Majolica Figuresby Helen Cunningham
This colorful text sheds new light on the beautiful majolica figures that have kept collectors entranced for years. Over 475 color photographs illustrate the full range of figures, including majolica animals, toby jugs, tobacco jars, strikers, and advertising memorabilia. The histories of all manufacturers of majolica figures are provided along with detailed ceramic and toby jug histories. Possible sources of inspiration for majolica figures are explored. Trademark qualities are contrasted between authentic figures and their more recent reproductions. Values for the illustrated majolica figures are provided in the captions and a comprehensive bibliography round out this fascinating study.
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I am beginning my research into majolica. The Internet is full of plates and other dinnerware of all kinds but not enough figural pieces and most sites show only the major porcelain factories such as the French and English manufacturers for the most part. Majolica Figures is a good starting book for us beginners. My only wish is that the book had covered more information about the Continental pieces. I will still give this book a 5 star rating.