Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware

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Jo Cunningham is back with an all-new, revised edition of her bestselling Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware. In this collector's encyclopedia, hundreds of pieces of American dinnerware are illustrated with both color photos and black and white original catalog pages and advertisements. Included are backstamps, advertising, company information, and values for every piece. There is also a fascinating section on how dinnerware is made and a brief history of the American pottery industry. There is ...
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Overview

Jo Cunningham is back with an all-new, revised edition of her bestselling Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware. In this collector's encyclopedia, hundreds of pieces of American dinnerware are illustrated with both color photos and black and white original catalog pages and advertisements. Included are backstamps, advertising, company information, and values for every piece. There is also a fascinating section on how dinnerware is made and a brief history of the American pottery industry. There is expanded coverage of some company histories. Some of the manufacturers represented include Bennington, California Potteries, Haeger, Hall, Hull, Pfaltzgraff, Purinton, Red Wing, Shawnee, Stangl, Steubenville, Homer Laughlin, Limoges, Paden City Pottery, Jackson China, and many more.

Hundreds of pieces of dinnerware are illustrated in full color with many more in black and white.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574324297
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Collector's Encyclopedia Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Cunningham resides in Springfield, Missouri, with her family. She has been active in collecting for many years and is a member of several national organizations pertaining to collecting. She has authored several books, The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinneware, The Autumn Leaf Story, and Hall China Price Guide, as well as several articles on collectibles for leading trade papers.
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Table of Contents

Dedication 4
Acknowledgments 4
About the Author 4
Introduction 5
Pricing 5
The American Pottery Industry: A Brief History 6
How Dinnerware Is Made 7
Backstamps 11
Designers 11
Advertising Pieces 13
American Chinaware Corporation 20
Bennington Potters 21
Blair Ceramics 24
Block China Company 30
California Potteries 33
Canonsburg Pottery Company 40
Caribe-Sterling China Company 41
Children's Dishes 43
Coors Pottery 46
The Cronin China Company 48
Crooksville China Co 49
Crown Potteries Co 66
Cunningham & Pickett, Inc 73
Frankoma 74
French-Saxon China Company 75
W. S. George Company 78
Gonder 87
The Haeger Pottery 88
Hall China Company 89
The Harker Pottery Co. 113
Hull Pottery Company 154
Illinois China Company 156
Jackson China Company 157
Edwin M. Knowles Company 158
Knowles, Taylor & Knowles 167
Homer Laughlin China Company 168
Leigh and Crescent 203
Limoges China Company 210
Mt. Clemens Pottery 211
Paden City Pottery 214
Pfaltzgraff Pottery 228
Pope Gosser China Company 230
Pottery Guild 231
Purinton Pottery 234
Red Wing Pottery Company 236
Royal China Company 242
Salem China Company 246
Scio Pottery Company 256
Sebring Potteries 258
Shawnee Pottery 260
Southern Potteries 261
Stangl Pottery 267
Stetson China Company 269
Steubenville Pottery 274
Taylor, Smith and Taylor Pottery 277
Universal Potteries, Inc. 286
Warwick China Company 307
Western Stoneware 308
Glossary 310
Index 316
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