In our three-volume study we present about 2400 hallmarks on:
* Volume II includes, among other things,
the unique and most extensive collection of about 310 hallmarks of
jewellers from Pforzheim.
1. Silverware and silver-plated ware.
2. Jewellery and luxury goods.*
All the listed makers' marks cover the period after the year 1888,
however, in many cases the listed firms have been present already
before this date and some are still present on the market. Each volume
contains introduction in four languages: German, Polish, English and
French. In order to facilitate usage of the descriptions by persons
who do not know German we have attached a short dictionary to help
the readers understand descriptions of the presented hallmarks.
In the last sections of volume I and volume II we have featured a
separate chapter that presents hallmarks of the greatest German
Art Nouveau designers, whereas volume 3 includes chapter dedicated
to the most famous Russian silver workshops operating before the
Revolution of 1917.
The books are available only as a set, which price is:
The purpose of this study is to help you to identify makers, workshops
and master craftsmen of many types of wares that you possess. The
study can be of invaluable help not only to museologists, art
historians and librarians but also to auctioneers, antique
dealers, jeweller's experts, collectors and all admirers
of beautiful items. Especially today, in the era of Internet, when
knowing a name of a company is enough to precisely identify and
valuate an item getting to the prices reached on the antique markets.
Our lexicon is a key to further, more precise Internet search.
Using Internet browsers and having knowledge of a name of a firm
you can find more complete and detailed information about its history
as well as wares made there, and described in the specialist literature,
or items often being in the museums' or private collections or offered
by the auction houses.
If you buy wholesale the price is negotiable.
We ship to every destination in the world. We speak German, English,
Polish and Russian.