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

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

By: Richard F. Osterberg (author)Hardback

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Description

In his newest book, silver expert Richard Osterberg guides readers on a colorful, yet practical tour of fine antique silver. The books 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.

About Author

Dick Osterberg has written and lectured extensively about sterling silver flatware and holloware. He resides in central California.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764314209
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780764314209
  • weight: 1800
  • ISBN10: 0764314203

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