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Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass

See below for a selection of the latest books from Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass category. Presented with a red border are the Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Majolica Mania

Majolica Mania

Author: Paul Atterbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

The first comprehensive study of the most important ceramic innovation of the 19th century Colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative, majolica was functional and aesthetic ceramic ware. Its subject matter reflects a range of 19th-century preoccupations, from botany and zoology to popular humor and the macabre. Majolica Mania examines the medium's considerable impact, from wares used in domestic settings to monumental pieces at the World's Fairs. Essays by international experts address the extensive output of the originators and manufacturers in England-including Minton, Wedgwood, and George Jones-and the migration of English craftsmen to the U.S. New research including information on important American makers in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia is also featured. Fully illustrated, the book is enlivened by new photography of pieces from major museums and private collections in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Bottles on the Western Frontier

Bottles on the Western Frontier

Author: Rex L. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2020

Architectural Tiles

Architectural Tiles

Author: Lesley Durbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage. It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also reflects changes in the attitudes, outlook and perceptions within the wider conservation, architectural heritage and construction communities which give a new dimension to the conservation and restoration techniques described in the previous edition. The growing interest in the preservation of post war ceramic tile murals and the subsequent demand for information pertaining specifically to this era is a welcome and useful addition. The new overview of common problems will be helpful in domestic and ecclesiastical situations and will appeal to independent tilers who are in need of information to deal with problems out of the normal run of their work but which are now more commonly being dealt with outside of conservation practice circles. The book has always been and remains an accessible resource to anyone who is interested either professionally or as an enthusiast in the preservation of historic architectural tiles.

Ceramics in America 2019

Ceramics in America 2019

Author: Robert Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2020

The 2019 volume of Ceramics in America features exciting new discoveries in the field of American ceramics studies, from an early example of Chinese porcelain found in the New World to previously undocumented green-glazed earthenware made in early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia. New analytic information about the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain, also in the Philadelphia context, will be of special interest to students of American porcelain production. Of special note, reconstructive drawings of two of America's most important potteries and their kilns are illustrated and discussed: the William Rogers Pottery of Yorktown, Virginia (ca. 1720-1745), and the massive stoneware kilns of Abner Landrum's Pottersville factory in Edgefield, South Carolina (ca. 1818-1840). Other articles examine topics of American stoneware, including the distinctive eighteenth-century stoneware of Boston and Charlestown, Massachusetts. The journal concludes with a beautifully illustrated two-part presentation on clay tobacco pipes made in the Chesapeake region of America between 1640 and 1660, highlighting the pipe maker's art and the multicultural circumstance of their manufacture and use.

250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain

250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain

Author: Galina Agarkova, Nataliya Petrova Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

It was Peter the Great's fascination with porcelain - the 'white gold' invented at the court of Saxony in 1718 - that led some twenty-five years later to the establishment of the Imperial Porcelain Manufactury in St Petersburg. The tradition of fine manufacture established there continued in an unbroken form throughout both the Imperial and Soviet eras - but it was the demands of the factory's Imperial and aristocratic patrons in the eighteenth century that led to the wonderfully high artistic and technical standards that are still appreciated today. Ranging from snuff-boxes to monumental, multi-figured centrepieces for the Tsar's table, the display of masterpieces revealed in this book will be treasured by all those who appreciate fine ceramics.

Chinese Imperial Reign Marks

Chinese Imperial Reign Marks

Author: Christer Loefgren Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/03/2020

This study identifies and classifies Imperial reign marks on Chinese porcelain from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. Working on the theory that only a few artists created these marks, Christer Loefgren, a former antiquities dealer in Chinese porcelain, created a database with thousands of so-called 'mark and period' brands. This survey, 15 years in the making, covers all the Ming emperors, from the 15th century to the last emperor during the Qing period, including Hongxian, up until 1920.

Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Author: Peter Lane Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Porcelain is known and highly prized for its delicacy, translucency, fineness and whiteness, but it has always posed particular problems for the ceramicist using it. In this revised edition, Peter Lane looks at the development of porcelain in the last few years of the 20th century and at the start of the 21st. He gives particular consideration to the technical achievements, the working practices and aesthetic concerns of ceramicists who work with this most popular medium and its close relative, bone china. The works illustrated in this book demonstrate the confidence and the versatility of contemporary ceramicists who use its special characteristics in exciting and original ways. There are over 350 new illustrations and 75 new artists featured in this new updated edition. The result is a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field. This substantially revised edition presents a wide diversity of porcelain objects which will both inspire and enthral. A fascinating read not only for any potter working in porcelain but also for collectors and anyone interested in fine ceramics.

A Potter's Dream

A Potter's Dream

Author: Jay Jasper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10 - Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10 - Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters

Author: Despoina Tsiafakis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Cataloging some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Academique Internationale. Nearly four hundred volumes have been published since the first fascicule appeared in 1922. This new fascicule of the CVA-the tenth issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the first ever to be published open access-presents a selection of Attic red-figured column and volute kraters ranging from 520 to 510 BCE through the early fourth century BCE. Among the works included are a significant dinoid volute krater and a volute krater with the Labors of Herakles that is attributed to the Kleophrades Painter.

World of Pop! Volume 8

World of Pop! Volume 8

Author: Funko Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Welcome to the latest edition in Funko's 'World of POP!' series, a book that's sure to appeal to both seasoned and new collectors. Through beautiful photography, 'World of POP! Volume 8' provides an artistic look at a wide variety of figures released in 2018 to 2019, showcasing iconic characters from film, television, comics and games. So come explore the best collectibles in pop culture, from Pikachu, Batman and Spider-Man, to Michael Jordan, Dumbo and more!

Ceramics in America 2018

Ceramics in America 2018

Author: Robert (Consultant Pyschiatrist Gartnavel Royal Hospital Glasgow UK) Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Now in its nineteenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters. The special focus of the 2018 volume of Ceramics in America is The Last Drop Project, held in conjunction with the North Car-olina Pottery Center, where seventeen American potters were invited to create new ceramic works inspired by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drinking vessels. Included are two wonderfully illustrated articles on con-current installations at the Pottery Center: Michelle Erickson: DISTILLED and In the Pale Moonlight: Pottery & Alcohol in North Carolina. Other articles examine contemporary potters working in the field of historical ceramics reproductions. The journal concludes with an important interdisciplinary study of a late-nineteenth-century industrial pottery of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.