Antique Trader Guide to Fakes & Reproductions

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Krause Publications, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 368 pages
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It's gorgeous, and the price is right, but is it an original or a fabulous fake? With so many antique fakes and reproductions flooding the market, it really can be hard to tell. Mark Chervenka, America's top expert in the field, comes to the rescue with this updated edition of his best-selling guide. Featuring nearly 1,000 close-up photos of fakes and originals shown side-by-side, it's easy for collectors to determine what's new, fake, forged, or reproduced. New chapters include Bakelite fakes, new castiron lawn furniture and garden ornaments, and reproductions of holiday collectibles. This book is the standard reference on new Depression glass, art glass, pottery, toys, advertising, lighting, cut glass, bronzes and more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Glass
6
China and Porcelain
104
Black Memorabilia
146
Color Pages
161
American Art Pottery
177
Bronze
200
Furniture
214
Silver
298
Scientific Instruments
304
Pickle Castors
310
Scrimshaw
318
Little Red Riding Hood
328
Lawn and Garden Cast Iron
334
Bakelite
346
Halloween
356

Digital Fakes and Forgeries
234
Lamps and Lighting
244
Figural Napkin Rings
268
Toys
278
Index
366
Tools to catch fakes and reproductions
368
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Chervenka is America's top expert on antique fakes and reproductions, offering priceless advice via television, radio, and other news outlets.

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