From the writers of "Country Living" magazine's " What Is It? What Is It Worth?" column, this guide to American metalware captures the magnificence of metal creations including silver, iron, tin, brass, and pewter. Professional antiques appraisers Joe Rosson and Helaine Fendelman reveal the fascinating histories and market values of dozens of rare items, from Colonial-era firebacks to mechanical banks, from heirloom tea sets to antique weather vanes. Discover a treasure-trove of uniquely American items of utility and beauty in this second book based on America's favorite antiques appraisal column. - Beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations - The history of major American metalworkers and manufacturers, and the development of new materials and techniquesRosson, Joe L. is the author of 'Country Living American Metalware What Is It? What Is It Worth?', published 2007 under ISBN 9780375721182 and ISBN 0375721185.