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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!

Mid-Century Modern Glass in America

Mid-Century Modern Glass in America

Author: Dean Six Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2014

Illustrated with over 690 brilliant color and black and white photos, the engaging text takes readers through the Mid-century Modern glass made in America. The book is divided into two sections, the first on glass manufacturers and the second on glass decorators and designers. Glass manufacturers covered include Bischoff, Blenko, Cambridge, Duncan & Miller, Erickson, Fenton, Fostoria, A.H. Heisey, Morgantown, Paden City, Seneca, and many more. Glass decorators and designers include Stan Fistick, Fred Press, Gay Fad, Ben Seibel, Russel Wright, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Cold glass decorations displayed include painting, decals, cutting, etching, and all other surface decoration. The beautiful wares, in a range of colors and crystal, covered include giftware, stemware, and tableware. Among the giftware items are beautiful vases, candy dishes, smoking items, and all other items not intended for tabletop use. Textured tumblers are also found among the drinkware explored. This book is a must for anyone who appreciates beautiful glass.

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 4

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 4

Author: Myrna Schkolne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2014

In Volume 4 of this all-encompassing, multi-volume set, which catalogs the vast range of enamel-painted figures produced mostly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, figures portraying family, children at play, the Temperance Movement, classical subjects, busts, and much more are covered. The text discusses distinguishing real works from reproductions and evaluating their quality. It includes over 1100 brilliant color photographs, as well as information about the potters and design sources, along with a values guide. Among the figures are contemporary portrayals of weddings, christenings, and other family scenes, forms emblematic of the seasons, elements, and continents, and a multitude of characters portraying classical subjects. Many of these pieces are hauntingly beautiful and have long been hidden from the public eye. These impressive portrayals give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished long ago.

Jadite: Identification and Price Guide

Jadite: Identification and Price Guide

Author: Joe Keller Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2014

When Joe Keller and David Ross introduced the first book ever written dedicated to jadite, it was met with critical and popular enthusiasm. It was a tour de force! Now this fourth edition, there are over a thousand pieces illustrated in over 700 color photographs. Additional photographs and a reproduction section enhance the book, along with updated values to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace. Jadite: An Identification and Price Guide brings together the works of the three major glass companies that produced jadite from the 1930s to the mid-1970s: McKee, Jeannette, and Anchor Hocking. Exploring these perennially popular collectibles, the book includes numerous dinnerware patterns, all sorts of jadite kitchenware, canisters, shakers, mixing bowls, and ovenware, and jadite items for the home, such as lamps, bathroom items, and ashtrays. The authors have produced a book that will be an invaluable and welcome addition to collectors' libraries.

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 3

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 3

Author: Myrna Schkolne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2014

Volume 3 of this comprehensive, multi-volume work includes over 1100 brilliant color photographs of Staffordshire figures portraying animals and animal entertainment, dandies, death, and murder. Among the menagerie of animals presented are cats, dogs, and a host of wild animals and farm animals. There is also valuable information about the makers and design sources, along with a values guide. This impressive series catalogs the enormous range of enamel-painted figures made predominantly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840. Many of these figures are hauntingly beautiful and have long been hidden from the public eye. Fashioned in an era before photography, they give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished. To hold one is to touch the past.

European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe: Illustrated History for Collectors

European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe: Illustrated History for Collectors

Author: Sarunas Peckus, Benjamin Rapaport Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2014

Here is the first illustrated retrospective of the storied evolution and continental acceptance of the porcelain pipe. The history of these beautiful pipes is covered in over 145 brilliant photos and detailed, informative text, from their revolutionary introduction as early objets d'art to their eventual eclipse as twentieth century kitsch. While the history, manufacture, and use of clay, meerschaum, and briar tobacco pipes have been thoroughly documented, the authors have now crafted a chronicle about porcelain tobacco pipes. This pipe originated with an eighteenth-century, European design developed in France and in Germany and its production spanned roughly 250 years. Porcelain pipes for student life, sporting coats of arms, commemorating military campaigns, adorned with a wide range of flora and fauna, and much more are illustrated and described. Whether you are a pipe smoker, pipe collector, or someone who appreciates antique and vintage porcelain objects, this vivid narrative is a fascinating read.

Early German Stoneware

Early German Stoneware

Author: Robert Attard Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2014

This book is a concise history of German stoneware, illustrated with 200 vivid photos, spanning from c.1300 to 1700 AD. German stoneware, high fired, nearly waterproof before light salt glazing, and extremely durable, has been described as the most important and specific contribution that Germany made to the medieval European ceramic arts. This book interprets archeological remains in a bid to explore the spread of German stoneware to Britain, Continental Europe, and Colonial America. German stoneware has a story to tell. In 1300, the potters of Siegburg succeeded in fusing clay at an extreme high temperature to produce Rheinische Steinzeug, the stoneware of the Rhine, a virtually waterproof material. Rheinische Steinzeug became very popular and is considered to be one of the most important medieval ceramics. From the kitchens of medieval Europe to those of Colonial America, this fascinating story of German stoneware's dissemination and use is perfect for collectors, dealers, historians, archaeologists, museums, and anyone with a passion for the ceramic arts.

Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Vol 2: Equestrians, Entertainers, Personalities, Biblical Figures, and Sportsmen

Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Vol 2: Equestrians, Entertainers, Personalities, Biblical Figures, and Sportsmen

Author: Myrna Schkolne Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2014

Part of a multi-volume work that catalogs the enormous range of enamel-painted figures made predominantly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, Volume 2 presents figures portraying equestrians, fairground entertainers, personalities from literature and the stage, biblical characters, and a host of people of national and international significance. Also shown are sporting pastimes and figures reflecting a patriotic theme. It includes over 1000 brilliant color photos of figures. Literary figures range from Cleopatra and Doctor Syntax, while important persons as varied as Benjamin Franklin and Admiral Lord Nelson are captured in clay. The works also include the early pugilists, bull and bear baiting, and sportsmen and women of those days. Many of these figures have long been hidden from the public eye. Fashioned in an era before photography, they give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished. In many cases, they are hauntingly beautiful. To hold one is to touch the past.

Architectural Tiles Conservation and Restoration

Architectural Tiles Conservation and Restoration

Author: Lesley Durbin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2014

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.

The Official Sea Glass Searcher's Guide How to Find Your Own Treasures from the Tide

The Official Sea Glass Searcher's Guide How to Find Your Own Treasures from the Tide

Author: Cindy Bilbao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2014

Sea glass has a particular magic. These are simply shards of old glass that have been shaped and polished by the sand and the sea. Sea glass can be found in a wide array of colors and can be simply collected or can be made into gorgeous jewlery. With a greatly enhanced ability to find these gems, THE OFFICIAL SEA GLASS SEARCHER'S GUIDE willl open up a new world. And, from the comfort of your armchair you'll be able to envision those discoveries by thumbing through Cindy Bilbao's photos that capture the essence of what is so compelling about sea glass.

Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900: And the Families that Owned Them: 3 Volumes

Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900: And the Families that Owned Them: 3 Volumes

Author: David Burton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Time in a bottle; this is a collection that explores the unlocking of history through the identification of its unique seals, using crests and coats-of-arms as the 'keys' towards identifying the original owner. This three-volume collection examines the evolution of the sealed bottle from the 1640s to the late 1800s and provides a detailed description to accompany each entry, supported by numerous photographs, including the number of examples known, their condition, and the collections where the bottles and detached seals are held. The laying down of wine to improve its quality and longevity related to the social history of the day, the design of the bottles, their evolution and manufacture, are a reflection of the individuals who ordered and used the bottles at home or in the private gentlemen's clubs, much influenced by the historic events of the 17th through to the 20th centuries. Wine consumption has a place in cultural history; these collected bottles existed at times of incredible upheaval and social change. From the early colonial settlements of the New World, into the slave markets of Richmond, VA, New Orleans, Charleston, SC, and Philadelphia, and with the plantation owners who amassed vast wealth and prestige as a result of this trade. In the taverns and coffee houses of London, alongside the bear baiting and cock fighting to be found across the River Thames in Southwark, in the cellars of the Oxford colleges and Inns of Court, these sealed bottles give much information on the early drinking habits of the aspiring and upwardly mobile, and the established aristocracy.

Pure Sea Glass Note Cards, Series 1

Pure Sea Glass Note Cards, Series 1

Author: Richard LaMotte, Celia Pearson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2014