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Decorative Plates: Identification & Value Guide

by Jim Harran, Susan Harran
     
 
Beautiful examples of decorative plates have been made by almost every porcelain company in the world in a variety of subjects in all price ranges. This book features hundreds of these beautiful plates, from the top-of-the-line portrait plates showing painters artistic skills to the more common subjects like landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, and fruit. Transfer

Overview

Beautiful examples of decorative plates have been made by almost every porcelain company in the world in a variety of subjects in all price ranges. This book features hundreds of these beautiful plates, from the top-of-the-line portrait plates showing painters artistic skills to the more common subjects like landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, and fruit. Transfer print decorated items as well as fine quality hand-painted decorations are showcased in over 1,000 color photographs. Historical background on early ceramic art, the development of tableware, and plates for display are included, and the differences between chargers, service plates, game and fish sets, oyster plates, and commemorative plates are discussed. Organized by country or geographic area, the book covers both American and foreign items. Deldare art pottery, Pickard china, French, German, and Oriental plates, marks, and the popular hobby of American china painting - it's all in Decorative Plates. 2008 values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574325638
Publisher:
Collector Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Jim and Susan Harran, antique dealers for 18 years, specialize in English and Continental porcelains and antique cups and saucers. They write feature articles for various antique publications and have a monthly column in AntiqueWeek, entitled "The World of Ceramics."

Jim and Susan Harran, antique dealers for 18 years, specialize in English and Continental porcelains and antique cups and saucers. They write feature articles for various antique publications and have a monthly column in AntiqueWeek, entitled "The World of Ceramics." Susan is also a member of the Antique Appraisal Association of American, Inc.

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