The top-selling ceramic figurines of the 1940s and '50s came from Madison, Wisconsin's Ceramic Arts Studio and their outstanding designer, Betty Harrington. In terms of quality,
variety, and charm, her figurines are among the best of the era, enchanting, and exquisitely designed down to the last intricate detail. <p> This is the first comprehensive book about Ceramic Arts Studio and it presents all the figurines released by CAS, detailed information on the firms early years, and Betty Harrington's artistic pursuits after the Studio closed. Over 1200 color photographs of the ceramic figurines, vintage catalogs, advertisements, and original designs are included, along with a complete inventory. Today's values are given in the captions and in a price guide/index, for each reference. The carefully researched text includes interviews with company owner Reuben Sand, early designer and co-founder Lawrence Rabbit, studio personnel, family members, and designer Betty Harrington. Collectors will find this an indispensable guide to Ceramic Arts Studio's engaging figurines, as well as an in-depth guide to the life of an artist.
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