Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain/1650-1850

Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain/1650-1850

by Ralph Kovel, Terry Kovel
     
 
Completely different from any other book of marks ever published, this dictionary provides the quickest way to identify American, English, and European porcelain. Once a piece is identified, research and experience (the color, texture, weight, and general "feel") tell the rest of the story.

The unique index of 5,000 marks, listed by prominent features and

Overview

Completely different from any other book of marks ever published, this dictionary provides the quickest way to identify American, English, and European porcelain. Once a piece is identified, research and experience (the color, texture, weight, and general "feel") tell the rest of the story.

The unique index of 5,000 marks, listed by prominent features and with a complete cross-reference, shows at a glancegeographical location of mark, factory or family name of manufacturer, type of ware, method of producing the mark on the object,  color of the mark, and  date when the mark was used.

The authors have included a foreword, bibliography, index of manufacturers, and a reliable guide to the often misunderstood marks of Delft, Sevres, and England 1842-1883.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish."
--American Country Collectibles

"What the Kovels don't know about antiques isn't worth knowing."
--House Beautiful

"The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country."
--Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517701379
Publisher:
Diversified Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
Revised Large Print
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Ralph and Terry Kovel are the best-known writers on antiques and collectibles in America. They have written more than 75 books, including the annual Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List. Their national newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, has over 150,000 subscribers.  The Kovels also write columns for House Beautiful and 150 newspapers, publish articles, and appear on television and radio talk shows.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Place of Birth:
Ralph Kovel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Terry Kovel: Cleveland, Ohio
Education:
Ralph Kovel: Ohio State University; Terry Kovel: Wellesley College

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