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The Connoisseur's Handbook of Antique Collecting

by Hayward, Helena (editor) Introduction by L.G.G. Ramsey, Editor of The Connoisseur

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Published
1972
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Fine
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Book Club Associates, London, 1972. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Techniques are described and, where appropriate, a brief historical outline is included. The terms are arranged alphabetically so that they can be found without difficult. As a basic reference book, this handbook provides essential information." [Dust jacket] A dictionary of Furniture, Ceramics, Glass, Silver, Fine Art, etc. Slight wear to… Read more
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Oriental Art In America: Recent Accessions in American Museums

by Issued in portfolio.

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Published
1937
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Fine
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1st edition
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New Orient Society of America, Chicago, 1937. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. "The New Orient Society of America was organized in 1930 to further cultural relations between the Orient and the Occident. Individuals brought together with others whose mutual interests would make for a deeper understanding of related problems. Many valuable museum acquisitions were not accessible. A photographic assessment resulted… Read more
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The Encyclopedia of Furniture

by Aronson, Joseph

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Published
1947
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1st edition
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Crown Publishers, NY, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. Includes "...every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. A unique comprehensive book." [Pub. Info] 1,115 black-and-white photos; also line cuts. Owner inscription. Slight tear at top of spine; some fadiing to cover. 1ST EDITION, LATER… Read more
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Treasury of American Design: A Pictorial Survey of Popular Folk Arts Based on Watercolor Renderings in the Index of American Design at the National Gallery of Art. [2 volumes]

by Hornung, Clarence P.; J. Carter Brown, Foreword; Holger Cahill, Introduction.

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No Date
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Fine
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Harry Abrams Inc, NY, No Date. Hardcover. Fine. "Over 2,900 illustrations... 850 in color, present a previously unsurpassed panorama of American crafts and folk arts. The selections... have been carefully made to show the most representative specimens of these works from various regions and cultures of our country. The watercolors... were rendered with astonishing skill by American artists...… Read more
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Collector's Encyclopedia of English China: Identification and Values

by Gaston, Mary Frank

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Published
2002
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Fine
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1st edition
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Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 2002. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. "This book illustrates the wide scope of English china made from the late eighteenth century through the twentieth century... A number of different methods and types are defined and illustrated. Over 450 color photos representing more than 100 English manufacturers are featured, and current values for each piece are… Read more
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Directory of American Silver, Pewter and Silver Plate

by Kovel, Ralph M.; Terry H. Kovel

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Published
1978
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Fine
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1st edition
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Crown Publishers, NY, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "This is the most comprehensive guide to the subject ever published. It lists all known makers of American silver, pewter and silver plate who worked prior to 1900. There are thousands of entries. All the makers' birth and death dates are given... as well as the period in which… Read more
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Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics (two volumes)

by Snyder, Jeffrey B.

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Published
1997
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Fine
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1st edition
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Schiffer Publishing, PA, 1997. 1st edition. Soft Cover. Fine. "Over 500 color photographs capture the particulars of these beautifully decorated, sturdy, Victorian-era ceramics, including dinnerwares, tea sets, and other household ceramics. Included in the text is a discussion of the numerous series of prints produced by many of Staffordshire's potters. The potters and their manufacturer's marks are identified… Read more
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Pottery and Porcelain: A Guide to Collectors

by Litchfield, Frederick

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Published
1971
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Fine
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5th or later edition
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Adam and Charles Black, London, 1971. 5th or later edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "The... encyclopedia of ceramics from the earliest known times to the first quarter of the nineteenth century. [F]ull and up-to-date information... enhanced by the fullest and most recent data on fakes and forgeries, a comprehensive glossary of technical terms, and a greatly expanded bibliography."[ Dust… Read more
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Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots & Views (two volumes)

by Snyder, Jeffrey B.

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Published
1995
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Fine
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1st edition
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Schiffer Publishing, PA, 1995. 1st edition. Soft Cover. Fine. "This book presents in detail the transfer-printed ceramic dishes made in Staffordshire for the American market from 1820-1860. Written with a close view of the cultural changes that contributed to the enormous popularity of historical Staffordshire wares, Jeffrey Snyder has documented the scenes and the thinking of the people… Read more
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Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain 1850 to the Present

by Kovel, Ralph and Terry

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Published
1985
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Fine
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1st edition
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Crown Publishers, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks' provides the quickest and easiest way for professional and amateur collectors to identify more than 3,500 American, European, and Oriental marks... 'Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks' is the most comprehensive reference for nineteenth- and twentieth-century marks... an indispensable guide to porcelain and pottery marks of… Read more
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English China and Its Marks

by Ormsbee, Thomas H; drawings by W. Robert Suda

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Published
1967
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Fine
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Hearthside Press Edition; Deerfield Books, NY, 1967. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The noted antiquarian and scholar, Thomas H. Ormsbee, devoted more than three years of intensive study to this fascinating collecting field and the result is a brilliant and comprehensive record of English potteries and porcelian factories from 1750-1870. Arranged alphabetically it covers 205 makers, including some 50 ceramic ventures… Read more
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A Concise Encyclopedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain [Volume 2 only]

by Haggar, Reginald G

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Published
1960
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1st edition
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$75.00

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Hawthorn Books, NY , 1960. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This magnificent book "...compiled by one of the world's best-known authorities, is... [one volume of] the most comprehensive encylopedia of continental pottery and porcelain every published. It gives concise but complete entries [in this volume from L to Z] ...covering factories, manufacturers, artists, processes, materials, special terminology, and potters'… Read more
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Collecting Staffordshire Pottery

by Stanley, Louis T ; Photography by the author.

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Published
1963
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Fine
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1st edition
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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1963. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The figures of Staffordshire pottersÉ are sought by collectors on both side of the Atlantic. As a collection they form an unsophisticated cavalcade of life in the 19th century. They were the means by which the headline personalities of days, when newspapers were restricted, were brought into the home.… Read more
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English Ceramics

by Savage, George

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Published
1981
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Fine
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1st edition
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The Alpine Fine Arts Collection, NY and London, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The masterpieces of English pottery and porcelain from medieval times through the end of the eighteenth century are the subject of this carefully researched documentary hisotry. Apart from beiing excellent decorations and a collector's delight, ceramics also throw much light on the customs and fashions… Read more
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Guide to American Pewter

by Jacobs, Carl

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Published
1957
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Fine
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1st edition
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The McBride Company, NY, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Marion B. Wilson. "Pewterware has long been one of the most popular items with collectors but, surprisingly, there have been few books on the subject. The present volume lists alphabetically all known pewterers, including the names of hundreds of newly discovered craftsmen, with their place of work, working dates,… Read more
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