|Antique Dish Art Plate Qing Dynasty Late 1800s China Song Zhu Zhi Copper Bronze|
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Location: Cerritos, CA, USA
This instructive book is the first of its kind to provide extensive historical information on the manufacturers and importers, along with in-depth analysis, descriptions, and current values. A gallery of more than 500 fascinating color photos reveals the extensive range of plates, dishes, and specialty china items, upon which were emblazoned artistic scenes. Of historical interest throughout America's cities and towns, this treasure trove of souvenir china will be cherished not only by those fascinated by America's past glories, but also collectors of other prized porcelains such as R.S. Prussia and Royal Bayreuth. Beyond its principal focus, the book also touches on other types of pictorial souvenir china including Historical Staffordshire. It will appeal to collectors of photos, postcards, World's Fair collectibles, souvenir spoons, and other related areas of collecting. If you only have one book on souvenirs, this should be it.1998 values. AUTHORBIO: The late Laurence Williams was born in 1942 and was an avid collector of souvenir china for more than 15 years. He was a hotel consultant and a part-time dealer in antiques. He organized a society of collectors and wrote and lectured on souvenir china. REVIEW: This book showcases china that was designed to bring a sense of the past, 'the way that it was,' to the buyer of the piece. This book presents an overview of Historical Staffordshire and the principle lines of souvenir plates, and details the story of German and U.S. Souvenir China. A helpful bibliography and index are provided.
With well over 400 photos illustrating many of the popular patterns as well as different types of objects are featured along with marks of over 160 English and non-English manufacturers, this volume presents a full-color survey of this topic. The separate Price Guide reflects the current price ranges of the items shown. This beautiful book, which brings to life the extraordinary range of collectible Flow Blue patterns and pieces, is a must for collectors.
A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of dishes
As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.From the first wooden trenchers of the Middle Ages to the seventeenth-century China trade, from twentieth-century designer wares to the colorful melamine plates so widely available today, more than 800 plates are on display here. With insightful descriptions and an expert’s knowledge, author Shax Riegler makes the case that the dinner plate is so much more than just a vessel to deliver food; it’s a piece of art to be admired.These are plates created by storied masters such as Spode and Wedgwood, modernists like Russel Wright and Homer Laughlin, and even today’s contemporary designers like Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg. Dish shows them in full color with large photographs, detail shots, and even back-of-the-plate photos, delivering a feast for the eyes for obsessive fans and casual admirers alike.With a timeline of plate highlights in history, sidebars showcasing the most popular designers, and a list of the top 100 patterns of all time, Dish will leave readers looking at the common dinner plate in a whole new way.