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Pottery and Porcelain for the Collector
A selected book list and guide to research

Resources here are geared toward the collector. For books and materials on the craft of pottery, see:
Pottery & Ceramics: Technique.

 

General

Lage, Chad
Pictorial Guide to Pottery & Porcelain Marks
q NK4215.L325 2004x
This book features photographs of marks alongside their actual pieces for perspective.
 

America -- North

Chipman, Jack
California Pottery Scrapbook: Identification and Value Guide
q NK4025.C2 C46 2005x
This volume covers many undocumented California pottery companies, including many that are not even mentioned in his Collector's Encyclopedias.
 
Moran, Mark F.
(Warman's) Red Wing Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
q NK4210.R4 A4 2005
From the days before refrigeration, when stoneware kept liquids cold, Red Wing has had a prominent role in American life. Now collectors pursue the crocks and churns, as well as hundreds of art pottery and RumRill pieces, that the Minnesota company produced.
 
Rago, David
The Arts & Crafts Collector's Guide
NK1141.R28 2005
This reference for collectors of Arts and Crafts style mission furniture, wrought metal, and period lighting, focuses heavily on art pottery such as Arequipa, Brouwer, Dedham, Fulper, Grueby, Hampshire, Newcomb College, Ohr, and Van Briggle ceramics.
 
Rago, Denise
Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
q NK4210.R58 A4 2007
Originally started in Roseville, Ohio, the company later moved to Zanesville. The household pieces were popular with the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
 
Rago, Denise
Warman's Weller Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
q NK4210.R58 A4 2007
Weller Pottery was manufactured in Zanesville, Ohio.
 
Snyder, Jeffrey B.
Rookwood Pottery
q NK4340.R7 S69 2005
History and catalog for the Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
Warman's Hull Pottery
q NK4210.H84 W37
Identification and price guide for Hull Pottery in Ohio, an art pottery that made ware specifically for the adornment of the home.
 
 

British

Herman, Michael
Wedgwood Jasper: Classics, Rarities & Oddities
q NK4335.H465 2007
Of all the many types of ceramics produced by the Wedgwood Company in the last two and a half centuries, Jasper is the one most immediately recognizable. This second book on this fascinating subject by the author traces, through over 750 photographs, Jaspers long history and almost infinite variety.
 
 
Rogers, Connie
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Willow Ware
q NK4277.R64 2004
A Schiffer book for collectors with price guide
 
 
Yates-Owen, Eric
British Studio Potters' Marks
r NK4085.Y38 1999
 
 

European

Congdon-Martin, Douglas
Popular Royal Bayreuth for Collectors
q NK4210.P58 A4 2005
A Schiffer book for collectors with price guide
 
Heiremans, Marc
Art Ceramics: Pioneers in Flanders, 1938-1978
NK4109.H44 2006
This book documents art ceramics in Belgium from 1938 to 1978, a previously neglected field.
 
Waterbrook-Clyde, Keith
Art Deco Limoges: Camille Tharaud and Other Ceramists
q NK4210.T45 A4 2005
A Schiffer book for collectors with price guide
 
 

Asian

Schiffer, Nancy N.
Japanese export ceramics, 1860-1920
q NK4567.6.S35 2000
 
Schiffer, Nancy N.
Japanese Porcelain, 1800-1950
(r)q NK4567.5.S35 1999
 
 

Finding More Information

The Library Catalog offers numerous titles.

 

Pottery & Porcelain Price Guides

These guides also contain helpful information about various types of pottery and porcelain.

Antique Trader Books American & European Art Pottery: Price Guide
Dubuque, IA: Antique Trader Books, 2002.
NK4007 .A56 2002

 
Bagdade, Susan and Al
Warmanís English and Continental Pottery & Porcelain
Iola, WI :Krause Publications, 1998.
(r)q NK4083.B34 1998x
 
Bagdade, Susan and Al
Warmanís American Pottery & Porcelain
Iola, WI :Krause Publications, 1998
rqNK4005 .A1 B35 2000x
 
Kovel, Ralph M.
Kovels' Depression Glass & Dinnerware Price List
New York: Random House Reference, c2004.
NK5439.D44 K67 2004x
 
The Official Price Guide to Collector Plates
Orlando, FL: House ofCollectibles.
rNK4695 .P55 O36
 
Price guide to limited edition collectibles
Iola, WI: Krause Publications.
(r)NK1125.A417
 

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Price Guides for Selected Manufacturers and Companies

Gaston, Mary Frank
Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain
Paducah, Ky.: Collector Books, c2000
(r)qNK4399.L5 G37 2000
 
Snyder, Jeffrey B.
Fiesta: the Homer Laughlin China Company's Colorful Dinnerware
Rev. & expanded 4th ed.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., c2002.
NK4210.H65 A4 2002
 
Snyder, Jeffrey B.
Hull Pottery: Decades of Design
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., c2001.
(r)qNK4210.H84 A4 2001
 

Spain, David
Collecting Noritake, A to Z: Art Deco & More: A Pictorial Record and Guide to Values
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., c1999.
(r)qNK4210.N56 A4 1999

 
Ward, Betty Purviance and Nancy N. Schiffer
Weller, Roseville & Related Zanesville Art Pottery & Tiles
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 2000.
(r)qNK4210.W45 A4 2000
 
Whitmyer, Margaret
Collector's Encyclopedia of Hall China
3rd ed.
Paducah, Ky.: Collector Books, c2001.
(r)qNK4210.H28 A4 2001
 

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Care & Repair

Acton, Lesley and Paul McAuley
Repairing Pottery and Porcelain: A Practical Guide
NY: Lyons & Burford, 1996.
NK4233.A26 1996
 
Everett, David
All About Repairing Pottery and Porcelain
NY: Hawthorn Books, 1976.
NK4233. E94 1976b
 
Wells, Susan
Mend Your Own China and Glass
London: Bell, 1975.
(r) NK4233 .W44
 
Williams, Nigel
Porcelain: Repair and Restoration
London: British Museum Publications, 1983.
(r) NK4233 .W55 1983
 

Useful Websites

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