Elegant, hand-painted porcelain plates were popularly produced as decorative fine arts during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Created by some of the most influential potteries and decorating houses in England and Europe, examples here include plates from Brown-Westhead, Moore & Company*TM, Davenport*TM, Doulton*TM, Feuillet*TM, Camille Le Tallec*TM, Meissen*TM, Minton*TM, Se*\vres*TM, and Wedgwood*TM. Over 675 beautiful full color images display lovely portraits, romantic landscapes and city scenes, still-life paintings, and floral arrangements. The engaging text provides concise histories of the factories, decorating studios, the artisans with the marks employed by each, an extensive bibliography, and an index. Current values are found in the captions. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates fine art and will inspire artists, collectors, and designers.
Over 175 full-color photos of this beautiful china with histories, sizes, dates, and values. The primary emphasis is on the most popular dinnerware from 1900-1950. This is the first book devoted to the dinnerware of Homer Laughlin. 2000 values. AUTHORBIO: Joanne Jasper, an antique lover and Homer Laughlin fan for years, visited the Homer Laughlin plant in Newell, West Virginia with her daughter and decided to make her idea for a collector's reference a reality. She spent countless hours researching, interviewing, and taking photographs. Her book has become a bestseller. REVIEW: This book was inspired by a visit to the Homer Laughlin Factory in Newell, West Virginia, by the author. For the casual collector of Homer Laughlin China, this book will show the evolution of the Homer Laughlin designs throughout the years. For the serious collector and dealer, this book is a great reference manual which can assist in the identification of different shapes and decorative patterns. It especially assists in differentiating between shapes which closely resemble one another.
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