This handbook has been compiled to enable collectors aand dealers to trace the marks or ‘touches’on pewter objects from about 20 countries. Starting from the letters or symbols constituting the mark, the reader can quickly identify the country and town of origin, the date when the mark was used and often the individual maker. The book illustrates and explains nearly 2000 marks arranged under letters in alphabetical order and includes numerals, human figures, mammals, birds, plants, heavenly bodies etc., so that any marks can be easily found. The introduction describes the various systems in force in each country since the first known recoords. There is also a bibliography for each country, to guide the reader who needs more detailed or specialist information. With its mass of information in an easy-to-use format, this handbook is a thoroughly practical guide for everyone who comes into contact with this beautiful metal.
hardback with dust jacket with polythene cover – very slight discolouration of pages – otherwise in good condition in view of age (1977)