In addition to online sales, Mark Bassett sometimes participates as an exhibitor in a “live” event. Attend collectible pottery, Modernism, and antique shows in person to ask questions, learn about values and little-known makers, or to make a special purchase. This is also a good way to discuss more difficult topics in some detail, whether downsizing or recognizing reproductions.
“Every item I’ve purchased from 20th Century Pottery has been excellent and this is no exception. The color and design are even more beautiful in person. I also appreciate the seller’s thoroughly researched history of the pottery, the careful packaging, and prompt shipment. You can not go wrong with this seller!”
– Etsy review
“Bassett’s well-researched, well-written books have become the resource of choice for many new and veteran collectors.”
– Houston Chronicle
“The seller was incredibly friendly, answered all of my questions and requests for communication promptly, and shipped my piece almost immediately. I received my King 1 day earlier than expected and I am EXTREMELY happy to have it. The price I paid was exceptional and I would HIGHLY recommend buying from this seller as I will be again.”
– Etsy review
“Bassett’s comprehensive presentation of Roseville pottery is exemplary. If you are a novice collector of Roseville, this is a wonderful place to start your research and indulge your enthusiasm… Presented beautifully… Written assuredly and with a teacher’s touch… Highly recommended.”
– Maine Antique Digest
“Buy with confidence from this seller! The beautiful Hull vase was at my door within a couple days of ordering it. It arrived very well packed for shipment. Plenty of packing materials and double boxed. It is a welcome addition to my Hull collection and a very unique piece of Crabapple. Another smooth transaction with Etsy!”
– Etsy review
Cowan Pottery and the Cleveland School “stands leagues ahead of the horde of ‘collectors’ books’ that vie for the attention and dollars of pottery dealers and collectors. In terms of scholarship, detail, and insight there are few competitors… An exemplary and scholarly study not only of the Cowan Pottery but the national shift from studio pottery to industrial art… A work as expressive in its own way of a knowledge and love of ceramics as are the products of the Cowan phenomenon it documents.”
– James L. Murphy, Ohio History
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