The Collector's Guide
Hardback 176pp Illustrated 275x215mm
9781851494460   Product Code: 11055
Fairings are small china ornaments depicting a scene or tableau, usually with a caption, making a social, political or humorous comment on English life. They were produced in Germany between about 1850 and 1914 and sold as souvenirs at the popular English fairs of the day. This comprehensive guide presents fairings arranged alphabetically by their captions, with over 400 colour photographs and guide prices, and provides notes on collecting, including advice on how to spot fakes.