Bone, Ivory, and Horn - Identifying Natural Materials
Michael Locke
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2013)
In Collection
Ivory, Organic
Hardcover 9780764343070
In the pre-plastic era everything was made from natural materials, often by skilled craftsmen. The materials that they used are now often rare and easily misidentified. Are they made from bone, ivory, horn, tortoiseshell shell, skin or scales, or some other now forgotten exotic material? This technical book will help collectors, antique dealers, museum conservationists, and frequenters of flea markets to know more about the vast array of those artifacts, their biology, rarity, value, and how to conserve and restore them. Included in this comprehensive guide are hundreds of images of actual collectibles ranging from knives to buttons.
Product Details
LoC Control Number 2013948431
Cover Price 45.00 CHF
No. of Pages 280
Height x Width 260 x 185  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location B 11
Purchase Price 34.00 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2015
Condition Perfect
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