Antique Ceramics
Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide
Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1440239703

Ceramic Showcase

Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of Red Wing, this striking reference covers the fine to the finctional in all its glory - and value.

Created specifically to serve the needs of a wide variety of collectors, dealers, and those who simply enjoy ceramics, Antique Trader Pottery & Ceramics features more than 1,500 color images, descriptions, and prices. Coupled with maker marks and vital historical information, the seventh edition offers a helfpul yet sublime guide to a gloriously diverse and splendid world.

The Art of Korea: Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum
The Art of Korea
Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0939117819
This stunning art book explores the rich visual history of Korean peninsula with dozens of Korean paintings, sculptures, figurines, porcelain, and textiles.

Korea is home to one of the longest and most vibrant art traditions in the world--yet it is one of the least known in the United States. San Francisco's Asian Art Museum was a pioneering advocate for bringing Korean art into this country. One of the first museums in the United States to have a gallery solely dedicated to Korean art, it has built up a remarkable collection of more than 750 art objects spanning millennia of Korean culture in a variety of mediums.

More than 100 highlights of the collection are included here, along with detailed commentaries by Kumja Paik Kim, the museum's emeritus curator of Korean art, which together compose an accessible introduction to Korean art and culture. Dr. Kim has also contributed an essay that constitutes one of the most helpful overviews of Korean art currently available.

The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788: Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection
The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788
Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584657529

Porcelain has been made in Worcester since 1751 and the factory's products are still amongst the most keenly collected English porcelain today. Unlike many other porcelain factories established in Britain from the mid-eighteenth century, Worcester produced a wide range of domestic and ornamental pieces, catering to an elite market of aristocrats and landowners, many of whom were newly wealthy and keen to display their prosperity.

This beautiful book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum. They date from the period 1751-83, from the factory's founding by Dr. John Wall to a few years after his death in 1776. Its particular strengths are its dated pieces, as well as many decorated in London at the famous Soho workshop of James Giles. It also includes early pieces closely based on Chinese and Japanese porcelains, examples of the charming blue and white painted or printed wares, and many of the characteristic and sought-after pieces painted with flowers and birds against a dark blue ground. Many of the pieces are fully illustrated in color here for the first time.

A concise overview of the Worcester factory and its production methods in the eighteenth century is followed by superb illustrations and informative texts, including new research about each of the featured pieces, making this book both an enlightening introduction to the subject for the non-specialist and an essential reference for the collector.
The Book of Griswold & Wagner: Favorite Pique - Sidney Hollow Ware - Wapak
The Book of Griswold & Wagner
Favorite Pique - Sidney Hollow Ware - Wapak
Paperback      ISBN: 0764337297
British Ceramic Art: 1870-1940
British Ceramic Art
1870-1940
Hardcover      ISBN: 0887404561

This beautiful, color-illustrated reference of British Art potteries includes detailed accounts of their histories, artists, designers, craftsmen, and personalities, together with a comprehensive list of marks. The ceramics reflect the highly imaginative, diverse art styles of this period, evolving from Arts and Crafts naturalism through preatomic Modernism. Over 250 sharp color and 85 black and white photographs display the innovative, and often quite colorful, bowls, vases, plates and jugs of British manufacture. Lively surface textures and glaze types were developed in this period through a combination of experimentation and experienced knowledge.The book presents all the major art potteries, arranged alphabetically, with detailed text, photographs of typical wares, identifying marks, glossary, bibliography and index. The examples shown here, therefore, represent the best as well as the most typical wares.

British Tea and Coffee Cups: 1745-1940
British Tea and Coffee Cups
1745-1940
Paperback      ISBN: 0747806950

Tea and coffee cups have been made in Britain since the middle of the eighteenth century and can be found in a vast array of decorative designs, reflecting the changing fashions of society as well as the advances made in the manufacturing process. This book charts the development of tea and coffee cups over 200 years, providing information on the methods of decoration, influential factories and designers. Steven Goss guides the reader on how to identify the dates of particular patterns, as well as listing a number of museums and auction houses where these ornamental cups can be discovered.

Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element
Clay
The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element
Paperback      ISBN: 1611685036

More than a third of the houses in the world are made of clay. Clay vessels were instrumental in the invention of cooking, wine and beer making, and international trade. Our toilets are made of clay. The first spark plugs were thrown on the potter's wheel. Clay has played a vital role in the health and beauty fields. Indeed, this humble material was key to many advances in civilization, including the development of agriculture and the invention of baking, architecture, religion, and even the space program. In Clay, Suzanne Staubach takes a lively look at the startling history of the mud beneath our feet. Told with verve and erudition, this story will ensure you won't see the world around you in quite the same way after reading the book.

Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake
Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake
Hardcover      ISBN: 0891452443

This full-color value guide has over 450 photos along with a large section on marks. A history of Morimura Bros. is included, as well as techniques used on Noritake wares and old ads. In addition, information on detection of damage, restoration, and insuring your pieces is provided.

Deco Ceramics: The Style of an Era
Deco Ceramics
The Style of an Era
Italian    Paperback      ISBN: 8836636071

Through ceramic works, as well as examples of furniture, glass, metal, jewelry, fashion, painting and sculpture from Europe and America, from the years following World War 1 to 1929, this volume looks at the sumptuous world of Art Deco.

Italian designers Domenico Rambelli, Francesco Nonni, Pietro Melandri, Riccardo Gatti and Giovanni Guerrini are among its protagonists; also represented are German ceramics of the Weimar Republic and works from France and Belgium.

Expanding the context of ceramic production, Deco Ceramics includes xilographies by Nonni and furniture by Berdondini and Golfieri. Outstanding works by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi for Richard Ginori, and their work for the Lenci and Rometti companies, are also included.

Depression Pottery
Depression Pottery
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764315838

This colorful book surveys the varied and beautiful ceramic wares produced during America's Great Depression years. Over 450 color photographs display the often dazzlingly colorful and streamlined wares from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. Table, kitchen, and artware all have their place in this inclusive volume. Accompanying this colorful display is a text that provides brief histories of the various potteries striving to bring their wares to cash-strapped American consumers. Examples of each firm's manufacturer's marks are provided as well. Updated values for the wares displayed are conveniently located in the photo captions. Rounding out this sweeping survey are a bibliography and index.