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Winterthur Decorative Arts Series #01: Evaluating Your Collection

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A book on connoisseurship launches the new Winterthur Decorative Arts Series. Utilizing the unparalleled resources of the Winterthur collection and staff, these books will provide a unique forum of "how-to" advice for novices and experts alike.

Book News Annotation:

Useful for both novices and experts, this guide provides timely advice for collectors of all stripes. Emphasizing the generalities of connoisseurship rather than focusing on any particular collectible, the director of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware uses the system for appraising the quality of an object designed by Winterthur's first director in 1961. This system focuses on 14 points, such as form, ornament, function, and history of ownership to evaluate the worth of any object. Nicely illustrated with photos of objects from the Winterthur collection. Lacks an index. Distributed by the U. Press of New England.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

What do Honus Wagner baseball cards, Queen Anne side chairs, and 19th-century ceramic lions have in common? At first glance, very little. Yet Evaluating Your Collection sets out to discuss this wide range of things that people collect, in order to guide them to a greater level of knowledge.

Is an object really worth the price? How does one know what to look for? Can one recognize fakes and invisible repairs? What about color, finish, and form? In 1961, Charles F. Montgomery, Winterthur's first director, articulated a system for educating the eye and appraising the quality of an object. His fourteen points of connoisseurship, along with additions by Winterthur curators, conservators, and educators, form an unbeatable system. Understanding them, and how they interrelate, equips readers with a basic expertise necessary to operate in the world of antiques.

Compact, reader-friendly, and illustrated in full color with objects largely from Winterthur's outstanding collection, this and future series volumes provide invaluable advice. Armed with tips from the experts, your trips to estate auctions, flea markets, or your grandmother's attic will never be the same.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780912724508
Compiled:
Lanmon, Dwight P.
Adapted:
Lanmon, Dwight
Compiled by:
Lanmon, Dwight P.
Compiled:
Lanmon, Dwight P.
Author:
Lanmon, Dwight
Publisher:
Winterthur Museum
Location:
Winterthur, Del.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Collectors and collecting
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Collecting
Subject:
Collectibles
Subject:
Antiques-General
Series:
Winterthur Decorative Arts Series
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
123
Dimensions:
9.44x6.61x.38 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 123 pages Winterthur Museum - English 9780912724508 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What do Honus Wagner baseball cards, Queen Anne side chairs, and 19th-century ceramic lions have in common? At first glance, very little. Yet Evaluating Your Collection sets out to discuss this wide range of things that people collect, in order to guide them to a greater level of knowledge.

Is an object really worth the price? How does one know what to look for? Can one recognize fakes and invisible repairs? What about color, finish, and form? In 1961, Charles F. Montgomery, Winterthur's first director, articulated a system for educating the eye and appraising the quality of an object. His fourteen points of connoisseurship, along with additions by Winterthur curators, conservators, and educators, form an unbeatable system. Understanding them, and how they interrelate, equips readers with a basic expertise necessary to operate in the world of antiques.

Compact, reader-friendly, and illustrated in full color with objects largely from Winterthur's outstanding collection, this and future series volumes provide invaluable advice. Armed with tips from the experts, your trips to estate auctions, flea markets, or your grandmother's attic will never be the same.

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