Encyclopedia of Antiques

Encyclopedia of Antiques

by PaulAtterbury (Author), Lars Tharp (Author)


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.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 03 Dec 1998

ISBN 10: 0316643238
ISBN 13: 9780316643238

Media Reviews
'Not only a splendid book but also a rewarding one - I wish that it had been available when I first became interested in the subject of antiques.' Anthony Coleridge, President of CHRISTIE'S, South Kensington
Author Bio
Paul Atterbury is a freelance journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who specialises in antiques. Lars Tharp is manager of the Ceramics Department at Bonhams. Both writers are regular members of the BBC Antiques Roadshow team.