Arts of the Hellenized East
Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-islamic Era
Paperback ISBN: 050097070x
The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, houses one of the world's most spectacular collections of ancient silver vessels and other objects made of precious metals. This book deals with an important group of Sasanian silver vessels and gems, and some other rarities produced in the succeeding centuries for Hunnish and Turkic patrons.
The Book of Old Silver
English, American, Foreign With All Available Hallmarks Including Sheffield Plate Marks
Hardcover ISBN: 1620872110
The art of silversmithing dates back tocenturies ago, and its history is an interesting and intricate one, but evenOld Silver connoisseurs aren't familiar with all of the customs, laws, regulations,and fashions of the past. First published in 1937, The Book of Old Silver thoroughlychronicles the fascinating history of the art of this precious metal, startingin England, which produced more fine silver than any other country and ignitedthe craft's greatest flowering. Did you know the word “Sterling
Clock Repairing As a Hobby
An Illustrated How-to Guide for the Beginner
Paperback ISBN: 160239153x
All of the precise and delicate gears and levers in a clock can appear dizzying to the amateur, but this guide, with its wonderfully detailed diagrams, can clear things up. It covers the theory behind clock movement and design, including the particulars of escapements, pendulums, balance wheels, and even the sheet music for popular chimes. The American striking clock, the 400-day clock, and the alarm clock receive special attention. The in-depth information, including explanations of clock repairing terminology and details on the tools, materials, and supplies that are needed for success, will benefit even skilled enthusiasts.
English Silver Hall-Marks
Including the Marks of Origin on Scottish & Irish Silver Plate, Gold, Platinum & Sheffield Plate: With 300 of the More Important Makers Marks from 169
Paperback ISBN: 0572029993