Miller's Antiques and Collectables: The Facts at Your Fingertips (Miller's Antiques & Collectables)

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Today, with antiques and collectables available everywhere from garage sales to the Internet, collectors need authoritative advice more than ever. This comprehensive reference puts it at their fingertips. Essential questions in all categories are answered instantly in the A-to-Z section: What is Aurene glass? When was Tiffany & Co. founded? What's the difference between soft- and hard-paste porcelain? In the back of the book the collector will find extensive charts and tables to help identify the styles of feet on furniture, the forms of glass objects, dolls' bodies and heads, and hundreds of makers' marks on glass, ceramics, and silver. Plus, the eye-opening chapter on buying and selling antiques is essential preparation before attempting any sale or purchase.

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Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.

Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has co-hosted the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV's Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.

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An introductory guide which covers aspects of materials, techniques, design and decoration used at different periods and in a variety of subject areas such as furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, and clocks. Key information is highlighted to show what to look for and what to avoid.

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