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Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks (Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain)
Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks (Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain)
by Ralph Kovel
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You may be the owner of a valuable piece of porcelain or pottery, but the cryptic symbol on the underside of the piece may be your only clue to its value. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: 1850 to the Present will help you identify your pieces. Kovels... (read more)

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Dresden Porcelain Collection: China, Japan, Meissen
Dresden Porcelain Collection: China, Japan, Meissen
by Ulrich Pietsch
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Detailing a selection of outstanding masterpieces, this catalog provides an overview of the Dresden Porcelain Collection, which comprises more than 20,000 pieces, including Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi era, Japanese porcelain from the 17th and early... (read more)

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Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists
Wood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists
by Amedeo Salamoni
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Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1965, Amedeo Salamoni is a ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After obtaining a MA from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, he continued his education at the University of Delaware, where he earned... (read more)

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The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay
The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay
by Lark Crafts
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This definitive collection features a decade's worth of memorable ceramic pieces selected from the prestigious and bestselling 500 series. Juried by a roster of acclaimed artists, including such talents as Cynthia Consentino, Beth Cavener Stichter... (read more)

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Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates
Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates
by Shax Riegler
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A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of dishes As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday... (read more)

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Clarice Cliff Bizarre Affair
Clarice Cliff Bizarre Affair
by Leonard Griffin
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Clarice Cliff remains one of the most revered and respected ceramic artists of the 20th century. Clarice Cliff: The Art of the Bizarre comprehensively records her life and work, celebrating it with excellently reproduced images of her major pieces from... (read more)

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Miller's: Pottery & Porcelain Marks: Pocket Fact File
Miller's: Pottery & Porcelain Marks: Pocket Fact File
by Gordon Lang
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Your piece of porcelain may feature an anchor, but how do you know whether it was made at Chelsea or Bow? How can you tell if the mark is genuine? This handy and easy-to-use pocket guide helps you to make sense of a vast, and often confusing, field. With... (read more)

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Wedgwood: The First Tycoon
Wedgwood: The First Tycoon
by Brian Dolan
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Dolan (anthropology, history, and social medicine, U. of California, San Francisco) draws on extended family archives to trace the life of English entrepreneur, Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795). The twelfth child in a family of struggling potters in a... (read more)

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Chinese Export Ceramics
Chinese Export Ceramics
by Ross Kerr
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Chinese export ceramics are highly valued and collectable. This beautiful book tells the story of Chinese ceramics exported to Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia from the 14th to the 19th centuries through the VandA's extensive and celebrated... (read more)

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The Eccentric Teapot: Four Hundred Years of Invention
The Eccentric Teapot: Four Hundred Years of Invention
by Garth Clark
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Teapots selected for this book include both the delightful and unexpected and are a mixture of rare antiques, one-of-a-kind works by artists, and mass-produced industrial objects. Contemporary works tend to be featured. Perusing the book is a little... (read more)

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30 Objects 30 Insights
30 Objects 30 Insights
by Rachel (edt) Gotlieb
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Thirty Objects, Thirty Insights reflects upon the celebrated collection at the internationally renowned Gardiner Museum, Toronto, which has grown to become one of the worlds great speciality museums in its devotion to the ceramic arts. Featuring more... (read more)

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Italian Art Ceramics: 1900-1950
Italian Art Ceramics: 1900-1950
by Valerio Terraroli
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Valerio Terraroli is professor of history of contemporary art and history of modern decorative arts at the University of Turin. He is the author of numerous essays and volumes on art and the decorative arts, including the Skira Dictionary of Modern and... (read more)

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Contemporary British Studio Ceramics
Contemporary British Studio Ceramics
by Annie Carlano
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In Britain today the output of excellent ceramics seems more eclectic than elsewhere. This stylish and wide-ranging survey comprises examples of clay art by one hundred major artists, covering the period from the late 1980s through 2009. Drawn from the... (read more)

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Teacup Art...and Reflections
Teacup Art...and Reflections
by Joyce Wilkens
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Like art, life can be splashed with expected and unexpected curves and colors, offering chances to take a good long look, simmer on your reflections, share your thoughts, and to listen to others to learn to respect and appreciate our diversity... (read more)

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Playing Chess with the Heart: A Centennial Celebration of Beatrice Wood
Playing Chess with the Heart: A Centennial Celebration of Beatrice Wood
by Beatrice Wood
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Marlene Wallace -- award-winning photographer -- has exhibited her work at such museums as the Smithsonian Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She photographs commercially for a wide array of corporations, among them AT&T... (read more)

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Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story
Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story
by Janet Gleeson
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The #1 bestseller in England tells the story of the obsessive pursuit of the secret formula to 18th-century Europe's most precious commodity -- fine porcelain.... (read more)

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Dictionary of American Pottery Marks: Whiteware & Porcelain
Dictionary of American Pottery Marks: Whiteware & Porcelain
by C Gerald Debolt
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Whiteware is any pottery that has been refined to the extent that, in its natural state, it is white or nearly white. It includes all pottery from cream-colored ware to porcelain. This volume helps collectors to identify the manufacturer, the place of... (read more)

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Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain
Dictionary of Marks: Pottery & Porcelain
by Ralph Kovel
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Completely different from any other book of marks ever published, this dictionary provides the quickest way to identify American, English, and European porcelain. Once a piece is identified, research and experience (the color, texture, weight, and... (read more)

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Japanese Detail: Cuisine
Japanese Detail: Cuisine
by Sadao Hibi
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Translation of: Nihon no dento iro to katachi, shoku (1987). Short introductory text followed by 300 wonderful color photos depicting hand-painted lidded pots, lacquer chests with family crests, stackable, hand-carved wooden boxes, incense holders... (read more)

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Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe
Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe
by Julie Emerson
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition to be held at the Seattle Art Museum in February 2000, this volume spotlights about 200 exquisite ceramics that trace the worldwide evolution of porcelain. Together with Jennifer Chen (Chinese art history... (read more)

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