Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First Edition edition (October 1994)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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This book is a great resource if you are looking for general descriptions of the hundreds of different types of sterling flatware pieces - it goes well beyond the standard place setting and serving pieces. However, it would be better if it had better photos of some details and the price guide is very general - it does not value specific patterns.
I love this book. The pictures do clear up questions as to sizing and function of the more obscure pieces used in bygone days that you may be fortunate enough to find for sale, such as a muddling spoon. Nice book for the serious collector or a casual admirer.
Do you love silver; old flatware patterns of silver; tea sets; the customs and accoutrements of a more leisurely time? Then do treat yourself to this book, if not for its information, then for the eye candy the place settings and objects de'art presented in this lovely book!
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