Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain 1850 to Present

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You may be the owner of a valuable piece of porcelain or pottery, but the cryptic symbol on the underside of the piece may be your only clue to its value. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: 1850 to the Present will help you identify your pieces.

Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks provides the quickest and easiest way for professional and amateur collectors to identify more than 3,500 American, European, and Oriental marks. The perfect companion to the Kovels' original best-seller, ...

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Overview

You may be the owner of a valuable piece of porcelain or pottery, but the cryptic symbol on the underside of the piece may be your only clue to its value. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: 1850 to the Present will help you identify your pieces.

Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks provides the quickest and easiest way for professional and amateur collectors to identify more than 3,500 American, European, and Oriental marks. The perfect companion to the Kovels' original best-seller, Kovels' Dictionary of Marks -- Pottery and Porcelain: 1650 to 1850 (still in print after more than 42 years and 41 printings), Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks is the most comprehensive reference for nineteenth- and twentieth-century marks. Together, the two volumes are an indispensable guide to porcelain and pottery marks of the last four centuries.

Also available from Three Rivers Press, Kovels' Dictionary of Marks--Pottery & Porcelain: 1650 to 1850

The illustrated guide to pottery and porcelain.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517559147
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed Large Print
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 305,681
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.14 (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.
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    1. Hometown:
      Shaker Heights, Ohio
    1. Education:
      Ralph Kovel: Ohio State University; Terry Kovel: Wellesley College

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book: An Introduction x
Anchor 1
Animals, Fish & Insects 4
Arrows 16
Banners 18
Birds 22
Bowl & Urn 27
Building & Tower 29
Cartouches 33
Circle--Oval 38
Crescent 79
Crown 79
Crown & Circle or Oval 99
Crown & Shield 110
Fleur de Lis & Prince of Wales Feathers 117
Flower & Tree 118
Foreign Alphabets 124
Humans & Body Parts 126
Lines 129
Miscellaneous 133
Musical Instruments 138
Shield 139
Square, Rectangle & Other Geometric Shapes 146
Star & Sun 153
Triangle & Heart 154
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