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Encyclopedia of Marks On American, English, & European Earthenware, Ironstone, & Stoneware 1780-1980 by Arnold A. Kowalsky & Dorothy E. Kowalsky

Encyclopedia of Marks On American, English, & European Earthenware, Ironstone, & Stoneware 1780-1980 by Arnold A. Kowalsky & Dorothy E. Kowalsky

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Table of Contents: Page 1 - Page 2

Extensive index, glossary, and Bibliography

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1780-3980: Makers, Marks, and Patterns in Blue and White, Historic Blue, Flow Blue,Mulberry, Romantic Transferware, Tea Leaf, and White Ironstone

This authoritative reference work identifies thousands of marks from American, English and European potters. In the main body of the text, the marks are presented by potter in alphabetical order. Included in each potter's listing is the location of the firm, a brief history of the company, the span of years from the firm's establishment until its dissolution, and any former and subsequent company affiliations associated with that firm. The marks associated with that potter are presented in chronological order. Also provided are listings of further readings for those wishing either to delve deeper into the history of the firm or to view images of wares upon which these marks appear.

American and Canadian importers, and the potters for whom they imported wares, are also identified. In addition, numerous appendices provide further information pertaining to ware types and printed patterns produced by the various potters, registry dates, and much more. A glossary of pottery terms and an extensive bibliography round out the presentation. This encyclopedia, years in the making, provides the most current research on potters spanning two hundred years and is the essential reference for everyone interested in ceramics.

Here's a bit on the makers just to whet your appetite:

  • Beleek
  • Anchor Pottery
  • Buffalo
  • Crown Potteries
  • Empire
  • Greenwood Potteries
  • Knowles, both Edwin & Taylor
  • Limoges
  • Mercer
  • Onondaga
  • Sebring
  • Union Pottery
  • Royal Doulton
  • Johnson Bros.
  • Meakin
  • Need more? Just ask!

Illustrations: 1719 printed manufacturers' marks

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  • Encyclopedia of Marks On American, English, and European Earthenware, Ironstone, and Stoneware

    Arnold A. Kowalsky and Dorothy E. Kowalsky


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 1999

    Pages: 687

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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