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Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass

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Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 1: Manufacturers, Pastimes, and Work

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 1: Manufacturers, Pastimes, and Work

Author: Myrna Schkolne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2013

Introducing a comprehensive, multi-volume work that catalogs the enormous range of enamel-painted figures made predominantly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, Volume 1 covers figures portraying people's pastimes and work. It includes over 900 brilliant color photos of pottery, as well as information about its makers and design sources and a guide to values. The attributes of all known makers' work are explored, as are those of groups of related figures whose makers remain anonymous. Some figures in this volume portray the pastimes of gardening, reading, and music, while others depict shepherds and shepherdesses, other farm workers, vendors, and people engaged in a host of trades and occupations. 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.

The Golden Age of Karatsu Stoneware

The Golden Age of Karatsu Stoneware

Author: Francois Villemin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2013

Over 400 beautiful color illustrations and well-researched text reveal the historically and artistically significant Japanese Karatsu ware of its golden age of the 16th and 17th centuries. In the world of Japanese tea, there are three ceramic forms most highly valued: Raku, Hagi, and Karatsu. The austere beauty and elegant simplicity of Karatsu is everything the tea ceremony requires. Recent archaeological discoveries in the northwest area of the southern island of Kyushu cast a new light on Karatsu's origins. Explanations of the original firing and glazing techniques are provided. Discover Karatsu's unique character, the sober beauty of its production, the soothing appearance of its clay, and the abstract, yet natural designs. Enjoy the soothing beauty of the table and kitchenware, bowls and cups, tea ware and sakA (c) vessels decorated with a variety of natural and geometric designs. See why Karatsu potters today take inspiration from these golden age pieces. Most of the wares presented here are previously unpublished pieces that today are considered genuine works of art.

Elegant Glass: Early, Depression, and Beyond, Revised and Expanded 4th Edition

Elegant Glass: Early, Depression, and Beyond, Revised and Expanded 4th Edition

Author: Debbie Coe Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2013

Over 1000 beautiful color photos display a wide spectrum of Elegant Glass patterns, colors, shapes, and etchings. The book's listings are updated and over 100 patterns of elegant American glass are represented in this new 4th edition. Several patterns have additional listings. Each pattern includes a complete listing of all known pieces made. Detailed descriptions are given for each item listed. Captions include descriptions of each piece pictured. The major companies of Cambridge, Fenton, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, New Martinsville, and Paden City are represented, along with their most popular patterns. Introductions to each pattern include production dates, pattern and/or etching numbers, and original company colors. Full lines of dinnerware and their companion patterns are listed, along with bedroom, bath, and decorating pieces. Aiding collectors in identifying patterns, a detailed image of each etching is provided in every description. Collector resources, a detailed bibliography, and a glossary complete this thorough guide.

Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession

Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession

Author: John Whitenight Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2013

Come join an in depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. In 650 beautiful images and fascinating text, many glass domes and the objects displayed under them are revealed and discussed in detail. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair are studied carefully. Additional chapters include examples of skeleton leaves and phantom bouquets; wool work; glass whimsies; seed, paper, muslin, and silk work; automatamechanical, musical masterworks and much more. Social commentary of the times enriches the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes.

Fostoria Fine Crystal and Colored Glassware Cut, Etched and Plain 1925-1930

Fostoria Fine Crystal and Colored Glassware Cut, Etched and Plain 1925-1930

Author: Fostoria Glass Co Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Collectors of pretty and popular Fostoria crystal are now able to learn the pattern names, sizes and factory inventory numbers for hundreds of Fostoria tableware shapes, as well as their recent values at the marketplaces. Both a Supplementary Catalog and a Catalog from 1925-30 demonstrate the fine etching work that distinguishes Fostoria's glassware.

Freeman-McFarlin Pottery: 1951-1980

Freeman-McFarlin Pottery: 1951-1980

Author: Nancy Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2013

This is the first book devoted entirely to the vast array of wonderful animal sculptures and decorative items produced by Freeman-McFarlin Pottery, located in California from 1951 through 1980. This book contains over 480 vivid photos and vintage catalog pages, interviews with former employees, and a price guide. Learn the story of the overlapping histories of other California Potteries owned by Gerald McFarlin prior to his partnership with Maynard Anthony Freeman, including Tudor Pottery, Rio Hondo, and McFarlin Potteries. The early years are defined by cute miniature animals and plain-looking pottery. Once the partnership flourished, the animals and tableware became larger, bolder, and much more innovative. The history includes two factories, numerous artists, a devastating fire, the sale of the company to International Multifoods of Minnesota, and ultimately, the sale to Hagen-Renaker, a well-known California Pottery, in 1980.

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design: Deluxe edition

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design: Deluxe edition

Author: Marc Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2013

This special edition includes a signed original print, reproducing one of Marc Rosen's design drawings. A survey of the biggest names and most famous bottles throughout the history of perfume bottle design. Conceived of and written by seven-time FiFi Award winner and internationally renowned packaging designer Marc Rosen, Glamour Icons is a book that both recognizes and celebrates perfume bottle design as an art form. Rosen calls them small pieces of glass architecture Glamour Icons is a collection of the most iconic and spectacular perfume bottle designs of the last century. Written by designer Marc Rosen, the book offers an insight into the history of perfume bottles, their place in society and their inspirations. The first designer to write a book about his craft, Rosen considers every aspect of perfume bottle production, from sketches and models, to working with glass manufacturers to realize the designer's aims. He also reveals the important processes behind developing logos, graphics, colors, boxes and counter displays. The book includes never published before stories about Rosen's career including his first job with Revlon founder Charles Revson, his work with Elizabeth Arden, and his collaborations with the fashion houses of Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Perry Ellis, Ellen Tracy, and Jill Stuart. The author also recounts his work with celebrities Joan Rivers, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion, as well his intriguing relationship with Arlene Dahl, whom he would eventually marry. Illustrated with marvelous photographs by Vincent Ricardel, the book contains many of Rosen's remarkable designs as well as iconic pieces by other designers. Including his personal photographs and artwork given to him by many of the people he worked with, this volume is truly wonderful review of Rosen's career and this compelling area of design. Contents: Foreword: Harold Koda; Introduction: Fleur Cowles; Chapter 1: Glamour Icons; Chapter 2: My Perfume Bottles; - At Revlon, - The Arden Years, - Kaiser Karl, - Carnivale Fendi, - On My Own; Chapter 3: The Art of Designing a Perfume Bottle; Chapter 4: A Designer's Eye: Icons of the Past; Chapter 5: Enduring Glamour; A Conversation with Hamish Bowles.

Mauzy's Comprehensive Handbook of Depression Glass Prices

Mauzy's Comprehensive Handbook of Depression Glass Prices

Author: Barbara Mauzy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2012

Designed for hands-free shopping, this revised and expanded 10th edition is complete with 2012 pricing and reproduction information for 169 patterns of Depression glass, Fire-King, and 1940s and 1950s patterns, including three added patterns, Diamond Cut, Fire-King Fish Scale, and Shell Pink. No other book on glassware of the 1920s-1950s provides more comprehensive and beneficial information in such a compact, user-friendly format. You'll find complete listings of thousands of pieces in all colors, measurements, and even a ruler on the back cover! Don't leave home without this handy reference in your pocket.

Candlewick: The Crystal Line

Candlewick: The Crystal Line

Author: Myrna Garrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2012

Updated values and text revisions have been made to this popular and thorough guide to Candlewick crystal, one of the most popular lines of glass produced by the Imperial Glass Corporation of Bellaire, Ohio, which was introduced in 1936 and manufactured until the company's closing in 1984. Today this pattern, made in crystal and many lovely colors, attracts avid collectors of fine glassware. In this beautifully photographed and updated book, nearly every item in the crystal line is shown and discussed. The author and her late husband, Bob, carefully researched Imperial's factory records, catalogs, and price lists to assemble extensive background information on these exclusively crystal Candlewick items. Organized in easy-to-use categories, the book covers place settings, serving pieces, sets, and miscellaneous items such as ashtrays, candleholders, compotes, and vases. To further help with identification, some undocumented pieces, reproductions, and similarities are shown as well. Measurements for all of Candlewick's stem and tumbler lines are included. In this new third edition, the primary focus is on updated values that are included in the captions and in an overall price guide organized by mold number. This book is an essential reference for Candlewick collectors and all who enjoy beautiful glass. According to collectors, the photographs are an outstanding feature of the book. A separate companion volume by the authors presents the colored and decorated lines of Candlewick.

Fables in Ivory

Fables in Ivory

Author: Adrienne Barbanson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2012

In Fables in Ivory, delightful Japanese legends are accompanied With dozens of color photographs and extensive historical background.To introduce netsuke sculptures to a wider audience and, at the same time, to tell some of the legends that inspired their creators, Adrienne Barbanson presents here a collection of superb photographs accompanied by a narrative text designed to enhance the reader's appreciation of this remarkable by relatively unfamiliar art.

Bibliography of Glass/ Bibliographie Du Verre / Bibliographie Uber Glas / Bibliografie Over Glas From the Earliest Times to the Present

Bibliography of Glass/ Bibliographie Du Verre / Bibliographie Uber Glas / Bibliografie Over Glas From the Earliest Times to the Present

Author: Willy Van Den Bossche Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2012

This comprehensive 'Bibliography of Glass' is a compilation of 3,500 selected books alongside several important articles and other sources on glass and glassmaking in various languages from the earliest times to the present (2011). It is an exceptional work of reference and compendium in terms of the world-wide overview it provides of books on glass, glass technology, the art of glass, glassware, glass collections, exhibition catalogues, museum catalogues, sales catalogues and manuscripts relating to glass. This work of reference has been compiled for libraries, sellers of new and antiquarian books, collectors, historians, researchers, glass museums and any other institutions and individuals interested in ancient, antique or modern glass. A separate General Index and a Co-Authors Index facilitate the finding of titles and their authors as they relate to particular subjects. The works cited are arranged in alphabetical order according to authors' last names and any title lacking the name of the author has been included under the heading Anonymous. Four hundred and fifty museums from all over the world have been catalogued, creating a book within a book. Wherever possible details of the authors, collectors, glass works, glass museums, institutions, companies, auctioneers and publishers are provided, with supplemental information such as their places of origin or business, age and dates of birth, death, foundation and closing. Titles of works are given in their original language and all works are provided with their dimensions (Height x Width) in cm. Text in English, German, French and Dutch.

Extraordinary British Transferware: 1780-1840

Extraordinary British Transferware: 1780-1840

Author: Rosemary Halliday Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2012

This book brings to the attention of the collecting public nearly 300 transferware items from 1780-1840, including examples of dinner ware, toilet and medical ware, and pieces for food preparation and storage. The exceptional pieces cataloged are uncommon in pattern, shape, use, or other factors; interesting in terms of history of its use; and/or thought provoking because its use is a mystery. Each of these very unusual, rare, and extraordinary items are presented here on its own page with multiple images showing every aspect of the piece, including source prints if available. In addition, each piece is accompanied by a full description, including historical context of these wares and how people lived in Georgian and early Victorian times, as well as details on the maker, size, date of manufacture, and marks. With more than 1200 images, this book of pottery objects for every conceivable use will appeal to collectors, historians, and dealers.