advertising and Packaging (Premiums and Give-aways), TV and Film, Scandinavian and Blinko glass, German ceramics, Pez, Hand-held computers. Every item in the book has, in the past year, been sold at auction or offere... read more
|Series:||Miller's Pocket Guides|
Whether you are a novice collector, dealer or enthusiast, this book has been designed to provide you with a practical source of reference, wherever your collecting takes you. It will help you to tell when, where, by whom, and with what quality of metal most silver items are made. It will enable you to identify a piece of silv... read more
Forming a collection of antique porcelain is surprisingly simple with the aid of this book, written by a foremost authority. John Sandon presents the essential information in a style which is both accessible and readable, offering all manner of practical advice to the novice and beginner. Where should you buy, what should you... read more
This is a fully illustrated history of the highly influential Arts and Crafts movement covering: * The influence of Ruskin, Pugin, Talbert, Eastlake and G.E. Street * The founding of William Morris & Co. in the 1860s until its demise in the early twentieth century * The fruition of the Movement from 1880 to 1... read more
|Author:||Ghislaine Wood (Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum)|
This work captures the essence of the style which swept across the globe in the 1920s and 1930s, altering the skylines of cities from Shanghai to Rio and adding an exotic, vibrant edge to everything from cinema and fashion to ocean liners and automobiles.
A Collectors Year is a lively account of a year in the life of a collector. Adrian Franklin, TV presenter and author, takes us on a month-by-month journey through the quirky and often kooky world of those enthusiasts who pursue with passion their next treasures to be displayed, admired and loved. From a souvenir shop in Hobar... read more