• This fascinating 160-pg. 8.5" x 11" paperback book features 579 close-up color photographs of vintage, collectible "wall pockets" (vases made to hang on the wall). Available for purchase on Amazon and the Schiffer website, or meet me in person at a show. Over 1000 wall pockets by more than 60 different makers are identified and valued here, including almost every color variation for every known Roseville wall pocket. Some of the Roseville pockets appear in this book for the first time anywhere! Most Weller wall pockets are also illustrated. Other factories with a substantial section include Frankoma, Fulper, Hull, Nelson McCoy, J.B. Owens,  and Rookwood. Among the companies represented are well-known concerns like Brush-McCoy, Camark, and Peters & Reed, as well as Arts and Crafts makers like California Faience, Grueby, Jervis, Marblehead, Newcomb College Pottery, George E. Ohr, Overbeck, Strobl, Teco, Walley, and Wheatley. In many cases, the items shown here do not appear in the standard reference books on those subjects. For example, you will not find a George Ohr wall pocket in the various books on George Ohr. This book corrects mistakes found in older books on wall pockets and on Roseville and Weller. Some wall pockets whose maker is still not known are also included. In some cases, this book features the only known illustrations of wall pockets made by a particular pottery, such as Faenza Pottery, which received a mention in Paul Evans' Art Pottery of the United States. A variety of other hanging items by American art potteries is also included ... such as wall sconces, masks, wall shelves, hanging boudoir and smoking pieces, and so on. Photographs of typical factory marks. Selected bibliography. Index. Values in captions.
  • This lovely 7 7/8" scalloped plate was created by Cowan Pottery in about 1930. The art deco raised-relief floral design is attributed to the French designers who worked briefly with Guy Cowan, Jose Martin and Raoul Josset, both of whom had participated in the influential 1925 art deco exposition in Paris.
  • Cowan Pottery made this 10.75" t. vase (shape 588) around 1924. It's unusually tall, and Cowan's drip glazes seldom come onto the market. Here is a combination of Mahogany over Marigold lustre.
  • Beautiful ring-handled vase designed for Cowan Pottery by the illustrious designer and artist Viktor Schreckengost. This example has a Terra Cotta crackle glaze. Stands 6" tall.
  • Introducing Roseville Pottery Revised 2nd Ed. of this BEST-SELLING Reference Book! All 132 Roseville lines illustrated in crisp color photos! Available for purchase on Amazon and the Schiffer website, or meet me in person at a show.   "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, February 2000 "Each pottery line is included in this scholarly look at the long-lived company... With additional text devoted to pottery collectors' etiquette and ethics, condition, experimental and trial glazes, tips for identifying Roseville, a timeline of Roseville products, factory marks and artist signatures, as well as reproductions, fakes and fantasy pieces, this book appears to have it all." --Antique Week, March 6, 2000 WHAT'S NEW IN THE 2ND EDITION? 
(for sample pages from the 2nd edition, visit the NEW EDITION link) Values for 2002-2003  (in many cases, not terribly different than those for 2019-2020) Now uses the correct Roseville term used for 1000's of shapes!--a finding first reported in Bassett's Roseville Prices (2000) Over 20 new color photos added (with values) Newly documented shape numbers added throughout Crystal Green shapes added to Ivory list Minor errors--by both Roseville factory and author--have been corrected
  • This enamel on copper depicts an urban (and religious) landscape and is signed at lower right. Someone told me it is likely to be Israeli. Measures 8.75" t. x 9 1/8" framed. (The visible portion of the enamel measures 4 5/8" t. x 5".)
  • John Mankameyer (1933-2015) lived for many years in Montana, then California (where he began his work as a studio potter), and then returned to Montana. His work explores the always unpredictable patterns of crystalline glazes, which adorn wheel-thrown porcelain vessels, often taking a bulbous bud vase form. (The last photo is from his Facebook page,  c. 2011.) This miniature measures about 3.75" t. It was purchased directly from the potter.
  • Beautiful studio pottery 7" t. x 8" covered urn by Matt Steadman (Mississippi). The blue and gray tones of the drippy matte-glazed exterior contrast beautifully with the glossy oxblood red interior.
  • Michael Gubkin (Ohio) studio pottery vase, 7.5" t. x 8.25" form, wheel thrown, with hand-incised details along the shoulder. Lush purple and cobalt blue iridescent lustre glaze.
  • Shearwater Pottery owl figurine, 5.5" tall, in the rare Bronze glaze and made in July 2019.
  • Wonderful example of Stellmacher Teplitz (Austria), decorated with a colorful scene of a young boy and a giant yellow chick. The comparative scale of the two figures gives the vase an almost surrealistic feeling. Background of mottled dark green. Measures 7.25" t. x 5.25" wide.
  • Available for purchase on Amazon and the Schiffer website, or meet me in person at a show. Did you know ... that Olympic reproduces the Neoclassical drawings of an 18th-century English artist, John Flaxman? ... that Frank Ferrell designed many Donatello shapes? ... that Harry Rhead designed about half the Sylvan shapes? ... that Ben Seibel designed Lotus? ... that Eva Zeisel was nearly hired to design a Roseville line--but was not able to do so because of the factory's closing in 1954? Just a few chapters from the Roseville story... ones you won't find in the older books! This fascinating new 300-pg. hardback book tells the story of America's fastest-selling decorative art pottery--from its humble beginnings in 1890 through the innovative Raymor products that inadvertently caused the factory's failure in 1954. Over 800 color photographs     70 black-and-white photographs Color photographs of items not shown in factory records, including later additions to lines like Carnelian (Glazes), Dahlrose, Florentine, Imperial (Glazes), Jonquil, Sunflower, Tuscany, Windsor, and Wisteria Over 140 factory advertisements, booklets, factory views, and catalog pages that are not available in any other book Photographs of many unpublished factory marks, reproductions, and lookalikes by other American potteries Beautiful Roseville rarities appear in every chapter--from Della Robbia, Olympic, and other Rozane Art Ware lines, to Experimental and Trial Glaze pieces owned by the family of Roseville's glaze chemist, George Krause. New evidence further documents the lines Early Carnelian, Early Velmoss, and Keynote. Other products emphasized in this volume include Artcraft, Cherry Blossom, Creamware, Decorated Artware, Dogwood, Donatello, Ferella, Lamps, Late Capri, Matt Green, Majolica, Modern Art, Mostique, Panel, Pauleo, Pine Cone Modern, Silhouette, Wincraft, and the recently attributed line Cherub Cameo. Among the personnel whose key roles at the factory are explained in this book are Frank Ferrell, Frederic Grant, John Herold, George Krause, Christen Nielsen, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Harry Rhead, Ben Seibel, Donald Windisch, Anna Young, and George Young. Over 200 additional employees are identified, including casters, clay processors, decorators, finishers, foremen, kiln men, mold makers, office clerks, packers, and warehouse men.
  • Sebring Pottery (Alliance, OH) made this 10" figural candlestick about 1930. The designer was Austrian emigré Valerie ("Vally") Wieselthier.
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