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A Touch of Glass Warman's Depression Glass Handbook is an easy-to-use reference featuring a one-of-a-kind thumbnail pattern guide for quick identification and discovery of this popular and delightful glass. Featuring 170 Depression glass patterns, detailed pattern drawings, values, a shape guide and glorious color pictures throughout, the handbook is the most extensive portable guide on the market. Depression glass has been a longstanding favorite of collectors and is experiencing a renaissance among those looking to add a splash of style to their home entertaining. Ideal for both new and established fans alike, Warman's Depression Glass Handbook is the perfect guide for enjoying and exploring the timeless beauty of this marvelous glass.
Almost every shoreline offers up worlds of adventure, archaeology, science, and the arts in the form of sea glass and ceramic shards. These discarded remains pull beachcombers into a world of startling revelation; a world of history founded on documented research and broadened by the imagination. Recognized expert on sea glass, C.S. Lambert guides readers through her personal collection, revealing the fascinating true stories of each piece's origin. Lambert shares the story behind the design ofvintage bottles, the hidden purpose of mysterious pieces of sea glass, and the history of china patterns and ceramic dolls. She also shares some of the rarest specimens of sea glass, for some of which there are only one or two pieces known to be in existence. It's a treat for sea glass aficionados everywhere.
Brian McElney was born in Hong Kong in the early 1930s, and for more than two decades was one of the territory's top lawyers. But in his spare time, he also put together one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian antiques in the world, many of them spotted by him amongst the knick-knacks on Hollywood Road and Cat Street. His memoir, Collecting China, starts at the height of the Cultural Revolution in the mid-1960s, when it was just not known whether the Red Guards would storm over the border and start smashing up porcelain on the Mid-Levels, and then tells tales ranging from the Hong Kong of the 1930s through to the establishment by Brian of what is today the only museum specialising in Chinese antiquities in the United Kingdom - the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath.
"e;Ever since becoming good friends though collecting shaving mugs ourselves, we have always talked about writing a book on the subject together. The shaving mug series will cover all aspects of quality shaving mugs to increase collector's knowledge about shaving mugs. The photographs of the shavings mugs within the books are from the author's own collection. It is not our intention to cover the history of the pottery, as we want to concentrate on the shaving mugs themselves."e;
This exquisite gift book explores the phenomenon of 'garnitures', or matching sets of ceramic vases. From the 1650s such sets were used in elite European interiors as an integral part of the decorative scheme; displayed on chimney-pieces, cupboards, tables or over doors, they 'garnished' the interior and so enhanced the status of the owner. The fashion began in Europe using mismatched Chinese porcelain beakers and jars. As imports of Chinese porcelain ceased between 1657 and 1683, European potters at Never and Delft copied the originally exotic forms, unifying the sets with matching patters, or with metal mounts. The fashion continued throughout the 1700s, with almost every ceramic manufactory producing examples, but came to its conclusion during the Arts and Crafts period, when the singular vase became the rage and many sets were broken up and dispersed. This book brings together some of the National Trust's most important sets of garnitures, showing them in their historic context, many have never been published before.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
The glassware made by Bryce, Higbee & Company of Pittsburgh is known for its beauty and quality, yet is misunderstood by even the most knowledgeable collectors. Using original sources, this definitive resource shatters many myths and corrects misconceptions that have persisted for over half a century. The history of the company and the marketing of glassware in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is discussed as well as the difference between the products of Bryce, Higbee & Company and J.B. Higbee Glass Company. Also featured is information on the intended use of the multitude of items made during the Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) era and lists of items in tableware patterns and novelties made by Bryce, Higbee & Company. Liberally illustrated with more than 500 original catalog images and photos of glassware, this is sure to be a valuable resource for all lovers of glass.
Follow up volume to Ronachai's award-winning Siamese Coins A study of the various forms of Thai money from their origins in Funan up to the introduction of the modern decimal system of baht and satang Includes a reproduction coin This book is the result of over 40 years of study of the various forms of Thai money from their origins in the ancient kingdoms and empires starting with Funan up to the introduction of the modern decimal system of baht and satang. As such it represents a supplement to Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs' award-winning book, Siamese Coins - From Funan to the Fifth Reign, and includes hundreds of additional coins illustrated in various aspects. This work covers the production of pressed silver coins; the use of metallic ingots known as toks; elongated silver bars commonly known as tiger tongues; bent ingots known as chiang money; metallic alloy, glass and porcelain tokens and most famously pot duang, commonly called bullet money because of their shape. The book ends with the transition to flat coinage similar to that used today. The author personally examined, photographed and weighed thousands of specimens, conducted hundreds of assays and obtained images from national museums, dealers and private collectors.
This new edition of the Danckert - the benchmark in terms of reference books in European Porcelain - has been very thoroughly revised and considerably expanded by the author. The 980-page work now contains more than 3,200 keywords and approximately 5,800 porcelain maker's marks. The clear design and arrangement in directory form mean the many different variations of the same marks can be quickly and reliably identified. Additional information on everything worth knowing about individual manufacturers transforms the Danckert into an indispensable and practical work of reference. The new edition dispenses with the former Appendix containing some 861 items of supplementary information, which has now been incorporated, in alphabetical order, into the keyword section. At the same time, this comprehensive directory on porcelain includes 400 new keywords, more than 300 newly discovered porcelain marks and vast additional material on dates based on the latest research.