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Feb 23, 2009, 12:07pm Top

Includes works about collecting the specific objects and/or for works on the history of these objects if they are not covered in other sections (such as ART). Place works discussing the techniques used to make the objects listed in this category elsewhere (such as CRAFTS & HOBBIES).

Mar 8, 2009, 12:09am Top

I think a neat way to get at this category is to list all the categories the Antiques Roadshow uses at its PBS website:

Arms & Militaria
Asian arts -- (Should be under art?)
Books & Manuscripts
Clocks & Watches
Decorative Arts
Folk Art
Metalwork & sculpture -- (Under art?)
Musical instruments -- (under music)
Paintings & drawings -- (under art)
Pottery & Porcelain
Prints & Posters
Rugs & textiles
Science & technology
Sports memorabilia
Tools & Implements
Toys & games
Tribal arts

Other categories I can think of:

Appraising, buying & selling
Coin & stamp collecting

Using "ephemera" to put paper types together (prints, postcards, posters, timetables, tickets, sports cards, waybills, et al)

Mar 8, 2009, 12:32pm Top

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Mar 8, 2009, 12:41pm Top

3: I can't be sure, but I'm pretty sure that "Silver" is more for silver spoons, forks, platters, and other such food-eating tools. I think that "Metalwork & sculptures" isn't trying to deny that sculpture can be in other materials but rather to group metal that is formed to look like something with sculptures.

Mar 8, 2009, 1:07pm Top

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Mar 8, 2009, 2:53pm Top

I had also thought about "Dining Ware" but serving ware sounds better. Dining ware includes glasses and plates. I think silverware is what was meant by silver. My mother called all serving/eating utensils silverware regardless of metallic component.

Mar 9, 2009, 1:19pm Top

Does "Silver" aka "Silverware" also include "Hollow-ware" - i.e. bowls, tureens, platters, trays, etc. which often are made to match the flatware pattern?

"Serving ware" seems to me to exclude the knives/forks/spoons that you eat with, not serve with.

I'm fairly sure that Antiques Roadshow makes Silver a separate category from Metal just because there's so much of it submitted for evaluation.

Mar 9, 2009, 3:17pm Top

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Mar 9, 2009, 3:47pm Top

I'm pretty sure that Ceramics/China would be considered a separate category by most library users and collectors. AR calls it Pottery & Porcelain.

BTW, was this list from the US or UK version of Antiques Roadshow?
*goes back to look at it again*
Guessing US, from the spelling of "jewelry"; might be interesting to see the UK version.

Mar 20, 2009, 10:47am Top

Please check out this thread (http://www.librarything.com/topic/60594) for a link to the new OSC blog and a call for specific volunteer involvement. Thanks!


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