Antique Collector - Pottery, Porcelain, Ceramics


Antique Pottery and Porcelain.
Ceramics offer considerable scope to the collector as the survival rate of pottery and porcelain from the last few centuries has meant that enormous quantities still exist, much in excellent condition. The production of earthenware, stoneware, hard-paste, soft-paste and bone china came from all areas of Europe and China.

Vast quantities of Chinese porcelain were imported into Europe and stood alongside European tin-glazed earthenware from Spain, Italy, France and England. Gradually new finishes and materials were introduced, such as, kaolin and bone to make bone china, which became the mainstay of the English Porcelain industry by about c.1815. Slightly earlier examples include ironstone, pearlware, saltglaze stoneware, and now, gaining in prominence, the previously neglected creamware associated with Josiah Wedgwood c.1760.
Learning about ceramics is fun, yet surprisingly, you can acquire very cheaply, damaged pieces of almost every type of ceramic, from any era. The materials and decoration on these pieces will enable you to identify original, genuine examples.


Antique Pottery and Porcelain


Starting to Collect Antique Porcelain
John Sandon
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From its discovery in ancient China, the story of porcelain unfolds country by country as the secrets of manufacture were slowly passed from continent to continent. Clear colour illustrations have been carefully chosen to show the unique attributes of each kind of porcelain. This guide concludes with details of makers' marks and the dates of Chinese reigns.


American and European Art Pottery Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen
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This handy reference provides the only comprehensive price guide to the field of Art Pottery, both American and European. Drawing from major auction and dealer sources, 3,500 detailed descriptions and 500 photos highlight the products of well-known firms such as Rookwood, Grueby, Weller and Fulper, as well as dozens of lesser known firms creating pieces in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



One of the best selling price guides for collectible ceramics is now completely revised, updated and expanded to more than 4,000 listings. This popular book includes 50 categories of American and foreign pottery and porcelain, covering the full gamut of wares from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries. New categories are added and others expanded for a total of more than 150 separate categories.


Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen
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Product details
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch Press (April 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0821225057
ISBN-13: 978-0821225059
Dimensions: 29.6 x 23.8 x 2 cm


The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique China and Silver
Tim Forrest, Paul Atterbury
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The Beswick Price Guide: Beswick Pottery Harvey May, Francis Salmon
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Product details
Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: Francis Joseph Publications; 5Rev Ed edition (Feb 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1870703790
ISBN-13: 978-1870703796
Dimensions: 23.8 x 17.2 x 1.2 cm


Encyclopaedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks Geoffrey A. Godden
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Product details
Hardcover: 766 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson; 2Rev Ed edition (Dec 1968)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0257657827
ISBN-13: 978-0257657820
Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.8 x 5.2 cm



The Scottish company of Caithness Glass is famous for its quality artglass pieces, especially the glass paperweights. This standard reference for Caithness Paperweights is a 'must have' for the paperweight collector. Over 475 paperweights have been added making a total listing of 2,800 paperweights issued by Caithness Glass since the company started life in the 1960s.



Caithness Paperweights
Colin Terris, W.K. Cross
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Product details
Paperback: 488 pages
Publisher: Charlton Press; 3Rev Ed edition (May 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0889682186
ISBN-13: 978-0889682184
Dimensions: 22.4 x 17.8 x 2.8 cm


Royal Doulton Animals
(3rd Edition)

Jean Dale
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Collecting Lladro: Id and Price Guide
Peggy Whiteneck
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Featuring more than 600 colour photographs and 2000 listings, this title provides a comprehensive look at Lladro porcelain, an elegant, romantic, handcrafted, fine porcelain instantly recognizable in its shades of blue, cream, grey and brown. There is a new chapter on "un-catalogued" Lladro.



Collecting Carlton Ware
David Serpell
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Product details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Francis Joseph Publications (May 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1870703332
ISBN-13: 978-1870703338
Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 0.8 cm



This text is a comprehensive guide to collecting Poole pottery and includes a comprehensive price and pattern guide. The book also includes the history of the pottery, a colour gallery, and information about market trends, fakes and restoration and marks.


Collecting Poole Pottery
Robert Prescott-Walker
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It can be precisely dated, can tell us about the diet, economy and even ritual acts of prehistoric people and is often richly decorated. As this new study convincingly shows, pottery can tell us more about prehistoric society than any other artefact.


British Prehistoric Pottery Alex Gibson
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Moorcroft: A Guide to Moorcroft Pottery,
1897-1993

Paul Atterbury
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Product details
Hardcover: 218 pages
Publisher: Richard Dennis; 3Rev Ed edition (Mar 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0903685337
ISBN-13: 978-0903685337
Dimensions: 30.8 x 23.4 x 2.4 cm


Collecting Moorcroft Pottery: A Colour Guide with Valuations Robert Prescott-Walker
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Colour picture gallery and price guide with history of Moorcroft from the beginning to present day.


Find collectible dinnerware
and tableware at Lenox.




Product details
Hardcover: 667 pages
Publisher: Gemini Publications Ltd (Sep 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0953063704
ISBN-13: 978-0953063703
Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.6 x 4.3 cm


Pottery and Porcelain Marks: European, Oriental and USA - George Perrott
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The fifth edition of a guide to pottery and porcelain marks which was first published in 1959. The book has 20 sections covering all marks known in Britain and in the major ceramic-producing countries of Europe and the Far East. Fabulous!


Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain Marks
John Cushion, W.B.Honey
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Royal Doulton Figurines
Jean Dale, W.K. Cross
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The most informative and comprehensive listing of Royal Doulton figurines. New finds and new issues have been added to bring this catalogue right up to date. Each model is shown clearly in photographs, with many in colour listings include model number, size, colour, designer, dates of issue and discontinuation. Includes the Lambeth and Burslem studios and HN, CL and M series models.


Coalport Figurines
(2nd Edition)

Tom Power
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A listing of the figurines produced by the Coalport factory since 1890.



Colour price guide to Wade. Everything listed and priced. All Whimsies are pictured in colour.


The Complete Wade Price Guide: Colour Handbook and Price Guide - Francis Joseph
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Product details
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Richard Dennis; 3Rev Ed edition (May 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0903685353
ISBN-13: 978-0903685351
Dimensions: 31.1 x 22 x 2.7 cm


Royal Doulton Figures: C1890-1994 Desmond Eyles, Richard Dennis, Louise Irvine
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Illustrated Guide to Minton Printed Pottery 1796-1836 Geoffrey H. Priestman
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Thomas Minton founded his factory to exploit the late eighteenth century appetite for blue printed pottery. Although these early wares underpinned his company's initial success and prosperity, the lack of formal factory marks has left their identity a mystery. This landmark volume is the first serious attempt to research and identify Minton's early printed wares.


Derby Porcelain: Illustrated Dictionary, 1748-1848
John Twitchett
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Derby Porcelain is almost certain to become the standard reference book on the subject. It contains new information and a large quantity of hitherto unpublished illustrations. The author deals comprehensively with the Nottingham Road, Derby factory, its staff and its wares, with detailed biographies on everyone concerned with production and sales during the period of 1748-1848.



Range after range of models from those distributed as gifts in Christmas crackers to limited editions and highly sought-after pieces. Includes general issue figures, collector's fair, event and club membership exclusives, and privately commissioned and advertising models. Listings include name, mark, size, colourway, and date of issue, with market values to assist the collector.



Wade Whimsical Collectables
Pat Murray
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Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition (May 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764313630
ISBN-13: 978-0764313639


Wade Miniatures: Whimsies, Premiums, Villages and Characters - Donna Baker
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5 Star


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