Mary Frank Gaston's study of antiques began during the mid-1960s when she and her husband lived in New England which is so rich in our nation's history. She has authored many titles, with subjects including Flow Blue China, Blue Willow, English China, Limoges Porcelain, R.S. Prussia, Antique Brass & Copper, Knowles, Taylor & Knowles China, and Art Deco. Most of her books have seen multiple editions and/or volumes, as her books are extremely popular among collectors.
Gaston's Flow Blue China: The Comprehensive Guide: Identification and Valuesby Mary Frank Gaston
Mary Frank Gaston's latest book reflects her work on Flow Blue china of over 20 years. Offering collectors an extensive pattern identification guide, this new edition incorporates patterns from her earlier books with many new and interesting examples. More than 800 color photographs illustrating over 600 patterns are featured. More than 250 marks are included, representing 100 years of Flow Blue production, from the 1830s to the 1930s, by both English and non-English manufacturers. Additionally, a discussion of the history of the china, tips on collecting, information about modern reproductions, a list of each manufacturer's Flow Blue patterns, a glossary of terms pertinent to the study of the china, and current values make this an informative and essential reference for today's collector of Flow Blue china. 2005 values.
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