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Benjamin, Susan. English Enamel Boxes, from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries. New York The Viking Press: 1978. Although popularly known as "Battersea" boxes, these were also produced in other workshops in London, Birmingham, Bilston, Wednesbury and Liverpool. Benjamin examines these boxes and their makers, and offers help with the often difficult process of attributions. This is especially important as these boxes rarely carry marks, but that only makes collecting them more fun! Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 128 pages, profusely illustrated in color, dj. A nice copy.

Inventory #: 5565
Price: $ 85.00       

Hawes, Vivian S. & Christina S. Corsiglia. The Rita & Frits Markus Collection of European Ceramics & Enamels. Boston Museum of Fine Arts: 1984. The well-illustrated catalog of this impressive collection, formed from a select group of leading dealers in the 1950s and 60s. Many of the major factories of Germany, Holland, France, and England are represented. Tablewares predominate, but there are some figures as well. Softcover. 8"x11", 287 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 31114
Price: $ 25.00       

Hughes, Therle & Bernard. English Painted Enamels. Spring Books: 1967. With examples drawn from the collections of Queen Mary and Mrs. Ionides, this survey presents a fine selection of 18th century enamels. A very popular, well illustrated book. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 156 pages, 4 color plates and 83 b/w illustrations dj jacket lightly worn, a few small chips.

Inventory #: 33133
Price: $ 25.00       

Kimball, Marie. The Original Furnishings of the White House. [contained in] The Magazine Antiques. June & July, 1929. These two issues also include the articles- "Abner Toppan, Cabinetmaker" (Newburyport, Mass.) by Dexter Edwin Spalding (Semowich 704) "Old English Decanters and Their Labels" by G. Bernard Hughes "Rolled Paper Work" by Guy Cadogan Rothbury "Battersea and Bilston Enamels" by G. Bernard Hughes "A Willard Clock of Unusual Interest" by Hazel E. Cummin, and more. Softcover. Light soil, a little wear, etc.

Inventory #: 7423
Price: $ 40.00       

Wessel, Klaus. Die Byzantinische Emailkunst vom 5. Bis 13. Jahrhundert. Verlag Aurel Bongers Recklinghausen: 1967. A scholarly study of Byzantine enamels of the 5th through 13th centuries in Europe, with extensive and very scholarly and knowledgeable pencil notes on many, many pages, with additional information on the history of enamels in Europe and the pieces discussed. Notes are not usually a selling point, but these are. Whose are they? There is the possible ownership signature of Janet Thorpe, Associate Curator at the Cooper Hewitt Museum at the time -her name appears to be an ownership note, but might not be. Whoever it was knew what they were doing. Hardcover. 9"x11", 213 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35438
Price: $ 75.00       

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