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Glaze, Form & Execution. American & European Art Pottery. Oak Park John Toomey Gallery / Treadway Gallery: May 7, 2000. An auction catalog which really looks more like a gallery exhibition catalog, which was the point. The pottery is all illustrated in color, with some detail shots and artful presentation and set-up. The pottery is a fine selection of American and European art pottery of the early-mid 20th century. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 107 pages, 289 lots, color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket a smidge worn, else fine.

Inventory #: 33477
Price: $ 40.00       




Important English and Continental Porcelain and Faience. London Christie's: June 27, 1966. Great ceramics from the collections of the Princess Royal, The Earl of Haddington, The Earl of Normanton, the Lord of Glenconner, Dick de Gryse, K. Aynsley, M. le Comte Guy de Pelet, and others. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 41 pages plus 12 b/w plates 148 lots prices realised sheet stapled inside the front cover institutional stamp on cover, else nice.

Inventory #: 8511
Price: $ 15.00       




Italian Maiolica and Continental Pottery and Faience. London Christie's: February 12, 1968. Included the property of H.C. Lewis, Esq., Alexander Forrester-Paton, and others. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 34 pages, 159 lots, 2 b/w plates prices realized list stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8428
Price: $ 15.00       




Jim Fox. A Yorkshire Collector of Pottery and Porcelain. Leeds City Art Galleries: 1986. The catalog to an exhibition of pieces from Fox's private collection of antique Yorkshire pottery, with much Leeds material. Softcover. 8"x11.5", 16 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33195
Price: $ 40.00       




Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Volume 19. Syracuse Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: 1917-18. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1917-April, 1918. The 'Keramic Studio' was founded and edited by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, one of the premier ceramicists in America, and creator of the famed "Scarab Vase". Robineau was a tireless promoter of the studio pottery and china painting movements, and her magazine is a valuable source of information on potters, techniques and potting-related news and designs of the period. The issues featured numerous black & white illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 198 pages, 10 (of 12) color plates Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers lacks pages 73/4(?), and color plates for May and July, 1917. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear.

Inventory #: 35827
Price: $ 150.00       




Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Volume 20. Syracuse Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: 1918-19. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1918-April, 1919. The 'Keramic Studio' was founded and edited by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, one of the premier ceramicists in America, and creator of the famed "Scarab Vase". Robineau was a tireless promoter of the studio pottery and china painting movements, and her magazine is a valuable source of information on potters, techniques and potting-related news and designs of the period. The issues featured numerous b/w illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 196 pages, 10 (of 11) color plates. Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers lacks pages 75/6, and color plate for June,1918. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear.

Inventory #: 35828
Price: $ 150.00       




Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Volume 21. Syracuse Keramic Studio Publishing Co.: 1919-20. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1919-April, 1920. The 'Keramic Studio' was founded and edited by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, one of the premier ceramicists in America, and creator of the famed "Scarab Vase". Robineau was a tireless promoter of the studio pottery and china painting movements, and her magazine is a valuable source of information on potters, techniques and potting-related news and designs of the period. The issues featured numerous b/w illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 218 [2] pages, 11 color plates. Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear.

Inventory #: 35829
Price: $ 150.00       




Made in Utica. Utica Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1976. This fine loan exhibition catalog is divided into three sections- decorative arts and crafts (including metalworking trades, woodworking trades, ceramics & glass, decorating trades, textiles trades, and personal accessories), fine & visual arts, and manufactured products. The illustrations include a wide variety of products, paintings, prints, furniture, old illustrations of factories and stores, and more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 73 pages, black & white illustrations. New condition.

Inventory #: 90300
Price: $ 12.00       




The Campbell Museum Collection. Camden Campbell Museum: 1969. A fascinating collection of antique silver and ceramic soup tureens of all styles and periods. Great fun. Softcover. 7"x10", 82 color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35742
Price: $ 20.00       




The Useful Arts and Manufactures of Great Britain. London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1840s. The chapters of these books were evidently first published as separate booklets, and each has its own pagination. They provide a very detailed description of the various trades and manufactures, and are illustrated with many woodcuts. These two volumes appear to comprise the complete set of papers, and include- Glass Pottery & Porcelain Silk Copper & Tin Brass Buttons Hats Coal Gas Iron Various steel trades, including cutlery, cast iron, nails & screws, gun barrels, wire, needles and files & saws Paper Leather Parchment Glue Sugar and the textile trades including Cotton Yarn Linen Yarn Woollen Yarn Woven Goods Calico Printing and Dyeing. 2 volumes. 4.5"x7", about 500 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations publisher's brown embossed cloth with gilt titles covers a bit rubbed and soiled top third of each blank endpaper excised some light internal spotting, but very nice copies.

Inventory #: 30751
Price: $ 275.00       




Transactions of the American Ceramic Society, comprising the papers and discussions of the First Annual Meeting, held at Columbus, Ohio, February 6-8, 1899 [with] the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Transactions. Columbus: 1899-1916. The first six years Transactions of this important body, with many technical papers covering all aspects of the American ceramics industry, including machinery, glazes, clays, manufacturing, and more. Bound a bit oddly, with transactions 1,2 & 3 in a single binding, Transactions 4 & 6 in a single binding, and Transactions 5, 17 & 18 each in its own binding. Hardcovers. Bound in 5 volumes. 6"x9", 3,397 pages, black & white plates (several folding) and line illustrations. Covers with some soil and wear, hinges almost all broken and contents detaching from the covers. Contents mostly clean and fine.

Inventory #: 32591
Price: $ 275.00       




Albrecht, Donald, et al. Russel Wright. Creating American Lifestyle. New York Cooper-Hewitt/Harry N. Abrams: 2001. "A master of 20th-century design, Russel Wright was a prolific and influential creator of items for the home, most famously his curvaceous American Modern dinnerware. Wright designed furniture, appliances, textiles, interiors, buildings, and landscapes, and with his wife Mary developed the concept of lifestyle marketing. Their 1950 Guide to Easier Living helped define a relaxed entertaining and living style that Americans still embrace today. This book describes his career and shows his work in 154 photographs, most in color, including page-filling settings created for this book and images of his Hudson Valley home Dragon Rock." Hardcover. 8"x10", 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. Published for $35.00.

Inventory #: 95087
Price: $ 25.00       




Amico, Leonard N. Bernard Palissy. In Search of Earthly Paradise. New York Flammarion: 1996. "Bernard Palissy, the most innovative and original ceramist of the French Renaissance, is an artist whose true significance has just recently been brought to light by new scholarship. He was a fine draftsman who approached his botanical and animal subjects with scientific precision, but was capable of burning all his furniture in his passion to heat his kiln to previously unattained temperatures. In this beautifully designed monograph, Leonard Amico explores Bernard Palissy's life, from his provincial beginnings to his death in the Bastille". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 255 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.

Inventory #: 32180
Price: $ 40.00       




Amico, Leonard N. Bernard Palissy. In Search of Earthly Paradise. Paris/New York Flammarion: 1996. "Bernard Palissy, the most innovative and original ceramist of the French Renaissance, was a man of many contradictions. He was both a favorite artist of the Catholic Valois kings of France and a fervent Protestant who was often persecuted for his beliefs. He was also a fine draftsman who approached his botanical and animal subjects with scientific precision, but was capable of burning all his furniture in his passion to heat his kiln to previously unattained temperatures. In this beautiful book, Leonard Amico explores Bernard Palissy's life from his provincial beginnings to his death in the Bastille. This volume provides a complete survey of the artist's ceramic works, as well as analyses of remarkable garden grottos he designed for important figures of the French court". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 256 pages, 203 illustrations, most in color, dust jacket. In fine, new condition.

Inventory #: 95126
Price: $ 50.00       




Archer, Michael & Brian Morgan. Fair as China Dishes. English Delftware from the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan. Washington International Exhibitions Foundation: 1979. An outstanding collection of fine and rare delftware, much of it with interesting and unique decorations. This catalog features superb large b/w (and a few color) photographs and scholarly catalog entries. Softcover. 8"x12", 128 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w, some color illustrations. Light wear, tips bumped.

Inventory #: 34081
Price: $ 45.00       




Argnani, Federigo. Le Ceramiche e Maioliche Faentine dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo xvi... Faenza Giuseppe Montanari Editore: 1889. Edition limited to 285 numbered copies. One of the major studies of the maiolica of Faenza of the 15th and 16th centuries written by Professor Argnani, curator of the Civic Museum in Faenze. Solon notes Argnani's special love for, and interest in, the antique maiolica wares, and indeed the author drew and colored the illustrations himself. Argnani's interests were varied, and he is still remembered in Faenza as a "unique patriotic and artistic character" under whose supervision the Municipal Art Gallery was expanded and moved to the ex-Jesuit convent where it is still located. The pieces of maiolica shown in these outstanding colored plates are mainly examples of everyday wares, brilliantly decorated. Solon, writing in 1906, called them "rude" and their decorations "uncouth". Today that judgment would be rephrased, although I think I like "uncouth". Hardcover. 10"x14", xii + 83 pages, plus 20 folding chromolithographed plates. Red cloth with a leather spine, spine somewhat scuffed, cloth with some soil. Contents with some foxing to the preliminaries, a little foxing to the text, and a little to the plates, primarily confined to the very outer margin one plate has a 1" tear on the margin.

Inventory #: 8706
Price: $ 1750.00       




Arman, David & Linda. Historical Staffordshire. An Illustrated Checklist. Danville Arman Enterprises: 1974. An important modern guide for historical Staffordshire collectors, with illustrations and descriptions of hundreds of views, organized by maker. Hardcover. 6"x9", 244 pages, hundreds of black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear, label on jacket.

Inventory #: 35710
Price: $ 50.00       




Atterbury, Paul (ed.). English Pottery and Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York Universe Books: 1978. An anthology of articles which appeared in the Magazine Antiques between the 1920s and the 1970s by authors including Rackham, Hume, Boney, Hughes, Godden, Savage, Litchfield, Winchester, Larsen, John, and many more! Softcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations covers a bit worn, tips thumbed, light soil.

Inventory #: 9661
Price: $ 45.00       




Atterbury, Paul (ed.). English Pottery and Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York Universe Books: 1978. An anthology of articles which appeared in the Magazine Antiques between the 1920s and the 1970s by authors including Rackham, Hume, Boney, Hughes, Godden, Savage, Litchfield, Winchester, Larsen, John, and many more! Softcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations. Some cover wear.

Inventory #: 35754
Price: $ 25.00       




Atterbury, Paul. Moorcroft. A Guide to Moorcroft Pottery 1897-1993. Somerset Richard Dennis & Hugh Edwards: 2008. 2nd edition. "Moorcroft is one of the most important names in the history of British art and studio pottery, representing as it does an unbroken line of production that reaches back over a century to 1897. Throughout this period collectors all over the world have enjoyed the characteristic style and colors of Moorcroft pottery, and today both the decorative wares of the past and the new ranges in production at the factory are highly sought after. This new enlarged and completely revised edition includes many new photographs, making it invaluable for all Moorcroft collectors' and those interested in decorative arts of the 20th century". Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90420
Price: $ 95.00       




Austin, John C. Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg. Charlottesville University Press of Virginia for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1977. A nicely produced catalog, organized by form and type, including Oriental decoration, European landscapes, fable decoration, botanical decoration, natural forms, birds, colored ground, toys, and figures. Also includes a facsimile of the 1755 Sale book. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 227 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit worn and rubbed.

Inventory #: 33531
Price: $ 40.00       




Avery, C. Louise. European Ceramics Given by R. Thornton Wilson. [contained in the] Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, May, 1957. The Museum was given some very fine 18th century French & German porcelains. This issue also includes: "The Hand of Rodin" and "The Horace Havemeyer Bequest of Islamic Art". Softcover. 7.5"x10", article: 11 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 34728
Price: $ 15.00       




Ayer China Co. Catalogue of Old Dark Blue Crockery and Old China, Delft and other Ware, wanted by the Ayer Antique China Co. with prices paid for same. Ayer: no date (1890s). A fascinating little catalog- issued by a firm of china dealers who were looking to purchase transferware in the very, very early years of its collectability. The prices they paid ranged from $1.00 to $10.00 for pieces, which are described very briefly, usually with a note on the view or decoration. The text is illustrated with some crude, small woodcuts. A rather unusual early transferware item. Softcover. 5.5"x8.75", 23 pages, woodcut illustrations, decorated covers light wear, a short tear in the cover, but a nice copy of a fragile item.

Inventory #: 8122
Price: $ 125.00       




Banks, Catherine A.M. Under the Road. An Archaeological and historical study along the route of the A50, Longton. City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent: 1997. Think that the construction of a new highway in England just means another place to get stuck in traffic? Well, it also means excavation of old pottery grounds, lots of sherds, and other pottery debris which is of great interest to ceramic historians. So there! Softcover. 8"x10", 50 pages, color and black & white illustrations, folding map. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 33295
Price: $ 30.00       




Barber, Edwin Atlee. Anglo-American Pottery. Old English China with American Views, A Manual for Collectors. Philadelphia Patterson & White: 1901. 2nd edition. First published in 1899. This was a pioneering work, and an enlargement and revision of a series of articles first published in The Clay Worker. Hardcover. 6"x8", 220 + xvi pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, hinges slightly shaken.

Inventory #: 33175
Price: $ 60.00       




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