Dating walker hall silver plate
It is claimed for it that it is the first and only practical guide written both for the buyer and seller, and compiled by an expert of long experience. INTRODUCTION , FRAUDULENT AND OTHER PIECES - 1 FRAUDULENT HALL MARKS - ' 1 TRANSPOSED HALL MARKS 1 CONVERTED PIECES 2 ADDITIONS 2 ENGRAVING, EMBOSSING, SAW PIERCING 2 DAMAGED HALL MARKS OR DAMAGED ARTICLES 2 HINTS TO COLLECTORS 3 OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE 3 MERCURIAL OR FIRE GILDING AND PLATING - 3 OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE, INVENTOR 3 PROCESS OF MANUFACTURE 4 TESTS. The writer has made a study of "The Values of Old English Silver and Sheffield Plate" for more than twenty years, during which time he has attended upwards of three thousand sales by auction, and has become acquainted with most of the principal dealers in this country, thereby enabling him to obtain information at first hand as to the prices paid by the trade. OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE 4 MODERN SHEFFIELD PLATE 5 ELECTRO PLATE - 5 MAKERS' MARKS AS USED BY THE SHEFFIELD PLATE MANUFACTURERS FROM THE YEAR 1785 5 DEALERS IN ANTIQUE SILVER 6 RISE AND FALL IN VALUES 7 THE WAY TO DESCRIBE OLD SILVER AND SHEFFIELD PLATE - 7 THE WAY TO PROTECT GOODS WHEN SELLING BY AUCTION - 9 SALES BY AUCTION -------- 10 AUCTION SALE RECORDS AND PRICES REALISED - 10 VALUES, AUTHORS 10 INVENTORY AND ARRANGEMENT OF COLLECTION 11 ADVICE TO THOSE WISHING TO DISPOSE OF A COLLECTION - - - - 1 1 PROCEDURE IN VALUATIONS FOR PROBATE 11 WHEN FAMILY DIVISION TAKES PLACE - - 12 CONTENTS— continued.
A good English Art Deco silver plated serving tray with leaf and beaded decoration to edges, circa 1930 and has makers mark for ' Gladwin Ltd, Sheffield' to base. This pocket sized reference contains all of the marks that one is likely to encounter on a regular basis.Armed with this book, the process of reading these marks can be split into the 5 simple steps shown below.Fortunately, with the use of a single reference book, it is possible for even a complete novice to decipher the vast majority.Although there are many books on the market which can be used to help read hallmarks, the standard book of reference, used by dealers and collectors world wide is Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks.