Starting to Collect 20th Century Ceramics

ISBN: 9781851495146
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Andrew Casey
Format: Hardback
Edition: -
Publisher: ACC
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 224
Illustrations: Includes 295 colour and 5 b&w illustrations


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  • The latest in the successful Starting to Collect series – accessible information for the new collector
  • Something to suit all pockets, whether the collector is looking for investment, or wanting something to decorate the mantlepiece. From the elaborate shapes and decoration of Clarice Cliff, to the elegant vases of Rookwood, USA, from the classic Art Deco-ware of the 1930s, to the contemporary designs such as Homemaker in the fifties, there is something to suit all tastes
  • Also features tips on how to care for your pieces and how best to display your collection
  • Fifty British manufacturers are included, as well as twenty-two of the most interesting and important companies from Europe, Scandinavia and the USA, as well as many factories that have never before been discussed

The twentieth century offers the new collector a wide range of opportunities to build up a collection, from coffee sets, dinner wares, decorative plaques, egg cups and even chamber pots to a whole range of novelties that were manufactured by the pottery industry across Europe and America.

The market for collectables has expanded greatly over the last twenty years with many people starting to buy their first examples from local flea markets, car boot sales and auction houses. More recently new opportunities to buy and sell pottery have been established via the internet with auction sites such as eBay.

This book is for any collector interested in 20th century ceramics, whether a collector who concentrates on one factory, on a single designer, such as Clarice Cliff, or on a type of item, such as toast racks, egg cups or preserve pots. Written by the award-winning author Andrew Casey, an acknowledged expert on twentieth-century ceramics, this book covers the diverse range of pottery produced during the twentieth century, aiming to provide a starting point for all those collectors.


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