Item #11877 Yesterday's Silver for Today's Table: A SIlver Collector's Guide to Elegant Dining. Richard Osterberg.

Yesterday's Silver for Today's Table: A SIlver Collector's Guide to Elegant Dining

Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001.

Hardcover. 11 1/4" X 8 3/4". 256pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, creasing, and bumps to covers, corners, and edges. 2 1/2" tear has been repaired with clear tape at rear cover. Heavy creasing to bottom edge of rear cover of jacket. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine and front cover lettered in balck. Slight lean to spine. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

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In his newest book, silver expert Richard Osterberg guides readers on a colorful, yet practical tour of fine antique silver. The book's first part deals with silver flatware made circa 1875-1885, with a broad representation of patterns and forms. Next, a myriad of serving pieces are displayed, with examples of each type and function. In the third part, place settings are covered in many different patterns, showing the wide variety of pieces that were used, from the common knives, forks, and spoons to more obscure forms like individual bird knives, bird forks, and cherry forks. Finally, individual place settings are shown, together with silver, china, linen, and crystal to suggest dining as a truly stimulating visual expereince. Throughout the text value ranges are given, making it easy to look up individual prices. Using this book can be both inspirational and educational. It is both a must for collectors wishing to identify pieces of old family silver and an essential aid to the modern host or hostess.(Publisher). Good + / good. Item #11877
ISBN: 0764314203

Price: $20.00

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