Ian Pickford takes a wide-ranging look at flatware patterns and, at the same time, discusses in detail flatware makers, stylistic developments, quality, repairs, fakes, forgeries and alterations as well as the marking of flatware. A large part of the book is devoted to the patterns themselves, grouped according to principal type.
The attractively produced book, with grey cloth boards and gilt titles, is in 'as-new' condition. The jacket has a little light surface rubbing and handling indentations and minor edge creasing. Price clipped.
Written by an expert and with some 400 b/w illustrations, this is the ideal book with which to study a fascinating collecting subject.